After almost 30 years of our citizens taking recyclables to our Recycling Center for sorting and sale to outside vendors, a combination of a declining market for recyclables, decreasing recycling volume and increasing taxpayer funding prompted the Borough Council to approve a shared services agreement with the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) to provide curbside collection of recyclables in 2016.
Recycling collections are every other Thursday. Make sure your blue recycling container is at the curb the night before, but certainly no later than 6:00 AM Thursday. Residents may bring electronics, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil, clothing, damaged American flags and scrap metal to the North Avenue recycling center the first Saturday of every month, 8-11am. On the same day, the Borough also offers free mulch to any residents who are interested. THE RECYCLING CENTER IS OPEN TO FANWOOD RESIDENTS ONLY. NON RESIDENTS WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Questions may be addressed to our Public Works Department at (908) 322-7404, or the Mayor’s Office at (908) 322-8236.