Township of Long Hill

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Thomas Sweeney, Director
1223 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980  •  908-647-0070 
Monday to Thursday 6:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Friday 6:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.


RECYCLING

Recycling has been a law in NJ since 1987- You must recycle

 Items can all be placed together in a container no larger than 64 gallon (Singlestream collection)

GUIDE FOR CURBSIDE RECYCLING

All recyclable materials can be mixed and placed together into the same container(s).
Container(s) should be no larger than 64 gallon capacity.
There is no limit to the amount of recycling containers that can be placed at the curb.

Recyclables should no longer be placed curbside in plastic bags.

ITEM FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP HOW TO PREPARE
Newspaper
Place in a homeowner supplied container with bottles and cans
-or-
Bundle and secure with string not exceeding (50) pounds
Mixed Paper  magazines, coupons, junk mail, envelopes, office mail, telephone books, soft cover books, catalogs, greeting cards, non-metallic gift wrap, egg cartons, cores from paper towels

Place in  a homeowner supplied container with bottles and cans
 -or-
Bundle and secure with string not exceeding (50) pounds 

Cardboard Corrugated, brown bags, Chipboard boxes including - cookie, pasta, cake, cracker, detergent, gift, shoe, shirt boxes. Poster board. Place in a homeowner supplied container with bottles and cans
 -or-
Empty, bundle and secure with string not exceeding (50) pounds
Glass Bottles & Jars No plate glass, mirrors, ceramics or china. Rinse bottles. Remove caps and rings, place in a homeowner supplied container no larger than (64) gallon in size.
Plastic Bottles  Look for #1 , #2, or #5 on bottles only. Bottles that have necks or openings that are narrower than their bases, Milk, juice, water, cider, soda, alcohol, detergent, fabric softener, bleach, household cleaner, margarine or cottage cheese tubs, yogurt cups, frozen dinner trays and deli containers. 
Rinse bottles and remove caps, place in a homeowner supplied container no larger than (64) gallon in size.
Tin (Bimetal) Cans All metal food and beverage containers Cleaned, labels and ends removed, place in a homeowner supplied container no larger than (64) gallon in size.
Aluminum Cans Soda or alcohol cans. No pie tins or aluminum foil. Rinse cans, place in a homeowner supplied container no larger than (64) gallon in size.

SCRAP METAL, WHITE GOODS, APPLIANCES,
PERSONAL COMPUTERS and TVS

are picked up once each month

Old household appliances are picked up by the Public Works Department. This includes ANY large or small scrap metal items - Refrigerators with the doors removed, stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, air conditioners, automobile parts, scrap copper and iron pipe, propane tanks, old tools, metal lawn furniture, metal sinks and bathtubs,barbecue grills,outdoor power equipment and TVS.

2015 Changes to the Scrap Metal / Appliances Curbside Pickup

Effective January 1st 2015 the Public Works Department will be collecting Scrap Metal, Appliances, Electronics and TVs curbside on the bulk collection day schedule per zone which is always the last full week of every month. Our goal is to boost recycling efforts from residents and have an easier schedule for residents to follow.  Please refer to the calendar that is mailed to you or website for specific dates.
You can call the Public Works Department at 908-647-0070 anytime to schedule a scrap metal / appliance curbside pickup. You may leave a voice message with the address and items to be collected no later than 6:00 am the morning of the scheduled collection. No confirmation is required. Place all metal items, electronics and large televisions along with any bulk items together curbside the night before the scheduled collection.
Public Works will collect the scrap metal/appliances and electronics and the contracted garbage hauler will collect any bulky items. The Public Works staff may arrive at your home at a different time of day than the garbage hauler so please be patient, everything will be collected.
Please follow the collection schedule that is on the calendar that is mailed to you or posted on the township website@ www.longhillnj.gov  there will be no special pickups.
If you are away and miss a collection you have the option to drop off any scrap metal or electronics at the Public Works Recycle Facility during operating hours.

