RECYCLING & SANITATION COLLECTIONS
2013 RECYCLING & SANITATION SCHEDULE
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will be
implementing a new recycling collection schedule effective
Tuesday, January 10, 2012. In an effort to streamline
operations, the MUA will now be collecting all recyclables
for everyone only on every other Tuesday throughout the
Township. The MUA will no longer collect recyclables on
Mondays and Wednesdays - only Tuesdays. With the
advent of single-stream recycling, the MUA is now in a
position to introduce this one day, every other week
NEWS ABOUT YOUR SANITATION
all Hanover Township residents have two (2) sanitation
collection days per week. Collection days are Mondays and
Thursdays, Tuesdays and Fridays and Wednesdays and Saturdays
depending on the area in which you reside. However, in the
interest of enhancing operational efficiency and
productivity and reducing labor and work related injury
costs, the Township has purchased a state-of-the-art, 31
cubic yard automated sanitation truck equipped with an
articulated arm. This vehicle will only require one
sanitation person to operate rather than 3 employees on a
conventional rear load truck.
The new automated sanitation truck will be placed into
operation sometime in early 2012 on the Wednesday and
Saturday route only. The utilization of the new automated
vehicle will eliminate sanitation collections on Saturdays
since all residential households on the Wednesday route will
receive either a 60 gallon or 95 gallon container with
wheels. One container of either size will be assigned to
each residential household. Containers are the property of
the Township of Hanover. If a container is damaged and
rendered unusable because it is not properly maintained by
the household, the cost of a replacement container shall be
charged to the property owner or renter whichever the case
may be. Prior to the implementation of the new sanitation
collection schedule, the Wednesday route households will
receive a survey to determine the size of the container
PLACEMENT OF SANITATION AND
RECYCLING AT CURBSIDE:
Between October 1st
through April 1st of any calendar year, household
garbage, recyclables or grass clippings cannot be placed at
curbside before 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to the collection
day. And, between April 2nd through September 30th
of any calendar year, household garbage, recyclables or
grass clippings cannot be placed at curbside before 6:00
p.m. on the day prior to the collection day.
All sanitation and recycling
receptacles placed along any Township street, other than
State Highway Route 10 and Ridgedale Avenue must be removed
by 7:00 p.m. of the same day that garbage and recyclables
have been collected.
All garbage and recycling
receptacles placed along State Highway Route 10 and
Ridgedale Avenue, however, are to be removed by 11:00 a.m.
of the same day that garbage and/or recyclables are
be placed in strong, water-tight plastic or metal
receptacles not exceeding 32 gallons and equipped with proper handles
and tight fitting removable covers (PERMALID CANS PERMANENTLY ATTACHED
LID CONTAINERS CANNOT BE USED AS PER ORDINANCE #29-08 ADOPTED OCTOBER
23, 2008). Receptacles must be tightly covered, and the weight thereof,
including the contents, cannot exceed 50 pounds. For safety reasons, the
weight limit of sanitation and grass containers will be strictly
enforced and containers may be stickered. If this is the case, you must
lighten the load of the cans to ensure that the weight does not exceed
50 pounds. Your sanitation will be collected on the next scheduled
collection date. Trash must be sufficiently drained and wrapped and/or
placed in plastic bags before it is deposited in the receptacles.
Sanitation must be out by 4:00 am on the day of your collection.
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) collects
recycling materials curbside. To ensure you receive collection, please
place your recyclables at the curb the night before your scheduled
collection, but no later than 5:00 a.m. the day of collection. The MCMUA
cannot return to collect material that was put out later than 5:00 a.m.
the day of collection. If conditions are windy, place heavy items on top
of lighter items (e.g., glass bottles on top of your plastic), or use
lids. Until material is collected, it is the responsibility of residents
to ensure that recycling does not blow around. If you do use lids,
please label your containers to identify the material in the container.
Free container labels are available in the General Office at the
Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If your recycling collection was missed, please call us by 10:00 a.m. on
the morning following your scheduled collection.
From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00
a.m., call 428-2495. If the Township is not notified by 10:00 a.m. on
the morning following your collection, the material that was missed
cannot be collected.
For complaints, please call 973-659-3490.
This means that you can
put all of these materials together into the same recycling bin(s):
Aluminum Cans Newspapers Glass Bottles
Steel (Tin) Cans Magazines
Plastic Containers Cardboard Boxes*
Please do NOT tie
newspaper any more.
cardboard boxes are too big to fit in bin(s), flatten, fold and stack
them into one cardboard box and place box next to bin(s).
New Items to Recycle!
