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Municipal Recycling Coordinators

This page is specifically for the Morris County municipal recycling coordinator and other in related positions. It provides information regarding annual recycling tonnage reports, municipal recycling planning responsibilities specific to Morris County, information regarding mandated source separation recycling in Morris County, some general information and additional helpful links.

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Meetings for Municipal Recycling Coordinators

Click here to review previous Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinator Meetings

Recycling Tonnage Reporting and Rates

Recycling Program Implementation

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Planning Responsibilities

  • March 2007 Recycling Plan Update to the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan - This is a link to the entire Plan Update as adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders on April 11, 2007. This amendment was certified as approved for the most part by NJDEP in a certification dated October 10, 2007.
  • Municipal Recycling Coordinator's "Reader's Digest" version of the March 2007 Recycling Plan Update. (PDF) This is not the full Plan Amendment but a reordered and reprioritized version of the document prepared to help the Morris County municipal recycling coordinators understand the Plan Amendment as it relates to municipal responsibilities, programs and enforcement efforts.
  • Cover letter that accompanied guidance document provided below.
  • Guidance Document for a Municipality (PDF) Implementing an Update to Its Recycling Ordinance and Other Recycling Requirements Resulting from the March 2007 Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment.
  • Checklist for the Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinator - This is a checklist of various activities related to both the adoption of the 2007 Recycling Plan Amendment, as well as general recycling coordinator duties. Please use this checklist to ensure you are performing the minimum duties required in Morris County as a municipal recycling coordinator.
  • Model Municipal Recycling Ordinance for Morris County - PDF format or Word format. Use this model ordinance to update your municipal recycling ordinance to be consistent with the state and Morris County Solid Waste Management Plans as well as state regulations. This update of municipal recycling ordinances is required to be completed by each Morris County municipality by April 10, 2008, as part of the adoption of the March 2007 Recycling Plan Update.
  • Model Multifamily Ordinance (PDF) revised for Morris County municipalities.
     

Mandated Source Separation Recycling

  • Mandatory Source Separation Recycling - Explanation of why source separation recycling is the primary means of recycling in accordance with the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • List of Materials Mandated to be Source Separated and Recycled in Morris County 2007 (PDF or Word File). Please download, print, pay attention to, and distribute this document to anyone who lives or works in Morris County. Recycling of these materials is the law in Morris County.
  • Exemptions From Source Separation Recycling Requirements - By law a procedure to assess requests by commercial entities for exemptions from the Plan's requirements to source separate designated materials must be available, and this document is the Plan's recommended procedure. Only municipalities can grant such exemptions. This would be an exemption only from source separation and not an exemption from recycling. A repetition of that previous statement for emphasis: The granting of an exemption would be an exemption only from source separation and not and exemption from recycling. The commercial generator that is issued such an exemption would then need to find a recycling facility that would separate the recyclables from the disposables and recycle the designated materials. Since no known such facility in New Jersey adequately operates like this, exemptions should not be granted by a municipality without total confidence that the materials will be recycled. To date and in Morris County, there are no known exemptions that have been granted.
     

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Recycling and Governmental Institutions

Q. Are shared services available with the MCMUA's single-stream recycling program?

A. The MCMUA procured its single-stream recycling contract with municipal shared services in mind. Municipalities can easily execute inter-local governmental shared services agreements with the MCMUA to enjoy the single-stream recycling services and marketing terms competitively procured by the MCMUA. Towns do not have to be MCMUA curbside collection customers to enter into such agreements. Please contact the MCMUA for more information about this opportunity. There is no longer any need to wait to bring the benefits of single-stream recycling to your municipality.


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Leaf, Grass and Brush Recycling for Municipalities

  • Ticket books used for municipalities dropping off vegetative waste are available at either facility during operating hours. Note: all transactions require a valid drop off ticket. Questions regarding these tickets may be directed to any of the MCMUA on site employees.
     
