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.
Single-stream recycling rollout set for Sept. 1 2014
By JEANNIE O’SULLIVAN Staff writer | Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 1:00 am
Burlington County’s single-stream recycling program is still four months away, but residents have until June 30 to order extra containers.
The program’s launch, set for Sept. 1, means that residents no longer will have to sort their recyclables, and that towns will reap efficiencies and cost savings, officials said.
Carts can be obtained by calling 609-499-1001 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents in 32 municipalities already have requested more than 24,000 additional containers, about 20 percent more than the 122,000 containers now in use. The county received a strong response to an aggressive outreach effort last year, according to officials.
“We know from phone calls and emails that many residents are anxious to see single-stream get underway, and at the same time, others have contacted us asking if they can still request an additional recycling (container),” said Bruce Garganio, director of the Burlington County Board of Freeholders.
Residents were asked to decide if they would need an additional container; got a choice of 48-, 64- and 96-gallon sizes; and received guidance on how to decide if another cart was needed.
Residents requesting additional carts must indicate the desired size, which is specified in the first two digits of a cart’s serial number. More information can be found at www.co.burlington.nj.us/SingleStream.
The positive response prompted the freeholders to add $4.5 million to the original recycling bond ordinance passed in 2009, for a total of $7 million, for the acquisition of more containers.
The single-stream plan entailed retrofitting the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center on Hancock Lane in Westampton.
**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.