Borough Recycling Center

Residents and businesses can drop off recycling (including textile recycling and Styrofoam) at the Borough Recycling Center on Station Road. The Madison Recycling Center will now be open, for a limited period, on Monday – Friday from 7:30am until 3:00pm, as well as it’s regular Saturday hours (8:00am until 2:30pm). 

Textiles (including clothing, shoes, handbags, and household linens) should be placed in the green bin at the Recycling Center. They will be collected by Green Tree Textiles, a nonprofit that donates usable items to charity partners—and turns worn and torn textiles into rags, car insulation, and other items. Almost nothing enters the waste stream.

Composting is now available through a third party contractor for a monthly subscription fee. For more information, or to sign-up, please click here.

Recycle Coach

With it’s easy-to-use calendar you’ll be able to find your recycling/garbage/yard waste collection schedules, use it’s simple ’What Goes Where?’ feature to check and see what is accepted for recycling, and will allow the Borough to push notifications out regarding holiday or weather schedule changes.

Check out the functions here, and download in on your cell phone today! 

Benefit to Recycling

Recycle SymbolFirst off, it is the law to recycling in Madison. In addition to the environmental benefits, recycling can help reduce property taxes. The Morris County Municipal Utility Authority charges the borough nearly $100 for every ton of garbage we bring to the transfer station.

On the flip side, the borough is paid on average $40 for every ton recyclable material. So, the borough saves over $140 for every ton of material that is recycled instead of thrown into the garbage.

Image of Accepted Clean RecyclablesMadison now recycles paper cartons. Milk and beverage cartons can now be recycled with your paper, cardboard, and junk mail.

The most valuable materials are paper and cardboard. As such, the borough encourages all residents to have a paper recycling container in a convenient location in their home such as their kitchen. Cereal boxes, newspapers, office paper and junk mail are all valuable and heavy.

How To Recycle

  • Drop off at Borough Recycling Center: Residents and businesses can drop off recycling at the Borough Recycling Center on Station Road on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Weekly Collection: The Suburban Disposal collects recyclables every week. The material you set out at the curbside will alternate week to week. Commingled bottles and cans one week; newspapers and magazines the next and so on.
  • Newspapers and Magazines: Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, catalogs, telephone books and junk mail should either a) be placed in a container, b) tied in small bundles, or c) placed in paper grocery bags. Also, do not place materials in the gutter on rainy days.
  • Food and Beverage Containers: Glass, aluminum, tin and steel food and beverage containers and plastic soda, milk, water and detergent bottles may be mixed together and should be placed at the the curb in a rigid reusable container such as a crate, bucket, or garbage can, no more than 50 pounds in weight or 30 gallons in size. Do not use bags. If you do not use the proper container, it will not be collected.
  • Businesses: Recycling by Madison businesses must be done by either using a private hauler or by bringing the materials at no charge to the Borough Recycling Center on Station Road on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you need information on which option would be best for your business, contact the Recycling Coordinator at 973-593-3088.
  • Apartment and Condo Locations: To improve recycling at your location, have the manager or appropriate representative can contact the Recycling Coordinator at 973-593-3088.

A Word on Plastics

You may now only recycle plastics 1, 2 & 5. There is no need to remove labels. Flatten your plastic containers to save space.

Please do not use plastic bags. Plastic bags are not acceptable containers for your recyclables and should not be used for your food and beverage containers or newspapers. Any materials not properly prepared cannot be collected.