Single Stream Recycling

Single Stream Recycling Started Curbside September 1, 2014.

Thank you for visiting our single stream recycling webpage.

The County's conversion to single stream recycling started September 1st 2014.

Residents with curbside recycling collection are now able to recycle all their cans, bottles, newspapers and cardboard, in one container.

Recycling will still be collected every other week. The time of day the truck comes through your neighborhood on recycling day may change so be sure to have your recyclables curbside by 6 a.m.

Bordentown City, Fieldsboro and Shamong, the historic village of Roebling, historic section of Burlington City and uncarted townhome communities will continue to use their existing recycling buckets for single-stream collection

Bass River and Woodland - do not have curbside recycling and will continue to take their recyclables to their town drop-off.

Multifamily Complexes will be added to the program next year. If you reside in an apartment or condominium complex your management will be notified in advance of any changes, so continue to recycle as you are now.

Final Note

The carts are costly and are municipal property. If you move remember to leave your carts behind. Your cart has a serial number assigned to your address.

Flatten cardboard to fit inside your cart or visit your local recycling drop-off.


What if I do not currently have a cart?

If your neighbors have carts and you don't, contact your municipality. Areas without carts are noted above.

If I have a cart now, can I still use my bottles and cans "round bucket"?

No; you should put all your recyclables into your cart.

If I don't want my old recycling bucket how do I recycle it?

Click here (PDF) to see the options for old recycling buckets in your town.

What about Plastic Bags?

Keep plastic bags out of recycling buckets and carts. Plastic bags cause big trouble for single stream recycling systems. Recycle plastic bags at supermarkets or stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, Target, etc. Burlington County Park rangers will accept clean dry plastic bags for reuse at the park's pet waste stations.

What is the benefit of single stream?

Again, not having to separate recyclables adds convenience. Studies show single stream brings with it an increase of 10% or more in recycling. The more we recycle, the less we need to landfill. Last year, recycling saved the towns more than $3.2 million in landfill tipping fees. Those cost-savings are effectively tax savings, since they improve the bottom line of municipal budgets.

Anything else I should know?

Burlington County is proud of its recycling program. The cost of the program is included in tipping fees - with no additional costs to the towns. In addition, the program is operated through the Occupational Training Center of Burlington County and provides jobs to individuals with disabilities. No other county in New Jersey can make that claim.

Where else can I go for information?

Call 609-499-1001 or email