- Automated Trash Collection
- Regular Trash Collection Schedule
- Brush Collection
- Bulk Collection
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Items Not Collected
- Public Works Yard Hours
- Trash Collection Handbook
Automated Collection involves the use of a truck with an automated, mechanical arm to lift a specially designed container from the curbside, dump it contents into the truck, and return the cart to the curbside. The system requires only one person to operate, as the driver controls everything from inside the cab. In contrast, the traditional collection system used by the Township required at least two laborers and a driver to collect the trash. Automated Collection, results in a much more efficient, less labor intensive, and safer procedure for collection of trash. Automated Collection was implemented in order to save taxpayers money.
Cart, Care and Usage
The Automated Collection System requires the use of a specially designed container. Regular garbage cans cannot be used with the automated system. The Automated Collection System container size is 95 gallons. If the container is not large enough for your needs, you may purchase one (1) additional container from the Township for $80 via cash or check. Only one (1) additional container will be sold to each household and no more than two (2) containers per household will be collected each week.
What CAN I Put In The Container???
Your container is for the disposal of regular household garbage. To help prevent odors and insect problems, the DPW suggests that you place your trash in plastic bags. This is only a suggestion and not a requirement.
What CAN’T I Put In The Container???
The following items should not be put into the trash container :
Moving The Container
Before moving the container, make sure the lid is closed. From the rear of the container, grasp the lid hinge handle bar and place your foot in the notch provided at the bottom of the container. Tilt the container toward you and push or pull the container to roll it. Care should be exercised when moving the container on slopes and inclines.
Placing The Container For Collection
Your container must be at curbside by 6:30 AM of the morning of your weekly waste collection day. The container may be placed at the curb no earlier than 6:00 PM of the night before. Please remove your container from the curb by 8:00 PM of your collection day. Set your container at the curb or on the edge of the street with the wheels facing away from the street toward the house. The automated truck will return your container to the same place. Please do not place your container in front of or directly adjacent to mailboxes, poles and signs. Please also do not place your container behind parked cars or park in front of your neighbor’s container. This helps the driver pickup the container faster, safely and saves time and money.
The automated truck operator will only collect the container. They will not collect any item placed along side the container, nor will they collect overloaded containers where the garbage may fall on the ground during the automated arm operation.
It is highly recommended to never put food waste directly into your container without bagging it first! Keep the lid on your container closed to deter insects and animals. Please do not overload the container so the lid can not be closed. Bagging and tightly sealing garbage and food waste reduces odors and insects along with periodically washing the container out with soap and water. Try to store your container in a cool place away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat. If your trash container wheels or lid is in need of repair please call (609) 267-3217 to schedule such repairs. Replacement containers must be purchased through the Clerk’s Office in the municipal building.
Zone 1 – Monday Collection Route
Zone 2 – Tuesday Collection Route
Zone 3 – Wednesday Collection Route
Zone 4 – Thursday Collection Route
To maximize the efficiency of automated collection both in terms of operation and tax savings, the Township will collect regular household trash once a week. The following map and list of streets will inform you of the day in which your trash will be collected.
When a holiday occurs during the week that Township employees have off, all subsequent collection days are pushed back one day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Tuesday, regularly scheduled collection for Tuesday would be done on Wednesday, Wednesday’s regularly scheduled collection will be done on Thursday and so on. Any questions about household trash collection items please call Public Works at (609) 267-3217
Recycling Satellite Collection
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 the facility please ensure that the recyclables are placed in the correct receptacles and flatten all cardboard boxes. Please do not place any items outside the receptacles as we want to ensure the area is kept neat.
What is BRUSH? Brush is considered to be branched two (2) inches to ten (10) inches in diameter. Anything larger than ten (10) inches must be cut into sections weighing no more than fifty (50) pounds. Anything smaller than 2 inches must be tied in bundles and placed at the curb for regular pick-up. Any branches larger than ten (10) inches in diameter or stumps will not be collected by the Township.
How should it be placed at the roadway? Brush shall be neatly stacked near the edge of the roadway with the cut ends all facing the same direction, NO CROSS PILING!
When will the Brush be collected? On the third (3rd) full work week of the month on your regular trash day a separate truck will be dispatched to retrieve the brush after regular pick-up has been completed. To clarify the full work week of the month begins on Monday.
The Brush is chipped by the Township and available to residents for their gardens… Thorns and/or Briars ARE NOT Brush… Brush generated by a contractor hired by the property owner or resulting from lot clearing or tree removal will not be collected by the Township as removal is the responsibility of the property owner.
THE TOWNSHIP SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO COLLECT ANY MATERIALS LEFT IN A MANNER NOT IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED HEREIN.
