Paper & Commingled, Metal, Electronics

click to enlarge: Recycling-Curbside & Vendor

Paper & Commingled Recycling 2014 Recycling Zones-no border

2017 Recycling Calendar by Zone   

*Street List:  Find Your Recycling Zone*      

When & How to Recycle: Containers, the 6 O’Clock Deadline, & More   

Giordano Company, Inc., our recycling collection company  

How Do I Dispose Of … ?              

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.

Holiday Pickups

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.

When disposing of 9-volt batteries, always tape over the terminals with masking, duct, or electrical tape to prevent a fire. Read more.

Light Bulbs:

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.

Recycling Other “Non-Traditional” Items

Metal Recycling Pick-Up:

including refrigerators, air conditioners, metal dehumidifiersbasketball 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 *  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.
The final event for 2017 will be held at the Senior/Community Center Rear Parking Lot, 204 Hillside Avenue, 9 AM – 2 PM on the following date:

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, on a self-serve basis. Information about dates and location will be provided prior to the event date.



For more information about computer & electronics recycling, visit

The Essex County Utilities Authority also hosts 2 Electronics Recycling events per year. Check their website for more information.

Note:  Essex County residents who are unable to bring electronic items to the Livingston or County-sponsored Electronics Recycling Events can deliver their items free of charge to:

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.

WATCH: Students from the Livingston High School Science National Honor Society explain the Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding events!


For more detailed information on how & what to recycle,

check the back pages of your 2017  “Town Planner” Calendar


More Information                                   

Bag Initiative

Composting Promotion Team

Decoding the Recycling Symbols

Garbage and Recycling Collection (Street Listing)

Grasscycle: Save Money & Time by Recycling Grass Clippings

Green Guide to Livingston

Green Team/Living Green

How Do I Dispose Of … ?

Juice Boxes Can Be Recycled

Leaf Mulching 

Recycling and Reclamation Committee 

Recycling Resources Websites

Recycling Symbols – Decoded

Water Conservation

What Can I Recycle?

What Do I Do With This?! (How & Where to Recycle “Non-Traditional” Items)

Additional Resources

Earth 911 Electronics Information

EPA E-Recycling Partners 

Essex County Recycling: Info & Links

Essex County Utilities Authority (ECUA) 
The Leroy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building
60 Nelson Place, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ07102
Tel. 973-792-9060 Fax. 973-792-9066

New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)