Solid Waste Collection
Tuesdays & Fridays
Garbage collection is provided twice a week, Tuesday and Friday. ALL RECYCLABLE MATERIAL must be removed from garbage prior to collection. Garbage collection will not occur on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve but will occur on the day after the holiday. All garbage shall be placed in a suitable watertight container within five feet of the street in front of your premises. Containers shall not be placed out prior to 6:00 P.M. on the evening before collection and must be removed no later than 6:00 P.M. on the day of collection. Collection times on any given day may change without notice.
Occasionally, collection is delayed due to equipment malfunction and/or inclement weather. During these times we ask for your patience until the conditions improve or the problems are corrected. Thank you.
Large Household Items such as carpeting, furniture, and other over sized articles (except Metal Articles) can be placed at curbside with your regular garbage on any regular garbage collection day. Carpeting must be tied in bundles not to exceed four feet in length.
NOTE: Residents who do not separate recyclables from their household garbage may experience disruption of service.
Building Material (such as fences, plumbing fixtures, roof shingles, siding, wood debris, plywood, sheet rock, etc.) and Automobile Parts are not collected as part of our solid waste or recycling programs. Residents who need to discard these types of materials must make private arrangements with their general contractor performing the home improvement; contact a solid waste hauler; or, transport material to the Morris County Transfer Station located at 1100 Edwards Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. (The Township does not provide pick-up services for these types of materials).
The Township requires all residential owners to remove ALL RECYCLABLE MATERIAL from their solid waste. As part of our program all recyclable material will be collected weekly, with the exception of Metal Household Articles, Consumer Electronics and Automotive Tires
Bottles/Cans/Plastic Recycling - Every Tuesday
Plastic Non-Toxic Containers - all numbers 1 through 7
Some Examples: Bottles of: Detergents, Salad Dressing, Milk and Water Jugs. Peanut Butter Jars, Mayonnaise Jars, Yogurt and Sour Cream Containers, Take-out Containers, Cake and Cookie Containers, Plastic Bags, Toys (no metal parts), Bubble and Shrink Wrap, Joice Boxes with Foil Inside, Milk Containers, Tetra Pak Materials, Molded Lawn Chairs, Buckets and Toys, and anything else made of Plastic.
Aluminum/Metal - Every Tuesday
Soda Cans, Soup Cans, Food Cans, Coffee Cans, etc.
Styrofoam - Every Tuesday
Cups, Egg Cartons, Packing Materials, etc.
Paper Recycling - Every Friday
All paper including newspaper, corrugated cardboard, magazines, junk mail, and mixed paper shall be placed in an unlined garbage pail (not in plastic bags). There is no need to separate paper types from one another.
Metal Household Articles - Every Friday
Appliances will be collected curbside on Fridays. Please remove the doors and shelves from refrigerators, those items will be collected with regular household garbage. No special arrangements are necessary. Leave items curbside until collected.
Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones
Regular household batteries may be placed in general garbage collection. Cell phones, rechargeable, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, nickel zinc and small sealed lead batteries are being recycled at town hall in the Health department main office.
Tires may be recycled at most automotive service station for a nominal fee.
Television and computers may be brought to retail outlets such as Best Buy or Staples who will accept your used equipment for either no charge or a nominal fee. For TVs 52 inches or larger we recommend you contact the retail outlet for special handling instructions that may apply.
Preparation of Material for Collection
Recyclables shall be placed on the specified collection day in an unlined garbage pail not to exceed 32 gallons in size or 40 lbs. in weight (not in plastic bags.) Recyclable materials are to be placed at curbside within five feet of the roadway separate from your household garbage.
Vegetative Waste Collection - Mondays
All Grass, leaves, and brush will be collected every Monday from April 1 through December 31 of each year. Christmas trees will be collected twice in January at time to be announced. Material MUST be prepared and placed at curbside in the following manner or it will not be collected.
Place all material in either unlined garbage pails, NOT TO EXCEED 40 POUNDS IN WEIGHT, or in BIODEGRADABLE paper bags. Plastic bags (even those labeled "biodegradable") are not acceptable. NOTE: LANDSCAPING BARRELS MAY NOT BE USED FOR CURBSIDE DISPOSAL.
Brush (no longer than four inches in diameter) may also be bundled and tied, not to exceed four feet in length, forty pounds in weight, or two feet in diameter so as to be picked up and handled by one person.
In the Autumn of each year the Township also collects leaves raked to the curb. Saturday and Sunday collections are sometimes included to take advantage of favorable weather conditions.
Leaves raked into piles should be placed near the curb or the road. LEAVES MUST NOT BE PLACED IN THE ROADWAY where they can block drainage or pose a safety hazard for vehicles and children.
Litter such as branches, glass, paper, etc. should not be raked within the leaves. Such litter delays the pick up schedule and causes damage to equipment.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACTS
Solid Waste Collection
(973) 278-6625 x.34
Blue Diamond Disposal
Recycling Flyer and Additional Information (click here)
Websites providing instant access to Vital Recycling Information:
http://Recyclingnj.com & http://earth911.com
MCMUA Hazardous Waste Recycling Information