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Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 11-30-20)

What does the GTMUA do?

The Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority’s (“GTMUA”) primary function is to maintain and service the Gloucester Township Sewer System. The system consists of 51 pumping stations with an associated 13 miles of sanitary sewer force mains, 368 miles of sanitary gravity sewer mains and 4,851 manholes. We maintain over 300 miles of pipe that transport 8.7 million gallons of sewage per day from the Authority to the Camden County MUA’s regional treatment plant.

What to do in the event of a sewer blockage?

Contact the GTMUA FIRST! (856) 227-8666 We are available seven (7) days a week, 7:30am – 11:30pm.
The GTMUA is responsible for the sewer lines from the curb line to the street. The homeowner is responsible from the curb line to the house, including the cleanout at the curb.
We will advise you if it is necessary to hire a plumber.

Do not put the following products in the toilet:

Baby wipes and other flushable wipes – They create clogs and backups in the sewer system
Feminine sanitary products – Also create clogs and backups
Fats, Oil & Grease – They will solidify in the drains and over time, can completely block your pipes

Who is responsible for the vent and cap on the homeowner’s property?

The homeowner is responsible for the vent and cap. The vent cap must be kept exposed at all times.

How can I pay my bill?

We accept cash, checks, money orders and certified bank checks at the office.
Mail payment with stub to: P.O. Box 216, Glendora, NJ 08029
Via our website,, to pay by checking account or credit card. There is a fee associated with this. The fees are paid directly to the company which processes the payments.
Contact your bank for online payment services
Drop box for after hour payments: 401 W. Landing Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012
In person: 401 W. Landing Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012

What are the due dates?

The bill is mailed out in December every year. The bill includes four (4) quarterly stubs with due dates of January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15. Please sign up for e-mail reminders @

What are the office hours?

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

How to change the name on your account?

Please contact us either by phone (856) 227-8666 or by e-mail,

How to change your mailing address?

Please contact us either by phone (856) 227-8666 or by e-mail,

Can I put my tenant’s name on the bill?

No. The GTMUA sewer bill is lienable against your property. If your tenant does not make payments, the property will go to Tax Sale.

Why do I have two bills?

The Gloucester Township MUA is responsible for the collection system in Gloucester Township, including the pipes in the street in front of your house and 51 pumping stations. We collect the wastewater and deliver it to the CCMUA Interceptor.
The Camden County MUA is responsible for transporting your wastewater via pipeline (regional interceptor) from one location within our community to a modern wastewater treatment facility on the Delaware River, where the wastewater is treated.


The GTMUA 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666

  • Grass clippings (weekly 3/15-10/31)
  • Leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31 open bags or in a two handled can only)
  • Recyclables are every other week

GT Public Works Dept. 856-228-3144; no collections on Friday

  • Air Conditioners, Freezers & Refrigerators
  • Electronics dropped off or call for curbside pick-up
  • Brush, Dirt/Sod- drop off only & Garden/Lawn Debris (weekly)
  • Leaves – When in brown paper lawn bags or two handle containers-lid off (every week 11/1 – 3/14)
  • Vacuumed leaves, check with GTPW for fall & spring collection dates
  • Grass (every week 11/1- until Spring Grass Season)

Trash Collection
Trash Collection will continue on the present schedule. Residents are urged to follow the same collection guidelines as before. If you have any questions call:
Central Jersey Waste and Recycling
Office: 609-771-8005
Residential Service: 732-727-0247

The Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority (GTMUA) provides environmental and public works services for the residents of Gloucester Township.


The GTMUA operates a state-of-the-art composting facility that recycles leaves and grass into high quality compost and topsoil that is sold to the public. Municipalities and commercial landscapers are encouraged to inquire about the disposal of leaves and grass. Please click here if you are interested in buying high quality compost or topsoil from the GTMUA or call 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666.


The GTMUA collects all of the recyclable materials in Gloucester Township including paper, glass and plastic. From March 15 through October 31, the GTMUA also collects leaves and grass. The GTMUA now has a drop-off location for glass, metal, paper, cardboard and plastic materials at the GTMUA center located at 401 Landing Road. Excess recyclables may be brought to the center for proper recycling.


The GTMUA operates the municipal sewer collection system. The system  includes 300 miles of pipe and 50 pumping stations that transport 5 million gallons of sewage per day from Gloucester Township to Camden County’s regional treatment plant.


