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Rockaway Township Solid Waste Information

Rockaway Township
65 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway,  NJ   07866
Tel: (973) 983-2868   Fax: (973) 627-1081
WWW: www.rockawaytownship.org
 

Contacts From Rockaway Township

  • Susan M. McConley, Program Support Specialist
    Picatinny Arsenal, Garrisonn Engineering
    Operations Division of DPW ARDEC-Bldg 3002
    Picatinny Arsenal,  NJ   07806-5000
    Tel: (973) 724-2120   Fax: (973) 724-4354
    Email: susan.m.mcconley.civ@mail.mil
    WWW: www.rockawaytownship.org
     

Solid Waste Services In Rockaway Township

Curbside Garbage Collection

  • Program Description: Township does not provide for curbise garbage collection. Residents must contact a private garbage hauler for collection service. Contact the Township at 973-983-2891 for more information.
  • Schedule: Garbage collection is dependent upon the hauler used, please contact your hauler.
  • Service Provider: Private Hauler(s), , 
    NJ  

     

Material Accepted

 

Curbside Recycling Collection

  • Program Description: Rockaway Township provides single-stream, all-in-one residential curbside recycling collection.
    • Use only reusable metal or plastic containers
    • Maximum weight of containers is 50 pounds
    • Use multiple containers if needed
    • Containers must be out by 6:00am on your scheduled pickup day
    • Do not use paper or plastic bags
       

    Note: Boulder at Rockaway residents should continue to place recyclables in the enclosed recycling/trash areas.

  • Schedule: 

    New for 2013: IF YOUR SCHEDULED RECYCLE COLLECTION FALLS ON A HOLIDAY IT WILL BE COLLECTED THE FOLLOWING MONDAY REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE NORMAL SCHEDULED COLLECTION DAY FALLS ON.

    Collection is weekly; Route A is Tuesday, Route B is Wednesday, Route C is Thursday and Route D is Friday and Route E is Monday.

    If recyclables are missed or the scheduled route was not completed that day, please call the Rockaway Township public works department at 973-983-2991 on the same day or leave a message after 5pm for a return call.

    When there is inclement weather and the Rockaway Township schools are closed, recyclables will not be picked up until your next scheduled collection day.

  • Service Provider: Rockaway Township, 65 Mt. Hope Road, 
    Rockaway,  NJ   07866
    Tel: 973-983-2891   Fax: 973-983-2896
    Email: aknoth@rockawaytownship.org
    WWW: www.rockawaytownship.org
     

Material Accepted

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse. All colors accepted together. Commingle with container mix. Place metal lids in same container.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables, and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) 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 - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.
Mixed Office Paper (Recycling) 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.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.

 

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

  • Program Description: 

    Seasonal curbside collection of vegetative waste. As per Rockaway Township code 4-1.10, no one shall deposit or blow leaves or any type of litter onto the street, curb, catch basin or any body of water. Yard Waste cannot be mixed with Garbage or Recycling.

  • Schedule: 

    Yard waste is collected collected Wednesday through Friday of each week APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER . If placed out after Wednesday and not picked up that week-it will be picked up the following week . A specific collection day is not designated for your street.

    Material should be out by 6am on the Wednesday of the collection week and the grass, leaes and brush will be collected by Friday. Specific collection days are not desgniated for streets.

  • Service Provider: Waste Management of NJ (Lafayette), , 
    Lafayette,  NJ  
    Tel: 973-383-7480   WWW: www.wm.com
     

Material Accepted

Brush/Tree Parts (Recycling) Brush & Tree branches must be kept separate from leaves and grass Bundled and tied .NOT TO EXCEED 150 LBS. AND 4 FT. IN LENGTH , NO STUMPS , NO BRANCHES OVER 6 INCHES IN DIAMETER.
Christmas Trees (Recycling) Pick up will be the second full week of JANUARY AND FEBRUARY out by 6 am Monday morning . If inclement weather prohibits collection because of snow burial, a complaint list will be formed and forwarded to hauler for collection.
Grass Clippings (Recycling) Place in metal or plastic reusable container with lids labled "Grass." NOT TO EXCEED 50 LBS. PER CONTAINER. No boxes or any type of bag allowed.
Leaves (Recycling) Place in biodegradable compost bags or reusable containers only. Do not use any type of plastic bag and do not use bodegradeable plastic bags. They will not be accepted in placed in plastric bags. No stumps, brush or debris.

 

Curbside Bulky Waste Collection

  • Program Description: Weekly curbside bulky waste collection..
     
  • Schedule: Collected the third full week of every month. Place at curbside on your regular collection day. Call the Rockaway Township department of public works at 973-983-2848/2489 or refer to Township Recycling Brochure for more information.

    Note: Point at Stoneview and Mount View Manor residents will have bulky items collected on Thursday of the third full week of the month.