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  • Vehicle Registration - All municipalities must be pre-registered with MCMUA before being allowed to drop off or pick up any material. Please complete and email the Vehicle Registration Form to the MCMUA at muainsuarance@co.morris.nj.us. On this form you will be require to provide a listing of the type of vehicle(s), license plate number(s), and their cubic yard capacities.
     
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Vegetative Waste Recycling for Morris County Municipalities

Drop-off of Vegetative Waste

  • $6.50/c.y. - Leaf Composting Drop-off
  • $7.50/c.y. - Leaf (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
  • $9.50/c.y. - Grass Composting Drop-off
  • $10.50/c.y. - Grass (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
  • $6.50/c.y. - Brush Recycling Drop-off
  • $7.50/c.y. - Brush (Compacted) Recycling Drop-off
  • $5.00/c.y. - Lake Weed Recycling Drop-off
  • $0.00/c.y. - Christmas Tree (Clean) Recycling Drop-off
  • $3.00/c.y. - Wood Chip Recycling Drop-off
     

Pick-up and Purchase of Vegetative Products

  • $10.00/c.y. - Wood Mulch Pick-up
  • $5.00/c.y. - Unscreened Compost Pick-up
  • $16.00/c.y. - Screened Compost Pick-up
     
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Vegetative Waste Recycling for Non-Morris County Municipalities

Drop-off of Vegetative Waste

  • $8.00/c.y. - Leaf Composting Drop-off
  • $9.00/c.y. - Leaf (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
  • $11.00/c.y. - Grass Composting Drop-off
  • $12.00/c.y. - Grass (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
  • $8.00/c.y. - Brush Recycling Drop-off
  • $9.00/c.y. - Brush (Compacted) Recycling Drop-off
  • $5.00/c.y. - Lake Weed Recycling Drop-off
  • $3.00/c.y. - Wood Chips
     

Pick-up and Purchase of Vegetative Products

  • $10.00/c.y. - Wood Mulch Pick-up
  • $5.00/c.y. - Unscreened Compost Pick-up
  • $16.00/c.y. - Screened Compost Pick-up
     

Preparation Requirements for Acceptance

Vegetative collection includes grass, leaves and brush. To best comply with MCMUA facility requirements, we recommend residential collection where residents are instructed to place leaves and grass in biodegradable brown paper bags with the bag open or in open containers with handles. Brush must be kept and collected separately from grass and leaves. Leaves should not be swept into the gutter. For easy collection, we can accept , branches or brush tied with string in bundles not to exceed 18 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length. No limbs or brush over 4 inches in diameter will be accepted.

Acceptable Brush
(keep separate from leaves and grass)
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Acceptable Leaves and Grass
(keep separate from brush)
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Unacceptable Material
No garbage - No plastic bags - No plastic flower pots - No rocks or metal - No water bottles - No animal waste - No wood waste - No food waste
No branches/brush mixed with leaves and grass
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Hazardous Waste Management for Governmental Institutions

Q. Can a governmental institution and/or school use the MCMUA hazardous waste program?

A. Pre-qualified institutions may drop off hazardous waste at the MCMUA's permanent HHW facility located at the Mount Olive transfer station by appointment and for a fee. Institutional waste is not accepted at MCMUA one-day hazardous waste disposal programs. Call 973-285-8394 for more information.

Q. Can governmental institutions recycle rechargeable batteries with Call2Recycle® ?

Call2Recycle® will provide free-of-charge drop-off boxes to any public entity for the collection and recycling of their own rechargeable batteries.  All one has to do is sign up online at http://www.call2recycle.org.  Public drop-off sites open to the general public will be listed on the Call2Recycle® zip code locator and toll-free help-lines to encourage residents to recycle.   Additionally, institutions can still participate in the Call2Recycle® program without being advertised as a public drop-off location if they do not want to listed as such.  Since everything is free of charge, the MCMUA is encouraging every public agency to request a drop-off box for its office or work site. For those public entities that utilize 2-way radios such as police, fire, public works and emergency services, the Call2Recycle® program is a great way to conveniently manage the rechargeable batteries that are generated and need to be recycled. Click here for more information about household battery recycling/disposal.