Twice each year in June and December, a recycling schedule is mailed to Newton residents with the dates when the Town will be collecting comingled glass, plastic, and recyclable cans at the curb. All items to be recycled should be rinsed clean, and caps and rings should be removed. Containers that are used for mixed recycling should be no larger than 35-gallon garbage containers. Cardboard boxes and paper or plastic grocery bags are not acceptable containers.
Comingled recyclables include:
Tin-plated steel cans
Newspapers (must be dry and tied in bundles)
Aluminum and foil pie plates
On curbside collection dates when it is wet or rainy, newspapers will not be picked up. Recycling is mandated by New Jersey State Law. However, the law does not require local government to provide a curbside collection program. The Town of Newton offers this service at no additional cost to taxpayers, for the convenience of its citizens, through the leadership of the Public Works Department.
Magazines, junk mail and cardboard will not be collected curbside, but may be brought to the Recycling Center during normal hours of operation.
Every business, institution, or industrial facility shall report on an annual basis to the Recycling Coordinator, on recycling activities on its premises, including the amount of recycled material, by material type, collected and recycled and the vendor or vendor's providing recycling service. Also, all food service establishments, as defined in the Health Code, shall, in addition to compliance with all other recycling requirements, be required to recycle grease and/or cooking oil created in the processing of food or food products and maintain such records as may be prescribed for inspection by any code enforcement officer. For more information see the Newton Code Book. Should you have any further questions, please call our office at 973-383-4160.