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Livingston Releases Recycling Calendar for 2013

Livingston announces recycling pick up dates for the year.

Livingston has released the calendar with recycling pick-up dates for 2013.

This will be the first full year with the township's . The firm, based out of Newark, signed with the township in June to be responsible for collecting all the residential curbside recycling in town.

Township streets are broken down into zones and the process of going in order with Zone 1-5 running concurrantly with the week will continue.

Zone 1 will be picked up on Monday, Zone 2 on Tuesday, Zone 3 on Wednesday, Zone 4 on Thursday and Zone 5 on Friday.

Recycling curbside pick-up includes both paper and comingled items.  Among the items that are able to be recycled, according to the township’s website:

Paper for curbside collection:

  • Mixed newspaper, magazines, junk mail, phone books, paperback books, office paper, school paper, brown paper bags, corrugated cardboard (broken down and bundled together) and chipboard (cereal, pasta, cookie, pizza, and gift boxes, etc.)
  • Corrugated cardboard: shipping boxes, pizza boxes, any retail chipboard containers, brown bags and brown wrapping paper
  • Mixed paper: all of the above mixed together

Items not accepted for recycling with paper items include burnt or sun burnt paper, wax coated corrugated cardboard boxes, toy boxes with a plastic window or plastic strapping.

Commingled items for curbside collection:

  • Aluminum food, soda and beer containers, pet food cans, etc
  • Ferrous cans: tin/steel soup, food, coffee cans
  • Glass food and beverage containers, clear and brown and green only
  • Plastic containers with the symbol #1 - #7 – plastic soda or beverage bottles, milk and water jugs, condiment bottles and jars, cooking oil bottles, yogurt containers, grocery store produce bags, “take out” containers, plastic food wrap, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, household detergent bottles, and styrofoam.
  • Aseptic boxes such as juice boxes or broth boxes with a lining of aluminum foil for insulation purposes.

Items not accepted for recycling with commingled items include mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, any paper products, wire “coat” hangers (please return these to your dry cleaning establishment), electrical wire of any kind, dishes, appliances.

Residents also wishing to recycle their Christmas trees, should do so this month.  The trees will be collected at the curb from January 3 to January 31. The Department of Public Works will mulch the trees and the mulch will be made available to residents for pick up while supplies last.

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