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
ph. 973-729-6174
email: Recycling@spartanj.org

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015:

 
Due to the impending snow event, Solid Waste and Recycling collections scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 has been suspended.  The following schedule will apply:
 
Solid Waste Collection – Friday January 30, 2015 and you can place up to 6 containers at the curb by 7:00 am.
 
Recycling Collection – Recycling will be collected on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  Please have all containers at the curb by 7:00 am.
 
Please check this website or call 973-729-6174 for additional information.  Thank you.

 

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

 





















Below are several useful links regarding Sparta solid waste and recycling programs.

 
Click Here for Sparta Garbage Schedule.
 
Click Here for Solid Waste/Recycling FAQ.
 
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.
 
Click Here for the SCMUA Information.
 
Click Here to view the new state e-waste regulations.
 
Click Here for SCMUA's Guide to Proper E-Waste Management.
 
Have Questions? Click Here to e-mail us at Town Hall

 



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