Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Rigid Plastic Recycling

Recycling SymbolRecycling SymbolApril 29, 2017

  8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Union Forge Park

Any questions, email Lynn Hughes

recyclingWhat are large rigid plastics?

They are harder and thicker plastics than the plastic bottles you have been recycling. Large, rigid plastics will be baled and sold to manufacturers who recycle them and make new products.

How do I recycle large rigid plastic items?

Large rigid plastic items are NOT acceptable for curbside collection. They are acceptable only at our town’s recycling event. Carefully read the list of acceptable large, rigid plastic items before putting anything into the collection container.

Acceptable Items
(remove any wheels and metal)

      • 5-gallon buckets without metal handles
      • Empty & dry plastic paint cans
      • Kitty litter buckets
      • Large plastic toys
      • Laundry baskets
  • Plastic garbage & recycling containers
  • Plastic outdoor furniture without PVC pipes
  • Plastic pet carriers
  • Plastic shelving
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Soda & milk crates
  • Unacceptable Items – Do not recycle with large rigid plastics:

    General Categories

    • Bags
    • Battery-operated items
    • Computers & electronics
    • Electric appliances
    • Electric toys
    • Flower pots & flower trays
    • Metal – remove from items
    • Plastic bottles & metal cans
    • Polystyrene (Styrofoam®) #6
    • PVC #3

    Specific Items

    • 55-gallon drums
    • Cardboard & other paper
    • Chemical or motor oil containers
    • Coolers
    • Clothing
    • Dirt, rocks, mud
    • Drain pipes
    • Fiberglass
    • Garbage
    • Glass
    • Liquids
    • Medical or hazardous waste
    • Plastic sheets or film
    • Rubber items
    • Tires
    • Tool boxes
    • Vacuum hoses
    • Vinyl siding
    • Water hoses
    • Wheels – remove from items
    • Wood