Curbside Single-Stream Recycling

Recyclables in plastic bags are unacceptable. No plastic bags can be used for curbside recycling or they will be rejected by the county. Contaminated recyclables can also be rejected so please make sure you are recycling RIGHT!

A few simple guidelines:

  • Recycle plastic bags at the supermarket or throw them in the trash.
  • Only #1 and #2 plastics are accepted in Middlesex County; NOT all plastics are recyclable!
  • Empty and rinse out cans, bottles and recyclable containers.
  • Flattened & clean cardboard ONLY, no oily pizza boxes!

Recyclables in plastic bags WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
No trash bags. No grocery bags. No SHOPPING bags.

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Old Bridge Recycling Center Services

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Accepted items:

  • Motor oil ϒ Mattresses & box springs
  • Concrete, brick & cinder block
  • Mixed paper
  • Bottles & cans
  • Metal
  • Plastics (#1 & #2 only)
  • Propane tanks (empty)
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Newspaper
  • Cooking oil
  • Carpeting
  • Styrofoam
  • TVs, computers & electronics
  • Paint (once per month only*)
  • Helium tanks (empty)
Middlesex County Recycling Programs

The following Middlesex County services are offered to all Old Bridge Township residents:

Paint: The township accepts paint on the second Saturday of each month. Drop-off hours are 7 a.m. to noon. Acceptable paint types: latex, oils, stains, thinners and aerosols.

Paper shredding: Old Bridge hosts the first county paper shred event of the year every March. Check for details.

Household Hazardous Waste Day: Hazardous Waste Day is every fall in Old Bridge.

Check for details.

Appointment-Only & Seasonal Services

Please email/call the Recycling Department to make an appointment for the following services:

Brush: Branches and brush are picked up bi-weekly from April through October (weather permitting). Each bundle cannot exceed 40 lbs., be over 4 feet long or be more than 5 inches in diameter. The bundles must be tied up. Small twigs and sticks can be thrown in a bucket/pail and placed at the curb along with the bundles.

White goods/appliances: Appliances are picked up bi-weekly, all year long (refrigerator, stove, barbecue grill, air conditioner, dishwasher, washer, dryer, hot water heater etc.) free of charge.

Leaf pickup: Leaves are picked up in the spring and fall seasons only. Schedules are available at

Christmas Tree recycling: Trees are picked up throughout the month of January. Visit the township website for the schedule.

Useful Information

The Recycling Center is located behind the Old Bridge Animal Shelter. Drop-off hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Recycling Office is in the Public Works building at the Municipal Complex. Standard office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday.

Contact Info: (732) 721‑5600, ext. 6107