2020 Trash and Recycling Information

Services Handled by the Township Public Works Department

Brush Pickup

ONLY DURING October AND April, weather permitting. The cut end of the brush must be facing the roadway and be neatly piled, not crossed. The maximum diameter of limbs is 3 inches. For safety reasons, thorn bushes and briar bushes will not be picked up. Please note: brush pick up is for our residents’ convenience when clearing away overgrown trees and bushes, or when storm damage occurs. We do not have the large machinery to pick up huge amounts of brush. Any commercially cut trees or bushes causing an abundance of brush cannot be picked up by our DPW crew. The SCMUA Recycling Center located on Rte. 94 in Lafayette is available to all residents. Their phone number is 973-579-6998.

Leaf Pickup

The month of November. Must be in brown paper bags or other biodegradable bags.

Christmas Tree

During the Month of January, trees should be brought to the lower parking lot at Hillside Park, Lake Iliff Road. When weather permits, the trees will be chipped into mulch and will be available to all residents. Christmas trees will not be picked up curbside.

Waste Oil

The last Friday of each month between the hours of 8AM and 10AM at the Municipal Garage (upper parking lot). The dates are only changed if a holiday falls on the last Friday.

Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags should not be thrown out in trash or with recyclables. They can be recycled at most grocery and department stores.


BULK: 350-pound limit. TRASH: Limit of two (2) 32-gallon containers


Bundle together and tie or put in a container. Cardboard, Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail/Paper, Food, and tissues boxes. See calendar for pickup schedule.


Glass, Plastic, Aluminum, Tin, and wax coated containers. See calendar for pickup schedule.

Appliance and Metal Pickup

Freon must be removed. Call to schedule pick-up the last Wednesday of each month.


Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority     scmua.org


SCMUA has successfully instituted a Styrofoam recycling program. Sussex County residents can bring Styrofoam to the SCMUA for recycling. At this time Styrofoam cannot be put with commingled recycling, so if you don’t want to make the trip to SCMUA, Styrofoam will continue to be put with household trash (even if there is a recycling triangle on it).

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Ni-Zn, small sealed lead less than 11 lbs.) can be recycled at the SCMUA.

Non-rechargeable Single-Use Batteries

When primary cell/non-rechargeable (AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V, 1.5V) batteries are discharged, it is appropriate to put them in the trash or bring them to the SCMUA for disposal.

Please note: Batteries will no longer be accepted at the municipal building.

Paper Shredding

Third Friday of every month at the SCMUA from 9AM to 12PM; $6 minimum, no limits, cash or checks only.

Mixed Rigid Plastics (MRP)

Storage containers, tubs, shelving, toys (houses, cars, trikes), buckets, crates, laundry baskets, and lawn furniture can be brought to the SCMUA. Material is weighed and SCMUA charges a disposal fee.

Tires and Construction Debris

Must be brought to the SCMUA. It is not in the township contract with the hauler, so it will not be picked up at the curb. However, if you are replacing a broken sink or toilet, that can be put at the curb.


Not to be put curbside—Must be properly recycled. The SCMUA (Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority in Lafayette) and all landfills have been notified by the state that landfill disposal of electronics is prohibited (NJ mandate effective: January 1, 2011).

SCMUA periodically offers free e-cycle days. If electronics are brought to the landfill any other time, the weight of the item(s) will determine the cost. NJ DEP has an “E-cycling” website: state.nj.us/dep/dshw/recycling/ewaste.html

2020 Pickup Schedule

Click here for printable schedule.

Date Day Type Pickup


Curbside Brush Pickup
Oct. 6 Tuesday Fiber
Oct. 7 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Oct. 13 Tuesday Comingled
Oct. 14 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Oct. 20 Tuesday Fiber
Oct. 21 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Oct. 27 Tuesday Comingled
Oct. 28 Wednesday Trash, Bulk, Metal


Curbside Leaf Pickup
Nov. 3 Tuesday Fiber
Nov. 4 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Nov. 10 Tuesday Comingled
Nov. 11 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Nov. 17 Tuesday Fiber
Nov. 18 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Nov. 24 Tuesday Comingled
Nov. 25 Wednesday Trash, Bulk, Metal


Dec. 1 Tuesday Fiber
Dec. 2 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Dec. 8 Tuesday Comingled
Dec. 9 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Dec. 15 Tuesday Fiber
Dec. 16 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Dec. 22 Tuesday Comingled
Dec. 23 Wednesday Trash, Bulk
Dec. 29 Tuesday Fiber
Dec. 30 Wednesday Trash, Bulk, Metal

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