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Jefferson Township, N.J. • 1033 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong NJ.
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Jefferson Township Curbside Recycling Program

Office Hours
 Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Office Phone Numbers
Patty Romano, (973) 208-3639
Office Staff Email



Garbage Collection Schedule: 2015 Garbage Schedule
Recycling Pick-up Schedule:  2015 Recycling Schedule

Recycling Pick up Schedule by Area

ACCEPTABLE     (Printable Flyer)

  • Newspapers and magazines placed in trash can (lid off) OR placed in brown paper bags with outer plastic bags removed
  • Junk mail, mixed paper, paperboard and cardboard placed in brown paper bags OR reusable recycling container.  Shredded paper should be placed in a transparent bag (not black) so that contents can be seen.   
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes flattened 
  • Commingled glass food and beverage containers
  • Commingled metal (aluminum, steel or tin) food and beverage containers
  • Commingled plastic food and beverage containers with recyclable symbol on container with #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 ONLY.
    All other plastic items are to be placed in the household trash.

Note: Please remove lids and rinse out containers.  Do not put recyclables in  
          plastic bags.  They will not be picked up.


UNACCEPTABLE   (Printable Flyer)

  • Plastic bags may not be used as recycling containers and will not be picked up (with the exception of plastic bags containing shredded paper)
  • No Styrofoam (even if it has a recycling symbol on it). 
  • Broken glass, window glass, mirrors, dishes, ceramics, light bulbs, clay flower pots and similar unsafe objects, are not to be recycled
  • Cclothes hangers, pots, pans and similar metal objects, are not to be recycled
  • Food trays, plastic utensils, toys and plant trays are not to be recycled

The hauler observes the following holidays:
New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas

 Recycling can also be brought to the Recycling Center:

 Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  Additional Recycling Center Regulations

Hours Open to the Public

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Homeowner Construction Debris Disposal

  • Disposal is allowed Saturdays, by appointment only, between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, Please call 973-697-1500 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • Be advised there is a limit of 30 appointments per week on a first call basis. During peak months the list is subject to be closed prior to Thursday.
  • Maximum of one bed level pickup truck load per appointment per week.
  • This program is available to Jefferson Township resident homeowners only. No contractors or commercial businesses permitted.
  • Proof of residency is required prior to unloading.

Vegetative Waste  
     . Vegetative Waste Pickup will begin on April 1, 2015 and continue
       through December 9, 2015.  
Grass clippings and leaves are not
        accepted at the Recycling Center. These items
        should be recycled to your compost pile or placed curbside in brown
        paper sacks for weekly collection on Wednesdays.
Tree branches, twigs & shrubs may be brought to the Recycling Center
        during operating hours only. (Tree stumps and trunk wood are not 
        accepted.) Branches are not to exceed 3" in diameter or 4' in length.
        These items are also collected curbside on Wednesdays.
Two bundles, cans or bags are allowed for collection on Wednesday.
        Big, oversized landscaper barrels will not be emptied.  (Bundles are not to
        exceed 4' in length or 40lbs. in weight.) 

Hazardous Waste

  • Motor oil and other hazardous waste must be taken to the Morris County M.U.A. (by appointment only; call 973-829-8006)

Bulk Waste

  • Furniture, mattresses and other bulk waste are collected curbside on the 2nd garbage pick-up day of the week.  Residents are permitted to put out two (2) 32-gallon trash cans twice a week, or;  
  • One Bulk Item with One Garbage Can will be collected on the second pick up day of the week.

Appliances and Metal Items

  • Call 973-697-1500 to arrange for curbside pick-up. 
  • The State of New Jersey is offering $50 for old refrigerators and freezers - two per household - anf free pickup.  Conditions of offer are that interiors must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet and the refrigerator or freezer must be in working condition.  To recycle a refrigerator call (877) 270-3520 or go to for more information.


  • Accepted at Recycling Yard with a check payable to Jefferson Township.  $4.00 per Passenger Tire (no rim) up to 19 inches.  Tires with rim and larger than 19 inches are $7.00.
  • Accepted at the Parsippany Transfer Station by calling (973) 808-9651


·        Dry Cell Batteries

·        Dry Cell Batteries (con't)


      . TV's, computers, laptops, computer monitors will not be picked up by
         the garbage company.  They can be disposed of at the Recycling Center
         along with fax machines, printers, and DVD players free of charge.  


For Recycling questions, call (973) 697-1500 or (973) 208-3639.




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