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Mountain Lakes Borough Solid Waste Information

Mountain Lakes Borough
400 Boulevard
Mountain Lakes,  NJ   07046
Tel: (973) 334-3131   Fax: (973) 402-5595
WWW: www.mtnlakes.org
 

Contacts From Mountain Lakes Borough

  • Danielle Sekula, Clean Communities Coordinator
    Mountain Lakes Borough
    400 Boulevard
    Mountain Lakes,  NJ   07046
    Tel: (973) 334-1577 x300   Fax: (973) 402-5595
    Email: dsekula@mlschools.org
    WWW: www.mtnlakes.org
     
  • Mark Prusina, CRP, Recycling Coordinator
    Mountain Lakes Borough
    55 Pocono Road
    Mt. Lakes,  NJ   07046
    Tel: (973) 334-1577   Fax: (973) 334-1494
    Email: mprusina@mlschools.org
    WWW: www.mtnlakes.org
     

Solid Waste Services In Mountain Lakes Borough

Curbside Garbage Collection

  • Program Description: Homeside pickup for garbage and recycling is based on your election district. "Homeside" refers to any location adjacent to the garage or within six feet of your house. Keep the location consistent to ensure pickup. There is one pickup per week for both garbage and recyclables. Pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. and occurs daily with the exception of Christmas Day when it will be picked up the following day.
  • Schedule: District 1-Monday, District 2-Tuesday, District 3-Wednesday, District 4-Thursday, District 5-Friday.
  • Service Provider: Suburban Disposal, 54 Montesano Road, 
    Fairfield,  NJ   07004
    Tel: 973-227-7020   Email: jroselle@suburbandisposalinc.com
    WWW: suburbandisposalinc.com
     

Material Accepted

Type 10 Municipal Solid Waste (Disposal) Garbage must be contained in green "Mountain Lakes" bags. Bags are sold in packets of 10. The current price is $25 for 30-gallon size and $12.50 for 15-gallon size, and and can be purchased at:Borough Hall and Anchor Hardware on Route 46. The filled garbage bags must be placed in a suitable container so that animals are not able to get into the trash. Bags must be tied at the top to prevent overfill and must weigh less than 50 pounds. Untied and/or overfilled bags will not be picked up.

 

Curbside Recycling Collection

  • Program Description: The range of recyclables was expanded effective January 1, 2013. The recyclables are collected as Dual Bin Recycling. Note, the Borough owns the recyclable material and receives direct dollar benefit for the sale of recyclables to the various markets. Clean and uncontaminated recyclable materials have more value on the market. Therefore, IT IS IMPERATIVE that all acceptable recyclables are CLEAN, and are kept CONTAMINANT FREE. Clean means that the items must be free of residual food and dirt. Contaminant Free means that only acceptable recyclables be included. Remember, you own it -- it is in your best interest to do it right.
  • Schedule: District 1-Monday, District 2-Tuesday, District 3-Wednesday, District 4-Thursday, District 5-Friday.
  • Service Provider: Roselle Disposal (now Suburbabn Disposal), 54 Montesano Road, 
    Fairfield,  NJ   07004-3310
    Tel: 973-227-7020   Email: jroselle@suburbandisposalinc.com
    WWW: https://www.suburbandisposalinc.com/
     

Material Accepted

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Remove lids, rinse the glass and commingle with recyclables. Put metal lids into container; do not put metal lids back onto glass bottles and jars.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #4 (LDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Commingled Paper) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling - Commingled Paper) Flatten and mix with other recyclables, and do not bundle or tie.
Newspaper (Recycling - Commingled Paper) Mix with other recyclables, and do not tie or bundle.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Commingled Paper) The shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Commingled Paper) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.

 

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

  • Program Description: Season collection of Christmas Trees
  • Schedule: Curbside collection following the new year. For 2012 the collections are on Jan. 11, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2012.
  • Service Provider: Mountain Lakes, 400 Boulevard, 
    Mountain Lakes,  NJ   07046
    Tel: (973) 334-3131   Fax: (973) 402-5595
    WWW: www.mtnlakes.org
     

Material Accepted

Christmas Trees (Recycling) Remove all decorations and no tree bags or stands.

 


Municipal Recycling Depot(s) In Mountain Lakes Borough

Mountain Lakes Recycling Depot (Municipal Recycling Depot)
55 Pocono Road - Behind the DPW Building
Mountain Lakes,  NJ   07046
Tel: (973) 334-1577   Fax: (973) 334-1494
WWW: www.mtnlakes.org
 
  • Hours: M-F 7am-4pm and Saturdays 7am-2pm. Extended hours are in effect during October and November on Saturdays and Sundays. Compost and mulch, if available, may be picked up during these same hours.
  • Notes: Recyclable materials picked up at your home may also be brought to the Recycling Center
  • Limitations: Open to Mountain Lakes Borough residents only. No grass is accepted.
  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot
  • Block and Lot: Block 21; Lots 41 and 42

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Acceptable Material - Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One


 
 

Acceptable Material - Recycling

Batteries (Dry Cell) (Recycling) Rechargeable batteries only, deposit in Call2Recycle Box in DPW building
Books (Hard Cover) (Recycling) Deposit used and unwanted books in the green book bin. All usable books will be donated to charity organizations or resold. Any unusable books will be property recycled.
Cell Phones (Recycling) Deposit in Call2Recycle box located in DPW building.
E-Waste - Computers, TVs, etc. (Recycling)

A drop-off receptacle for the disposal of home electronics is now available at the Recycling Center. Accepted electronics include the following: televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice, fax machines, VCRs and radios. Absolutely no curbside collection.

Leaves (Recycling) Deposit leaves in the area marked "Leaves Only" -- NO plastic bags. No grass is accepted.
Textiles (Recycling) Leave clothing and shoes ONLY, in the designated bins. Any donations left outside the bins will be thrown away.
Tires (Recycling) Whole tires may be left in tire shed.

 

 

 


Other Solid Waste Facilities In Mountain Lakes Borough

 


Documents

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