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Recycling

Lumberton Township participates in the Burlington County Recycling Program.

The following should be used as a guide as to how to prepare this material for recycling.

 

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  • Newspapers, Cardboard, Glass Bottles & Jars, Aluminum & Steel Food and Berverage Cans are collected by Burlington County on a bi-weekly schedule that is mailed to each homeowner in Lumberton. Additional copies of the schedule are available at the Municipal Building. Call 267-6889 with any questions for the County about their Curbside Collection Program.
  • Please have all of these recyclables curbside by 6 a.m.
  • Do Not flatten aluminum or steel cans.
  • Do Not Break glass bottles.
  • Rinse all containers.
  • Flatten all Plastic milk and water bottles being recycled. Bottles that can be recycled will have a #1 or #2 on the bottom of them.
  • Do Not place paper or cardboard in or on top of the recycling container. A seperate truck collects the paper and cardboard.
  • Glass, Cans and #1 or #2 Plastic Bottles may be placed in a single container for collection. This is known as commingling.
  • Newspapers may be placed in brown paper bags or tied with string or twine.

Cardboard must be placed seperately and stacked together.

Lumberton also provides a satellite collection center for recyclables located on Chestnut Street across from the Family Services Building. Residents may bring their excess recyclables to this location at any time. THIS AREA IS FOR RECYCLABLES ONLY. Anyone caught dumping things other than recyclables will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. When using this facility please ensure that the recyclables you are dropping off go in the correct areas. In addition, please flatten all cardboard boxes you are dropping off. This will ensure that the containers will be filled to their capacity and will also keep the area neat.

RECYCLING GUIDE

RECYCLABLES How To Prepair Yes No
Paper
  • Place in brown bag or tie with string or twine
  • Never put paper in plastic bags, even if it’s raining
  • Never tie with wire or tape
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Computer Paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Clean gray-colored cardboard boxes such as tissue or cereal
  • Solid or food contaminated paper
  • Junk mail that may include staples
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Hardback books
Cardboard
  • Stacked seperately from all other papers
  • Clean, corrugated cardboard cartons
  • Pizza boxes
  • Soiled cardboard
  • Plastic or wax coated
  • Food-contaminated cardboard
  • Foil coated beer boxes
Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Rinse clean.
  • Throw away caps & lids.
  • Do not break glass.
  • Do not remove labels
  • Rinsed glass bottles and jars only
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Mirrors
  • Headlights
  • TV tubes
  • Pyrex
  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Beer bottles with attached ceramic tops
Aluminum/Steel Food & Beverage Cans
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Do not flatten cans
  • Rinsed food & beverage cans.
  • Cookie tins.
  • Aluminum trays & pie pans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oil cans
  • Siding
  • Paint cans
  • Gutters
Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Must be empty, if clogged, put in trash.
  • Remove caps but leave nozzle intact
  • Food aerosols
  • Personal care products such as hairspray, mousse, deodorant, shaving cream
  • Home cleaning products such as Pledge and Lysol,etc.)
  • Cans that are not empty
  • Paint aerosols
  • Pesticide or insecticide aerosols
  • Automotive aerosol products
  • Lubricants
Plastic Bottles
  • #1 and #2 Plastic Bottles ONLY!
  • Throw caps away
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Flatten mild & water bottles
  • It must be a bottle
  • The bottle must have an A on the bottom
  • Do not recycle non-bottle items such as yogurt cups or microwave trays
  • NO #3,#4,#5,#6 and #7 bottles
  • No Bottle Caps
  • Motor oil or pesticide bottles

 

Trash & Recycle Links
Information

COLLECTION STICKERS AVAILABLE BY MAIL

To get this form Click Here. Print out the form, fill it out and send it back to the Township in the mail and a collection sticker will be sent back to you.

REMEMBER TO PLACE THE COLLECTION STICKER ON THE ITEM THAT YOU WANT TO BE PICKED UP.

ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE GRASS COLLECTION STICKER IS FOR GRASS ONLY.

THANK YOU
THE RECYCLING DEPT.


FACT:Lumberton Twp. saved $33,000 in Landfill Costs in 2002 due to it's recycling efforts!!!