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Garbage & Recycling

Below is information on Middletown Recycling and Trash Pick Up.

Regular garbage collection schedule

  • Monday - Fourth Ward
  • Tuesday - Second Ward
  • Wednesday - Third Ward
  • Thursday - First Ward
  • Friday - Mixed Recycling
  • Saturday - Business Improvement District 

 

Acceptable recyclable materials include:

  • plastic containers codes #1-7
  • milk and juice cartons, juice boxes
  • metal cans
  • aluminum cans/empty aerosol cans
  • glass bottles (clear, green and brown)
  • frozen food containers, aluminum foil/foil pans
  • brown/kraft grocery bags
  • newspapers/magazines/catalogs
  • notebook paper/computer, fax and copy paper
  • telephone & paperback books, soft covered workbooks
  • corrugated cardboard
  • construction paper, white and colored ledger paper
  • junk mail/coupons/envelopes

 

Unacceptable items include paper soiled with grease/paint, etc., Styrofoam, hangers, plastic bags, plastic toys, film plastics, tissues, napkins or paper towels.

icon RECYCLING CALENDAR 2014

icon Recycling 2014 and Trash Pickup Information Sheet

Single Stream Recycling pickup will take place on the following Friday dates in 2014:

    • January 10, 17,31
    • February 7,28
    • March 7, 14, 21, 28
    • April 4, 11, 25
    • May 2, 9, 16, 23
    • June 6, 13, 20, 27
    • July 11, 18, 25
    • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • September 12, 19, 26
    • October 3, 10, 24, 31
    • November 7, 21
    • December 5, 12, 19

NOTE: PLEASE SET OUT ALL RECYCLABLES ON THE EVENING BEFORE THE APPROPRIATE FRIDAY PICKUP. ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE IN A BIN WITH THE LID ON PLEASE.

Middletown Recycling Drop-off Center - 76 Monhagen Avenue - Open Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 3:00PM. Will accept mixed recyclables, mixed paper and yard waste.

NOTE: Please place items in the appropriate containers. DO NOT bring household garbage.

 

Residential Trash Collection Program

There will be a charge for any bulk trash collected. Appointments can be made at the DPW office once the charge has been paid. Doors must be removed from appliances. Excludes: Car parts, tires, stones, dirt, construction debris, fuel oil, propane tanks, paint and hazardous materials.

icon Holiday Schedule 2014

icon Recycling 2014 and Trash Pickup Information Sheet

There will be no garbage pick up on the City Holiday days listed below.  Garbage will be picked up the following day.  There will be no recycling pick up for the weeks that have any of the holidays below: 

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 10, 2014 - Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Monday, February 17, 2014 – President’s Day
  • Friday, April 18, 2014 – Good Friday
  • Monday, May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 4, 2014 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 - Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veteran’s Day
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

*City Recycling Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm during the regular business day.

 

Joseph DeStefano, Mayor
Jacob S. Tawil, P.E, Commissioner of Public Works
J. Miguel Rodrigues, Alderman-at-Large

 

REMINDER

City of Middletown Code requires that all disposables be placed in watertight receptacles as follows:

All materials to be collected should be placed in watertight metallic, plastic or rubberized receptacles having suitable handles and covers, except paper or other combustible material not easily placed in required receptacles. All material not placed in receptacles shall be securely tied and of a size not exceeding eighteen (18) inches in diameter and not over thirty-six (36) inches in length. Receptacles shall have a capacity of not less than ten (10) gallons or over twenty-two (22) gallons. Garbage shall be wrapped in paper before it is deposited in cans or other receptacles.