Trash & Recycling
Schedule Changes Because of Holidays
If your trash collection day falls on a holiday, your trash will be picked up the next working day.
If your trash is normally picked up on a Monday and it is a holiday, it will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday’s normal trash collection.
If your trash is normally picked up on a Friday and it is a holiday, it will be picked up on Monday along with Monday’s normal trash collection.
Public Works does not work on Election Day in November. Therefore, trash that is normally collected that Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday along with Wednesday’s normal trash collection.
Public works does work the day after Thanksgiving (even though other Township offices are closed). Therefore, trash that is normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday along with Friday’s normal trash collection.
Please note that New Year’s Day, Veteran’s Day and Christmas are celebrated on the date they actually fall on, which might differ from Monday or Friday, so the general rule applies: collection is the next working day along with that day’s normal collection.Please note the following changes for disposal of dishwashers and leaves: There is a charge for the Public Works Department to remove appliances. Dishwashers have now been added to that list. As for all appliances, they must be placed at the curb and $10 per appliance must be received by the Township Clerk prior to removal by the Public Works Department. If you have any questions, please call 609-859-2736, Ext. 0. Please note the schedule for removal of leaves. November 1st to March 31st – please place bagged leaves to the curb. They should be kept separate from your regular trash. Starting April 1st to October 31st, you may place 1 or 2 bags of leaves to the curb at a time. Please keep them separate from your trash. However, you must call the Township Clerk’s Office at 609-859-2736, Ext 0 for a special pickup.
Frequent Question of How to Dispose of Specific Items
- Grass Clippings – should be put in a plastic bag and can be put to the curb with regular trash.
- Leaf Collection – Fall and Spring 11/01 to 3/31. BAGS ONLY. KEEP SEPARATE FROM REGULAR TRASH. DO NOT RAKE TO CURB. April 1st to October 31st, place 1 or 2 bags of leaves to the curb. Keep separate from regular trash. Call the Township Clerk’s Office at 609-859-2736, Ext. 0 for a special pickup. Township will not take any leaves put to the curb by contractor.
- Brush and Branch Removal – Place at curb, all cut ends in the same direction,
- 4-5 ft. lengths with no dirt on them. Branches must be placed in front of the resident’s home and not on any Township–owned property. Township will not take any brush or branches cut by a contractor.
- Public Works Department will only be chipping branches and brush the first full week of each month. We recommend that you have your brush and branches out to the curb the 1st of the month. The Public Works Department will follow the trash route for the entire town the first full week. Once any given road is completed, Public Works will not return till the following month. If we have a storm come through, we will make appropriate adjustments to make sure the brush is removed promptly.
- Appliance Pickup – $10.00 per appliance. Pay Township Clerk first.
- Appliance should be put to curb (washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, freezer, air conditioner, hot water heater). Refrigerators and freezers most have the doors removed.
- Furniture can be put out with regular trash. The limit is 3 pieces at one time.
- There may be a charge for more than 3 pieces. Call Township Clerk (609-859-2736) if any questions. If there is a charge, pay Township Clerk before trash day.
- Carpet and House Clean Outs – Carpet is $100 per room and should be cut into 5-6 foot lengths and tied. Pay Township Clerk before trash day. There may be a charge for house clean outs – call Township Clerk (609-859-2736).
- Construction debris will be considered bulk pickup. Call Township Clerk –(609-859-2736) – there may be a charge.
- Propane tanks – pay Township Clerk first ($15.00 per tank), then leave at curb.
- Items that can be put out with regular trash: mattresses, box springs, microwaves, doors (exterior doors and interiors including shower doors), windows, and other items of that nature. If you aren’t sure, call Township Clerk – (609-859-2736).
- Hazardous Waste Day is twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. If you can’t wait, you may take to County facility. Call 609-499-5200 for days and hours. Latex paint that is dried up – take lid off and leave next to trash on trash day.
- Tires – car tires (with or without rims) is $5.00. Truck tires (with or without rims) is $10.00. Pay Township Clerk then leave at curb. Prices subject to change. No charge for small donut tires or lawnmower tires, etc.
- Problem with stray or nuisance animals? Call Township Clerk – 609-859-2736.
- Car batteries – put out on trash day.
- As of January 1, 2011, televisions and computers, including laptops and monitors have been banned from all landfills and incinerators in NJ. Can take to Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, Rt. 543, Florence, NJ (609-499-5300). Dropoff is open Mon. thru Fri. 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sat. 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. Goodwill donation centers is one location that will also accept electronic equipment.
- Batteries – A, C, D & E types are no longer hazardous and can be put in with your regular trash. Other batteries (nickel-cadmium, lithium, mercury, zinc, lead acid) need to be handled as hazardous waste (example: rechargeable & button style). Container for these batteries in foyer at Township Building.
- Prescriptions can be disposed of by dropping them off at Home Town Pharmacy located at 1805 Route 206 , Southampton, NJ 08088 (609)859-5633.
- Shredded Paper – Please dispose of Shredded Paper with household trash. DO NOT put in Recycling Containers.
Southampton Township uses the services of the Burlington County Office of Waste Management for all recycling.
For a list of recycling curbside pick up dates and instructions, please click on the links below.
Curbside Collection Dates for 2016:Jan. 4, 18 July 5, 18
Feb. 1, 15, 29 August 1, 15, 29
March 14, 28 Sept. 12, 26
April 11, 25 Oct. 10, 24
May 9, 23 Nov. 7, 21
June 6, 20 Dec. 5, 19
Things to Remember:
DO NOT recycle plastic bags or bottle caps. They jam up sorting equipment. DO NOT recycle shredded paper either.
It is illegal to put recyclables in with your trash.
In the event of windy days, snow or ice storms please consider holding onto recyclables until the next collection or them to the municipal drop off center.
The more you recycle, the lower our tipping fee costs are at the landfill, which keeps our trash costs and taxes down.
For more information on county events, you can visit www.co.burlington.nj.us.
The “Recycling Bin” – Tips to Recycle More
Goodwill is looking for old vinyl banners. Disabled clients make tote bags out of the banners. They can be donated to any Goodwill Center, but should be marked, “Deliver to Goodwill’s Outsourcing Center.”
Hard Cover Books
Goodwill now accepts hardback books (with the exception of encyclopedias) at all of their stores.
Styrofoam & Plastic Newspaper Bags
A Southampton Township resident has suggested the following for recycling styrofoam “popcorn” and plastic bags for newspapers:
- Styrofoam can be recycled by dropping it off at any UPS Store. They use it for packing. Probably other similar shipping companies would accept it.
- Plastic bags that protect newspapers can be saved and rolled up and returned to the delivery person for re-use. (My delivery person is grateful, as I think they have to pay for them?)
For more information, contact JoAnne Barton, the Recycling Coordinator, at email@example.com.