Solid Waste and Recycling Information
Eric G. Powell, PE, CME
Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator
- For General Information please call 973-729-6174 or email at email@example.com
- To report a problem or missed collection please call Blue Diamond at 973-598-9800 so they can send a truck to pickup the material.
UPDATE: November 12, 2018 Solid Waste Collection
Due to the Veterans Day holiday observed on Monday, November 12, 2018 there was no solid waste collection due to the landfill being closed (SCMUA). There was an error on the holiday schedule at the bottom of this page. The makeup day for solid waste collection from Monday November 12, 2018 will be on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in accordance with the established holiday collection schedule.
UPDATE - March 7, 2018 Recycling Collection - CANCELLED
Due to the impending weather event, all recycling collection scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 is hereby canceled. If you have your recycling scheduled for Wednesday, the makeup date for recycling collection will be Thursday, March 8, 2018. Please have all containers at the curb no later than 7:00 am on March 8th. Please go to www.spartanj.org for updated information.
UPDATE MARCH 2, 2018:
Due to inclement weather, all solid waste (garbage) and recycling pickup has been canceled for today, Friday March 2nd . Solid waste will be collected on Tuesday March 6th and recycling will be collected on Friday March 9th
UPDATE - SOLID WASTE COLLECTION FOR FEBRUARY 19TH, 2018
There is no solid waste collection on Monday, February 19th due to the President's Day Holiday. Recycling will be collected as usual for those that have a Mondayrecycling collection. Please click below for the holiday schedule:
UPDATE JANUARY 17TH:
Blue Diamond is out collecting recycling this morning. Please check back here for updates.
UPDATE JANUARY 4TH:
Due to the snow event today, Thursday January 4th all garbage and recycling collection has been suspended. Blue Diamond will be resuming collections tomorrow morning, January 5th at 7:00am. They will be collecting any remaining garbage\recycling from Thursday January 4th as well as recycling and garbage for January 5th. Any location that does not have their garbage\recycling collected by end of the day Friday January 5th will have it collected on Saturday January 6th. Please remember to have all containers at the curb\roadway by 7:00 AM. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
UPDATE Thursday January 4th:
Blue Diamond is out collecting solid waste and recycling this morning, Thursday January 4th but it is going slow. IF there is a postponement of collections the updated schedule will be posted here. Thank you for your cooperation.
UPDATE Tuesday January 2nd:
Blue Diamond is running behind in the collection of recycling today due to the holiday yesterday. If your recycling is not collected today please have it at the curb tomorrow morning, Wednesday January 3rd for pickup. Thank you for your cooperation.
2018 NEWS\EVENTS\NOTICES (most recent at the top):
- SCMUA will be hosting their final E-Waste Collection Day for 2018. The collection date is Octber 13, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. Click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA Will be hosting another E-Waste Collection Day on Saturday July 21, 2018 at their facility on Route 94 in Lafayette. Hours are 7:00am to 2:00pm. Click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA will be hosting an E-Waste Collection Day on May 19th at their facility on Rte 94 in Lafayette. Hours are 7:00am to 2:00pm. Click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA Will be hosting it's 13th annual Earth Energy Day on April 26th at the SCMUA Facility on Route 94 in Lafayette, click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA will be holding a free W-waste Collection Day on March 31 (Saturday) from 7:00 am to 2:00pm. You may bring up to 5 items per vehicle. Click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA has published their events calendar, click here to view the information
- SCMUA Household Hazardous Waste Day - The SCMUA will be hosting a "Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day at their facility on Route 94 - November 4, 2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Click the link below for additional information.
- The next Electronics Recycling day at the SCMUA is Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00pm at their facility on Route 94 in Lafayette. Click the link below for additional information.
- The next Electronics Recycling day at the SCMUA is Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00pm at their facility on Route 94 in Lafayette. Click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA Household Hazardous Waste Day - The SCMUA will be hosting a "Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day at their facility on Route 94 - June 3, 2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Click the link below for additional information.