Bulky Items
Bulky items such as mattresses, box springs, furniture, carpeting (rolled and tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length), carpet padding, can be placed curbside with regular garbage on the scheduled Bulk Pickup dates only.

Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous materials may be taken to the Morris County MUA. Please call 973-631-5109 for information to schedule an appointment or refer to the Counties website @ www.mcmua.com under Hazardous Materials for the acceptable materials to be dropped off. There is no curbside collection of hazardous materials.

2016 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & COMPUTER/T.V. DROP-OFF EVENTS

Branches / Leaves / Grass Clippings
Branches, logs, leaves and grass clippings can be dropped off at the Public Works Recycle Facility on the designated Saturdays or during normal weekday operating hours. There is no curbside collection of these items.

Please refer to the website @ www.longhillnj.gov for the Public Works Department operating hours.
 
  • If we collect your Scrap Metal, we take it to a dealer and HE PAYS US.
  • We'll collect any scrap metal (except recyclable cans). It saves your tax dollar two ways!
  • IF we recycle  your PC, we keep 7-10 pounds of hazardous material out of landfills, and save the landfill cost. There is no cost to you.
  • Hazards in Personal Computers:
    • Glass screens (CRTs) in monitors contain 3-8 pounds of lead.
    • All computers contain lithium batteries, and laptops contain nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries.
    • The PC also contains mercury, cadmium, chromium, and some types of flame retardants.

TOWNSHIP RECYCLING CENTER

The Public Works Recycling Center is located in Stirling at the south end of Warren Avenue.
Turn off Valley Road opposite Jaeger Lumber.
PERSONAL COMPUTERS, TVs & ELECTRONICS
Old PCs and TVS may be dropped off at the Public Works Recycling Center any day Monday/Thursday between 6:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Friday 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM. There is NO CHARGE, and you keep lead and heavy metals out of the landfill. See Computer Recycling below.
DEMOLITION DEBRIS

Building debris is accepted on designated Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Public Works Recycling Center. Building debris consists of sheetrock, construction plywood, lumber,flooring, masonry, and ceramic bathroom appliances (toilets, etc.),concrete, tile, wood doors and windows.

2017 BUILDING DEBRIS DROP OFF DATES

Saturdays:   June 10, August 12, October 14, December 2            

 

The price for dumping building debris is based on the size of the vehicle.
Car $ 15.00
Station Wagon/SUV $ 50.00
Minivan $ 75.00
Small pickup $ 110.00
Pickup truck or van $ 150.00
Extra for overload $ 40.00
Be prepared to pay the attendant. We are equipped to accept cash or personal checks (local bank) only. Driver must show proof of residency in Long Hill Township.
TIRES
Purchase Tire Stickers at Town Hall for $2.00 per tire BEFORE bringing the tires to the Public Works Recycling Center. We will accept tires mounted on rims. (The rims go to the scrap metal dealer - see above.)

Tires may be dropped off at the Public Works Recycling Center any day Monday-Thursday between 6:30 AM and 2:30 PM, Fridays 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

 


SEASONAL

COMPOSTING CHRISTMAS TREES

LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, BRANCHES, AND LOGS.

Can be dropped at the Public Works Recycling Center. It is open on designated Saturdays in April to September from 8:00 AM - 11 AM and October - December from 8:00 AM - 1 PM in the spring and fall. See the Township Calendar or call908-647-0070 for specific dates and times. 
Residents may also drop off these items during the week:
Monday thru Thursday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday                            6:00 am to 11:30 am

Grass clippings, leaves and brush. Must be emptied from their paper or plastic bags.

 Residents may take away wood chips and composted leaves when available. Provide your own labor for loading. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS of the attendant to insure SAFETY.

