Paper & Commingled Recycling
Giordano Company, Inc., our recycling collection company
Weekly Recycling Pickup:
Livingston’s recycling collector, Giordano Company, Inc., may arrive as early as 6:00 a.m. to pick up the recycling. If your recycling is not out by then, it may not be collected. See Livingston’s Recycling Ordinance.
When a holiday falls on your recycling day or earlier in the same week, your recycling will be picked up on the day after your regularly scheduled day.
Refer to the Town Planner Calendar or click Street List: Find Your Recycling Zone for your scheduled pick-up dates.
See the 2017 Recycling Calendar by Zone for the list of pickup dates by zone, including holiday notations.
Click for guide: Rechargeable Batteries: If it’s Rechargeable, It’s Recyclable
Non-rechargeable batteries: Alkaline batteries now fall below Federal and State hazardous waste standards and can be disposed of in the regular trash.
Since adopting the New Jersey Dry Cell Battery Management Act in 1991 and the Federal Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act in 1996, household battery manufacturers have begun manufacturing alkaline batteries with no added Mercury and have reduced the amount of Mercury added to other batteries. For now, however, the Township still maintains blue “Battery Recycling” bins at the Livingston Public Library and the front of the Senior/Community Center.
Standard, Edison-style light bulbs go in the garbage.
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (the small swirl bulbs): Recycle at any Home Depot store.
Other fluorescent light bulbs & ballasts: Recycle with Household Hazardous Waste.
Essex County holds free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Check their website for dates. Next event: May 6, 2017
Metal Recycling Pick-Up:
…including refrigerators, air conditioners, metal dehumidifiers, basketball hoops, and emptied helium tanks (click for instructions) — is collected on the last Wednesday of the month by the Township Public Works Department. The cut-off day to be put on the list for any metal pick-up is 12:00 noon on the Friday before the pick-up date.
To be put on the list for Metal Pick-Up only, you can:
(1) Sign Up On-Line: Submit a Service Request * or
(2) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org * or
(3) Call 973-992-5000 ext: #5522
give your name, address and a brief description of the metal item(s) to be
on the list for pick-up.
* When you make your request in this way, you will automatically receive an e-mail confirmation of your metal recycling pickup.
Note: This is the contact information for METAL Recycling only.
Electronics (including TVs & rechargeable batteries) MUST be disposed of at an ELECTRONICS Recycling Event
Paper and Commingled items are collected by Giordano Companies (800-216-2250)
Electronics Recycling Events
Please note that recycling of used electronics is mandatory.
Electronics may not be put out at the curb with standard or bulk trash or other recycling items.
REMINDER: Wipe out your data before recycling your computers and smart devices! (Instructions for clearing data from devices can be easily found online.)
The 2017 Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Events are for Livingston residents only.
They are held at the Senior/Community Center Rear Parking Lot, 204 Hillside Avenue, 9 AM – 2 PM on the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017 — View/download flyer (includes list of items to be accepted)
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Paper Shredding — Up to 5 boxes per family will be accepted at the Recycling Event.
Early Drop Off — Only electronics (no confidential papers to be shredded) can be dropped off in advance of each Electronics Recycling Event inside the Senior/Community Center, in Craft Room 1, on a self-serve basis. See designated Early Drop Off dates & times below.
A cart is available in the lower lobby for you to use to bring your electronics to Craft Room 1. Do NOT leave electronics outside or in the lobby of the Senior/Community Center.
Thursday, 6/22/17, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, in Craft Room 1
Friday, 6/23/17, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, in Craft Room 1
Saturday, 6/24/17, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, in Craft Room 1
Thursday, 10/5/17, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, in Craft Room 1
Friday, 10/6/17, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, in Craft Room 1
Advanced Recovery, Inc., 83 Roosevelt Ave., Belleville, NJ.
For more information about the vendor, call 973-485-9100.
NJ Options for Large or Heavy Electronic Items (50+ lbs. or with screens larger than 40 in. diagonally): View Here.
For more detailed information on how & what to recycle,
check the back pages of your 2017 “Town Planner” Calendar
Garbage and Recycling Collection (Street Listing)