Please click the link below for the 2024 Recycling Schedule:

Single-Stream Recycling is picked up every other Thursday by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA).

For missed pickups, call: 973-659-3490. Missed pickups must be reported by 10 am the day following collection (Friday).


SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority “all-in-one,” single-stream recycling collection program allows cans, bottles, cardboard and all other paper to be mixed together for recycling. All of these items can go into one recycling container (all items must be empty, dry, and free of food residue):

  • Aluminum and Steel – Cans made from aluminum or steel, loose metal jar lids, steel bottle caps, clean aluminum foil, pie plates, and trays.
  • Glass Bottles and Jars – Bottles and jars made from glass including clear, brown and green glass. Caps and lids not included. Specifically omitted from this definition are drinking glasses, windows, mirrors, light bulbs, and anything made of Pyrex® or ceramic.
  • Plastics coded 1, 2 and 5 – Plastics coded to indicate that they are comprised of the specific types of plastic compounds (polymers) known as polyethylene terephthalate (1-PETE), high-density polyethylene (2-HDPE), or polypropylene (5-PP). Plastic caps and lids larger than 3” in diameter are acceptable. The smallest acceptable plastic is an 8-oz yogurt cup. DO NOT recycle plastics coded 3, 4, 6, 7, flower pots or trays, or uncoded plastics.  No plastic bags, shrink wrap or any other ‘soft’ plastics should be placed in the recycling.

DO NOT put recyclables in plastic bags for pick up. Plastic bags are not accepted.

NOTE: Pizza boxes are no longer accepted.

  • Mixed Paper – Various categories of recyclable paper including, but not limited to office paper, file folders, junk mail, envelopes, flyers, newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperbacks and phone books, wrapping paper, paper bags, tissue and cookie boxes, paper towel and toilet tissue cores, frozen food boxes, cartons and boxes used for milk, juice, soup, broth, etc., 6-pack and 12-pack cartons from soda, clean paper ice cream containers.

NOTE: Shredded paper is no longer accepted.


50-Pound Limit – There is a 50-pound limit on the weight of any individual container set out for curbside recycling collection by the MCMUA. If you have more than 50 pounds of material to recycle, you must use multiple recycling bins, each weighing no more than 50 pounds. Containers must have handles.

Don’t Tie the Paper – The single-stream facility and its screens work when paper is loose and two dimensional. Do not tie or bundle any newspaper, corrugated cardboard, magazines, junk mail or any other paper; just put all loose paper into the same recycling container with all of the other material. Flatten or cut corrugated as needed.

Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please call the MCMUA at 973-285-8394.


Recycle Single-Stream Acceptable Items

Recycling Unacceptable Items

Battery Recycling

New Guidelines of Plastics Recycling

Recycle Responsibly Flyer

Recycle Coach

Morris County Environmental Guide

Winter Recycling Tips

Recycling may also be dropped off by residents at the Environmental Center. NO contractors or commercial vehicles. You may be asked to show proof of residency.

Environmental Center Guide