Recycling Program

Recycling Programs - Drop-off and Collection

Recycling Drop-Off Center

  • 3rd Street (Borough Yard), off Brunswick Avenue
    Spotswood Residents Only
  • Monday through Friday
    7 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday
    8 am to noon
  • Sundays and Holidays - Closed

It is important that you know what can and cannot be recycled in our municipality.

Many residents just recycle everything, thinking they are doing their part to help the environment. The fact is that placing items in your curbside recycling bin that cannot be recycled wastes time, energy, and money. Recycling facilities have to pay to sort and dispose of items that should have been thrown in the garbage in the first place. This increases costs to every taxpayer. Non-recyclable materials are also prohibited at the recycling drop-off center.

Please follow these simple rules:

Do Not:

  • Include garden hoses, VHS tapes, used syringes, toys, carpet, plates, shoes, clothing, cups, utensils, or plastic bags in your Curbside Recycling Bin
  • Recycle any boxes or papers that are covered in food, grease or liquids
  • Recycle any bottles that contained hazardous materials (empty motor oil, pesticide, antifreeze, or paint containers)


  • Reuse your plastic bags at home, or see if the local grocery store accepts them for recycling
  • Recycle your pizza boxes if they do not have grease or other food on them, or consider only recycling the top of the box
  • Recycle your clothing at clothing drop-off boxes
  • Pour out liquids from food and beverage bottles/cans before putting in recycling bin
  1. Hazardous Waste Not Accepted
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Car Batteries
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Gas/Oil Mix
  • Gasoline
  • Household Batteries
  • Latex Paints
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Stains/Varnishes
  • Thermometers (mercury)
  1. Recyclables That Are Accepted
  1. Curbside Recycling Collection
  1. Residential Cooking Oil Recycling Program
  1. Middlesex County MCIA Reuse - It Book