Trash & Recycling

Trash Collection

Schedule Changes Because of Holidays

If your trash is normally collected on:

Holiday Regular Trash Day Pick up
New Year’s Day January 1 January 2 or Monday after the holiday
Martin Luther Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day Monday Tuesday
Election Day Tuesday Wednesday
Good Friday Friday Monday
Veterans Day November 11 November 12 or Monday after the holiday
Thanksgiving Thursday Friday
December 25 December 25 December 26 or Monday after the holiday


Trash cans should not be more than 45 gallons with a detachable lid.  Trash in can should weigh more than 65 pounds.  The bags should not weigh more than 50 pounds.  Trash should be placed on the curb after 6 pm on the previous day. No more than 5 pieces of trash at one time – including 1 piece of furniture.

Frequent Questions of How to Dispose of Specific Items

  1. Appliance Pick up: Appliances will be picked up on the fourth Thursday of the month. There is a charge to remove appliances. All appliances must be placed at the curb and you must pay and schedule by the fourth Tuesday. If you have any questions, please call 609-859-2736, Ext. 0. Cost:       $35.00 for the following appliances: washer, dryer, stove, dishwasher, hot water heater. Cost: $45.00 for the following: refrigerator, or freezer. Refrigerators and freezers must have their doors removed
  2. As of January 1, 2011, microwaves, televisions and computers, including laptops and monitors have been banned from all landfills and incinerators in NJ. Can take to Burlington County Landfill Weigh House, 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road, Florence, NJ (609-499-1001). Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat. 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  3. 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) and must be taken to the Burlington County Resource Center or wait until Hazardous Cleanup day in the spring or fall.
  4. Florescent Bulbs:       4 foot – $1.00 per bulb, 8 foot – $2.00 per bulb. (Pay Clerk’s Office first, then drop off at the Public Works Building – show receipt with payment.)
  5. Grass Clippings – You will need to mulch or create a compost pile on your site. The township nor the landfill will not pick up due to DEP regulations
  6. Leaf Collection –Backyard composting is highly recommended. Southampton Township provides curb-side service for leaf collection only during the following: November 1 and ending March 29. Leaves must be bagged and not weigh more than 50 lbs. The collected bags will be opened at your residence and emptied into our leaf truck. The empty bags will be placed back on your property for disposal or reuse. We will not empty bags nor pick up bags containing sticks, bottles, dirt, roots, etc. After March 29, you will have to dispose of leaves by composting or delivering to the Burlington County Resource Center.
  7. Brush and Branch Removal – Please call the office before the last Thursday of the month to be place on the schedule for brush cleanup for the following month. (609 859-2736) Place at curb, all cut ends in the same direction, 4-5 foot lengths with no dirt on them. The pile should not be larger than 4 foot by 4 foot by 5 foot. Township will not take any brush or branches cut by a contractor. Large amounts of brush will not be picked up by the township and it is the owner’s responsibility to dispose.
  8. Furniture such as mattresses, box springs, small cabinet, can be put out with regular trash. There is a limit of one at a time and the furniture cannot contain metal.
  9. Carpet/Flooring  – Carpet/Flooring will not be collected. For small amounts of carpeting/flooring, dumpsters will be available on the first Saturday of the month from 8 to 11 am at the Public Works building on 16 Buddtown Road. For large amounts, the home owner must get a dumpster to dispose of carpet/flooring or make arrangements to take to the Burlington County Landfill in Columbus (Call 609 499 1001 for hours of operation).
  10. Construction Debris will not be collected. For small amounts of debris, dumpsters will be available on the first Saturday of the month from 8 to 11 am at the Public Works building on 16 Buddtown Road. For large amounts, the home owner must get a dumpster to dispose of debris or make arrangements to take to the Burlington County Landfill in Columbus (Call 609 499 1001 for hours of operation).
  11. Hazardous Waste Day is twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. You may take to Burlington 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.
  12. Tires – no more than 4 tires at one time. Car tires (with or without rims) is $10.00 each. Truck tires (with or without rims) is $15.00 each. Pay Township Clerk then deliver the tires to 16 Buddtown Road – Monday through Friday 8:45 am to 3:45pm, or the first and third Saturday of the month from 8am to 11 am (bring receipt to show payment).
  13. Problem with stray or nuisance animals call Township Clerk – 609-859-2736 or animal control 609 296-0675.
  14. Prescriptions – Opioids can only be dropped off at the State Police Facility on Route 296. Other prescriptions can be disposed of by dropping them off at Home Town Pharmacy located at 1805 Route 206, Southampton, NJ 08088 (609)859-5633.




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.

2020-21 Recycling Brochure from Burlington County Solid Waste Recycling Instructions – What to and what not to put in your recycling containers.

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

The “Recycling Bin” – Tips to Recycle More

Vinyl Banners

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.

For more information, contact JoAnne Barton, the Recycling Coordinator, at