Collingswood utilizes single stream recycling, that means you don't need to worry about separating items and can mix all your recycling - glass, paper and plastics. You can recycle rigid plastics #1 & #2 curbside (no bags or caps).
Mixed recycling will be collected on your scheduled trash pick up day. Please place all items in your blue recycling container at the curb, 2 to 3 feet from your trash. All types of paper and cardboard are acceptable and may be mixed together. (You may still keep paper separate in brown paper bags if convenient for you).
Cans, glass, and plastics should be washed as clean as possible removing all lids and caps. If you need new or additional blue container, please stop by the Public Works Department at 713 N. Atlantic Ave. (next to the water towers) between 7am and 3pm.
Download the Single Stream Recycling Guide Here!
For more information visit the Department of Public Works Page.
Special Waste Collection Efforts
There are several ways to recycle and/or dispose of other items. Camden County's Division of Environmental Affairs holds paper shredding events, hazardous waste collections, and electronic recycling collections throughout the year. These events are free to attend and are for residents only, businesses are not accepted. To learn more what to bring & what NOT to bring and view event schedules, click here.
In addition, Collingswood provides a variety of resources each year at the Green Festival held in April. Typically composters and rain barrels are available, and also on-site electronics recycling and paper shredding resources.
Download the Rain Barrel information sheet here
Download the Composter information sheet here
Download the Rain Garden information sheet here
The Collingswood Police Department participates in Project Medicine Drop, a statewide program aimed to provide a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the medicines from getting into the wrong hands and also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.
The Borough’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Collingswood Police Department, 735 N. Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108. Residents may visit the Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications.