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Acceptable Items
Frank Troy
Recycling Coordinator

444 Valentine Street
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Ph: (732) 514-1277
Fx: (732) 247-4844

Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm


Corrugated Cardboard

Mixed Paper (magazines, books, phone books, food boxes, etc.)

Mingled (glass, plastic, aluminum, tin, steel containers)

White Metal/Appliances (air conditioners, refrigerators, shelving, metal furniture, etc.)


The Department of Public Works (DPW) is no longer accepting electronics with the regular garbage collection. These items include: 

  • Computers
  • DVD players
  • External drives
  • Gaming systems
  • Modems
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Stereo components
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • VCRs
  • Video equipment

Residents may drop off their residentially generated electronic devices free of charge, at the Department of Public Works garage during the normal business hours of 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Unacceptable Items

The following items are not accepted as part of the recycling program and will still be collected with the normal garbage collection. If you are unsure if your item is recyclable, please call the DPW at (732) 247-9379. Proof of residency will be required. Commercially generated items cannot be accepted.
  • Audio speakers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Smoke / radon detectors
  • Toaster ovens
  • Toasters

If you have items you are unsure if they are recyclable, please call (732) 247-9379 or email prior to putting the items out at the curb.

221 S. Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 572-3400