SCOTCH PLAINS -- Effective immediately, recycling will no longer be picked up if it is bagged as the guidelines for recycling processing have recently been updated. This includes clear plastic bags. Specific protocols on recycling contamination have been revised this year with significant changes affecting the industry worldwide.      

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in recycling loads, they have the potential to turn the entire load into the trash and increase processing costs resulting in contamination and/or result in additional service charges.      
Please note that recycling should be placed at the curb in appropriate bins or containers as recycling placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. The Township does not supply recycling bins or containers.      

* IF YOUR RECYCLING IS IN PLASTIC BAGS, IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!    

For more information on the Recycling Do's and Don'ts, please refer to the graphic below or visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com.