54 Rock Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Roger Read, CRP - Coordinator
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1st Wednesday of the month 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Washington Township, Morris County Recycling Center is located on Rock Road in Long Valley. It is available for use by Washington Township, Morris County Residents during the hours indicated above. Proof of residency may be required.
Registration is required for the use of the recycling center. The Non-Refundable annual registration fee is $100. Prorating is not available. Registration and payment can be done online HERE.
Residents are responsible for unloading their own items, assistance will be provided upon availability. For the safely of the staff containers holding recyclables must weigh 35 pounds or LESS.
Residents are encouraged to check with their trash haulers for their recycling policies.
**SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING AT THE RECYCLING CENTER**
Smoke Detector Disposal
The most common type of smoke detector contains a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive material. On your wall, this material poses little threat; however, when a detector is broken open in an incinerator or a landfill, it can present .a health hazard. For this reason, all detectors, by law, must be labeled as to radioactive content. Detector companies must accept returned radioactive detectors for disposal as hazardous waste.
Homeowners can mail smoke alarms/detectors back to the appropriate manufacturer (see listing below). They should be marked "For Disposal" and sent by surface or UPS ground mail (not air mail).
Smoke Alarms/Detector Manufacturers
|Life Saver/Frynetics, Inc.||1055 Stevenson Court Suite 102W
Roselle, IL 60172
|First Alert/BRK Brands||3920 Enterprise Court
Aurora, IL 60504-2495
|Dicon||3334 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
|Safety's Sake/Funtech||388 North Ellicot Creek Road
Amherst, NJ 14228
|Life Saver/Frynetics, Inc.||1055 Stevenson Court
Roselle, IL 60172
Recycling Center Acceptable Items
Office paper, file folders, junk mail, envelopes, flyers, newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperbacks and phone books, wrapping paper, paper bags, tissue and cookie boxes, paper towel and toilet tissue cores, frozen food boxes, cartons and boxes used for milk, juice soup, broth, etc., clean pizza boxes, 6-pack and 12-pack cartons from soda, clean paper ice cream containers. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened.
Aluminum and steel (tin) cans, loose metal jar lids, steel bottle caps.
Plastic bottles & non-containers coded # 1, # 2, # 5. Plastic caps and lids larger than 3” in diameter are acceptable. The smallest acceptable plastic container is an 8-ounce yogurt cup.
Glass bottles & jars. Remove & recycle metal caps and lids. All items must be empty, dry, and clean.
Recycling Center Unacceptable Items
No shredded paper
No plastic bags or film
No pizza boxes
No aerosol or pressurized containers
No paint cans
No auto, gas or propane tanks
No hardcover books
No waxed paper or waxed cardboard
No scrap metal
No metal appliances, pots, pans
No electronic waste, batteries, cell phones, computers, toys
No plant material or food waste
No clay pots, window panes, mirrors, glass vases, ceramics, light bulbs, Pyrex™
No rubber, nylon, or vinyl
No clothing or textiles
No straws or nozzles
No small pill bottles
No VHS/VCR tapes, CDs/DVSs
No plant trays or flower pots
No straws, spray pumps, nozzles
No Styrofoam™ or paper to go containers
No motor oil, gas, antifreeze containers
No plastics coded: 3, 4, 6, 7
No plastic bottle caps
No e-waste, electronic equipment
Do not crush or flatten aluminum cans
Do not tie cardboard or newspapers
All material must be empty, clean and dry.
The MCMUA holds household hazardous waste and computer/TV drop-off events at various times of the year. Information for these events can be found on www.MCMUA .com
Rigid Plastic Items
There is a designated container for rigid plastic items at the Recycling Center. You may deposit plastic toys, wastebaskets, laundry baskets, soda and milk crates, plastic garbage and recycling containers, plastic outdorr furniture without pvc pipes, plastic 5 gallon buckets (please remove all metal components.
No gas/oil containers, hangers, medicine bottles, flower pots or trays.
E Waste Disposal
There is a designated container for ewaste at the Recycling Center. Only televisions, computers, monitors, tablets, laptops, desktop printer, desktop fax.