These items are now
acceptable in the recycling program:
•• Clean aluminum pie
plates, trays and foil
•• Plastic containers
(bottles and non-bottles) with the following
symbols on the bottom:
Plastic bags are not
•• Boxes/cartons which
contained liquid and frozen food, such as soup boxes, drink boxes and
•• Cardboard packaging
for 6- or 12-packs of soda or beer
BULB RECYCLING: Home Depot will recycle your used compact
Click here for details.
SUSPENSION OF COLLECTION DUE TO SEVERE INCLEMENT WEATHER:
sanitation collection may have to be suspended from time to time due to
snow or other severe inclement weather. Unfortunately, suspended
collections cannot be rescheduled. For information on whether or not a
collection has been suspended, please call 428-2495. You can also check
for information by going to the Township's website at www.Hanovertownship.com.
LARGE APPLIANCES: If you purchase large appliances such as
refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, etc., in many instances,
the store that sold you the new appliance will remove and recycle your
old appliance. Where possible, please recycle your old appliances from
the vendors from whom you purchase. Freon must be removed from items
such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers & air conditioners prior
to calling for a collection. The Township requires proof of freon
removal by certification from vendor.
SCRAP METAL: Scrap metal must be recycled. The Township will collect
scrap metal curbside by appointment. To schedule a pick-up, please call
the Department of Public Works at 428-2495.
HAZARDOUS BATTERIES - TO BE RECYCLED: Included in this category are
rechargeable batteries such as nickel-cadmium, nickel-iron, nickel-metal
hydride, lithium ion, small sealed lead-acid, etc. These are often used
as substitutes for non-rechargeable batteries in standard sizes such as
AAA, AA, C, D and 9V. In addition, these rechargeable batteries are
commonly found in cordless tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop
computers, cameras, remote controls, MP3 players, toys, etc.:
Also included in this list of batteries for recycling are
non-rechargeable, hazardous batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9V) that
include older alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries (manufactured before
1994) as well as any silver-oxide, mercury and magnesium button-type
batteries, etc. It should be noted that manufacturers of alkaline and
carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries made after circa 1994 eliminated
the mercury content to the point that they are no longer considered
hazardous and therefore are not included in this category for recycling.
Rechargeable household batteries must be recycled. The following retail
stores will accept rechargeable batteries. Radio Shack, 232 Ridgedale
Avenue, Cedar Knolls and the Home Depot, 902 Murray Road, East Hanover.
BATTERIES TO BE DISPOSED OF WITH GARBAGE:
Non-Hazardous Batteries -
Newer alkaline and carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C, D
and 9V). NOTE: in general, the mercury content in alkaline and
carbon-zinc batteries made after circa 1994 is low enough so they may be
put in the garbage.
VEHICLE BATTERIES: Vehicular batteries must be recycled. Please recycle
your old battery through the service station or store that sells you a
USED MOTOR OIL: Used motor oil must be properly recycled. Area service
stations may accept this material for a nominal fee.
Used oil must never be left at service stations or dealerships when they
are closed. Please call your local service stations or dealers for more
USED TIRES: Used tires must be properly recycled. Whenever you purchase
new tires, please ask the vendor to recycle your old tires. In addition,
some area service stations and dealerships may accept tires for
recycling during their hours of operation. Please call your local
service stations or dealers for more information.
Another option is to recycle your old tires through the Morris County
Transfer Station located on 1100 Edwards Road in Parsippany. Morris
County residents may bring their tires to the Transfer Station on
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until 11 :00 a.m. Please note: There is a
charge of $3.00 per automobile tire, and $5.00 per truck tire, and
all rims must be removed.
YARD WASTE: Grass, brush and leaves must be recycled. Yard waste will
not be accepted in plastic bags. These items must be separated and
cannot be mixed. Please note: Brush cannot be mixed with grass or
leaves. If brush, grass or leaves are mixed, the Township cannot collect
your material. Grass must be placed in strong, water-tight plastic or
metal receptacles not exceeding 32 gallons and equipped with proper
handles and tight fitting removable covers. Receptacles must be tightly
covered, and the weight thereof, including the contents, cannot exceed
50 pounds. Whenever possible, the Township Committee urges residents to
use a "cut it and leave it" approach to lawn care.
Curbside collection of brush
is done by appointment only.
To schedule a pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at
973-428-2495. Brush cannot be larger than four inches in diameter, or
longer than four feet long. It must be bundled, tied, and placed
curbside. Please note: Brush collection is suspended during leaf
LEAF SEASON: Curbside leaf collection will begin on or about October 15
and continue on through December 15. Due to new storm water management
regulations, it is the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that leaves
are kept at least 10 feet away from the storm basins. Please do not put
branches, rocks or brush clippings in leaf piles. Leaves placed at the
curb after this date or in the spring will not be collected. THERE WILL
NOT BE LEAF COLLECTION IN THE SPRING. ALL LEAVES & BRUSH BROUGHT TO THE
RECYCLING CENTER IN THE FALL OR SPRING MUST BE SEPARATED.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS: In the case of minor home repairs
and renovations, the Township will collect not more than four (4) tied
bundles not exceeding 4' in length, or, debris contained in not more
than two (2) plastic or metal 32 gallon garbage receptacle(s), not
exceeding 50 Ibs each in weight.
