All recycling must be inside of the Township-provided blue carts for collection. Anything outside of the carts will not be collected.
Recycling materials are collected curbside in a single stream process (glass, cans, cardboard, newspaper together and loose in the same cart, etc.). Recycling in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected. Please rinse your recyclables and remove caps. They can be discarded in the garbage.
Cardboard is a recyclable item, it is not considered bulk, regardless of size. It must be broken down and inside the blue cart for collection.
Carts must have 4 feet of clearance (from mailboxes, basketball hoops, additional Township carts, vehicles, etc.) on all sides as the garbage truck uses a mechanical arm, otherwise it may not be collected. Mailboxes, basketball hoops, etc. that extend into the roadway are the responsibility of the resident, if damaged during collection.
Recycling will not be collected on New Years day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Should your recycling day fall on one of these, it will be collected on the following Saturday.
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste, into valuable resources. Recycling is easy and can make a big difference for our community.
Recycling is mandatory for all Township residences, schools, organization and businesses.
"WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT" Middletown strives to decrease the contaminants in the recycling process, therefore, if there is a doubt whether an item is recyclable, it is best to throw it in the garbage.