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Recycling Program

recycleTownship Recycling Coordinator

Recycling Coordinator: Roger Read - 908-876-3382

Alternate Coordinator - Nancy Salvatore - 908-876-3382

The Recycling Center is located at 54 Rock Road, Long Valley. The Center is open to Washington Township residents unless otherwise advertised on the following days:


Saturdays 8a-12p.  and 1st Wednesday's of the month 8a-12p.  

For the Safety of the Staff. containers must be 35 pounds or LESS

*Single Stream Recycling at the Recycling Center*
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Clean Aluminum pie plates, trays and foil
  • Steeel (tin) cans
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Containers (Pete1, Hdpe2, LDPE4, PP5, Other7) No PVC 3 or PS 6
  • Boxes / Cartons that contained liquid and frozen food such as drink boxes and milk / juice cartons, soup boxes (rinsed out - no caps)
  • Newspapers, Junk mail, Magazines, cardboard including cartons used to carry soda and beer (Cardboard boxes should be flattened or folded), Chipboard

*Shredded Paper*

  • Must be contained in translucent or clear plastic bags seperate from other paper

*Rigid Plastic*

  • Items such as toys, waste baskets, etc. should be seperated from other single stream recyclables since they will be placed in a designated container.

*E-Waste Disposal*

  • As a convenience to residents, the recycling center will be accepting ONLY the following E-Waste; cables, cable boxes, cell phones, computers and thier components, copiers, CRT monitors, DVD Players, External Drives, Fax / Scanners, Keyboards, Laptops, LCD Monitors, MP3 / IPOD / Etc., Printers - No cartridges, projectors, servers, VCRs, PDAs, Video Game Consoles, Steros. 
  • Residents are responsible for unloading thier own items. Recycling Center staff will assist if available.
  • Residents of Morris County may also bring thier E-Waste items to the Hazardous Waste facility on Gold Mine Road in Flanders by appointment only. Call 973-829-8006 to make an appointment.

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) holds hazardous waste and computer / TV drop off events at various times of the year.  Information on these events can be found on

Materials that have contained Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers) should be brought to Raimo of Stanhope - Telephone # 973-347-4545

Absolutely NO air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, freezers will be accepted at the Washington Township Recycling Center.

*Motor Oil*

  • Used engine oil is accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents must bring thier own container which will be returned to them after being emptied


  • Auto and Truck - accepted at Recycling Center
  • Dry cell batteries - NOT accepted at Recycling Center or Library
  • Non-Rechareable / alkaline batteries - Throw in regular trash
  • Other Batteries - such as button cell batteries should be taken to Household Hazardous Waste in Mount Olive for proper disposal. By appointment only - 973-829-8006
  • Rechargeable batteries will be accepted at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Staples, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart and Verizon Wireless and at the Mount Olive Hazardous Waste Facility

*Grass, Leaves and Brush*

  • Grass Clippings are NOT accepted at the Recycling Center

DO NOT put leaves in streets. Summonses may be issued.  Leaves are accepted at the Recycling Center during regualr hours between September 1st and December 1st. Non-Commercial residences of 2 acres or less, leaves must be bagged; bags to be removed by resident.  Brush NOT to exceed 3" in diameter, 3 feet in length and must be tied. Stumps may be accepted at Northeast Products in Ledgewood. Telephone # 973-584-5595


  • Only clothing and shoes are accepted at the Recycling Center
  • Please put items IN the clothing container and not on the ground.
  • NO trash is to be placed in or by the clothing container.

Morris Habitat Restore - Morris Habitat Restore is a facility located at 274 South Salem Street in Randolph. They accept donations of household items and also sell items that have been gently used.  For more information: 973-366-3358 or

Household Items for disposal - Washington Township NO longer has a bulky item disposal program. Old toys, furniture, construction materials, etc. may be brought to the Morris County Transfer Station: 973-347-8106 – located on Goldmine Road in Flanders. 

*Fluorescent Light Bulbs*

  • Broken fluorescent bulbs - Must be taken to the Hazardous Waste facility - By appointment only - 973-829-8006
  • Compact fluorscent bulbs (unbroken) - May  be taken to nay Lowes or Home Depot. There are brightly colored orange and green bxoes where they may be disposed of.

If you have an unlabled or unidentified material, plase call the MCMUA for authorization to bring the material - 973-631-5109
 Latex Products -
are non hazardous, water based paints that should be dried out and disposed of in the garbage.  To dry out, remove lid and add an absorbent material, such as kitty litter to speed the drying process.

Styrofoam - Stores such as mailboxes Etc and the UPS Store may accept styrofoam such as "peanuts"  (none of the "peanuts" should have come in contact with beverages or food) Check your local telephone book for stores in the area. 
Smoke Detectors
- return to manufacturer listed on back of the detector
Medical Waste
– Call MCMUA at 973-631-5109

Prescription Drugs - can be dropped off at the police station or at other locations searchable at


Department of Public Works

54 Rock Road Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phone: 908-876-3382

Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June – August Hours
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Roger Read, DPW Superintendent

E-Waste Recycling

Free CD \ DVD Recycling