SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains has announced its recycling schedule for 2020. Southside pickups will take place every other Monday and Northside pickups will occur every other Tuesday as per schedule.

How to Recycle
Newspapers — Tie in bundles no higher than 10 inches or place in paper bags.
Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Phone Books, Hardcover & Paperback Books, Mixed Paper — Tie in bundles or place in paper bags.
Corrugated Cardboard — Flattened and tied.
Household Dry-Cell Batteries — May be placed out with regular trash.
Co-Mingled Food and Beverage Containers — Glass, aluminum, tin and steel food and beverage containers and pourable plastic bottles may be mixed together, and should be placed in a rigid reusable container such as a crate, bucket, or garbage can. Full containers should not weigh more than 50 lbs. or be greater than 20 gallons in size. No plastic bags.

  • Contaminated, improperly prepared, or unacceptable materials will not be collected. Rinse food and beverage containers.
  • Dispose of lids and caps. There is no need to remove labels. Flatten plastic containers to save space.
  • Homeowners in Scotch Plains may "single stream" their recycling, which means both co-mingled material and paper material may be placed in one container.
  • For Scotch Plains Residents who wish to use the Westfield Conservation Center located on Lamberts Mill Road, a special annual fee is available. Call the Westfield Department of Public Works at (908) 789-4100 ext. 600 for more details on obtaining and completing the application.

Click here for more information on Scotch Plains Recycling.