Single Stream Recycling
We all know that recycling plastic, paper, glass and metal helps protect the environment and enables us to conserve precious natural resources. Residential recycling is mandatory in Middletown Township, but sorting your recyclables before you place them at the curb is no longer necessary. With the Single Stream Recycling Program you will place ALL of your recyclables neatly into to one container.
Recyclables will continue to be collected on your normal recycling collection day, every week. You may place ALL recyclables in the same recycling container. Materials should continue to be prepared in the same manner as now with containers rinsed out. Items should be flattened whenever possible to maximize space. Do not include food waste, films, plastic bags and wrap or foam cups and containers along with recyclables.
Place your recyclables at the curb on your regular recycling collection day, separate from your regular trash. Containers can be up to 35-gallons in size, have a separate, tight-fitting lid, have handles and not weigh more than 50 pounds when full. Toter-type containers with attached lids are not permitted. The Township has labels available (at the Municipal Center) at no charge that can be applied to containers to identify them as recyclables.
Acceptable Single-Stream Recyclables include:
Magazines, Office Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Newspapers, Paperboard, Cereal Box Cardboard, Dairy and Juice Containers, Corrugated Cardboard (until January 1, 2015 no larger than 2' x 2' squares), Junk Mail, Phone Books, Glass Bottles and Jars, Plastic Bottles and Containers (Recycle Types 1 through 7), Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans.
Please place recyclables apart from the trash at the curb. Collection may occur as early as 6:00 a.m., so please place recyclables at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the night preceding collection. Remove empty containers by 10:00 a.m. the day following collection.
Recyclable materials are collected on Mondays for those residents north of Route 1 (Superhighway) and Tuesdays for those residents south of Route 1 (Superhighway).
Middletown is proud to partner with Waste Management to increase recycling and help preserve the environment.
A Waste management Video on Their New Single-Stream Recycling Facility
Click the link below to view a video on You Tube from Waste Management on their new single-stream Material Recovery Facility in Philadelphia. Recyclables collected by Waste Management in Middletown Township are processed at this facility.Waste Management Single-Stream Recycling: A tour of the Philadelphia MRF