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New Recycling Schedule Starts Town-wide May 7

Curbside pickup will happen every other week, instead of just twice a month — adding two collections per year.

Editor's note: This article first appeared on Maplewood Patch on March 25.

Starting May 7, Maplewood residents will begin experiencing more frequent curbside recycling pickup.

Previously, pickups took place twice a month — twice a year leaving residents with a three week gap in pickup and piles of recycling in their basements, garages or back yards.

Now, the entire town will receive curbside recycling every other Monday, starting May 7. The town will no longer be divided into sections for curbside recycling.

That means 26 recycling pickups per year instead of 24.

Department of Public Works Director Eric Burbank said that the town negotiated the increased service with the vendors at no additional cost to the town.

Burbank said that all rules and regulations remain the same

If you have any questions, contact the Department of Pubic Works at 973-762-1175.

Collection dates for 2012 are:

May 7 and 21

June 4 and 18

July 2, 16 and 30

August 13 and 27

September 10 and 24

October 8 and 22

November 5 and 19

December 3, 17 and 31

Joy Yagid March 23, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Just to be clear - at least one of these dates is a federal holiday. What happens on holiday Mondays? Do we still get a 3 week gap?
Morrisa da Silva March 23, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Eric Burbank posted on Maplewood Online that if a Monday is a holiday pick-up will be very next day. So no 3 week gap. Also he said at least for this year no Monday Holidays _ they picked the start date with that in mind.
Joy Yagid March 23, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Yay!
Mary Mann March 23, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Thanks, Morrisa!
Robert March 24, 2012 at 02:22 AM
This is good, Our neighborhood had Thursday pickups, and we missed pickups on most Thanksgivings. Thanks for this report, Mary! (Hi Joy!)
MarkDS March 26, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Millburn does single source weekly.
Rachelle January 12, 2013 at 04:29 PM
what is the 2013 schedule? same every two weeks?
Edward David February 18, 2013 at 04:51 AM
Is there a 2013 schedule?

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