MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Will the recycling get picked-up today? This is a question many Maplewood residents have asked on the last few Monday holidays, as there was confusion over which Mondays are viewed as holidays, which means recycling collection is on Tuesday.
Calvin Bell, Director of Public Works, confirmed via email that curbside recycling will be collected as scheduled every Monday, except for on five holidays. Bell specified, "the only holidays that are exempt for recycling collection are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Christmas." When these holidays fall on a Monday, collection will be on the Tuesday after the holiday.
Bell continued, "for any other holiday that was not listed above that falls on Monday, collections will remain on Monday."
In 2016, July 4 falls on a Monday, so recycling collection will be on Tuesday, July 5. Christmas Day, December 25, is on a Sunday, so recycling will be picked-up as scheduled on Monday, December 26.
Memorial Day and Labor Day are always Mondays, and for those holidays in 2016 recycling collection will be on Tuesday, May 31 (the day after Memorial Day), and Tuesday, September 6 (the day after Labor Day).
Presidents' Day is this Monday, February 15, and recycling will be collected as scheduled on that day.
For those wanting to recycle electronics, the next electronics recycling date is Saturday, February 13, when items can be brought to the Maplewood Recycling Center (359 Boyden Ave., Maplewood) from 9 a.m. to noon. For the full schedule of electronics recycling dates, and items that are accepted, click here.