137 Main Street
Andover, NJ 07821
Phone: (973) 786-6688
Fax: (973) 786-7231
email: clerk@andoverboroughnj.org
Hours: Monday - Friday : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Recycling and Bulk

Recycling pick up is provided the 2nd Friday of each month.
         Single stream placed curbside in cans for pick up. Do not use garbage bags.

Bulk Pick Up is provided on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.
        Place curbside. No construction materials.


Recycle Coach – recycling schedule

Please note that Recycle Coach content is off site and is provided by an outside vendor. Andover Borough is providing this information as a courtesy for our residents. Recycle Coach has included a privacy policy at the bottom of their information.

“SCMUA” Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
Located at: 34 Route 94, Layfayette NJ 07848
Link to County Recycling Event Schedule: https://www.scmua.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=121&TPID=11922

When, where & what should I recycle at the SCMUA?
When: Monday - Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: SCMUA Recycling Center @ 34 South Rt. 94, Lafayette, New Jersey
What: The SCMUA provides a comprehensive Recycling Center for residents and businesses.

Rechargeable batteries
Cooking Oil
Plastic bags
Foam packaging
Oil and Antifreeze
TVs, computers, desktop printers

Nominal Fee:
Car batteries
Propane tanks
Rigid plastic
Refrigerators/Air conditioners


1. Can I recycle pizza boxes? Yes, as long as there is NO food residue

2. What do those numbers (surrounded by arrows) on the bottom of plastic products mean?

Answer: 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.

Remember to always check first with your local recycling program website to see what plastics are recycled in your program

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)


Reuse Opportunities

It has often been said that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Instead of discarding unwanted items, try donating or selling them. Not only will you be reducing waste, but you will be helping others. Local churches, community centers, thrift stores, schools, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations will often accept a variety of donated items. CLICK HERE for more reuse opportunities.