During the month of January only the Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees if they are left curbside after use. 
Christmas trees can also be dropped off at the Public Works Recycling Center any day Monday-Thursday between 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Fridays 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

                

 

Open burning of leaves is prohibited in Long Hill Township.
pile of wood chips

Long Hill Township Public Works Department offers home delivery of double-ground wood mulch and composted leaves when supplies are available to Long Hill residents only.
There is a delivery cost of $100.00 per load
Payment for delivery can be made by check only in advance or upon deliveryWe deliver 5 cubic yard loads only.
Each household will be limited to four deliveries per calendar year. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
How much is that? 5 cubic yards will cover a 25 foot by 25 foot area 3 inches deep.
To place an order, call:  
 908-647-0070
Long Hill Township limits deliveries to your driveway. Driver must stay on a paved surface. Under no circumstances are deliveries permitted in other areas.
No contractors please.

 


OTHER

Personal Computers/ TVS Drop off at the Public Works Recycling Center, or donate to the Telephone Pioneers. See Computer Recycling below.
Motor Oil The Public Works Recycling Center no longer accepts motor oil or other related fluids. However, many local gas stations and private garages accept it.
Household Batteries It is no longer necessary to segregate ordinary household batteries manufactured after 1995. They are now ordinary garbage.
Automobile Batteries

Recycle at the garage or dealer where you bought your new battery. They MUST accept it. Can also be dropped off at the Public Works Recycle Center Monday-Thursday  6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Fridays 6:30 am to 11:30 am.

Rechargeable Batteries From electronic equipment, watches, power tools, etc. Details. Jaeger Lumber or Radio Shack.
Propane Tanks

Propane tanks not equipped with overfill protection devices (OPD) (manufactured before September 30, 1998) cannot be refilled. This code applies to propane tanks with capacities between 4 and 40 pounds, including the 20-pound tanks used for household barbecue grills. Read more on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority Propane Tanks web page. Dispose of obsolete tanks at:
Public Works Recycling Center Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Fridays 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Dreyer Lumber; 20 Watchung Avenue; Chatham, NJ; 973-635-5151
Pioneer Rentals; Passaic Avenue North; Chatham, NJ; 973-635-7870                                                                                                  
Read the instructions for safe transport on the MCMUA website before you attempt to transport unsafe propane tanks.

Worn Out Flags flag collection boxDeposit worn out American Flags in the drop box in the lobby at the Public Works office on Warren Avenue. The American Legion will arrange for their proper destruction.
Eyeglasses and
Hearing Aids
Deposit in the drop box operated by the Lions Club in front of the card shop at Shoprite Plaza in Stirling.
Used Clothing
Deposit in the drop boxes located behind the Community Center or behind the Shoprite Plaza in Stirling.
Plastic Grocery Bags Return them to the supermarket.
Fluorescent Bulbs

We accept:
  - Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  - Circular Fluorescent Bulbs
  - U-Shaped Fluorescent Bulbs
  - Straight Fluorescent Bulbs
  - Ultra Violet Lamps
  - Sodium Vapor Lamps
  - Mercury Vapor Lamps

Styro Foam

Clean WHITE Foam only

The following will NOT be accepted:
  - Egg Cartons
  - Dark Color Foam
  - Non Washed Food Service Foam
  - Foam Glued to Cardboard
  - Cardboard
  - Dirty or Wet Foam
  - Foam Wrapped in Plastic Paper
  - Peanuts


COMPUTER RECYCLING

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of disposing of 63 million personal computers a year? That's close to 200 million cubic feet of potential landfill.

  • It has been estimated that over 50% of all heavy metals found in our landfills can be traced to discarded consumer electronics.
  • Glass screens (CRTs) in monitors contain 3-8 pounds of lead.
  • All computers contain lithium batteries, and laptops contain nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries.
  • The PC also contains mercury, cadmium, chromium, and some types of flame retardants.
  • Read more specific information about PC Recycling.

The Long Hill Township Public Work Department has a PC recycling program. If we recycle our PC, we keep 7-10 pounds of hazardous material out of landfills, and save the landfill cost. There is no cost to you.

  • Old PCs, TVs and Electronics may be dropped off at the Public Works Recycling Center any day Monday-Thursday between 6:30 AM and 3:00 PM, Fridays 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM.(Just walk in the front door and ask for help.)

picture of used PCs