Brian Cop, CRP, Recycling Coordinator & Clean Communities Coordinator
c/o Dept. of Public Works
18 Fostertown Road
609-654-6791 extension 322

Click HERE  for Medford's Recycling Ordinance (scroll down for more info below the app)

Burlington County Recycling is responsible for the bi-weekly residential pick-up of basic recyclables. The County has implemented its single stream recycling program. If you need more information please email [email protected] or call the County Recycling Hotline at (609) 267-6889 or the Recycling Office at (609) 499-1001 weekdays between 9 am and 5pm.

***Click HERE for a downloadable version of the 2023 Collection Calendar and the County's informational flyer with details on what can and cannot be recycled. ***

***Click HERE for the latest information on recycling PIZZA BOXES as of 6/21/2022***

The 2024 announced recycling collection dates are as follows:

* indicates Wednesday collection due to holiday

If you need an additional or larger cart, please contact our Recycling Coordinator. (see above) Before ordering, please check the size of your current cart. The first 2 numbers of the cart’s serial number, found on the front of the cart, indicate its size. Residents may keep the old blue recycling containers, but please note they will no longer be emptied. If you do not want your old container(s) they may be returned to the Township Garage on Commonwealth Drive @ Gravelly Hollow Road weekdays between 7 am and 2 pm, or on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 8 am until 1pm.

Please "Recycle Smart"-- Do Not Put The Following Items In Your Recycling Cart

Click HERE for a PDF File for a Reduce-ReUse-Recycle flyer

The Township Garage, located behind Bob Meyer Park on Commonwealth Drive (off Gravelly Hollow Road), is open every weekday (except holidays) from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm to accept ALL recyclables. This includes not only paper, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, but also TVs and computer components, leaves and brush. Recycling can also be dropped off the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Click HERE for a County produced video of how their single stream recycling program works.


The Occupational Training Center (OTC), the contractor who collects recycling for Burlington County, has reported seeing more contaminated loads from curbside and drop-off routes at their Recycling Center.

Foreign materials including wire, batteries, scrap metal, wood blocks, aerosol cans of paint and lubricants, jugs of motor oil and more are also arriving with greater frequency. Yesterday, OTC had another fire in their baler that appears to have been from an aerosol can containing something flammable.

Now that OTC has a more stable workforce, they are directing crews to step up their inspections/rejection efforts both at the curb and at drop-offs. Residents who place foreign objects or items not recyclable in their carts will likely see their carts refused at the curb.

We encourage residents to review the current acceptable recycling material list that is posted on the County Recycling website. Their website can be found at Recycling.

Residents are reminded that contaminated recyclables reduce their value in the market and increases costs to separate these non-recyclable items from the waste stream. Residents can view a video online that shows how recyclables are processed. The video can be seen at Burlington County's Single Stream System.

We appreciate everyone's efforts to recycle correctly and reduce contamination. Questions about recycling should be directed to the County Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889.


Free Shredding Dates For 2024 Announced

The Department of Public Works is pleased at announce its schedule of free residential shredding events for calendar year 2024.

Saturday, April 20th, June 15th and September 21st, 2024.

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

DPW Yard, 2 Commonwealth Drive (behind Bob Meyer Park)


Protect yourself and your family from identity theft and financial fraud while taking steps to help the Township's Recycling Program.

The shredding truck will be available from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Municipal Garage, located at 2 Commonwealth Drive. (Off of Gravelly Hollow Road behind Bob Meyer Park)

Residents may bring up to 5 boxes or bags of files (no exceptions) to be shredded on site. An experienced operator will be present in a highly secure, mobile shredding unit where your confidential materials will be shredded as you watch. Please bring paper only; plastic bags, metal, binders and binder clips cannot be shredded. (Paper clips and staples are acceptable)

100% of the paper is recycled and is applied to Medford's recycling totals, for which we obtain grants from the State of NJ under the Clean Communities Program and Recycling Tonnage Grant Program.

The DPW Yard/Township Garage is open from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm to accept all other waste and recycling materials.

For more information, call our Recycling & Clean Communities Coordinator at 609-654-6791, extension 322

Did You Know??

The State of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers free pick-up plus rebate$ for recycling certain appliances such as refrigerators. Check their website for more details. (Appliance Recycling Program)

Why Recycle?

Recycling saves money!!! Taxpayers save money on disposal costs, as materials that are recycled are not taken to the County landfill, where Medford pays over $80 per ton to dispose of them. If Medford increases its recycling rate by 10%, this equates to a savings of 1 cent of our tax rate! Since Recycling reduces garbage, it will also extend the life of the Burlington County landfill, which is paid for with your County tax dollars.

Also, Medford Township receives two State grants for its Recycling efforts, a Clean Communities Grant and a Recycling Tonnage Grant. These funds supplement your Tax Dollars and allows us to continue and enhance our Recycling efforts.

Just as important, Recycling conserves natural and nonrenewable resources. Nature's supply of natural (raw) material for people to use is limited. Recycling saves energy. Making products from recycled materials uses less energy than from raw materials.


How Can I Help? Useful Recycling Information

Click HERE for a Poster prepared by local Girl Scouts about Littering and HERE for their poster for Respecting our Parks

For information on the safe disposal of medically prescribed needles, please click HERE.

Nonpoint source pollution threatens lakes, rivers, streams, bays and the ocean ... Nonpoint source pollution is the contamination of our waterways as a result of everyday activities such as:

Rain washes pollutants from streets and lawns into storm drains that flow into waterways and oceans. The collective impact of nonpoint source pollution threatens:

How to prevent nonpoint source pollution...

Other Burlington County RX Drop Box locations include:

State Recycling Goal - 60%

The State of New Jersey set a goal of recycling 60% of its total waste stream. To maintain this goal it is necessary to recycle the mandated "traditional" source separated materials and work to expand the recycling of "non-traditional" materials.

Who Should Recycle?

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