residents don't have to cart their Christmas trees down to the Tanglewood Recycling Center.
Chatham Township will collect Christmas trees left at the curb from township residences on Saturday.
Township residents also recently started single-stream recycling through the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). Glass, paper, cans and plastics Nos. 1 through 7, except for 3 and 6, may be placed in the same container for recycling.
The MUA requires all items to be loose (so don't tie those newspapers together anymore.) Also, cardboard boxes must be flattened.
The MUA collects recycling every other Friday, except for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Recycling and mulch materials, including Christmas trees, can also be brought to the Tanglewood Recycling Center on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Obeying the Recycling Law
has scheduled electronics recycling on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. A new law went into effect in 2011 requiring New Jersey residents to recycle electronics, including:
- keyboards and mice
- tablet computers, such as iPads or Kindles
- main frames
- VHS and/or DVD players
- fax machines
- telecommunications equipment
All Chatham residents are invited to bring their old electronics to the Chatham Borough Recycling Center at 90 Summit Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon.