Environmental Center


295 Columbia Turnpike   •   Open Saturdays, 8am – 12 noon

For the convenience of Florham Park residents, the municipal Environmental Center provides recycling, including e-waste, vegetative waste, and solid waste disposal solutions.  There is no fee to use the facility; however, proof of residency must be provided in the form of a current utility bill or driver’s license, and a Compactor Card is required to access the compactor area. The Center is closed on holidays and during inclement weather, and may close periodically for site maintenance.

Environmental Center Guide


RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING AREA: The following items are accepted:

  • Single-Stream Recycling

To complement the curbside recycling program, residents may drop off cans, bottles, newspapers, cardboard, etc. to be recycled at the Environmental Center. Items must be clean and dry. Place in designated bins.

  • Vegetative Waste

Residents are encouraged to bring grass, garden clippings, brush, branches, and leaves in barrels or biodegradable bags (no loose leaves or tarps), etc. to the Environmental Center.  Place in the designated area. Logs, stumps, roots, etc. are not accepted.

  • Clothing/Textiles

Clothing and textiles are accepted at the Environmental Center and may be deposited in the marked bins. Everything should be kept dry in a closed plastic bag. We now accept the following items in any condition as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless:

  • Accessories/Hats, Belts, Gloves, Ties, Scarves, Jewelry
  • Bags/Pocketbooks, Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Totes
  • Clothing • Footwear • Luggage • Stuffed Animals
  • Linens/Bedding, Curtains, Drapes, Table Linens


  • E-Waste

Florham Park accepts e-waste at the Environmental Center. Place neatly inside or next to the E-Waste walk-in container. The following E-waste items are permitted:

  • Air Conditioners • Audio Equipment/Stereos • Computers, Peripherals & Network Equipment
  • Copiers • Dehumidifiers • Fax Machines • Ink/Toner Cartridges • Microwaves
  • Mini Refrigerators • Rechargeable Dry Cell Batteries • Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Telephones/Cell Phones • Televisions • Video Equipment/VCR’s, DVD Players, etc.


COMPACTOR AREA:  The Compactor is available for residents to dispose of bulky waste. Metal should be separated out and set across the driveway from the compactor. All other items may be placed directly into the compactor, or into one of the large receptacles if available.


*A compactor card is required to use the bulky waste compactor/metal pile. You can obtain a card at the Community Center Monday thru Friday, 9am until 4:30pm. Cards are issued one per household. Anyone in the household can use the card with proof of residency. Each residence will have six visits per calendar year for use of the compactor.


PROHIBITED ITEMSThe following items are not accepted at the Environmental Center:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Oil tanks or gas cans
  • Propane or helium tanks
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Stumps, logs, or firewood
  • Household garbage
  • Tires
  • Certain items containing Freon (see below)
  • Contractor construction or demolition debris
  • Large quantities of fencing
  • Wooden pallets
  • Railroad ties
  • Treated wood or bamboo
  • Hardscaping materials
  • Plastic bags with unknown contents
  • Paint (latex paint that is uncapped and dried out will be accepted)
  • Standard size refrigerators, freezers and other larger items containing refrigerants (CFC’s/Freon) will not be accepted unless the DPW office has been provided with written documentation indicating that a certified professional has legally removed the refrigerant from the item. Please check with First Energy to see if a refrigerator/freezer recycling program is in effect.
  • Mini refrigerators, window air conditioners, dehumidifiers, televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers, printers and fax machines are not accepted at the compactor. These items can be recycled in the Environmental Center E-Waste bin (see above).


PROHIBITED VEHICLESThe following vehicles are not permitted at the Environmental Center:

  • Trailers
  • Dump trucks
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Out-of-state vehicles
  • Rented vehicles of any kind (U Haul, Home Depot, etc.)

Request for Access:

Single day access for commercial vehicles, rental trucks or trailers will be considered by applying for a Request for Access from the DPW Director. To apply for a Request for Access, please call 973-410-5330 at least 24 hours in advance of your Environmental Center visit. You must provide the vehicle type and plate number, as well as a list of items to be transported. You must present proof of Florham Park residency and the Request for Access form, signed by the DPW Director, to the attendant at the Environmental Center on the day of your visit. The address on proof of Florham Park residency must match the Request for Access and will be checked on site. Each permit is for one Saturday only. Permission for future access must be requested again.

** The Borough of Florham Park reserves the right to refuse ANY VEHICLE at ANY TIME at their discretion **