The town of Middletown is closing the Pay As You Throw Program Recycling drop off area at 19 Berkeley Avenue on Friday, April 25. Officials say it’s due to space constraints of the Middletown Fire Department and Department of Public Works renovation and expansion project.
The drop off area, located behind the Department of Public Works garage at 19 Berkeley Ave. was used by residents to discard electronic waste, TV’s & monitors, scrap metal, used motor oil, waste vegetable cooking oil and oversized cardboard.
Middletown will increase the frequency of the bulk waste amnesty days after entering their new contract with the new waste hauler, Republic Services, on July 1. The quarterly bulk amnesty days will continue to have a scrap metal bin but the event will add e-waste and oversized cardboard to help with the impact of closing the drop off area. In addition, used motor oil is accepted at local NAPA and Advanced Auto Parts stores as well as state run Eco-Depots (Eco-Depots also accept oil filters) and used vegetable cooking oil can be dropped off at Newport Biodiesel’s Newport location.