Recycling Center

Middletown Recycling Center 

Located at: the corner of Johnson Street & North Main Street (use 185 Johnson St for GPS or computer directions).
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Also, 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (April - June & Sept. - Nov, open every Saturday)

Directions: Head north on Main Street until you reach the end (the light by O'Rourke's Diner & St. John's School).  Stay in the middle lane.  Go STRAIGHT through the light, onto North Main St.  Do NOT go over the bridge.   Go to the end of North Main Street and take a right at the stop sign. Go over the railroad tracks straight into the Recycling Center.  Continue straight onto the scale, up to the trailer.  The attendent in the scalehouse will assist you with your items.

A Middletown Drivers License or bill from a Middletown address must be presented to bring recyclables, brush, hazardous liquids (waste oil, antifreeze) and household electronics into the recycling center.  These can be shown at the Middletown Recycling Center.

#1-#7 plastic containers are now accepted curbside and at the Middletown Recycling Center.

Curbside Recycling

All trash haulers in Middletown also collect recyclables curbside.  Items that are collected include: glass and metal food & beverage containers, plastic containers #1-7, drink boxes, milk cartons, aluminum foil products, mixed paper, newspaper and corrugated cardboard.  Check with your hauler as to whether all these materials can be mixed together in one separate recycling container or if the bottle & can products must remain separate from the paper.  The City Sanitation District currently requires bottles, cans, plastic containers, drink boxes, milk cartons and aluminum products to be segregated from paper products.  Most trash haulers do provide recycling bins.

Recycling is MANDATORY.  Violation of recycling laws can result in fines. 

Recycling on Main Street

In accordance with state law,  PA 10-87, the City of Middletown is working to provide recycling in all public spaces where recyclables are generated.   The City is pleased to be the recipient of ten beautiful recycling barrels, created by local artist, Pierre Sylvain, to place on Main Street to help pedestrians recycle more easily.  Pierre designed and painted the barrels with support from the Middletown Commission of the Arts.   They are colorful and creative and many contain images of Middletown. Can you find O'Rourke's Diner?  Where's the one with the Community Health Center painted on it?   The barrels were welcomed to Main Street at a ceremony on Oct. 15, 2011.  Local officials, civic leaders and residents gathered to thank Pierre and view his works of art.   The barrels have since been placed in various locations on Main Street and should be used for recyclables used "on the go". These can include plastic bottles, glass bottles, metal cans, drink boxes & milk cartons.  Please don't use them for regular garbage! Recyclables only!

Delivery of Woodchips

Woodchips are available for pick up at the City Recycling Center, or the City will deliver five cubic yards or more. The chips are not treated in any way and it is recommended to not use them up against any buildings. If residents are interested in delivery, a Release and Indemnification Agreement Form must be completed and notarized. Notarized forms must be returned to the Department of Public Works (DPW). Forms can also be notarized at the DPW. Woodchips can also be picked up at the Recycling Center by residents.  City staff can not load chips on to trucks or into pails. 

Paint Disposal

Paint cannot be disposed at the Recycling Center. Latex paint is NOT considered hazardous and can be disposed with the regular garbage if it is solidified.  Mix it with sand or kitty litter to harden it.   Find more disposal options here.

Electronics Recycling

In accordance with State Law, as of January 2011, household electronics must be separated from regular garbage and recycled.  The Middletown Recycling Center accepts household electronics from residents at no charge.  Residents must present a Middletown Drivers License or bill from a Middletown residence to deliver household electronics to the Recycling Center.  

Recycling Containers Available for Public Events

Are you hosting a public event? Will your event generate recyclables?  If so, recycling containers must be provided along with trash containers.  The Public Works Department has recycling containers to borrow at no charge.  See flyer for details.  Containers are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.