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 by permit ONLY.  Permit/stickers are free of charge and available at the Public Works Facility.  A valid recycling permit/sticker must be visible on your vehicle.  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.

ELECTRONIC WASTE (e-waste):
DISPOSAL BAN EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011. 
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.

SCRAP METAL
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
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 call2recycle.org.

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UP (by permit ONLY):
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.  Permits are $25 each and available at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM.  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.  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

THE RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2014: 

New Year’s Day
Dec. 31 (Tues. closes at 11am) & Jan. 1 (Wed.)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 20 (Mon.)
Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 12 (Wed.).
President’s Day 
Feb. 17 (Mon.)
Good Friday / Easter
Apr. 18 (Fri.)
Memorial Day 
May 26 (Mon.)
Independence Day
July 4 (Fri.)
Labor Day
Sept. 1 (Mon.)
Columbus Day
Oct. 13 (Mon.)
Election Day 
Nov. 4 (Tues.)
Veteran’s Day
Nov. 11 (Tues.)
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov. 27, 28 & 29 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day
Dec. 24 (Wed. closes at 11am) &
Dec. 25 (Thurs.)
New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day
Dec. 31 (Wed. closes at 11am) &
Jan. 1 (Thurs.)