Deliveries to Gloucester Township residents and businesses at wholesale prices, call us at 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666.


Recycling is the Law

All residents are reminded that recycling is mandatory statewide. By removing recyclables from the regular trash flow, we help save our environment and save tax dollars that would otherwise be spent on trash disposal fees. Read more about single stream recycling.


“Recycling Coach” App is available to Gloucester Township Residents.
The “Recycling Coach” App allows residents to enter their address and receive information about what is recyclable and pick-up dates. Download the free app at the Apple store or Google play.


Recycling carts are collected every other week at curb side. Use your cart space wisely. Compress and flatten recyclables to maximize cart space. Cardboard must be broken down and placed vertically in cart so that the cart will empty properly. The recycling carts’ lid must be closed in order to be picked up.
NO PLASTICS BAGS. All containers should be empty and rinsed and all recyclables must be kept as dry as possible. If you received a recycling cart, it must be used. Additional recycling material left outside recycling cart will be collected by a different truck. Any oversized cardboard that cannot be broken down (remove bubble wrap, plastic bags & Styrofoam) may be put out for overflow truck.


Only recycling items listed below go into the recycling cart/container
GLASS CONTAINERS that were previously used for food or beverages. These containers may be clear, brown or green glass.
METAL CONTAINERS refers to aluminum, tin or bi-metal food and beverage containers.
PLASTIC CONTAINERS that only display the plastic class types #1 & #2 recycling triangle. These containers could have been used for juice, milk, soda and water; no loose lids.
RESIDENTIAL PAPER: refers to newspaper and all of its inserts, catalogs, chipboard (beer & soda cartons), cereal boxes, computer paper, envelopes, gift boxes, greeting cards, junk mail, magazines, office paper, paper toilet/towel rolls, phone books, text books (without hard covers) and work books. Also, all types of flattened- folded in half/cut down corrugated cardboard (put in cart vertically so cart will completely empty).
CARDBOARD in the cart must be flattened and folded in half then placed vertically in the cart, so it will not jam. Additional cardboard may be flattened and taped together in small batches and put off to the side, on the ground and away from the cart. Make sure all the inserts are out of the boxes. Oversize boxes leave empty off to the side and away from the cart as well. A different truck will collect the overflow cardboard.


No grass, leaves, brush, batteries, electronics, construction debris, diapers, pizza boxes, Styrofoam, vinyl, food, pet waste, liquids or trash of any kind.

NO PLASTICS BAGS: DO NOT put plastic bags in your recycling cart/bucket. DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES. Plastic bags are the worst contaminant in the recycling stream. Return plastic bags to retailers or dispose of with your household trash.


These items are to be thrown out with your household trash:
Glass: auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs.
Metal: aerosol cans, coat hangers, paint cans, pots, pans or scrap metals.
Plastic: anti-freeze or auto oil containers, bubble wrap, children’s toys, flower pots, laundry baskets/buckets, lids, microwave food trays, plastic bags, plastic plates or utensils.
Paper: foil or wax coated cardboard (ice cream containers and frozen juice cartons, frozen dinner boxes), hard cover books, napkins, paper cups, pizza boxes, plates, shredded paper, tissues, towels and wrapping paper.


Multi-family properties that need an additional 96-gallon recycling cart should call the GTMUA @ 856-227-5665. Carts are only available through the GTMUA. All carts are the property of Gloucester Township and must be left at your house if you move. Recycling carts used for any other purpose other than recycling will be confiscated. Please, do not put any markings on your cart as it is Township property; each cart has an identification number and a RFID tag which will correspond with your address.

Single-Stream automation questions:

How should I set my cart out for collection?

  • Carts placed on the curb must be no more than 2 feet from the street.
  • Carts placed in street; wheels should be touching the curb with the exception of homes in cul-de-sacs. Residents in cul-de-sacs should place their cart far enough away from the curb so the trucks’ 12 foot automated collection arm can reach.
  • Arrows on the cart lid must be pointing towards street or the cart cannot be collected.
  • Cart must be at least 5 feet away from & not behind any obstacles such as mailboxes, trash, utility poles, vehicles, yard waste and other carts.
  • Automated collection requires a 15 foot overhead clearance, keep cart away from low hanging trees and wires.
  • Don’t overload your cart, lid must be fully closed.
  • Carts must always be on level ground (no snow or leaf piles).

Can the recycling cart be returned?

  • No, it is the law to recycle so residents may not return the cart.