The Township does not collect construction or demolition debris from new
residential units under construction or residential units undergoing
major construction. In addition, regular sanitation collection will not
begin at a new residential unit until the Building Department has issued
a Certificate of Occupancy, or a person(s) has moved into the home.
There are no exceptions to these regulations.
Residents performing major home improvements and renovations must
dispose of their construction or demolition debris by bringing it to an
approved facility or, by renting a dumpster. The Morris County Municipal
Utilities Authority (MUA) located at 1100 Edwards Road in Parsippany is
an approved facility for the disposal of construction and demolition
debris. The facility will accept debris Mondays through Fridays between
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays between 7:30 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m.
To obtain additional information concerning disposal guidelines and
costs, please contact the MUA at 973-808-9651.
Asphalt roofing shingles, stumps and oil contaminated soil must be
recycled at facilities licensed by the State of New Jersey to accept
this material. If you hire a contractor to renovate or repair your home
or property, and construction debris is generated, your contractor may
recycle this material for you.
PICK-UP OF BULK ITEMS: Curbside collection of bulk items (appliances,
furniture, carpeting, etc.) IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
There are no exceptions to this rule. To schedule a
pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-428-2495. Do not
place items at the curb prior to calling the Department of Public Works
for a pick-up date. Collection of bulk items may be suspended during the
leaf collection season (Please call the DPW for bulk item appointment).
Please note: The Township must have evidence that freon has been removed
from refrigerators. freezers. air conditioners. and dehumidifiers before
these items can be collected curbside.
For more information, call
PROPANE GAS CYLINDERS: For a nominal fee, Suburban Propane will safely
dispose of your unwanted propane gas cylinders. Bring your cylinders to Suburban's location on Route 10 West in Whippany.
Call ahead (973-463-0319)
for current fee and hours for drop-off.
RECYCLING CENTER: The Hanover Township Recycling Center,
located one quarter mile north of the Municipal Building
Complex on Stoney Brook Rd. off of N. Jefferson Rd.,
is open Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm and Saturday
from 8:00 am until 1 :00 pm. The center is closed on
Thursdays and Sundays. THE RECYCLING CENTER IS CLOSED ON
HOLIDAY WEEKENDS when the holiday falls on a Monday or
The Recycling Center may be closed due to severe inclement weather.
Residents have the option to bring recyclables collected at curbside
directly to the Center during the hours of operation noted above.
Recyclables should never be left outside the gate when the depot is not
open. In an effort to ensure that traffic flows safely and smoothly
through the Center, due to overwhelming use of the center, trailers will
not be permitted. Please make every effort to sort your materials into
the three categories noted above before you get to the Center.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL AND
COMPUTER & TELEVISION RECYCLING:
All computers, related hardware and
televisions must be recycled and cannot be placed with
sanitation. You may bring computers, monitors, printers and
televisions to the Township’s Recycling Center located at
Stoney Brook Road just north of the Municipal Building
Complex on North Jefferson Road. In accordance with a new
State law, there is no longer a charge for the disposal of
The Morris County Municipal
Utilities Authority (MCMUA) schedules a number of Hazardous substance
disposal and computer/TV recycling days at various locations within the
county every year. Please note: There are nominal
fees for disposing of computers, monitors, televisions, printers, and
BBQ-sized propane cylinders.
Click here for more information,
or contact the MCMUA at
The MCMUA has also opened a facility at 149 Gold Mine Road in Flanders,
to accept household hazardous waste
and computers & TV's. The facility is available on an
"appointment only" basis on selected mornings.
973-829-8006 to make an appointment.
Best Buy Stores
SNOW TIME REMINDER: We would like to remind everyone of the following:
(1) it is illegal for residents and/or their contractors to blow, push
or plow snow into streets. This type of action creates a hazardous
condition for pedestrians and motorists. It is counterproductive to the
efforts of the Township in properly salting, sanding and plowing
roadways; (2) Snow must be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours of a
snowfall in order to provide a clear path; and
(3) WHENEVER STREETS ARE
SNOW COVERED, VEHICLES CANNOT BE PARKED ON EITHER SIDE OF A ROAD SO THAT
PLOWS CAN PROPERLY CLEAR SNOW, IF CARS ARE LEFT ON THE STREET DURING
SNOW STORMS, THEY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SUMMONS.