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The recycling program at OTC serves as a cornerstone of our community-based contracts. It has been hailed as one of the most innovative recycling programs in the nation. Our center provides recycling and collection services to Burlington County, the State of New Jersey, and military installations in South Jersey. This program established credibility as a highly efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound recycling program. The Burlington County Regional Recycling Program is one of the most extensive shared services in the State of New Jersey.

Working in conjunction with our training centers, we can employ more than 65 individuals with disabilities to collect and process recyclables and as heavy machinery operators. In addition to providing exceptional services, our center also creates an opportunity for these adults to learn job skills, establish self-sufficiency, and promote a sense of pride and accomplishment.

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Burlington County

The Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center at the OTC houses our single-stream recycling as part of the Burlington County Regional Recycling Program. Click Here to Take A Video Tour of the Single Stream Recycling Facility

The Burlington County Freeholders currently contract OTC to collect and process recyclables from all 40 municipalities. Our fleet of 22 trucks daily collects about 195 tons of recyclables from approximately 161,000 households, including single and multi-family homes. Our facility accommodates a wide range of recyclables, including:

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Metal containers

Our services are both affordable and efficient. In 2013, the OTC provided these services to Burlington County for a monthly cost of only $2.80 per household while simultaneously diverting over 105 million pounds of recyclable material from landfills. We pride ourselves on developing services that give our customers the most efficient, cost-effective approach.

State of New Jersey

In 2007, the state of New Jersey awarded a contract to OTC to provide recycling services to all of the state facilities in Mercer County. Nine years later, through 2014, OTC collected and processed 8,956 tons from 83 facilities.

Military Installations

In addition to our contracts with Burlington County and the state of New Jersey, the OTC also maintains recycling collection contracts with three large military bases in South Jersey. The center is located at McGuire AFB and collects recyclables from the offices, military installations, and houses at McGuire AFB, Ft. Dix Military Installation, and Lakehurst Naval Station. Our military facility collects and processes:

  • Paper
  • Food and Beverage Containers
  • Scrap Metal
  • Fluorescent Lighting Tubes
  • Tires