LIVINGSTON, NJ — Weekly metal recycling collection, which had been temporarily suspended as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has officially resumed in the Township of Livingston.

The Livingston Department of Public Works picks up items each Friday by appointment only. Residents who have metal items to be collected should schedule an appointment by noon on the day before the Friday pickup is desired. 

To be added to the week’s pickup list, residents can either:

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  • COMPLETE THIS FORM to request a metal pickup online and receive an on-screen confirmation and Email;
  • Visit the Livingston Township website and click “Report a Concern” to submit a service request and receive a confirmation Email; or
  • Contact the township at and receive a confirmation Email.

Those without access to a computer can call 973-992-5000 ext. 5522 to register.

All residents should provide a name, address and brief description of the items to be picked up.

Metal items include refrigerators, air conditioning units, motors, freezers, washing machines, dryers, cake mixers, auto parts, fans, irons, metal dehumidifiers, emptied helium tanks, hot water heaters, microwave ovens, lawn mowers, sinks, wheel rims, file cabinets and basketball hoops.

Electronics, such as televisions and computers, are not metal items and will not be picked up with the metal collection. These should be disposed of at one of the township’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Events, or at one of Essex County’s Computer and Electronics Recycling Days.

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