Recycling

The Borough of Fair Haven has Single-Stream Recycling pick-up every Wednesday.  Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a single bin for recycling.  The Borough provides a 95 Gallon Recycle can per household. 

Please have your Blue Recycle can at your curbside by Tuesday evening for pick-up.  

Please click HERE to view the Borough of Fair Haven Municipal Calendar for detailed information

The following items may be placed in your Recycle can for pick up:

Paper
All Paper
Envelopes (with or without windows)
Cereal boxes
Junk mail
Magazines/Newspapers
Telephone books
Cardboard (corrugated must be flattened)
Wrapping paper/tissue paper
Paperback and Hardcover books

Plastics
#1 & #2 plastics with a 'pourable' neck smaller than the body
No. 1 Polyethylene Teraphthalate PET, PETE Soft drink, water, soda bottles or No. 2 High Density Polyethylene Detergent bottles
#1 & #2 plastic food containers (food removed)
#1 & #2 plastic tubs, trays, and pails

DO NOT INCLUDE: 
Plastic bags, margarine tubs, diaper wipes containers, yogurt cups, clear salad containers, food storage containers

Glass
All glass
bottles/containers/jars (remove lids)

Metals
Aluminum/Steel/Tin Cans
Empty non-hazardous
aerosolcans (removed lid)

These items will NOT be collected:

  • Plastic bags of any kind, including the flimsy, single-use variety. In addition, recyclables cannot be placed in large clear or opaque plastic bags for collection.
  • Margarine, yogurt, food storage/takeout plastics or diaper wipe containers.
  • Aluminum foil, plates, trays or cookware or any metal scrap
  • Light bulbs, ceramic dishes, glassware or windows.
  • Lids or caps.
  • Leaves or grass clippings.
  • Any paper or cardboard that has been used such as napkins or pizza boxes.
  • Shredded paper
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Miscellaneous items : Liquids in bottles or containers, China, dishware, glassware, or vases, Paper or plastic plates, towels & utensils, Rigid plastics, toys, chairs, Plastic containers without a number, Broken glass or mirrors, Batteries, Wire clothes hangers, Pots and pans, Tire rims or car parts, Food waste or garbage and Plastic #3, #4, #5, #6, or #7

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM PLACING ANY TRASH, BRUSH, LEAVES, YARD WASTE AND GRASS CLIPPINGS IN YOUR RECYCLE CAN.  Thank you
 

Recycling is a key aspect of our state’s solid waste management strategy and is both an environmental and economic success story. 

Recycling, the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products, benefits the environment in many ways.  Recycling is not only significant because it keeps millions of tons of materials out of landfills and other disposal facilities, but also because it conserves natural resources, saves energy, and reduces emissions of water and air pollutants, including greenhouse gas emissions.  Recycling is also an easy and important way for people to express their commitment to the environment.  In addition, recycling plays an important role in our state and national economy.  Recycling not only creates jobs, but also generates billions of dollars annually in economic activity.


Municipalities in Monmouth County generate tons of garbage each year. Most of it is transported to the landfill in Tinton Falls, where it will stay forever. Special steps are taken to make sure that odor, pests and generated gases are controlled and that fluid run-off does not pollute our groundwater. Currently, only about 52% of the garbage in Monmouth County is recycled. Recyclable items do NOT go to the landfill, which saves money and protects the environment. Recycled items can also be made into new products.

Adam Hubney - Recycling Coordinator

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