Phone 908-876-3315 Offices open 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
Obadiah La Tourette
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Obadiah La Tourette
The Long Valley Mill

The building looms over the bustling Route 24, once called Chester Pike, just east of Long Valley center. At once, upon seeing it, you know that the mill holds a thousand stories and probably a thousand more secrets in its ancient timbers.

Aerial View of Long Valley
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Aerial View of
Long Valley in Fall

In the rolling hills of Morris County, Washington Twp is noted for preserved farmland and historic buildings. Washington Township was incorporated as a township on April 2, 1798, from portions of Roxbury Township.

5K Turkey Trot
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Turkey Trot 2017
in Long Valley

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started 12 years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch.

Police Honor Guard 2018
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Police Honor Guard 2018
Washington Township Police Department

The mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

Memorial Day Ceremony
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Rock Spring Park in 2016

Washington Township held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to salute our brave servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much for our country at the Veterans Memorial Site at Rock Spring Park.

Recycling Center

54 Rock Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853


Roger Read, CRP - Coordinator

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

As of August 1, 2020, registration is required for the use of the Recycling Center.  The annual registration fee for 2022 is $100. Registration and payment can be done online HERE. 

Residents are responsible for unloading their own items, assistance will be provided upon availability. For the safely of the staff containers holding recyclables must weigh 35 pounds or LESS.

The Washington Township, Morris County Recycling Center is located on Rock Road in Long Valley.  It is available for use by Washington Township, Morris County Residents during the hours indicated above.  Proof of residency may be required. 

Residents are encouraged to check with their trash haulers for their recycling policies. 

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


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
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

Recycling Center Acceptable Items

Office paper, file folders, junk mail, envelopes, flyers, newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperbacks and phone books, wrapping paper, paper bags, tissue and cookie boxes, paper towel and toilet tissue cores, frozen food boxes, cartons and boxes used for milk, juice soup, broth, etc., clean pizza boxes, 6-pack and 12-pack cartons from soda, clean paper ice cream containers. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened.

Aluminum and steel (tin) cans, loose metal jar lids, steel bottle caps.

Plastic bottles & non-containers coded # 1, # 2, # 5. Plastic caps and lids larger than 3” in diameter are acceptable. The smallest acceptable plastic container is an 8-ounce yogurt cup.

Glass bottles & jars. Remove & recycle metal caps and lids. All items must be empty, dry, and clean.

Recycling Center 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. 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.

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

Rigid Plastic Items

There is a designated container for rigid plastic items at the Recycling Center.   You may deposit plastic toys, wastebaskets, laundry baskets, soda and milk crates, plastic garbage and recycling containers, plastic outdorr furniture without pvc pipes, plastic 5 gallon buckets (please remove all metal components.

No gas/oil containers, hangers, medicine bottles, flower pots or trays. 

E Waste Disposal

There is a designated container for ewaste at the Recycling Center.  Only televisions, computers, monitors, tablets, laptops, desktop printer, desktop fax. 

No keyboards, computer mice, wires, cartridges, projectors, printers, scanners, video game consoles, dvd players, stereos, telecommunication equipment, VCRs, microwaves, telephones, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, toaster/toaster ovens, vacuums, leaf blowers, dehumidifiers, coffee pots/makers, radios, garage door openers.  

Residents may also bring e-waste items to the Hazardous Waste Facility on Gold Mine Road in Flanders, by appointment only.  973-829-8006.


  • 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 Flanders, by appointment only.  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:




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

Fluorescent Bulbs

  • Broken fluorescent bulbs are garbage
  • Unbroken compact fluorescent bulbs are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste in Flanders, by appointment only.  973-829-8006

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.



A clothing bin is available at the Recycling Center.  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.

The Long Valley Junior Woman's Club has a clothing bin at their location, 20 Schooley's Mountain Road. 

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. Contact them at 973-347-8106 or visit their website at


Book Recycling  Bins are located: 

  • Schooley's Mountain General Store, 250 Schooley's Mountain Road
  • Long Valley First Aid Squad, 70 E Mill Road

Additional information can be found at

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 absorbent material, like kitty litter, to speed the drying process.

Medical Waste

Contact area hospitals. Proper disposal of shartp:,,

Prescription Drugs

Can be  dropped off at the Washington Township Police Station ( 1 E. Springtown Road) or at other locations searchable at or   

Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids

The Chester Lions Club has an eyeglass and hearing aid recycling bin at the following locations:

  • Washington Township Municipal Building, Schooley's Mountain Road
  • Schooley's Mountain Fire House, Schooley's Mountain Road
  • Washington Township Public Library, E Springtown Road
  • Eye Care, 62 E Mill Road


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

Morris County Municipal Utility Authority.  Visit their website for information about household hazardous waste, bulk disposal and details about the  Mount Olive Transfer Station.  The website lists items that they can accept and drop off events. 

View the Morris County Environmental Guide which contains recycling, composting, garbage, and hazardous waste resources and information. 

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

Washington Township's Green Team Recycling Flyer. 




* Updated August 12, 2019

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