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RECYCLING
As of June 5, 2013, the Borough has contracted with Waste Management to begin "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.

PAPER ITEMS
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.

COMMINGLED ITEMS

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.

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 Blue Diamond Disposal at 973-347-0159 x-15.

GARBAGE COLLECTION
WHEN? Place your garbage cans at the curb the night before, but no later than 7:00 a.m. 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.

LATEX PAINT
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

DISPOSAL OF 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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS
Residents may bring up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials, 10 gallons of liquid waste and 25 fluorescent bulbs FREE OF CHARGE.
Check the MUA website: scmua.org for collection dates.
Examples of household hazardous waste include: lead and oil based paints, stains, paint thinner, acids, ammonia, printing ink, driveway sealer and more…
Call the MUA at 973.579.6998 for more information

ELECTRONIC WASTE DAYS
Residents may bring up to 10 items. Examples of electronic waste include: computer systems, printers, televisions, VCR/DVD players, fax machines, copiers, radio and stereo equipment, cell phones and other electronic media devices. Check the MUA website: scmua.org for collection dates.

PLEASE NOTE: Residents may also bring electronic waste to the DPW facility on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Electronics are accepted free of charge; however proof of residency is required. If you wish to have your electronics picked up curbside, purchase a Yellow Sticker at Borough Hall.

The Sussex County MUA also accepts tires, items containing Freon, contractor waste, leaves and brush.

Call the Sussex County MUA for disposal fees.

Sussex County Municipal Authority (MUA)
34 Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tel: 973.579.6998

DISPOSAL OF TIRES, MOTOR OILS,
ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES
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.

ELECTRONICS: Electronics are accepted free of charge; however proof of residency is required. If you wish to have your electronics picked up curbside, purchase a Yellow Sticker ($5.00) at Borough Hall.

Leaves, Brush and Recycling materials are always accepted at the DPW yard, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

WHITE GOODS DISPOSAL
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.
All Other White Goods & Electronics: Obtain a Yellow Sticker for the disposal of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, hot water heaters, trash compactors and electronics. Stickers may be purchased at Borough Hall for $5.00.
Curbside pick-up of White Goods and Electronics is by appointment only. Item[s] may be placed at the curb the evening before the scheduled pick-up date.