Single Stream Recycling

Curbside Collection is Single Stream Recycling!

Single Stream Recycling in Cape May County: It’s An Easier, Better, and More Efficient Way to Recycle!

All Recyclables in One Container. Go on…Put it In!

In April 2013 the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority’s recycling program switched to a Single Stream collection and processing system. Single Stream Recyclable Materials may be mixed together and set out at curbside for collection in a single recycling container. No need to put news and other papers, boxes, etc. in one recycling container and aluminum and steel cans, plastics, glass in a separate recycling container. All Single Stream Recyclables placed in one Recycling Container! This is  Single Stream Recycling.

Switching to a Single Stream Recyclable System also enabled the CMCMUA to expand the list of recyclable materials that can be recycled. This list includes, but is not limited to, dry food boxes, paper towel rolls, clean pizza boxes, margarine tubs, microwave trays, and yogurt containers. More materials recycled, less waste going into the Landfill. It’s a Win-Win for all of Cape May County.

CMCMUA list of Designated and Recommended Recyclables.

NJDEP Recycling


Paper, Plastic, Metal, Glass - it all goes in one container for curbside collection.Single Stream Recycling brochure  

  • All paper and cardboard items that do not contain waxy coatings, food, food waste, or bodily fluids.
  • All plastic items less than 2 1/5 gallons in size.
  • All metal items less than 5 gallons in size.
  • All glass containers less than 5 gallons in size.
DO NOT RECYCLE  (in your curbside container)
Food Contaminated Boxes  Paint Cans 
Styrofoam Packaging  PVC Pipes 
Polystyrene Egg Cartons  Light Bulbs 
Plastic Bags  Any hazardous chemical or substance 
Window Glass or Broken Glass  Wax-coated Cardboard Boxes
 (Seafood Storage) 
Beverage Cups 
Shredded Paper

Still, have questions? 

Contact the CMCMUA Recycling Coordinator (609)465-9026.