FANWOOD, NJ -- Curbside recycling arrives in Fanwood on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Residents must bring their blue containers to the curb by 7:00 a.m. for collection. The borough recommends setting the bins out the night before so you don't forget. The diagram on the lid advises which way to face it (the little metal bar faces the street) and what items can be placed in it. These items include household plastics #1-7, tin cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, books, and magazines. Residents may also stack books and newspapers in boxes or bags next to the container.

Please do not place loose plastic grocery bags in the bin since they clog the machinery in New Brunswick. (They can be bunched together and tied into a ball.) Shredded paper must be placed in clear plastic bags and set next to the bin.

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The plan is for all of Fanwood's recycling to be collected all in one day, then every other Thursday. If for some reason the PMUA misses your house or if you have questions or complaints, push the CONTACT button on the Recycle Coach smart phone app and send a message. Those who do not download the app, call the PMUA at (908) 226-2518 or email Remember, this is a first for all of us, so your patience will be appreciated.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., Fanwood residents can bring electronics, scrap metal, fluorescent bulbs and motor oil to the North Avenue recycling center. They can do so on the first Saturday of every month from 8;00 to 11:00 a.m.