Cardboard & Paper

Paper Recycling Regulations

ALL Recyclables may now be mixed together for collection by the Public Works Department IF they are placed curbside in the 95 Gallon Recycling Container provided by the Township. This is called “Single Stream Recycling” which provides for both a more efficient disposal and collection process.  Please Note: Due to automated recycling, all recycling including cardboard must be placed in the recycling can provided by the Township,  We will no longer accept cardboard or any other recycling that is not in the recycling can.

Paper products: newspaper, cardboard, kraft (brown) bags, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, pizza boxes, cartons from soda and beer, and many other types of clean paper products. Boxes may not be used as trash containers. Plastic bags may not be used for any type of paper recycling.

How to Recycle Cardboard

To properly recycle cardboard:

  1. Remove any contaminants (trash, Styrofoam, etc.)
  2. Flatten boxes
  3. Place in the 95 gallon recycling can that is provided by the Township.
  4. Please do not stuff the can too full as it will not completely empty. Break cardboard boxes down. You can no longer set out cardboard boxes separately, all cardboard must go into the recycling container.

How to Recycle Paper

Newspapers, computer paper, and other items should (as before) be tied securely with twine, or placed in a brown shopping bag or mix with your glass and plastics. The following cartons are not acceptable for paper recycling and should be included with your household trash.

Items Banned From Paper

All of the items listed go in your regular trash. Remove any outer wrappings, inner bags, pouches, spouts, plastic handles, Styrofoam, etc. Flatten the cartons. Do not include any metal, plastic, foil, glass items, or Styrofoam. Covers of phone books do not have to be removed.