Can I paint my cart or change my cart lid?

  • No, the carts are Township property and the lid may not be removed.

Can I use a different cart or bucket?

  • No, only recycling carts issued by the Township may be used

GRASS CLIPPINGS will be collected as follows:
March 15 to October 31 – GTMUA collects grass clippings WEEKLY on the same day as your regular recycling day. Example: Your recycling day is every other Monday – your clippings will be picked up every Monday. Grass clippings can be placed into your old yellow recycling bucket, a two handled container, a compostable brown lawn bag or a trash bag left untied at the curb. Maximum weight for each bag or 2 handle container is 40 pounds. A maximum of 20 bags per week is allowed.
November 1 until March 14 – GTPW collects EVERY WEEK on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday which will be picked up on Thursday. GTPW will not accept trash bags. Please note: grass clippings generated by a commercial landscaper will not be collected by the Township.

LEAVES will be collected as follows:
January 1 to March 14 – GTPW collects WEEKLY on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.
March 15 to October 31 – GTMUA collects leaves WEEKLY on the same day as your regular recycling day. Example: Your recycling day is every other Friday – your leaves will be picked up every Friday. Leaves can be placed into your old yellow recycling bucket, a two handled container, a compostable brown lawn bag or a trash bag left at the curb. Maximum weight for each bag or 2 handle container is 40 pounds. A maximum of 20 bags per week is allowed.
November 1 to December 31 – GTPW collects according to the fall leaf schedule. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves to the curbside only during the fall leaf schedule. Please do not park your vehicles in front of leaves during your collection week.

BRUSH must be cut into 4-foot lengths and tied into bundles not to exceed 40 pounds each (as per Ordinance Chapter 58A). Brush will be collected WEEKLY by GTPW; on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.

FIREWOOD: Residents are to notify Public Works @ 856-228-3144 prior to pick-up.

STUMPS are collected every 3-4 weeks. Residents are to notify Public Works @ 856-228-3144 prior to pick-up.

YARD WASTE; & GARDEN/LAWN DEBRIS (pulled grass/weeds, plants and mulch) must be in a separate brown lawn bag or 2 handled container. This collection by GTPW is WEEKLY on the regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.

Please note: make sure any bucket/container used has two handles and is no larger than 32-gallons & less than 40 lbs. Your old yellow recycling buckets or similar buckets may be used. Please, keep brush/debris separate from grass clippings and leaves. Grass clippings and leaves can be mixed together as the GTMUA recycles those into organic compost.

DIRT/SOD – No curb side pick-up; it is to be taken to GTPW- 1729 Erial Road (near College Drive). Residents must show the yard attendants proof of Township Residency.


ELECTRONICS: As of January 1, 2011; The Electronic Waste Management Act makes it mandatory to recycle all electronics. Household electronics may be dropped off at the Public Works building; located at 1729 Erial Road, Blackwood. Public Works drop off hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Proof of residency is required. Residents must call Public Works @ 856-228-3144 by Tuesday – 4:00 pm to schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up.

WHITE GOODS: refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, washers, dryers, water heaters and air conditioners are collected on Wednesdays. Residents must call Public Works by Tuesday – 4:00 pm to schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up. Please remove the doors of all appliances prior to leaving at curbside.

MOTOR OIL, CAR BATTERIES AND ANTI-FREEZE may be brought to the Public Works Department at 1729 Erial Road (near College Drive). Residents must show the yard attendants proof of Township Residency.

CONCRETE, BRICK OR RUBBLE: a limited amount may also be disposed of at the Public Works garage, but there is no curbside pick-up of this material. Residents must show the yard attendants proof of Township Residency.


Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs @ 856-858-5241:
Includes automotive liquids, chemicals, fuels, household cleaners, paint related products (oil paints), pesticides and solvents. These hazardous materials cannot be disposed of with your regular trash. The Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs will take your hazardous materials. Propane tanks up to 25 LBS. will be accepted. Helium/Oxygen tanks/ of any kind are NOT accepted. Must go back to the vendor. Please, check their website; or call 856-858-5241 for their 2023 disposal locations and drop-off dates. One will be held in Gloucester Township at Camden County College.

