Recycling & Reclamation Committee


The Livingston, New Jersey, Recycling and Reclamation Committee was originally formed February 2009.  Since then, we’ve all come a long way in terms of recycling. The Committee continues to research, practice and teach ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Find out about Livingston’s Recycling:  Paper, Commingled, Grasscycling, Batteries, Lightbulbs, Metal, & Special/Non-Traditional Items.


The Township holds free “Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling Events” for residents 3 times each year:

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring
  • Fall

Check back for the dates of the next free paper & electronics recycling events for residents,
which are held at the
Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.

Electronics Recycling:  We do not accept household hazardous waste:

  • No CFL lightbulbs,
  • No car batteries,
  • No mercury-containing products

Acceptable items include TVs, computers and components, printers, copiers, DVDs, VCRs, rechargeable batteries, small household appliances (toasters, vacuums, blenders, coffee makers, etc.) and other electrical items.

Please Note:  NJ residents can no longer put TVs, computers and monitors out on the curb for regular trash collection pickup. Instead, these items must be taken to a drop-off point, such as a county or municipal solid waste collection center or a participating electronics retail store. Best Buy stores statewide and community-based service programs, most notably Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army, also accept these materials. To help residents with this, Livingston periodically offers these Electronics & Paper Shredding events.

All Essex County residents can also bring their electronics to be recycled for free to Advanced Recovery, Inc., 50 Grafton Ave., Newark, NJ 07104. Call 973-485-9100 for more information.
For more information on New Jersey’s E-Cycle program, including a list of e-waste recycling locations statewide, a connection to all 21 county recycling web sites, and information for consumers on “front door’’ pickup service to deal with extra heavy televisions or for people with special needs, visit New Jersey E-Cycles.

Paper Shredding
We invite all residents to attend the free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling events to bring any of their papers that need to be shredded:

  • 5 box maximum
  • residential materials only — no business or home-based business materials are accepted
  • No: hard-cover books, binders, paper clips, pendaflex folders, or other fastened documents
  • No: computer disks

More Information:
For more information about the Committee, please contact:

Scott Goldman – Chairperson, Recycling & Reclamation Committee

For more information about recycling in Livingston, please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage Pickup  /  Recycling 

Recycling Resource Websites

Bag Initiative

The Compost Promotion Team is part of the Recycling & Reclamation Committee.