The Borough has contracted with Blue Diamond for “Single Stream Recycling”. The recycling will be picked up every Wednesday and all items can be put out every week. That means that cardboard, paper, glass, tin, plastic and aluminum can all be placed in the same recycling container and it will be picked up every Wednesday.
WHEN? Place your garbage cans at the curb the night before, but no later than 5:00am Wednesday morning.
Click here to print a flyer on single stream recycling.
Paper materials include catalogs, newspapers, telephone books, magazines, office and school paper. Recyclable paper placed in plastic bags will not be accepted. Please do not include laminated or vegetative materials with your paper recyclables.
GLASS: Rinse glass bottles and remove as much residue as possible.
ALUMINUM: Beverage cans only. Please do not include foil wrap or pie plates.
TIN CANS: Rinse cans and remove as much residue as possible.
PLASTIC: Plastic containers marked #1 through #7 are accepted. Please rinse out milk containers.
Curbside Garbage and Bulk Item Collection
The Borough contracts with Blue Diamond Disposal for weekly garbage and bulk item collection. Questions concerning your garbage collection should be directed to 973-347-0159 x-15.
WHEN? Place your garbage cans at the curb the night before, but no later than 5:00am Thursday morning.
HOW MUCH? Each household is allowed to place four 32-gallon garbage cans, with tight fitting lids, at the curb for weekly collection. Garbage bags are not considered containers.
Storage of garbage cans is permitted in the rear or side yard and should be 10 feet from any property line.
Bulk Item Collection
WHEN? One bulk item may be placed at the curb with your weekly garbage.
WHAT? Bulk items may include furniture, mattress, carpets, children’s toys and even the kitchen sink. Please be mindful, Blue Diamond will not accept construction materials, electronic waste or hazardous waste.
Appliances (White Goods)
White Goods Containing Freon
Obtain a Green Sticker for the disposal of refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and freezers. Stickers may be purchased at Borough Hall for $12.00. (These items, which must be placed curbside prior to 7:00am on Wednesday’s, will be picked up by the Stanhope DPW to be recycled.)
All Other White Goods
Obtain a Yellow Sticker for the disposal of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, hot water heaters and trash compactors. Stickers may be purchased at Borough Hall for $5.00. Curbside pick-up of White Goods is by appointment only. Item[s] may be placed at the curb the evening before the scheduled pick-up date. (These items, which must be placed curbside prior to 7:00am on Wednesday’s, will be picked up by the Stanhope DPW to be recycled.)
May be put out with regular garbage; however, cans must be empty and dry and the lids removed.
Blue Diamond DOES NOT collect construction debris, electronics or hazardous waste. Please contact the Sussex County MUA: 973-579-6998
Tires, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze and Batteries
Residents are allowed to drop off the following items at the Borough’s Smith Street DPW facility on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.:
MOTOR OILS: Automotive oils are accepted in closed plastic containers. Greases and other lubricants are not accepted.
BATTERIES: Car, truck & motorcycle batteries are accepted. The Borough does not collect household batteries.
ANTIFREEZE: Automotive antifreeze is accepted in closed plastic containers.
TIRES: Automobile, light truck, motorcycle and bicycle tires are accepted for a nominal fee. Tire disposal fee is $2.00 per tire. Tires with rim $3.00 each. Payment must be made at Borough Hall (77 Main Street/Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30) and the receipt needs to be shown at the DPW yard when dropping off the tires.
Leaves and Brush
Leaves, Brush and Recycling materials are always accepted at the DPW yard, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information about leaf and brush pickup, click here.
Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) Services/Recycling
PLEASE NOTE: Blue Diamond DOES NOT collect construction debris, electronics or hazardous waste. Please contact the Sussex County MUA: 973-579-6998
Household Hazardous Waste
Residents of Sussex County may dispose of their hazardous and electronic waste materials at the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority in Lafayette.
The SCMUA holds two Household Hazardous Waste events each year. Residents may bring up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials, 10 gallons of liquid waste and 10 fluorescent bulbs FREE OF CHARGE. Examples of household hazardous waste include: lead and oil based paints, stains, paint thinner, acids, ammonia, printing ink, driveway sealer and more.
The New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act bans the disposal of electronic devices and mandates that they be recycled. The following items cannot be placed curbside: televisions, computer systems, printers, VCR/DVD players, fax machines, copiers, radio and stereo equipment, cell phones and other electronic media devices. These items can be recycled at the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA).
The SCMUA has two free electronic recycling days throughout the year. Residents may bring up to five (5) items to the SCMUA on designated collection dates. Check the SCMUA website scmua.org for collection dates.
The Electronic Waste can be brought to the SCMUA during regular hours all year long. Computers, televisions and printers are free. Please be advised scale charges will apply to other electronic waste.
Battery Recycling and Disposal
Public Service Announcement from the SCMUA: While they may not power up your devices anymore, used batteries can contain a residual charge that could create a potential spark if not properly recycled. Improper battery disposal has caused an increased number of fires in New Jersey recycling centers, solid waste facilities and garbage trucks, resulting in millions of dollars in damage and putting lives in danger.
Rechargeable batteries, such as lithium ion, should never be placed in trash or recycling bins. Instead, residents should tape the battery terminals or place them into individual plastic bags and bring them to a collection site. Residents can find the closest battery drop-off site by calling 1-877-2-RECYCLE or www.call2recycle.com.
As more toys, power tools and other small electronic devices utilize rechargeable batteries, every Sussex County resident needs to be diligent in identifying and properly recycling these potentially hazardous batteries. By increasing battery safety awareness, we can prevent potential incidents at our landfill.
The Sussex County MUA provides rechargeable battery collection at its Recycling Center located at 34 Route 94, Lafayette every day of operation: Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Click Here to View Important Information Regarding How to Dispose of Batteries: SCMUA Battery Disposal or Avoid the Spark (Battery Safety)
Monthly Paper Shredding (Document Destruction)
Paper Shredding takes place every 3rd Friday of every month from 9:00am – 12:00pm. No Limit. Charged by volume. $7.00 minimum charge.
Mulch & Compost
Sussex County residents can hand load regular mulch and compost for FREE! The SCMUA will load colorized mulch and compost for a nominal fee. This takes place every Monday through Saturday.
Sussex County Municipal Authority (SCMUA)
34 Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.