Recycling

Curbside Recycling Pick-Up

Program Description: Morris Plains contracts for single-stream, all-in-one, residential curbside recycling. Maximum weight of curbside recycling container is 50 pounds; use multiple containers if needed.

Schedule: As of July 5, 2016, Morris Plains has curbside recycling collection every Tuesday.

Service Provider: 

Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority

214A Center Grove Road, Randolph,  NJ   07869
Tel: 973-659-3490   Fax: 973-537-6495
Email: info@mcmua.com
www.mcmua.com

All items must be empty, clean and dry (no food residue)

More information: https://mcmua.com/sw_recy.asp

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Materials Accepted

All items must be empty, clean and dry (no food residue).

Aluminum Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.

Aluminum Pie Plates, Trays and Foil (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.

Brown Paper Bags (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables.

Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.

Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Flatten and mix with other recyclables, and do not bundle or tie.

Glass Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse the glass and commingle with recyclables. Put metal lids into container; do not put metal lids back onto glass bottles and jars.

Mixed Office Paper (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables.

Newspaper (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables, and do not tie or bundle.

Other Paper/Mag./JunkMail (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables.

Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.

Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.

Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.

Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.

Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.

Polyboard/Drink Boxes (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty and mix with other recyclables.

Shredded Paper (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA’s “all-in-one” single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.

Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.

Telephone Books (Recycling – Single-Stream – All-In-One) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.

Morris Plains Recycling Center

Location:

263 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ

Hours: Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Recycling Coordinator: Michael Laudati

Residents can drop off their mixed recyclables during operating hours. The center also has specially marked containers for the following items:

  • Large bulky plastic items like bins, milk crates, large plastic (non-electronic) toys, laundry baskets etc. (NO PVC, please)
  • Electronics
  • Scrap metal

Please do not leave these items when the containers are closed. Non-recyclable items and trash should not be left at the center at any time.

Books are not accepted at the recycling center. Search for book collection bins in other towns here: www.newlegacybooks.com.

Hazardous Waste Information

Morris County Hazardous Waste 2021 Drop-Off Dates and Information

Morris County MUA Hazardous Waste Website

Useful Links

Download the Morris County Environmental Guide

CLICK HERE for Rigid Plastic Recycling Information

CLICK HERE for Battery Recycling information

CLICK HERE for Shredded Paper Recycling Information 

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Program Description: Curbside collection of vegetative waste.

Schedule: This collection is only available seasonally.

Service Provider:

Morris Plains Borough D.P.W.
10 Borough Terrace, Morris Plains,  NJ   07950
Tel: 973-538-2224   Fax: 973-538-8834
www.morrisplainsboro.org

Material Accepted:

Brush/Tree Parts (Recycling) DPW picks up until end of September.

Christmas Trees (Recycling) DPW picks up annually Jan 2 – Jan 19..

Grass Clippings (Recycling) Curbside pickup on Wednesdays by Morris Plains’ waste hauler.

Leaves (Recycling) DPW Picks-Up Oct.-Dec.

Recycling Contacts

Curbside Pickup
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
214A Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869
Tel: 973-659-3490  
Fax: 973-537-6495

 

Recycling Center
263 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ
Hours: Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Recycling Coordinator: Michael Laudati

 

Yard Waste Collection
Morris Plains Borough D.P.W.
10 Borough Terrace, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Tel: 973-538-2224  
Fax: 973-538-8834