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Trash Collection


  1. Automated Trash Collection
  2. Regular Trash Pick-Up Schedule 
  3. Bulk Collection Scheduling Changes
  4. Household Hazardous Waste
  5. Items Not Collected
  6. Public Works Yard Hours & Schedule




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 1 person to operate, as the driver controls everything from the cab. In contrast, the traditional collection system used by the Township required 2 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 one system 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 new system.

The Automated Collection System container sizes are : 95 gallons, 65 gallon, and 35 gallons. The township has recently distributed the 95 gallon containers to all households in Lumberton. For those residents who feel that the 95 gallon container is too large for their needs, they may exchange their containers for one of the smaller ones. If the 95 gallon container is not large enough for your needs, you may purchase 1 additonal 95 gallon container from the township for $80.00. Prices for additonal 65 gallon containers are $60.00 and for an additonal 35 gallon container the price is $40.00.

Only 1 additional container will be sold to each resident. The Public Works Dept. will not pick up anymore than 2 containers per household.

What Can I Put In The New 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 New Container?

The following items should not be put into the new container :

  • Batteries
  • Brush
  • Concrete
  • Dead animals
  • Flammable liquids
  • Florescent Light Bulbs
  • Grass
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hot Ashes
  • Leaves
  • Metal
  • Motor Oil
  • Paints
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Recyclables
  • Solvents
  • Tires
  • Wood


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.

Your container should 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 nigh before. Please remove your container from the curb by 8:00 PM of your collection day.


Placing The Container For Collection

Set your container at the curb or on the edge of the street. 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.


Container Collection

The automated truck operator will only pickup the container. They will not pickup any item placed along side of the container nor will they pickup overloaded containers where the garbage may fall on the ground during the automated arm operation.


Container Maintenance & Upkeep

Never put food waste directly into your container without bagging it first! It is recommended that you 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. In order to reduce insects and odor, we recommend that you periodically wash 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 container needs to be repaired or replaced, please call the Dept. of Public Works at 267-3217, and we will make the necessary arrangements for the repair of the container.




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 pickup 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 picked up.


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 forth.

Any questions about household trash collection items please call the public works department 267-3217


Brush is chipped by the Township and available to residents for their gardens. Brush is considered to be branches between 2 inches and 10 inches in diameter. Anything smaller than 2 inches must be tied in bundles and placed at the curb. Brush shall be stacked near the edge of the roadway with the cut ends all facing in one direction. Brush resulting from lot clearing for any purpose or that is generated by a contractor hired by the owner shall be the responsibility of the property owner.

Wood & Metal

WOOD AND METAL ITEMS are recycled by the Township at a much lower cost than depositing them in the County landfill. Wood & Metal items are to be separated from each other and tied into bundles or packaged to prevent spilling when being handled by Township employees also 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 can be recycled:

Wood Items List Metal Items List
  • Lumber
  • Doors
  • Furniture
  • Particle Board
  • Cabinets
  • Ladders
  • Bed Head Boards
  • Plywood
  • Gas Grills 
  • Bicycles
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Small Appliances
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Bed Frames
  • Shelving
  • Pots & Pans

White Goods

White Goods are defined as major appliances. Residents must purchase White Goods Collection Stickers from the Municipal Building. It has become necessary to charge extra for disposal of these items to defray increased costs to the Township imposed by the County for disposal. The current price is $10.00 per sticker. It is required that the resident remove the doors from refrigerators and freezers prior to collection. The Township will collect properly stickered items on your bulk collection week.


The Township encourages all residents to utilize mulching mowers to cut their grass and leave it in place.


Leaves shall be place in paper or plastic bags and shall not be placed loose or in piles, execpt during the months of November & December. During these 2 months only, residents are permitted to place loose leaves curbside for collection by the Township in accordance with the Leaf Collection Schedule published each fall. Leaves that are bagged shall be collected on the regularly scheduled weekly collection day. Leaves or brush shall not be burned.





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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 Pick-Up
(Put Material Out On Your Regular Collection Day)

*** July 4th, No Bulk Trash will be Picked Up.

Bulk items include but are not limited to the following :

  • Carpeting
  • Glass
  • Leaves
  • Pipes
  • Pressure Treated Lumber
  • Propane Tanks
  • Tires
  • Tree Clippings
  • Linoleum
  • Plastic Fencing
  • Landscape Timbers
  • Mattresses
  • Plastic Furniture
  • Plastic Toys
  • Small Appliances
  • Small Equipment
  • Windows
  • Hedge Clippings

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 defry 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.

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 bulk trash collection day. Material that cannot be bundled shall be placed in suitable receptacles and will also be collected on the scheduled bulk collection day.




Household Hazardous Waste will not be picked up by the Township at curbside. Residents are required to bring these items to the Public Works Facility. Household hazardous waste items generally include :

  • Acids
  • Anti Freeze
  • Bases
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners
  • Lumber
  • Electric Ballasts
  • Finish Removers
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Hydraulic Fluid
  • Kerosene
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Stains
  • Solvents
  • Thinners




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.




1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from the hours of 7:30 to 1:30 for residents who would like to dispose of additional waste.

Lumberton Township Saturday Public Works Yard
SCHEDULE – Open for Residents to Bring Trash for Disposal