Division of Recycling
55 Edgeboro Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Edward Windas, Recycling Director
RECYCLING: IMPROVING OUR
As a direct result of cooperating Middlesex County residents, business owners and the 14 participating municipality, the MCIA operates one of the most successful recycling programs in New Jersey.
At approximately 71 percent, Middlesex County has exceeded the state's 60-percent recycling rate for the 17th year and was the state's No. 1 recycling County for six of those years, according to the latest report from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Residents understand that recycling protects the environment and saves taxpayer dollars, and they are willing to work together toward those two goals. Approximately 90,000 households and small businesses participate in the MCIA curbside pick-up program.
Under State law, all 25 towns in Middlesex County operate recycling programs. In 1995, the MCIA created a shared-services partnership for curbside collection, which offered municipalities savings and subsidies. To date, 14 towns are participating in the MCIA’s recycling program. The remaining communities elected to maintain their own curbside recycling programs.
Most municipalities participate in the MCIA’s yard-waste program. As outlined in the current yard-waste contract, the MCIA transfers and processes municipal leaves, brush and grass to the contractor’s processing facility. Each municipality sets its own collection schedule.
All residents are encouraged to participate in the Household
Hazardous Waste, Paint Drop-Off,
Tire Recycling collection programs
offered by the MCIA, the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management and the
on locations in Middlesex County, residents should contact their local
Department of Public Works or the New Jersey Department of Environmental
It is advised that all location information, including materials accepted and hours of operation, should be confirmed by making a telephone call prior to visiting the location.