No keyboards, computer mice, wires, cartridges, projectors, printers, scanners, video game consoles, dvd players, stereos, telecommunication equipment, VCRs, microwaves, telephones, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, toaster/toaster ovens, vacuums, leaf blowers, dehumidifiers, coffee pots/makers, radios, garage door openers.
Residents may also bring e-waste items to the Hazardous Waste Facility on Gold Mine Road in Flanders, by appointment only. 973-829-8006.
- Auto & Truck – accepted at the Recycling Center
- Dry Cell batteries – not accepted at the Recycling Center
- Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries – throw in your regular trash
- Rechargeable batteries – accepted at Target, Verizon Wireless Stores, and the Mount Olive Hazardous Waste in Flanders, by appointment only. 973-829-8006
- Other batteries (button cell batteries) should be taken to Household Hazardous Waste in Mount Olive. 973-829-8006
Freon / Refrigerants
Materials that have Contained FREON (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators) should be brought to:
IDEAL REFRIGERATION, MORRIS PLAINS NJ. 973-539-0289
GREEN VISION, RANDOLPH, NJ. 973-998-7955
ABSOLUTELY NO AIR CONDITIONERS, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, DEHUMIDIFIERS WILLBE ACCEPTED AT THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP RECYCLING CENTER
Visit the NJ BPU Website for details about appliance recycling program.
- Broken fluorescent bulbs are garbage
- Unbroken compact fluorescent bulbs are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste in Flanders, by appointment only. 973-829-8006
Used engine oil accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents must bring oil in their own contain which will be returned to them after being emptied.
Leaves and Brush
Only accepted during regular Recycling Center Hours, between September 1 and December 1. Non commercial residents with 2 acres or less : leaves must be bagged and bags are to be removed by the resident.
Brush not to exceed 3”in diameter, 3’ in length, and must be tied.
Stumps are not accepted. Stumps may be accepted at Northeast Products in Ledgewood. Please call to find out what the fee is for this service. 973-584-5595
Grass clippings are not accepted at the Recycling Center.
DO NOT PUT LEAVES IN THE STREET. SUMMONSES MAY BE ISSUED.
A clothing bin is available at the Recycling Center. Clothing & shoes are accepted at the Recycling Center. No bedding or linens are accepted. Please put items in clothing container and NOT on the ground. No trash is to be placed in or near the clothing container.
The Long Valley Junior Woman's Club has a clothing bin at their location, 20 Schooley's Mountain Road.
Bulk Item Disposal
Washington Township no longer offers a bulky item disposal program. Contact Morris County Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road in Flanders to see what items they will accept. Contact them at 973-347-8106 or visit their website at mcmua.com.
Book Recycling Bins are located:
- Schooley's Mountain General Store, 250 Schooley's Mountain Road
- Long Valley First Aid Squad, 70 E Mill Road
Additional information can be found at www.newlegacybooks.com/about-us.html
If not labeled or identified, please contact MCMUA for authorization to bring to them. 973-631-5109
These are non hazardous water based paint that should be dried out and disposed of in the garbage. To dry out, remove lit and add an absorbent material, like kitty litter, to speed the drying process.
Can be dropped off at the Washington Township Police Station ( 1 E. Springtown Road) or at other locations searchable at http://disposemymeds.org or https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/drug/
Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
The Chester Lions Club has an eyeglass and hearing aid recycling bin at the following locations:
- Washington Township Municipal Building, Schooley's Mountain Road
- Schooley's Mountain Fire House, Schooley's Mountain Road
- Washington Township Public Library, E Springtown Road
- Eye Care, 62 E Mill Road
Click here for the Morris County Environmental Guide, containing recycling, composting, garbage, and hazardous waste resources and information.
Morris County Municipal Utility Authority. www.MCMUA.com. Visit their website for information about household hazardous waste, bulk disposal and details about the Mount Olive Transfer Station. The website lists items that they can accept and drop off events.
View the Morris County Environmental Guide which contains recycling, composting, garbage, and hazardous waste resources and information.
Morris Habitat Restore is located at 274 South Salem Street in Randolph. They accept donations of houshold items and sell gently used items. www.MorrisHabitat.org. 973-366-3358
Washington Township's Green Team Recycling Flyer.
* Updated August 12, 2019