Solid Waste Update

Posted on October 9th, 2019

The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the move to automation of the solid waste collection will begin the week of December 9, 2019.  During that week, 96-gallon carts will be delivered to each residence and are to be utilized beginning with the December 17, 2019 collection week.  Residents will be required to place all solid waste within the cart for collection and will be permitted to put one bulk item out next to the cart for collection each week.  All current regulations prohibiting the placement of recyclable, construction and hazardous materials, as well as yard debris, in the solid waste collection will continue.

 

If residents are in need of a second cart, they can be purchased through the Township.  Details will follow in a separate announcement on how to request a second cart, what the cost will be, etc.  If any resident chooses to use their own cart as a second container, neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any damage to that cart, as it will not meet the industry standard for automated collection services and will likely be damaged.  If you are using multiple carts at your residence, please take the time to view this video from Waste Management regarding proper container placement:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtYEPmGrOUc

 

If residents would like to throw away any old can(s), please put a note/sign on the can(s) stating “Throw Out/Please Take.”  Neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any lost or damaged containers at the curb that are not the designated carts.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to provide all residents with the following reminders:

 

The Holiday schedule for the remainder of 2019 will be as follows:

 

Thanksgiving: there will be no collection on Thursday November 28, 2019 so the Thursday route will be collected on Friday November 29, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday November 30, 2019.

 

Christmas: there will be no collection on Wednesday December 25, 2019 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday December 26, 2019, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday December 27, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday December 28, 2019.

 

New Year’s: there will be no collection on Wednesday January 1, 2020 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday January 2, 2020, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday January 3, 2020 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday January 4, 2020.

 

Bulk Items regulations are as follows:

 

Bulk items shall be defined as furniture, box springs, mattresses, and items of a similar nature. Bulk items shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. No item shall be such length or width as to measure more than six (6) feet by four (4) feet.  Any bulk item may be disassembled, broken or cut up as much as practicable and placed on the curb with the designated containers. All disassembled bulk items shall be securely tied and shall be of such size that the longest dimension thereof, shall not exceed four (4) feet and the total weight thereof shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.  Mattresses must be covered in order to be eligible for collection.

White Goods/Freon Collection regulations are as follows:

 

White goods and appliances with freon shall be collected on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.  Arrangements for the collection must be made by contacting our offices at 856-461-1460 x8 no later than noon the day prior to the collection.

 

Should you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Township Administrator Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4 or mjack@riversidetwp.org