Trash & Recycling

For more information, call the Public Works office at (856) 223-1308

Dennis Chambers, Recycling/Clean Communities Coordinator

The trash and recycling collection schedule is based on geographic areas.

To determine which area your property is in, please call (856) 223-1308. The collection schedule DOES NOT change on Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Columbus Day or Veterans Day. For all other holiday schedule changes, please see the attached calendar, call 478-9514 and/or check the website.

2020 Trash Recycling Schedule

2020 Household Special Waste Collection

2020 Spring Leaf Collection

Trash Collection

Only trash in the cart will be picked up.

Bulk Pickup

Every Wednesday (give or take a holiday)

For items that won’t fit in your cart (i.e., mattresses, furniture, carpet), you must call (856) 478-9514 to arrange for bulk pickup. You must call no later than 9:00 am the day before to arrange for pickup.

Recycling Collection

2020 Recycling brochure

The township now uses single-stream recycling. Paper items may be mixed with your other recyclables and do not have to be placed in separate containers.

The following recyclables may be commingled:

Glass Bottles and Jugs: Clear, brown and green bottles; jars; and jugs. Labels and metal rings may be left on. Do not include cookware, window, auto or mirror glass.

Plastic Bottles and Jugs: Soda, milk, water and detergent bottles; jars; and jugs. All containers must be empty. Remove lids and rinse container. Labels may be left on.

Aluminum and Steel Cans and Beverage Containers: Including lids, caps and clean foil, as well as steel and aluminum food and beverage containers. Pet food cans with plastic liners are also acceptable. Labels may be left on containers.

Paper Items: Cardboard must be cut down and placed in the recyclable cart. Recyclable paper includes all uncontaminated newspaper, magazines, books, junk mail, corrugated and cardboard boxes, and computer and copy paper.

Do not include pizza boxes, milk cartons or waxed boxes.


The Recycling Center, located at 151 Colson Lane, is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm year-round. It is also open on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 pm from April through October.

Scrap Metal, Appliance and Electronic Collection

Second Wednesday of Each Month.  Residents must call (856) 478-9514 to arrange collection.

This monthly pickup applies to washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, hot and cold water tanks, air conditioners, swing sets, bicycles, auto parts, lawn care equipment, furnaces and other items made of metal, as well as electronics (i.e., computers, printers, monitors).

Items with airtight doors, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, old ice boxes or dishwashers must have doors removed to prevent a possible suffocation hazard for children.

No propane tanks or compressed gas cylinders will be picked up. Rather than placing these items at the curb for collection, you may bring them to the Recycling Center.

Additional Items

Christmas Tree Collection in January: Call (856) 223-1308 for dates.

Miscellaneous Items Not Collected by the Township:    Motor Oil and Oil Filters: These must be taken to the Harrison Township Recycling Center, 151 Colson Lane, Mullica Hill.

Vegetative Waste and Wood: Grass, brush, leaves, tree branches, bushes, yard and hedge trimmings, and weeds should be composted or may be taken to the Township Recycling Center if properly bagged and bundled. Call (856) 223-1308 for information.

Disposal of Hazardous Items

Gloucester County holds Household Special Waste Collection Days rain or shine. Please call (856) 478-6045 for a schedule of events or to be placed on the brochure mailing list, or visit

Dates for 2019 are as follows:

Location: Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC), 493 Monroeville Road (Rt. 694), South Harrison Township

Dates for This Location (all events 8 am to 2 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE):

  • April 13
  • September 21

Location: Gloucester County Roads Department, 1200 N. Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Clayton

Dates for This Location (all events 8 am to 2 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE):

  • May 18
  • October 19

Materials accepted: Oil-based paint; motor oil; antifreeze; fluorescent tubes and ballast; compact fluorescent bulbs; household, lead acid and ni-cad batteries, re-chargeable & button batteries; solvents; pesticides; cleaners; kerosene; herbicides; gasoline; varnish; turpentine; rat poison; auto and floor care products; weed killers; lighter fluid; propane tanks; and photography and pool chemicals.

To dispose of latex paint, allow it to dry out, reseal it and place it in your trash cart.

Frequently Used Forms and Additional Information

Recycling Center Hours
Recycling Center Hours
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