When & How to Recycle

Containers, the 6 O’Clock Deadline & More

Livingston’s recycling vendor, Giordano Companies, has these recycling guidelines and reminders for residents.

You can also call Giordano any time at 1-800-216-2250.
Press 1 for a daily update regarding pickups.
Press 2 to report a missed pickup.

Recycling Containers:

For Commingled Recycling:  Use a sturdy reusable container such as a bucket, crate or can equipped with drainage holes which is marked for recycling.  Containers can be no larger than 32 gallons or weigh more than 50 lbs. when filled.  As a last resort, it is possible to use a plastic bag for commingled materials. In that case, use only Clear Plastic Bags (no black, white, or other color bags).  Always rinse commingled to remove food or grease, and flatten plastic items to be recycled in order to save space.

For Paper Recycling:  Use a paper bag, a sturdy container as above, or tie them in bundles with string.  The bundles cannot weigh more than 30 lbs.   Do NOT put out paper recycling in plastic bags of any type.  If using a paper supermarket bag that is inside a plastic bag, remove the plastic outer bag.

6 O’Clock:

Recycling trucks may begin picking up on any street at 6:00 a.m.  Residents can put out their recycling at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the evening before their scheduled pickup day.

If not putting recycling out the evening before, residents must have their recycling out before 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled day to guarantee pickup on the scheduled day.  If recycling is not out and trucks pass through, recycling will not be collected.  In that case, the resident must simply hold onto their recycling for 2 weeks, until the next scheduled pickup of that type of recycling.

Missed Pickups:

If a resident has a question about recycling that was placed at the curb on time, in the correct container, but was not picked up, the resident should call Giordano Company at 1-800-216-2250. Press 2 to report the missed pickup. Residents may also email Giordano at dispatch@gogreengiordano.com.

Weather, Holiday and Collection Updates:

Residents can also find collection updates on Giordano’s website at www.gogreengiordano.com.  On their home page, click on the words Click here for all updates on collection — weather, holidays, etc.  You can also call Giordano at 1-800-216-2250.  Press 1 for a daily update regarding pickups. Press 2 to report a missed pickup.

For More Information:

For more recycling-related information from Livingston, visit the Township’s Township’s Recycling Page. Recycling guidelines, street listings and special recycling event dates can all be found there.