- Rain Barrel Event - the SCMUA along with Rutgers and Americorps is hosting a "Make and Take" reain barrel avent at the Sussex Countyu Fairgrounds on May 18th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Click the link below for more information.
- NOTICE: SCMUA will be hosting an E-waste collection event on May 20th - Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 ppm at their facility on Rte 94 in Lafayette. Please click the link below for additional information.
- SCMUA has published the 2017 Calendar for special collections (E-WASTE, Household Hazardous Waste, Etc.) Click on the link below for the schedule.
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING RECYCLING COLLECTION:
Starting on March 31, 2014 the utility’s hauler will begin collecting “single stream” recycling. Your collection day will remain the same, however you will now be able to place ALL RECYCLING MATERIALS in a single container and place them at the curb for collection. Your current recycling day WILL NOT CHANGE.
• Recycling containers must not exceed 50 pounds, 32 gallon containers are recommended.
• Use plastic bags for shredded paper only. All other material must be in a container loose, not in a plastic bag.
• Do not tie cardboard or newspapers. Put in reusable containers loose, or stack folded boxes into a cardboard box.
• Label your recycling containers with free decals available at Town Hall.
• Put all Styrofoam into the regular solid waste, it is coded #6 and is not acceptable for recycling.
CLICK HERE for additional information
** PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS, THEY WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. PLACE ALL RECYCLABLES IN EITHER A GARBAGE CONTAINER OR PLASTIC REUSABLE BINS. YOU CAN ALSO PLACE YOUR FIBER RECYCLABLES (NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINES) IN CARDBOARD BOXES OR BROWN PAPER BAGS. **
Please be advised that the Annual Solid Waste Bill has been mailed.
It is set up the same as last year, one-time bill (similar to your tax bill), with four (4) coupon vouchers.
Please include the voucher when making your payment.
The due dates this year are as follows:
January 15, 2018
April 15, 2018
July 15, 2018
October 15, 2018
*** LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE CHARGED AN 8% LATE FEE AND WILL ACCRUE INTEREST. ***
PLEASE PAY BY THE DUE DATE.
Please take note of the Holiday Schedule printed on the back of your bill.
Click Here to see a sample bill.
HOLIDAY GARBAGE\RECYCLING SCHEDULES:
HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2018:
If GARBAGE collection is canceled due to a holiday, the following schedule will apply:
|New Years Day||Monday, January 1||Thursday, January 4|
|Presidents Day||Monday, February 19||Thursday, February 22|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 28||Thursday, May 31|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 3||Thursday, September 6|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 8||Thursday, October 11|
Friday, November 9 - Incorrect
Monday, November 12
Tuesday, November 13 - Incorrect
Thursday, November 15
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23||Monday, November 27|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday, December 25||Friday, December 28|
HOLIDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2018:
If RECYCLING collection is canceled due to a holiday the following schedule will apply:
|New Years Day||Monday, January 1||Tuesday, January 2|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 28||Tuesday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Wednesday, July 4||Thursday, July 5|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 3||Tuesday, September 4|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 22||Friday, November 23|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday, December 25||Wednesday, December 26|
INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE:
If SOLID WASTE\RECYCLING collection is canceled due to inclement weather, the following schedule will apply:
Monday - Solid Waste on Thursday, Recycling on Tuesday
Tuesday - Solid Waste on Friday, Recycling on Wednesday
Thursday - Solid Waste on Monday, Recycling on Friday
Friday - Solid Waste on Tuesday, Recycling on Monday
Please check the Township Homepage for notices.
Below are several useful links regarding Sparta solid waste and recycling programs.
Click Here for Sparta Garbage Schedule.
Recycling\Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Click Here for information concerning the Solid Waste Receptacle Restrictions.
Paper copies are available at the Town Hall or the Sparta Public Library.
Click Here for Recycling and Solid Waste information for Sparta businesses and industries.
New Jersey e-waste regulations