What Do I Recycle?

Important note: Check your Municipal Recycling Information for detailed information. The items below may not be accurate for your particular municipality but are accepted at the County's Recycling Depot.

Bottles & Cans

What's acceptable:

  • Glass of any color
  • Plastic bottles, jars, and jugs
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans

What's not acceptable:

  • Glass such as light bulbs, mirrors, drinking glasses, Pyrex™
  • Plastic, oil, antifreeze, paint, spray paint, chemical or fertilizer bottles; yogurt cups or margarine tubs; plastic bags; hard molded plastic items
  • Aluminum or steel tableware, straws, foil, pie plates

Bottles and cans of recyclables are present in all parts of the house, not just in the kitchen. Remember to recycle empty shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, hair product, shaving cream, aerosol deodorant, and detergent containers.

Paper & Cardboard

What's acceptable:

  • All newspapers, catalogs, magazines
  • Junk mail, including envelopes
  • Office paper
  • Corrugated cardboard, wavy layer in the middle

What's not acceptable:

  • Food boxes, egg cartons, pizza boxes, soda, and beer carriers.
  • Food contaminated or plastic-coated paper and cardboard
  • Plates, towels, and napkins

Think about how much paper is used in daily life. Almost all of it can be recycled. Remember flyers, notepaper, even greeting cards can all be recycled.

Recycle Yard Waste Where Applicable

Some municipalities may offer yard waste recycling pickup services or have a depot dropoff area for you to utilize. Yard waste items such as grass clippings, leaves, small branches, etc. are usually accepted.

County Residential Recycling Program

The County offers a Residential Recycling Program held at the Hunterdon County Transfer Station/Recycling Depot, located in Annandale, NJ.

Recycling Depot Hours

Monday through Friday
7 am to 4:30 pm

7 am to 1 pm

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1. Who needs to recycle in Hunterdon?
2. What Do I Recycle?
3. When Do I Recycle?
4. How Do I Recycle?
5. Why Should I Recycle?
6. What Else Can I Do?