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Why Is My Recycling Still on the Curb? Caldwell Pick Up Has Changed to Thursday

Both commingled and paper pick-ups have moved to later in the week.

When it comes to recycling pick up, Caldwell residents need to forget about Mondays and start thinking Thursdays.

After years of collecting recycling on Mondays, the borough changed last week to a Thursday schedule. By the looks of several Caldwell streets Tuesday, the message is still getting out.

The switch started last week and a new schedule has been posted on the borough's website (also see PDF attached).

Residents should continue to put their recycling out the evening before (Wednesday) or by 6 a.m. on Thursday. Commingled and paper weeks will continue to alternate. 

Caldwell contracts with the First Occupational Center for collection of paper and commingled recyclables.

Any questions? Call the recycling hotline at 973-674-6266.

Christine Corliss July 12, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Thanks for the information. It would be great if in the future the town could use an e-mail blast so that most of us know about the change. The website is not a common site to visit.
bbbnto July 12, 2011 at 07:56 PM
I believe every residence in the town was mailed the new Recycling Calendar, which includes the change of day and other information. This is nothing new. A new Recycling Calendar is mailed EVERY YEAR. The only difference that I saw on my blue flyer this year is the change of day for the recycling.
Christine Corliss July 12, 2011 at 08:28 PM
I realize that we do get one each year, but I did not receive a new one --- maybe not yet? I hang it in the kitchen, so know that I did not get it. I still think an e-mail blast calling residents attention to the change would have been a nice courtesy. We get them for other things, why not this? And, for residents like myself who have lived here for nearly 20 years without the days changing, it is definitely something to call attention to. Not a big deal, my papers and cans will get picked up, just would have been nice to know.
bbbnto July 12, 2011 at 09:24 PM
You have valid points. I agree with you, in this day-and-age, e-mail is the way to go! The added bonus is that it would save the town money on printing costs too, and they could still send 'paper' copies to those who request them.
Christine July 13, 2011 at 03:45 AM
I too have not received a new schedule. The old one is still hanging in my kitchen.
Teresa Akersten (Editor) July 13, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Many residents have reported that they have not received a new schedule, but the borough clerk confirmed last night that a new schedule was mailed to homes. I, for one, may be guilty of having recycled the recycling schedule.
Janet July 13, 2011 at 04:01 PM
I did get the new schedule, I was going to throw it out (as usual) but at the last minute I decided to open it and I saw the change in pick-up days. I still think mail is really the best way to go...many seniors do not have e-mail and many others don't check email, but we all get mail.
Teresa Akersten (Editor) July 19, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Recycling in Caldwell has changed from Mondays to Thursdays. Residents either can't get use to the change or aren't aware of it. Please help spread the word to your neighbors.

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