Single Stream Recycling

Millburn operates a Single Stream recycling program. Items placed at the curb must be clean and dry, and secured in clearly marked recycling bins. Grocery bags are not acceptable. Single Stream 

Recycling stickers are available for residents to pick up at the Department of Public Works and Town Hall.

View Recycling Frequently Asked Questions


Single Stream recycling allows for the collection of all recyclable materials on the same day, in the same container.

Do Not Bag Recyclables
Empty All Containers Before Recycling

Notice on Plastic Bags

The Township of Millburn is alerting all residents and commercial properties serviced by Giordano Co., the solid waste and recycling hauler for the Township, that recyclables placed in any plastic bags, black or clear, will not be collected. 

Changes in the recycling market have prompted stricter quality standards and an emphasis on the reduction of contaminants in the recycling stream. 

Although single-use plastic bags may depict a recycling symbol, they are not recyclable in a single-stream facility.

View Accepted Single Stream Recyclables (PDF)

Accepted Single Stream Recycling Materials


  • Clear, brown or green glass
  • Clean food containers and jars
  • Soft drink, beer, wine and liquor bottles


  • Number 1, 2, and 5
  • Make sure plastic products are clean before recycling!


  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans


  • Brown paper bags
  • Newspaper, magazines
  • Printer and high grade paper
  • Junk mail
  • Corrugated boxes

*Shredded paper is not accepted in single-stream

Please remember to place all recycling in a separate, clearly marked reusable recycling container.

Collection Schedule 

  • Zone 1: Monday 
  • Zone 2: Tuesday 
  • Zone 3: Wednesday 
  • Zone 4: Thursday 
  • Zone 5: Friday 
  • Zone 6: Friday

Recycling Holiday Schedule

There will be no garbage and recycling collections on the following dates:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day*
  • New Year’s Day*

*There will be a normal collection schedule for Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2.

Items Accepted at the Town Yard

Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

The DPW Yard houses a large container marked for the collection of select polystyrene items. For this recycling program, all polystyrene must be white, clean and dry and free of tape and stickers. 

Egg cartons and other food containers, as well as all packing peanuts, will not be accepted.


The following items can be recycled at the DPW Recycling Center:

  • Computers
  • Stereos, radios
  • TVs, VCR, DVD players
  • Video equipment
  • Phones and cellular devices
  • Printers, scanners

For a complete list of items accepted at the Public Works Yard, see the DPW Pamphlet (PDF).

Food Recycling Pilot

The Township of Millburn, in conjunction with the Millburn Environmental Commission, is offering a Food Waste Recycling pilot program! Please click here for more information.

Recycling Documents

January 16, 2020 Notice: Recycling for Commercial Properties in Millburn

Every year, all 565 municipalities in the State of New Jersey are required to submit a recycling tonnage grant report to the Department of Environmental Protection. It is the law in New Jersey (NJ AC 7:26A-10.1) that everyone, whether they be a resident, commercial business or institution, must recycle.

If you manage the solid waste and recycling program at a commercial property in Millburn and haven’t reported your recycling hauler to the Township yet, please call Town Hall at 973-564-7000 with that information at your earliest convenience.