Jefferson Recycling is not only useful for commercial uses – homeowners can use our services, too. We provide various size open top roll-off dumpsters to various counties in New Jersey.
Available New Jersey Counties for 10 Yard Roll-Off Dumpsters
- Morris County
- Sussex County
- Essex County
- Passaic County
- Bergen County
- Hudson County
- Union County
- Warren County
- Hunterdon County
- Somerset County
- Middlesex County
Who Can Rent a 10-Yard Container for Dumping?
Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you are a residential homeowner or business owner. If you have a project that needs to haul various trash, old goods, detritus, and more you can rent a dumpster from us.
At Jefferson Recycling we strive to be a leader in the recycling industry. Sending out containers that are source separated on site and encouraging our customers to recycle whenever possible, helps to reduce materials going to landfills.
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Below is some information and frequently asked questions regarding recycling, provided by the State of NJ.
What do those numbers (surrounded by arrows) on the bottom of plastic products mean?
The numbers found on the bottom of plastic products are resin identification codes that were established by the plastics industry to help consumers identify the plastic type of various containers and products. It was hoped that this code would make it easier for consumers to identify whether and how to recycle various plastic products and packaging. The resin identification code is as follows:
01 PET – Polyethylene terephthalate (examples: soda and water bottles)
02 HDPE – High-density polyethylene (examples: milk bottles and detergent bottles)
03 PVC – Polyvinyl chloride (examples: juice bottles, cling films, and piping)
04 LDPE – Low-density polyethylene (examples: squeezable bottles and frozen food bags)
05 PP – Polypropylene (examples: yogurt containers, margarine tubs, disposable cups and plates)
06 PS – Polystyrene (examples: egg cartons, packing peanuts, disposable cups and plates)
07 O (Other) – Often Polycarbonate or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (examples: baby milk bottles and electronic casing)
It is important to know which specific types of plastics are collected in your local recycling program so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials.
Should I put plastic shopping bags in my recycling can?
No. While plastic shopping bags are recyclable, they should not be put into your container. These bags jam up the processing equipment at recycling centers just like hair jams up the rollers on vacuum cleaners. Plastic bags should instead be recycled separately through programs established in supermarkets.
Can pizza boxes be recycled?
It depends. Some local programs may accept pizza boxes, while others will not. While pizza boxes are typically made of recyclable corrugated cardboard, the problem with recycling these boxes is the food and grease residue that soils and remains in the box. The grease and oil is particularly problematic in the paper recycling process. Those programs that do accept pizza boxes usually instruct residents to tear off and dispose those portions of the box that are stained with grease and food and to recycle the remaining clean portions of the box. It is important, however, to first check with your local recycling program prior to adding these boxes into your recycling container so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials.
Should plastic bottle caps be left on or removed from plastic bottles prior to placing them in the recycling can?
It depends. Some local programs may accept plastic containers with caps on them, while others will not. In the past the plastics recycling industry was not able to effectively recycle bottles with caps on, so the message to remove the cap was created. This is no longer the position of the plastics industry. The Association of Plastics Recyclers now promotes the “caps on” approach due to improvements in recycling collection and processing technology and growing demand for the high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastic caps. It is important, however, to first check with your local recycling program prior to recycling plastic bottle caps so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials.