Glen Ridge

Plastic Bags Recycling Program

Residents are now able to recycle their single-use plastic bags in the lobby of the municipal building. The container will be located near the door to the Building Department and will be available at all times while town hall is open.

These bags get returned to TREX for use in composite decking and railing materials. If the Borough collects 500 pounds of plastic materials within a 6-month time frame, we will receive a free composite bench from TREX. Please make sure all bags are clean, dry and free of residue before depositing, and wear a mask when entering the building.

What can be recycled
  • Grocery bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Water/soda cases overwrap
  • Pallet wrap and stretch film
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper Sleeves
  • Ziplock and other resealable food storage bags
  • Produce Bags
  • Product wrap (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Retail bags
  • Air pillows
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic shipping envelope
  • Electronic wrap (plastic bag your TV or other electronic device comes in)
The following materials may NOT be placed in the collection box:
    - BOTTLE CAPS and other lids
    - Frozen food bags
    - Candy bar wrappers
    - Chip bags
    - Net/mesh produce bags
    - Mulch/soil bags
    - Biodegradable/compostable bags or packaging
    - Pre-washed salad mixed bags
    - Pet food bags
    - Hot dog or meat wrap packaging
    - Six-pack rings
    - PPE- Gloves, mask, or protective wear
    - Pool covers
    - Lamination film
    - Silage and hay bags
    - Backyard ice rinks
    - Vinyl shower curtains or tablecloths
    - Bedding or linen packaging
    - Shiny, crinkly films like floral wrap
 Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Program

The Glen Ridge Public Works Department appreciates your continued cooperation.

 Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Program
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What To Recycle (single stream pickup)

Handy Recycling Flyer

All cardboard, boxboard or chipboards including merchandise boxes.

All paper and paper products including books, brown paper bags, magazines, manila envelopes, wrapping and tissue paper, office paper, junk mail, phone books, paper towel rolls, newspapers and inserts.

All clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars. (Remove and discard all caps.)

All tin, aluminum or steel cans, foils and trays.

All plastic bottles, jugs, containers and jars marked #1, #2 & #5.

(Rinse out all containers prior to recycling and remove and discard all caps.)


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