Curbside Trash Collection
- Trash is picked up every Wednesday and may be placed at the curb no earlier than 3PM on Tuesday
- No more than six (6) containers weighing less than forty (40) pounds each. For large items and furniture a dumpster will be available twice a year at the sewage authority during Community Clean up. May 24th- June 1, 2014 and October 2014 are the next Clean Community dates.
- Empty containers must be removed from the curb by 9PM Wednesday evening.
- NO recyclables, bags of leaves, grass or garden waste can be mixed with trash.
· ***TV‘s, computers, monitors, keyboards,modems, printers, fax machines, VCR’s and DVD players MUST BE RECYCLED. Never place these items out at the curb, these items are banned from landfills and you may be fined. These items must be recycled! Take to any Goodwill Store or the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, on Route 543 in Florence. Go directly to the scalehouse, from there you will be directed to the electronics recycling area. Call 609-499-1001 for more information.
**Recycling should not be placed outside when there are high winds or storms forecast. Residents may hold their recycling for the next pick up date or take it to the containers at city hall. It is your responsibility to pick up any recycling that is blown into the street.
For Recycling Schedule Changes Due to Bad Weather You May Call the Recycling Hotline after 6am: 609-267-6889
FACT SHEET FOR RESIDENTS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY IN REFUSE COLLECTION
The actions listed below were prepared by environmental and health personnel to assist you in easing the effects of a disruption of waste collection at your homes and in your communities:
1. Limit the amount of waste produced: Avoid the use of disposable products such as paper or plastic plates, cups or disposable diapers. Reuse products such as plastic containers, jars and aluminum foil. Compost vegetative and yard wastes if space permits. Delay any major household cleanups such as backyard cleanup, tree pruning or disposal of old furniture.
2. Separate and store food wastes and other wet garbage: Drain excess garbage moisture. Pour fats, drippings and grease into glass jars and seal with a screw on lid.
*Put food waste, disposable diapers and other wet waste into double plastic bags.
*Add a capful of ammonia to reduce odor which will attract animals and other vermin. Secure trash bag tightly and store in a cool place.
3. Separate and store recyclable materials: Rinse bottles and plastic containers. Rinse and crush aluminum and tin cans, trays and containers. Bundle cardboard, paper, and magazines. Store recyclable materials indoors, out of reach of children, and away from combustible materials.
4. Separate dry, non-recyclable waste: Store non-recyclable paper, containers, packaging and other dry waste indoors and away from combustible materials.
5. Separate hazardous household waste: Separate fluorescent lights, paints and thinners, insecticides and herbicides and store out of reach of children. Hold until county household hazardous waste collection day.