Manalapan Township Recycling Rules

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan


Manalapan Township Recycling Program

You can place all recyclables in one bin for curbside collection!




  • Glass bottles & jars – clear, brown, & green only
  • Tin and aluminum cans  
  • Aerosol cans (EMPTY only, no caps)
  • Metal jar lids (remove from jars)



  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • Paperboard boxes (e.g. cereal, pasta & tissue boxes)
  • Newspapers & inserts (no bags)
  • Magazines, brochures & catalogues
  • Mail & greeting cards
  • Office paper
  • Photo paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper
  • File folders
  • Phone books
  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books with the cover removed
  • Paper bags
  • Empty paper and toilet paper rolls (the core)
  • Shredded paper (must be placed in a clear plastic bag. This is the only exception to the “no plastic bags” rule)



Note:  Numbers for plastic containers are located on the bottom of the container in the center of a small triangle made of the recycling arrows symbol.


#1 thru #6 Plastics:


  • Screw top and pourable* containers ONLY! *Pourable means the neck of the container is narrower than the body.
  • Remove Caps
  • Examples:  bottles from milk, water, detergent, & shampoo.  


Recycling Tips:

  • Remove lids from jars and bottles
  • Empty and lightly rinse all containers
  • You do NOT need to tie up your newspapers if they are in a container
  • Use a container with a lid to ensure that papers do not blow away
  • Containers should not be larger than 64 gallons
  • No plastic bags (except for shredded paper which should be placed in a clear plastic bag)
  • NO NEED TO REMOVE:    tape, paper clips, staples, stamps, labels, metal fasteners, rubber bands, plastic tabs, post‐it notes, spiral bindings.


Not accepted for curbside pickup:

  • Plastic bags (except for shredded paper which should be placed in a clear plastic bag)
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Plastic lids & caps
  • Plastic with no number or #7 plastics
  • Aluminum foil & pie tins
  • Microwavable trays
  • Containers from frozen food
  • Broken glass
  • Light bulbs, windows, mirrors
  • Drinking glasses
  • Glass cookware
  • Ceramics, porcelain, plates, vases
  • Tissues, paper towels, napkins 
  • Styrofoam & paper to‐go containers
  • Plastic 6‐pack holders
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (empty or full)
  • Coat hangers
  • Household items (e.g. toasters,  cooking pots)
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Gail Szeluga e-Pro®,ABR®, SFR, SRES

2013 Top Producer and Top Salesperson

NJAR Circle of Excellence 2010-2013
Manalapan/Marlboro Office

732-580-7893 Cell

Comments (1)

Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Great post! Many of us do not know that not all glass recycles. Clear bakeware and drinking glasses are bonded with temperature-resistant chemicals, rendering them unmixable with recyclable glass. Mirrors and window glass are often chemically coated or treated. Ceramics don't melt at all. Unwanted items in usable condition should be donated. 

Sep 04, 2018 12:06 PM