Sparta Township, N.J.
Engineering  
Solid Waste and Recycling  

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.


NEWS\EVENTS (most recent at the top)
:

  • 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, 2015

  • April 15, 2015

  • July 15, 2015

  • October 15, 2015

 
*** 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 COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2015:


If GARBAGE collection is canceled due to a holiday, the following schedule will apply:
 
Holiday
Date
Rescheduled Date
New Years Day Thursday, January 1 Monday, January 5
Presidents Day Monday, February 16 Thursday, February 19
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Thursday, May 28
Labor Day Monday, September 7 Thursday, September 10
Columbus Day Monday, October 12 Thursday, October 15
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26 Monday, November 30
Christmas Day Friday, December 25 Tuesday, December 29

 









 


HOLIDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2015:


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

Holiday
Date
Rescheduled Date
New Years Day Thursday, January 1 Friday, January 2
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Tuesday, May 26
Labor Day Monday, September 7 Tuesday, September 8
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26 Friday, November 27
Christmas Day Friday, December 25 Saturday, 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.
 
Solid Waste/Recycling FAQ or "How Do I Dispose of...?
 
Click Here for information concerning the Solid Waste Receptacle Restrictions.
 
Click Here for the 2015 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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