Township of Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Readington Township - Recycling Center

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 7 AM to 3 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Recycling Center is located at the Readington Township Public Works Facility on Mountain Road in Whitehouse Station and is open to Readington Township residents ONLY.   The Recycling Center is not open for commercial use.  Please keep children and pets inside your vehicle at all times for safety.

REMINDER:  Cardboard, newspaper, co-mingle and junk mail/magazines WILL NOT be accepted at the Recycling Center.  These items can be placed into your curbside container for normal bi-weekly recycling pick up.

The following materials are accepted on a regular basis:

WHITE GOODS (by permit only)
Hot water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves/ovens, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners.  These items can only be disposed of with a permit.  Permits are $5 each and available at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM.  One (1) permit per appliance.

Beginning January 1, 2011 computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers and televisions CANNOT be disposed of in the garbage.
Accepted:  All electronics, essentially anything with a plug that is non-hazardous.
Not Accepted:  Fluorescent bulbs.

Accepted:  Ferrous and non-ferrous metals (items must be at least 90% metal to be accepted as scrap metal), steel, iron, aluminum.  Non-metallic materials (i.e. plastics) that are easily removed must be removed from the scrap metal.  Any fuel tanks must be removed and all oils and fluids drained from engines, transmissions or differentials.
Not Accepted:  Pressurized gas cylinders or containers (i.e. propane gas for grills), aerosol cans, paint cans/buckets, wire, wire fencing, nails, screws, bed springs, vehicle exhaust system components, fuel tanks of any kind. 
Once items are dropped off they become the property of the Township, therefore, no salvaging is permitted.

TREE DEBRIS (by permit only)
Accepted:  Tree limbs, branches, sticks, Christmas trees, logs, shrubs, stumps.  These items can only be disposed of with a permit.  Permits are $5 per car load or $10 per pick-up truck load and available at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM.
Not Accepted:  lumber, leaves, vines, thorny brush

Lead acid batteries are accepted provided the outside casing is intact and all cells are covered.  Batteries can be placed next to the sign marked “Batteries” in the Public Works Yard.
Not Accepted:  If any acid is leaking from the batteries, they will NOT be accepted. 
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIESWe no longer accept household batteries (the alkaline type), these may be disposed of in your trash.
Accepted:  Re-chargeable batteries ONLY, such as the type from tools, household phones, computers, toys, etc. (Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Li-Ion, Ni-Zn), cell phones and cell phone batteries.  This is funded by Call2Recycle – for more information on this program, visit

This program runs April through October for Readington Township residents only.  Residents purchase a permit once a year (one per taxpayer/household) to dispose of bulky household waste at the Recycling Center at the Public Works Facility. 

The Township does NOT pick up bulky waste – residents must transport their own household bulky waste to the Recycling Center.  Appointments for disposal are made for Wednesdays, Fridays and 1st & 3rd Saturdays ONLY.

Permits are $25 each and can be purchased at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM.   No refunds and no duplicates will be issued.

For more information, or for any questions about materials not covered in the above categories, please contact the Recycling Center / Public Works Facility at 908-534-1058.

REMINDER:  The Recycling Center is open on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays ONLY from 8:30 to 12:30


New Year’s Day

Dec. 31 (Wed. Closes at 11am) & Jan. 1 (Thurs.)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan. 19 (Mon.)

Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb. 12 (Thurs.)

President’s Day 

Feb. 16 (Mon.)

Good Friday / Easter

Apr. 3 (Fri.)

Memorial Day 

May 25 (Mon.)

Independence Day (Observed)

July 3 (Fri.)

Labor Day

Sept. 7 (Mon.)

Columbus Day

Oct. 12 (Mon.)

Election Day 

Nov. 3 (Tues.)

Veteran’s Day

Nov. 11 (Wed.)

Thanksgiving @eekend

Nov. 26, 27, 28 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Dec. 24 (Thurs. Closes at 11am) & Dec. 25 (Fri.)

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Dec. 31 (Thurs. Closes at 11am) & Jan. 1 (Fri.)