Thursday, April 19, 2012

Strathmere Residents - Public Works Information - 2012

Strathmere Residents - Public Works Information - 2012

Condensed from the Upper Township Website:

Note that regular collection of both Trash and Recycling will occur on the following holiday weekend Mondays:
May 28 (Memorial Day) and September 3 (Labor Day)

On October 8 (Columbus Day Weekend), and November 12 (Veterans’ Day) there will be no pickup. Trash will be picked up on October 9 and November 13 but recycling must be held until the following week.

Trash and Recycling Collection Requirements
Household Trash must be in a sealed watertight container (trash can with lid) and placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. on Mondays (our collection day). Trash containers must be in good condition and have a minimum capacity of 20 gallons and a maximum capacity of 45 gallons. The containers must have removable lids, external handles, and must weigh 50 pounds or less when full. Non-conforming containers will be tagged with orange condemned notices, and a letter will be hand delivered by the Sanitation Inspector with an explanation of the violation, and what is required to correct the violation.

Recycling Materials must also be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Mondays. Recycling containers must comply with the same requirements as trash containers.

Recycling Materials must be handled in the following manner:

CLEAR, BROWN and GREEN GLASS bottles and jars, ALUMINUM cans, STEEL [TIN] cans, including empty aerosol cans*, and PLASTIC bottles and jugs** must be placed in a recycling container for collection. They only want empty, clean household products containers.

*Empty Aerosol Cans from household products only! NO PAINT CANS of any type.

**Empty Plastic Household Containers must have a #1 through #7 Recycling Symbol on them.

NEWSPAPERS (with inserts), MAGAZINES, CORRUGATED CARDBOARD*, OFFICE PAPER, JUNK MAIL, and BROWN PAPER BAGS must be placed in a recycling container, a brown paper bag or a corrugated cardboard box for collection. Shredded paper may be placed in clear plastic bags for identification and collection. Styrofoam and plastic wrap must be removed from cardboard boxes prior to collection.

*Corrugated cardboard is brown in color and has a layer of corrugation between the inside and outside layers. Only this type of cardboard can be recycled. Not to be recycled are the following paper products: pizza boxes, white or gray chipboard boxes (cereal boxes, clothing boxes, tissue boxes, shiny beer boxes, shiny soda boxes, etc.), paper towels, cardboard tubes, paper plates, plastic coated boxes or tissue paper or gift wrapping paper of any kind.


Mixed Rigid Plastics are collected for recycling. These plastics are collected the day following the scheduled bulk trash collections (see below). These include plastic buckets, laundry baskets, crates, trashcans, lawn and patio furniture, toys, playhouses, coolers, shelving, flowerpots, car bumpers and plastic parts, bed liners, and five-gallon water bottles.

Electronics are collected for recycling. They are collected either late during the day of bulk collections or on the day following the scheduled bulk trash collections. All TV’s, computer monitors and computer accessories, VCR’s, fax machines, telephones and phone systems, electric typewriters and word processors, CD players, and cell phones are now designated recycling materials.

Used Motor Oil and Used Anti-Freeze must be placed in a one-gallon plastic container with a screw-on lid (water jug, milk jug, anti-freeze jug, detergent jug etc.) Place the one-gallon plastic containers of used motor oil and anti-freeze next to your commingled recycling materials for collection.

Used Motor Oil and Used Anti-Freeze will not be collected unless handled as described above!

PLEASE REMEMBER that the way you put out trash and recycling materials for collection has a direct effect on your Strathmere and Whale Beach neighborhood! Loose trash and recycling materials can be blown all over the place. If you do not use cans with lids for your trash it can be spread by seagulls.

Bulk Waste Schedule 2012:
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 10
October 15
November 5
December 3

HOUSEHOLD BULK WASTE: carpets, furniture, appliances and other large household items are collected on the days indicated by the schedule above. You MUST CALL 628-2011, Ext 6 to arrange for pickup prior to the collection date. Please make every effort to call prior to the weekend before the collection because of the limited space on the Township answering machine.

BULK WASTE ITEMS MUST BE AT THE CURB BY 6:00 A.M. THE DAY OF COLLECTION. All DOORS must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

No building materials or construction debris will be collected. Also, no wooden fencing, railroad ties, pallets, landscaping timbers, or scrap wood will be collected. No gas tanks, fuel tanks or propane tanks will be collected, nor will paints or any other types of hazardous materials.

The disposal of the materials not collected is the responsibility of the resident, homeowner or contractor.

Used Clothing Recycling Requirements
Clean, folded and bagged USED CLOTHING, USED SHOES and HANDBAGS [in good condition] can be delivered to the Upper Township Road Department at 1691 Mount Pleasant Road, Tuckahoe from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. five [5] days per week. The items are to be placed in the USED CLOTHING SHED to the left of the main entrance gate. The used materials are picked up by the Goodwill of Southern New Jersey to be reused.

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