  • Service Provider: Waste Management of NJ (Lafayette), , 
    Lafayette,  NJ  
    Tel: 973-383-7480   WWW: www.wm.com
     

Material Accepted

Type 13C Construction & Demo. Debris () Plywood, lumber etc. Must be bundled and tied in 4-foot lengths. Other materials accepted include sheetrock, old flooring. Must be manageable and no more than 150 pounds per household.
Freon (Chloro-FloroCarbon) (Recycling) Freon appliances will be collected at the end of the week. If your item is not picked up by Friday, call the Rockaway Township department of public works at 973-983-2991 with your name address and phone number.
Metal Appliances (Recycling) Household appliances (stoves, refridgerators, washers, dryers, etc.) Remove the doors. Metal fences, posts, hot water heaters, air conditioners, etc.

 


Municipal Recycling Depot(s) In Rockaway Township

Rockaway Twp. McVeigh Recycling Center (Municipal Recycling Depot)
65 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway,  NJ   07866
Tel: 973-983-2842  
WWW: www.rockawaytownship.org
 
  • Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on municipal holidays.
  • Notes: Located adjacent to the municipal building.
  • Limitations: This facility is open to Rockaway Township residents and small businesses only. Plastic bags and grass are not accepted at either Rockaway Township recycling center.
  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot

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

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Fold and stack in one brown grocery bag and place in corrugated container.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carrier, cereal, pasta and tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Metal lids may be placed in container separately.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse, commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty and plastic caps removed and discarded.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Includes soft-cover books. Commingle with other recyclables, Do not include hard-cover books.

 
 

Acceptable Material - Recycling

Batteries (Dry Cell) (Recycling) Rechargeable batteries only as alkalines are safe to place in the regular garbage. For rechargeable battery recycling make sure battery are individually wrapped or the terminals are taped to prevent electrical shorting and fires prior to depositing into recycling box. Accepted on Saturdays only.
Brush/Tree Parts (Recycling) No branches over 6" in diameter accepted. Brush does not have to be tied or bundled. Accepted only at Rockaway Township's McVeigh recycling center.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling) Place in corrugated container. Flatten, no need to tie or bundle.
E-Waste - Computers, TVs, etc. (Recycling) Effective 1/1/2012, TVs, computers, laptops and computer monitors are banned from being placed at the curb.
Leaves (Recycling) Must empty all bags and take the bags home with you. Accepted only at Rockaway Township's McVeigh recycling center.
Plastic - Large Rigid (Recycling) Place in designated container. This includes outdoor furniture, plastic furniture, children's backyard toys. Please, no electronic toys and no PVC plastics. Do not mix with single-stream recyclables.
Scrap Metal (Recycling) Place in designated container.
Tires (Recycling) Accepted at McVeigh depot only without a permit, just place intotire container. No rims and no truck tires.

 

 
Rockaway Twp. Municipal Garage Recycling Center (Municipal Recycling Depot)
540 Green Pond Road
Rockaway,  NJ   07866
Tel: 973-983-2891  
WWW: www.rockawaytownship.org
 
  • Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed on municipal holidays.
  • Limitations: 

    This facility is open to Rockaway Township residents and small businesses only. Plastic bags and grass are not accepted at either Rockaway Township recycling center.

    Rockaway Township does not accept brush over 4 inches in diameter, LOGS or STUMPS at any of it's recycling facility's. No commercial vehicles or landscapers are permitted to use any of the Rockaway Township recycling facilities.

  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot

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

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Fold and stack in one brown grocery bag and place in corrugated container.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carrier, cereal, pasta and tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Metal lids may be placed in container separately.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse, commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty and plastic caps removed and discarded.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Includes soft-cover books. Commingle with other recyclables, Do not include hard-cover books.

 
 

Acceptable Material - Recycling

Batteries (Dry Cell) (Recycling) Rechargeable batteries only as alkalines are safe to place in the regular garbage. For rechargeable battery recycling make sure battery are individually wrapped or the terminals are taped to prevent electrical shorting and fires prior to depositing into recycling box. Accepted on Saturdays only.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling) Place in corrugated container. Flatten, no need to tie or bundle.
E-Waste - Computers, TVs, etc. (Recycling) Effective 1/1/2012, TVs, computers, laptops and computer monitors are banned from being placed at the curb.
Plastic - Large Rigid (Recycling) Place in designated container. This includes outdoor furniture, plastic furniture, children's backyard toys. Please, no electronic toys and no PVC plastics. Do not mix with single-stream recyclables.
Scrap Metal (Recycling) Place in designated container.

 

 

 


Other Solid Waste Facilities In Rockaway Township

Best Buy (Class "D" Recycling Facility (Special))
301 Mount Hope Ave.
Rockaway,  NJ   07866
Tel: 973-659-0911 x3  
WWW: www.bestbuy.com
 
TOMCO Construction, Inc. (Exempted Solid Waste Facility)
212 Route 15 South
Rockaway,  NJ   Tel: 973-361-7755   Fax: 973-770-0411
Tilcon of New York, Inc. (Exempted Solid Waste Facility)
625 Mt. Hope Road
Rockaway,  NJ   07885
Tel: 973-366-7741   Fax: 973-328-8490
Green Pond Corp. (Exempted Solid Waste Facility)
1 Old Lane
Rockaway,  NJ   07435
Tel: 973-697-3736   Fax: 973-697-1869

 


Documents

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