Should you have any questions contact the Public Works Department (609) 267-3217
VISIT the Recycling Coach Link for a calendar of all pick-up schedules
Bulk collection is material that cannot be deposited in the Automated Container due to their size and are not addressed anywhere else. This material should be securely and properly tied into bundles or packaged to prevent spilling while being handled by the Township employees. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by 1 person and shall not exceed 50 pounds in weight. Bulk collection will be scheduled on a monthly basis.
Lumberton Township Bulk Trash CollectionPick-Up is on the first (1st) full work week of the month on your regular trash day and a separate truck will be dispatched to retrieve the bulk trash after regular pick-up has been completed. To clarify the full work week of the month begins on Monday.
*** July 4th, No Bulk Trash will be Picked Up.
Special Bulk Item Preparation
Tanks for propane and other compressed gases will be collected. Residents must purchase Tank Collection stickers from the Municipal Building. It has become necessary to charge extra for disposal of tanks to defray increased costs to the Township imposed by the County for disposal. The current price is $12.00 per sticker. One sticker is required for each tank. The Township will collect properly stickered items on your regularly scheduled bulk collection day.
Tires less than 48 inches tall and 12 inches wide will be collected. Residents must purchase Tire Collection stickers from the Municipal Building. It has become necessary to charge for disposal of tires to defray increased costs to the Township imposed by the County for disposal. The current price is $5.00 per sticker. One sticker is required for each tire. The Township will collect properly stickered items on your regularly scheduled bulk collection day.
Wood & Metal
WOOD AND METAL ITEMS are recycled by the Township at a much lower cost than depositing them in the County landfill. Wood and Metal items are to be separated from each other and tied into bundles or packaged to prevent spilling when being handled by Township employees. Any wood pallets should be cut in half . Wood and metal items that have other materials attached to them such as fabric, plastic, rubber, etc., can not be recycled and should be put out with your bulk trash. The following list provides typical items that may be recycled:
|Wood Items List||Metal Items List|
White Goods are defined as major appliances which have coolant, including but not limited to air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and freezers. Residents must purchase White Goods Collection Stickers may be purchased in the Township Clerk office for $10 each. It is required that the resident remove the doors from refrigerators and freezers prior to collection. One sticker must be placed on each appliance which will be collected on your bulk collection week.
Tree twigs, hedge trimmings
Tree twigs, hedge trimmings and similiar materials smaller than 2 inches in diameter shall be cut to a length not to exceed 4 feet in length and should be securely tied in bundles not more than 2 feet thick. This will be collected on the scheduled brush collection day. Material that cannot be bundled shall be placed in suitable receptacles and will also be collected on the scheduled brush collection day.
The Township encourages all residents to utilize mulching mowers to cut their grass and leave it in place. Any Grass Clippings for disposal must be placed curbside in plastic bags and shall not be placed loose or in piles with a Grass Collection Sticker affixed to each bag not weighing more than 30 pounds. The stickers may be purchased for $2 each in the Township Clerk office and will be collected on your bulk collection week.
Leaves shall be place in paper or plastic bags and not placed loose or in piles, to be collected on Bulk Collection which is the third (3rd) full week of each month on the regularly scheduled weekly collection day. EXCEPTION during the month of April for Spring Clean up random collection and the months of November & December residents are permitted to place loose leaves curbside for collection by the Township in accordance with the Leaf Collection Schedule published each fall. Leaves or brush shall not be burned.
Tanks for propane or other compressed gases will be collected however require the purchase of a Tank Collection Sticker from the Township Clerk office for $12 each and will be collected on bulk collection week.
Any tires less than 48 inches tall and 12 inches will be collected, however require the purchase of a Tire Collection Sticker from the Township Clerk office for $5 each and will be collected on bulk collection week.
Asphalt pavement, branches and brush over ten (10) inches in diameter, block, brick, concrete, decks, fences, masonry, roof shingles, sheds, and oversized tires by nature of their weight and size will not be picked up or disposed of by the Township. The property owner shall make arrangements with a private company for their disposal.
Household Hazardous Waste will not be collected by the Township at curbside. Residents are required to bring these items to the Public Works Facility. Household hazardous waste items generally include the following:
Electronic waste is TVs, computers, printers, or any other similar electronic item and will not be collected by the Township. Such items must be delivered to the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex located at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road, Florence, NJ open weekdays 7am to 5pm and Saturdays 7am to 12pm.
PUBLIC WORKS YARD HOURS & SCHEDULE
Residents may visit the Public Works yard only on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from the hours of 7:30 to 1:30 to dispose of additional waste.
Exception in July – the 2nd and 3rd Saturday.
Burlington County OTC provides curbside collection of paper and commingled recyclables throughout the County on an alternating weekly basis. Lumberton’s recycling day is Monday. Residents may call BCOTC directly (609) 267-6889 should there be any questions.