Curbside Recycling


CURBSIDE RECYCLING REGULATIONS


Set your recycling curbside prior to 5am on your collection day BUT NO EARLIER than 6pm evening before.
 

In 2011, Bloomfield avoided approximately $171K in tipping fee costs by recycling and keeping recyclable materials out of the waste stream.

You can help your town and your planet by following these guidelines and recycling more.

COMMINGLED (mixed materials):  These include plastic non-toxic containers with #1 and #7 recycling logos on bottom (i.e. soda, water, milk, juice and detergent bottles)...
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  • NO WINDOW GLASS
  • NO MIRRORS
  • NO MOTOR OIL OR ANTIFREEZE CONTAINERS. 

MIXED PAPER:  Includes newspaper, office paper, mixed junk mail, magazines, paper bags and phone books, brown bags and cardboard.  Effective April 1, 2005 newspapers can be mixed with other papers, magazines and cardboard.  CLICK HERE FOR BROCHURE
USED CLOTHING:  Drop off bins for used clothing are located at all Township Firehouses except Fire Headquarters.  Residents are urged to recycle their used and unwanted clothing.
MOTOR OIL and TIRES:  Used motor oil and used tires should also be properly recycled.  Many area gas stations and tire dealers will accept the used materials for a nominal fee.  Contact the dealer in your area to make sure that they can recycle these materials. 
APPLIANCES WITH FREON:  The Federal Clean Air Act Law requires the removal of all Freon to help prevent the further deterioration of the Ozone Layer.  In purchasing new household appliances containing Freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, water coolers, etc, residents should purchase new appliances from appliance stores that will take old units free of charge.
QUESTIONS:  Please contact the Department of Public Works at (973) 680-4127.
DIRECTIONS:  The Department of Public Works Recycling Depot is located at 230 Grove Street in Bloomfield and is open every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept recyclable materials.  You can access Grove Street off of Bloomfield Avenue (Wendy's Restaurant at that intersection) and also from Watsessing  Avenue (at new NJ Trasit Station). 


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