A guide to recycling and garbage disposal in Millburn Township

Talkin' trash and recycling in Millburn! NEW - the DPW now collects light plastic bags and electronics for recycling!

Please see the attached guide and map of the Millburn Department of Public Works. Did you know that in addition to metals and large household items the DPW also accepts all electronics, light plastic bags, batteries of all types, flourescent tubes, brush, motor oil and antifreeze for proper recycling?

The DPW's hours are: 

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; Sat. 8:00 am – 12:00 noon; Sun. closed


CURBSIDE pick up:

1) Household garbage and vegetative waste:

  • 1st pick up of the week: Household, non-recyclable garbage and vegetative waste
  • Please separate garbage from vegetative waste using separate cans
  • Vegetative waste may contain grass clippings, small quantities of leaves, and branches/brush.
  • Branches/brush may not exceed 3 feet in legth and 4 inches in diameter, and must be bundles in packages not to exceed 30 lbs.


2) Curbside Recycling


  • Plastics numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • All metals including aluminum foil and all types of metal cans
  • Empty spray cans
  • Glass containers
  • All paper except hard cover books (please break down boxes)

All of the above may be placed together in the same bin but please separate different materials: i.e. remove metal caps from glass bottles and paper labels from cans.

Not acceptable:

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags (even if they have a recycling number - can drop off at DPW)
  • Microwavable food trays if they do not have a number
  • Mirrors
  • Windows, auto glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Non-numbered plastic
  • Coat hangars
  • Glass cookware
  • Household items such as pots, toasters etc.

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David Harrison June 12, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Re. paint disposal - different story for latex vs. oil. Dry latex paint should be disposed of in the regular trash. An easy way to dry is to pour on newspapers laid out on your driveway on a sunny day, then throw away the newspapers in the regular trash (not recycling). Allow the paint left in the can to dry and throw the can in the trash as well. One can also use cat litter or a product made specifically for this purpose sold in hardware stores. Oil paint is another matter - it may dried & brought to the DPW or can be disposed of (wet) during Essex County's hazardous waste disposal days. Of course, the best solution is to use the paint! If you don't like the color, mix it with another color or bring it into a paint store for tinting.
Jessica Lauria June 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Anyone know whether large plastic laundry baskets can be placed at the curb, or can be brought to the recycling center?
Bob Strong August 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Does anyone know the time for garbage collection in Portland, Oregon? I always seem to miss the truck. How is this possible? http://nwprohaul.net
Lexie Carter November 14, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Does anyone know about the garbage dump in Toronto? ANy insight would be great! http://www.kingrecycling.ca/recycling-centers.html


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