Recycling

The Township of Jefferson’s Recycling Center is located at the intersection of Sparta Mountain Road and Weldon Road and is open on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. only.

All material that is picked up curbside can be brought to our recycling center as well as the following:

Homeowner Construction Debris

Residents may drop off construction debris on Saturdays only provided they receive a number from the receptionist (call 973-697-1500).  A resident may drop off one bed level pickup truckload or less per visit twice per month/six times in a year as a result of small homeowner projects and repairs.  Proof of residency is required.  Homeowners engaged in new construction and major home renovation are advised to seek alternative methods of disposal.  Mattresses and Sofas are not considered construction debris and are not permitted to be disposed of in our Recycling Center. 

Brush

Tree branches, twigs and shrubs may be brought to the recycling center.  No leaves, grass, tree stumps or trunk wood is accepted

Tires

Tires are accepted at the recycling center for a fee.  The charge is $4.00 per Passenger Tire (no rim) up to 19 inches and tires with rims and larger than 19 inches are $7.   Check should be made payable to Jefferson Township.

Batteries

Dry Cell and rechargeable batteries (less than 10 lbs.) may be dropped off at the recycling center.  No lead-acid car or boat batteries may be disposed of.  (Put in PDF’s)

E-Waste

E-Waste consists of computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions, desktop printers and fax machines.  These items must be disposed of in our recycling center.  The garbage contractor is prohibited from picking them up.  All other electronics, i.e. radios, speakers, VCR’s, cables, mouse and keyboards, etc. can be thrown out with the trash.


Items Not Accepted At Recycling Center

Hazardous Waste

Motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks and other hazardous waste etc. must be taken to the Morris County M.U.A. by appointment only. Call 973-829-8006 to make an appointment. See attached flyer (PDF).

Latex Paint Disposal

Take off lid from paint can. If can is half full or less add clay-based kitty litter or speedy dry to can. If can is more than half full, empty excess into another container, stir mixture, allow to dry until no longer pour-able, and then put dried out cans next to trash on trash day. See attached flyer (PDF).


Additional Recycling Information

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