Conservation Center

Holiday Recycling Updates

  1. Next recycling pickup is Friday, Dec. 28th.
  2. Christmas Tree pickup: trees must be curbside by Jan. 7. No bags, lights, decorations or wreaths.
  3. Styrofoam recycling is available at the Conservation Center.  See Guidelines
    IMPORTANT: Styrofoam must be pure white, no markings or writing. Recycling incorrectly will contaminate our entire load of styrofoam.

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Recycling Pickup takes place “Town-Wide” every other Tuesday. Place your recyclables  curbside by 6 a.m.
*Please Note: Recycling will be picked up Friday, Dec. 28th due to the Christmas holiday. Recycling must be curbside by 6 a.m.

no bagsRECYCLING UPDATE - JUNE 1, 2018:

Effective immediatly, please take note of the following changes to curbside recycling pickup:  Plastic bags of any kind are no longer accepted. Only plastics stamped #1 or #2 are recyclable. Shredded paper in plastic bags is no longer accepted at curbside. Materials must not be contaminated with dirt, food remnants, or grease. Paper products must be kept dry, as wet materials are not recyclable. All  recyclable materials may be co-mingled in a reusable 32 gallon container, preferably with a lid. The container should be marked “recycling.”  Recycling Stickers are available in the Municipal Building, Library, Community Center and Conservation Center.
*Please check back frequently as mandatory changes and stricter guidelines will be affecting recycling throughout Union County.
*Permit stickers are NOT required for recycling at Conservation Center.  

Recycling questions:
Call 709-7217 x2 or email:

Due to market changes of recyclable materials please read the following links:
Important Changes to Curbside Recycling 

Acceptable & Non-Acceptable Materials for Curbside Recycling 

Follow this link to watch a message from Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley to learn about Recycling changes

Visit Giordano's New website for updates

For missed recycling pickups contact: or call 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 

Additional Info on How to Recycle can also be found by visiting:
Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Steve Wardell Recycling Coordinator
Ken Meier Litter Enforcement Officer