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Manalapan Township Recycling Rules


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)


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

Comment balloon 0 commentsGail Szeluga • September 03 2012 07:03AM