MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township wants to remind residents that recycling has changed and only containers that have the numbers 1, 2 and 5 on the bottom should be placed at the curb for recycling. No plastic bags will be allowed.

Starting in July, recycling trucks will NO LONGER be picking up recycling items in plastic bags. 

Please remember to remove any plastic bags prior to putting out your recycling, including any bag the recycling is in! 

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Residents are reminded that the following items are accepted with single stream recycling:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Magazines
  • Mixed office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Other paper /junk Mail (including phone books)
  • Plastics (with a Number 1, 2, or 5 on the bottom, inside the recycling symbol)
  • Steel (tin) cans

Note: Gable top containers: milk, orange juice etc. containers made of a waxy-like cardboard should not be included with recyclables. Gable top containers are garbage.

These recyclables should be clean of any material and placed in a rigid container not exceeding 35 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight.

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