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Solid Waste and Recycling Information

Eric G. Powell, PE, CME
Township Engineer
Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator
email: Recycling@spartanj.org
  

Contact Information:
  • For General Information please call 973-729-6174 or email at recycling@spartanj.org
  • 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.
2016 NEWS\EVENTS\NOTICES (most recent at the top):
  • SCMUA will be holding a "Household Hazardous Waste" collection day on Saturday, June 4 from 7:00am to 2:00pm at their facility on Route 94 in Lafayette.  CLick the link below for a list of items that can be disposed of.
  • The SCMUA has reissued there 2016 schedule with the new E-waste collection days.  Click the link below for information.
  • SCMUA Earth Energy Day - SCMUA will be hosting a Earth Energy Day at their facility on Rte 94 from 10:00am to 12:00pm on April 21, 2016.  Click the link for additional information.
 
  • 2016 CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION INFORMATION:

    Sparta Christmas Tree Collection in January 2016

    Sparta Township’s Public Works Department will be picking up residents’ used Christmas trees this holiday season.  No additional branches or tree parts will be collected at this time.

    The trees must be bare with no stands, ornaments, lights, tinsel, bags, etc.  Please be sure to secure your tree off the street and along the curb for collection.  

    Christmas trees must be put out at the curb
    NO LATER THAN January 15th, 2016

    Trees put out later than this date WILL NOT be picked up by the Township.

    Please contact the Public Works Department at 973-729-6178 if your tree has not been collected by the 15th of January.
 
  • NOTICE: The bulk metal pickup scheduled for Wednesday November 25, 2015 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 2, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will provide the residents with an additional week to have their bulk metal items placed at the curb for collection.  Please contact Blue Diamond at 973-598-9800 to have your address placed on the schedule for December 2, 2015.  Send any questions you may have to recycling@spartanj.org.

 

  • SCMUA will be hosting a "Household Hazardous Waste Day" on Saturday November 7th from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm athe Rte 94 Facility in Lafayette.  Please click on the link below for additional information.
  • The next E-waste recycling event at the SCMUA facility in Lafayette (Rte 94) will be on October 10, Saturday starting at 7:00am.  Please click on www.scmua.org or the link below for more information.
  • Ever wondered where to recycle all that bubble wrap and those plastic shopping bags?  Now there are local dropoff points within the area and more being added.  Click the following links for information regarding plastic wrap recycling (bubble wrap, plastic shopping bags, etc)
  • The SCMUA will be holding the next free Electronic Recycling Event on August 1 (Saturday) from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm ath their Rte 94 facility in Lafayette.  All covered electronics including but not limited to computers, vcrs, printers, and televisions among others will be accepted.  You may bring up to five (5) items for free.  Click the link below for additional information
  • June 9, 2015: New  Large Recycling containers - The Township has purchased new recycling containers and will be placing them at the Townhall, Sparta Library and Dykstra Park over the next few days.  Please continue to use these containers for your recycling when you are at any Township Park or Facility.
 
  • SCMUA will be holding a "Household Hazardous Waste" day on June 6, 2015 at the SCMUA facility in Lafayette.  Please read the flier for additional information.

SCMUA HHW Day

 


 

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.

IMPORTANT:

• 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, 2016

  • April 15, 2016

  • July 15, 2016

  • October 15, 2016

 
*** 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 2016:


If GARBAGE collection is canceled due to a holiday, the following schedule will apply:
 
Holiday
Date
Rescheduled Date
New Years Day Friday, January 1 Tuesday, January 5
Presidents Day Monday, February 15 Thursday, February 18
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Thursday, June 2
Independence Day Monday, July 4 Thursday, July 7
Labor Day Monday, September 5 Thursday, September 8
Columbus Day Monday, October 10 Thursday, October 13
Veterans Day Friday, November 11 Tuesday, November 15
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24 Monday, November 28
Christmas Day Monday, December 26 Thursday, December 29

 









 


HOLIDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2016:


If RECYCLING collection is canceled due to a holiday the following schedule will apply:

Holiday
Date
Rescheduled Date
New Years Day Friday, January 1 Saturday, January 2
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31
Labor Day Monday, September 5 Tuesday, September 6
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24 Friday, November 25
Christmas Day Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27

 









 

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.
 
Solid Waste/Recycling FAQ or "How Do I Dispose of...?
 
Click Here for information concerning the Solid Waste Receptacle Restrictions.
 
Click Here for the 2016 Sparta Curbside Recycling Schedule - Single Stream.
 
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.
 
SCMUA Information.
 


  New Jersey e-waste regulations


 
 
Have Questions? Click Here to e-mail us at Town Hall

 



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