Water based latex paint-only (cleans up with soap & water) can be disposed of in your regular trash once it’s dried out. DO NOT RECYCLE. To achieve the drying out technique; put a strong plastic bag in a cardboard box, then place kitty litter or sand into the plastic bag. Pour the water based paint into the plastic bag. If needed, add more kitty litter or sand. When the paint is dried out, tie the plastic bag and discard into the trash. When the inside of the empty paint can is hardened, you may dispose of it in your regular trash with the lid off.

Syringes & Needles – DO NOT RECYCLE. Use a needle clipper (from pharmacy). After clipping off the needle put in an old coffee can or laundry detergent bottle and seal original lid shut with duct tape. Write on container, “syringes-do not recycle” and throw in trash.

Medication – may be disposed of at the Police Station & Municipal building. They have a mail box slot that is to be used to discard unwanted medications.


Trash Collection: Residents are urged to follow the same collection guidelines as before. If you have any questions call Interstate Waste Services @ 732-727-0247
Tires, only two (2) tires per household with the metal rims removed, will be collected on your weekly trash day.
Sinks and Toilets- tank separated from the bowl; will be picked up at curbside on your weekly trash day.


Check the schedule that follows to determine your designated recycling dates. Recyclables will be collected every other week (except grass and leaves which is picked up weekly, from March 15 through October 31). Your recyclables must be put out no earlier than 4:00 P.M. the day prior to collection, but no later than 6:00 A.M. on the collection day.


There will be no recycling collection on the following Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. Recyclables will be collected on the following work day for those holidays only. All other recycling collection days in the Holiday week stay the same (Do not wait an extra day). Those Holidays above are in parentheses below and the alternate collection date follows the arrow symbol; (holiday)>collection date.

Black Horse Pike (from Front St. to Evesham Rd.), Evesham Rd. (from Rt. 41 to Randy Rd.), Fernwood, Glendora, Whitebirch.
Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1, 15, 29; May 13, (27)>28; Jun. 10, 24; Jul. 8, 22; Aug. 5, 19; Sep. (2)>3, 16; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25; Dec. 9, 23.

Broadmoor West, Black Horse Pike (from Rt. 42 overpass to Front St.), Chews Landing Rd., Echo Park, Glen Oaks, Heathrow Court, Hider Lane, Hilltop, Kingswood Estates, Laurel Springs Gardens, Little Gloucester Road (from Chews Landing Road to Hider Lane), Lower Landing Rd. (from Rt. 42 overpass to Black Horse Pike), Old Black Horse Pike, Oxen Hill, Pine Run, Pristine Farms, St. James Court, Village of Chews Landing.

Jan. (1)>2, 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26; Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun. 3, 17; Jul. 1, 15, 29; Aug. 12, 26; Sep. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 16, 30.

Asten Ridge, Asten Woods, Brittany Woods, Cobblestone, Country Aire, Cross Keys Rd. (from Johnson Rd. to Williamstown Rd.), Debbie Court, Erik Court, Estates at Lakeside, Felicia Court, Gloucester Farms, Jarvis Rd. (from Sicklerville Rd. to Williamstown Rd.), Johnson Rd., Kingsgate, Lake Renee, Mayfair Meadows, Mayfair Woods, Meadowbrook, Mill Ct., Mulberry Station, Pine Glen, Reserve at Cobblestone, Revere Run I, Sicklerville Rd. (from Cross Keys Rd. to Jarvis Rd.), Spring Hollow, Spring Valley, Twin Streams, Valley Stream, Village of Cross Keys, Williamstown Rd. (from Cross Keys Rd. to Jarvis), Woodhill, Woods Edge.

Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 5, 19; Apr. 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; Jun. 11, 25; Jul. 9, 23; Aug. 6, 20; Sep. 3, 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12, 26; Dec. 10, 24.

Breckenridge Village, Brookwood, Cottage Gate, Country Oaks, Cross Keys Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Danbury Park, Dresden Downs, Erial Clementon Rd., Forest Ridge, Gable Court, Hickstown Rd. (from Little Mill Rd. to Jarvis Rd.), Independence Square, Iron Gate, Jarvis Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Kearsley Rd., New Brooklyn Rd., Persia Court, Point Pleasant Farms, Sawood, Sturbridge Oaks, Senators Walk (Sweet Briar Woods), Union Square, Wye Oak Village.

Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 7, 21; Jun. 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; Aug. 13, 27; Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17, 31.

Ballantree, Catalina Hills, Evesham Rd. (from Randy Rd. to Englewood Dr.,) Trace Dr., Timberline, Wilson Tract, Somerdale Rd. (from McKinley Ave. to Warwick Rd.)

Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1, 15, 29; Jun. 12, 26; Jul. 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21; Sep. 4, 18; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 11, (25)>26.

Autumn Court, Broadmoor, Charles Ave., Chewswyck, Eyres Place, Lampost Lane, Morgan Hill Estates, Somerdale Rd. (from Chews Landing Rd. to McKinley Ave.), Somer Hill, Spring Ridge Court, Sterling Estates, Stonegate, Woodbridge.

Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22; Jun. 5, 19; Jul. 3, 17, 31; Aug. 14, 28; Sep. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18.

Ashford Glen, Bellissimo Court, Britt Lea Drive, Brantley Way, Chestnut Glen (Highland Village), Clementona, Davistown Rd (from Rt. 42 underpass to Erial Rd), Dunleigh, Four Seasons (Reserve at Forest Meadows), Garwood Rd., Grenloch, Grenloch Little Gloucester Rd., (College Dr.), Hickstown Rd. (from Sicklerville Rd. to Erial Rd.), Lambs Terrace, Marcia Ct., Mimosa Ct., Morningstar Ct., On the Green, Peter Cheeseman Rd., Raintree, Revere Run II, Sicklerville Rd. (from Jarvis Rd. to Rt. 42 overpass), Stonebridge, Terrestria, Williamstown Rd. (from Jarvis Rd. to New Brooklyn Rd.), Woodshire.

Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun. 13, 27; Jul. 11, 25; Aug. 8, 22; Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, (28)>29; Dec. 12, 26.

Blackwood Clementon Rd. (from Little Gloucester to Laurel Rd.), Briar Lake, Broad Acres, Cameron Circle, Cherrywood, Daystar, Deer Park, Downs Ave., Erial Rd. (from Garwood to Little Gloucester), Fox Chase, Greenbriar, Hickstown Rd. (from Erial Rd. to Little Mill Rd.), Hidden Mill, Kelly Driver Rd., Lamotte Court, Laurel Hills, Laurel Wood Ct., Little Mill Rd., Millbridge, Murray Hill Estates, Rosegate, Southgate Woods, Quail Hollow, Westgate Woods, Windmill Dr., Winter Hill, York Terrace.

Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15, 29; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun. 6, 20; Jul. (4)>5, 18; Aug. 1, 15, 29; Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19.

Amber Ct., Blackwood, Blackwood Estates, Black Horse Pike (from Grenloch Little Gloucester Rd. to Clementon Ave.), Church St. (and all off streets), Davistown Rd. (from Black Horse Pike to Rt. 42 underpass), Fanelli Lane, Grenloch Manor, Lakeland Rd., Liberty Park (Blackwood Manor).

Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23; Mar. 8, 22; Apr. 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23; Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 29; Dec. 13, 27.

Almonesson Rd., Black Horse Pike (from Clementon Ave. to Rt. 42 overpass), Blenheim, Blenheim Farms, Brooklyn Ct., Coles Hill, Coles Rd., Erial Rd., (from Little Gloucester Rd. to Blackwood Clementon Rd.), Highland Park, Foxboro, Glen Eagles, Good Intent Rd., Little Gloucester Rd. (from Hider Lane to Erial Rd.), Lower Landing Rd. (from Almonesson Rd. to Rt. 42 overpass), Peters Walk, Players Place, Southwinds, Tall Oaks, Timber Cove, Valley Brook, Woodmill Pond.

Jan. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; Mar. 1, 15, 29; Apr. 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 5, 19; Aug. 2, 16, 30; Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22; Dec. 6, 20.

Any questions or concerns with collections
Please, contact the following:

Interstate Waste Services (862) 902-5045
Trash Collection

The GTMUA 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666
Grass clippings (Weekly 3/15-10/31 Open Bags or in Two-Handled Can Only)
Leaves (Weekly 3/15-10/31. Open Bags or in Two-Handled Can Only)
Recyclables are every other week

GT Public Works Dept. 856-228-3144; no collections on Friday
Air Conditioners, Freezers, & Refrigerators
Electronics, dropped off or call for curbside pick up
Brush & Garden/Lawn Debris (weekly), Dirt/Sod – Drop off only
Leaves – Brown paper lawn bags or two handled containers-lid off (Every week 11/1 – 3/14).
Vacuumed leaves, check with Public Works for fall & spring collection dates
Grass (Every week 11/1 – 3/14)

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