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.
SATURDAYS: April-June and Sept-Nov open every Saturday 7:00-12:00; Jan-March and July - August open the 1st and 3rd Saturday 7:00-12:00.
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 attendant 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.
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 phasing in solar trash compactors with attached recycling containers on Main Street. The units are fully contained and are equipped with a small compactor to allow for extra efficiency in the collection of the bins. Each unit contains an attached recycling container for bottles and cans. In the last six months, residents have recycled almost a ton of recyclables in theses recycling bins.
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.
Latex and oil based paint can be brought to the City's Household Hazardous Waste Day on Sept. 19, 2015 at Middlesex Community College. Limited quantities can also be brought to a Paintcare location anytime throughout the year. In Middletown, ACE Hardware on South Main Street participates with Paintcare. For more information, contact www.paintcare.org.
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.
All textiles can be recycled at the textile recycling bin at the entrance of Woodrow Wilson Middle School. Acceptable items include: clothing, shoes, sneakers, bedding, linens, pillows, stuffed animals, material, backpacks. Soiled and ripped items are acceptable. No wet, mildewed or greasy items. All proceeds from this container go towards the recycling programs at WWMS.
A goodwill bin is also available at the Middletown 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.