Recycling Center

Recycling Center

Recycling Program

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1st Wednesday of the month 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

54 Rock Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3382

Roger Read, CRP - Coordinator

THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, MORRIS COUNTY, RECYCLING CENTER LOCATED ON ROCK ROAD,LONG VALLEY IS AVAILABLE FOR USE BY WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY DURING OPERATIONAL DAYS AND HOURS AS LISTED ABOVE.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUIRED.

RESIDENTS SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL HAULERS FOR THEIR RECYCLING POLICIES

For the safely of the staff1 containers holding recyclables must weigh 35 pounds or LESS. Staff will be happy to assist residents i n removing their items from vehicles.

COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES mall bring materials to the center on the 1st Wednesday of the month

**SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING AT THE RECYCLING CENTER**

Smoke Detector Disposal

The most common type of smoke detector contains a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive material. On your wall, this material poses little threat; however, when a detector is broken open in an incinerator or a landfill, it can present .a health hazard. For this reason, all detectors, by law, must be labeled as to radioactive content. Detector companies must accept returned radioactive detectors for disposal as hazardous waste.

Homeowners can mail smoke alarms/detectors back to the appropriate manufacturer (see listing below). They should be marked "For Disposal" and sent by surface or UPS ground mail (not air mail).

Smoke Alarms/Detector Manufacturers   
Life Saver/Frynetics, Inc. 1055 Stevenson Court Suite 102W
Roselle, IL 60172
 
Code One/Firex/Maple Chase Products 2820 Thatcher Road
Downers Grove, IL. 60515
 
American Sensors   1-800-387-4219
First Alert/BRK Brands 3920 Enterprise Court
Aurora, IL 60504-2495
1-800-323-9005
Dicon 3334 Main Street 
Skokie, IL 60076
 
Safety's Sake/Funtech 388 North Ellicot Creek Road 
Amherst, NJ 14228
 
Life Saver/Frynetics, Inc. 1055 Stevenson Court 
Suite 102W 
Roselle, IL 60172
 

Bulky Item Disposal

The Bulky Item Disposal Program has been cancelled until further notice as a result of Budget Cuts

Acceptable Items

  • Aluminum food & beverage containers, CLEAN aluminum foil pie plates and trays,
  • Glass food and beverage containers, Steel (tin) cans,
  • Plastic bottles and non-bottles coded PETE#1, HDPE#2, PP#5 
  • Paper juice, broth and milk cartons, Frozen food boxes
  • Newspaper, Corrugated cardboard, magazines, catalogs, office paper, phone books, envelopes (no need to remove stamps, address labels, staples, cellophane windows), wrapping paper, toilet tissue rolls, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel cores

SHREDDED PAPER must be contained in translucent or clear plastic bags and placed in single stream container

Unacceptable Items

  • Clay pots, window panes, mirrors, glass vases, ceramics, light bulbs, Pyrex, plastic wrap or shrink wrap, Plastic bags, spray pumps, nozzles, straws, vhs/vcr tapes, cd's or dvd's, metal appliances, pots, pans and hard covered books. There.ls a hard cover book drop off box at the Schooley's Mountain General Store.
  • Styrofoam containers, including egg cartons and "peanuts" ·place in trash or contact shippers such as Mailboxes Etc. and UPS Store.
  • Plastic  V#3, LDPE #4, PS #6, Other #7
  • Plastic bags

Cartridges, projectors, printers, scanners, video game consoles, DVD players, stereos, telecommunication equipment, VCR’s, microwaves, telephones, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, toasters, toaster ovens, vacuums, leaf blowers, dehumidifiers, coffee pots/makers, radios, and garage door openers.

At this time there is no charge to Washington Township Residents for the disposal of e-waste materials.  If the Township incurs charges in the future for e-waste disposal, a cost to residents may be imposed.  This program is subject to change depending upon availability of waste hauler.     

Residents of Morris County may also bring their e-waste items to the Hazardous Waste Facility on Gold Mine Road in Flanders by appointment only.  973-631-5109

The MCMUA holds household hazardous waste and computer/TV drop-off events at various times of the year. Information for these events can be found on   www.MCMUA .com

E Waste Disposal

There is a designated container for ewaste at the Recycling Center.

Batteries

  • Auto & Truck – accepted at the Recycling Center
  • Dry Cell batteries – not accepted at the Recycling Center
  • Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries – throw in your regular trash
  • Rechargeable batteries – accepted at Target, Verizon Wireless Stores, and the Mount Olive Hazardous Waste in Mount Olive.  973-829-8006
  • Other batteries (button cell batteries) should be taken to Household Hazardous Waste in Mount Olive.  973-829-8006

Freon / Refrigerants

Materials that have cContained FREON (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators) should be brought to:

IDEAL REFRIGERATION, MORRIS PLAINS NJ.  973-539-0289

GREEN VISION, RANDOLPH, NJ. 973-998-7955

ABSOLUTELY NO AIR CONDITIONERS, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, DEHUMIDIFIERS WILLBE ACCEPTED AT THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP RECYCLING CENTER

Visit the NJ BPU Website for details about appliance recycling program.

Fluorescent Bulbs

  • Broken fluorescent bulbs must be taken to Hazardous Waste Facility by appointment only.  973-829-8006
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (unbroken) may be taken to Lowes or Home Depot. 

Motor Oil

Used engine oil accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents must bring oil in their own contain which will be returned to them after being emptied.

Leaves and Brush

Only accepted during regular Recycling Center Hours, between September 1 and December 1.   Non commercial residents with 2 acres or less : leaves must be bagged and bags are to be removed by the resident.

Brush not to exceed 3”in diameter, 3’ in length, and must be tied.  

Stumps are not accepted. Stumps may be accepted at Northeast Products in Ledgewood.  Please call to find out what the fee is for this service.  973-584-5595

Grass clippings are not accepted at the Recycling Center.

DO NOT PUT LEAVES IN THE STREET. SUMMONSES MAY BE ISSUED.

Clothing

Clothing & shoes are accepted at the Recycling Center. No bedding or linens are accepted. Please put items in clothing container and NOT on the ground. No trash is to be placed in or near the clothing container.

Habitat Restore

Morris Habitat Restore is located at 274 South Salem Street in Randolph.  They accept donations of household items and sell gently used items.  www.MorrisHabitat.org.  973-366-3358

Bulk Item Disposal

Washington Township no longer offers a bulky item disposal program. Contact Morris County Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road in Flanders to see what items they will accept. 973-347-8106

Unknown Material

If not labeled or identified, please contact MCMUA for authorization to bring to them. 973-631-5109

Latex Paint

These are non hazardous water based paint that should be dried out and disposed of in the garbage. To dry out, remove lit and add an absorbant material, like kitty litter, to speed the drying process.

Medical Waste

Call MCMUA. 973-631-5109

Prescription Drugs

Can be  dropped off at the police station or at other locations searchable at http://disposemymeds.org

Click here for the Morris County Environmental Guide, containing recycling, composting, garbage, and  hazardous waste resources and information. 

* Updated November 15, 2017