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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

  • Grass clippings and leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31).
  • Leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31 open bags or in a two handled can only)
  • Recycling 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 & Garden/Lawn Debris (weekly).
  • Leaves – When in brown paper lawn bags or two handle containers (every week 11/1 – 3/14)
    Vacuumed leaves, check with PW for fall & spring collection dates
  • Grass (every week 11/1- End of Grass Season)

Waste Management  1-800-633-9096 (customer service) resident account number 49856022.

  • Trash Collection

THE GTMUA SELLS SCREENED ORGANIC COMPOST & TOPSOIL
Deliveries to Gloucester Township residents and businesses at wholesale prices, call us at 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666.


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

THE ECOLOGY CENTER

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.

COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

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.

MUNICIPAL SEWER SYSTEM

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.


THE GTMUA SELLS SCREENED ORGANIC COMPOST & TOPSOIL

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


RECYCLING


View Recycling in a larger map. Please contact the GTMUA for any questions.
This map is intended for references purposes only and is subject to change.


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.

How to Recycle

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. All recyclable material must fit in cart with the lid closed in order to be picked up. All containers should be emptied and rinsed with the lids off. Any recycling material left outside recycling cart will not be collected by the automated truck. Any oversized cardboard that cannot be broken down (remove bubble wrap, plastic bags & Styrofoam), call The GTMUA for a scheduled pick-up.

What To Recycle:

GLASS CONTAINERS

Glass containers that were previously used for food or beverages. The containers may be clear, brown, or green glass, but do not include: auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs.


METAL CONTAINERS

Metal containers refer to aluminum, tin or bi-metal food and beverage containers, but do not include: aerosol cans, coat hangers, paint cans, pots, pans or scrap metals.


PLASTIC CONTAINERS

Plastic containers that only display the plastic class #1, #2, #4, #5 & #7 recycling triangle on them. These cartons/containers could have been used for food, juice, milk, soda, water and laundry detergent, but do not include: anti-freeze or auto oil containers, children’s toys, flower pots, laundry baskets/buckets, microwave food trays, plastic bags, plastic plates or utensils, Styrofoam and vinyl. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.


RESIDENTIAL PAPER

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, non-metallic wrapping paper, office paper, paper toilet/towel rolls, phone books, text books (without hard covers) and work books. Also, all types of flattened/cut down corrugated cardboard (so cart will completely empty) that are not waxed or coated are recyclable. Do not include: foil or wax coated cardboard (ice cream containers and frozen juice cartons, frozen dinner boxes), napkins, paper cups, plates, shredded paper, tissues and towels. Please note: shredded paper is NO longer accepted by the recycling facility. It can be used in your compost pile or thrown out with your household trash.


RECYCLING CONTAINERS:

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. Your old yellow recycling buckets may be used for brush/yard debris or grass/leaves pick-up. Residents may also drop them off at The GTMUA or Public Works Department if no longer needed.

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 at 856-228-3144 prior to pick-up.


STUMPS

Stumps are collected every 3-4 weeks. Residents are to notify the Public Works Department at 856-228-3144 prior to pick up.


YARD WASTE; DIRT/SOD & GARDEN/LAWN DEBRIS

(pulled grass/weeds, plants and mulch) must be in a separate brown lawn bag or 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. Your old yellow recycling 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.


OTHER RECYCLABLES:

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 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

Motor oil, car batteries and anti-freeze may be brought to the Public Works Department at 1729 Erial Road (past College Drive).


CONCRETE, BRICK OR RUBBLE

For 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 and job-site verification.


SPECIAL WASTE

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. Please check their website; www.camdencounty.com or call (856) 858-5241 for their 2018 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

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


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 Waste Management, General Number: 1-800-633-9096 (customer service) account number 49856022.
Tires, only two (2) tires per household with the metal rims removed, will be collected on your weekly trash day.
Sinks and Toilets will be picked up at curbside on your weekly trash day.


WHEN TO RECYCLE?

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 5:00 A.M. on the collection day

RECYCLING DAYS FOR 2018:

There will be no recycling collection on the following Holidays: News Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and 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.

MONDAY 1: Black Horse Pike (from Front St. to Evesham Rd.), Evesham Rd. (from Rt. 41 to Randy Rd.), Fernwood, Glendora, Whitebirch.
Jan. (1)>2, 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26; Mar. 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 7, 21; Jun. 4, 18; Jul. 2, 16, 30; Aug. 13, 27; Sep. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17, 31.

MONDAY 2: Broadmoor West, Black Horse Pike (from Rt. 42 overpass to Front St.), Chews Landing Rd., Echo Park, Glen Oaks, Hider Lane, Hilltop, Kingswood Estates, Knights Bridge, Laurel Springs Gardens, Little Gloucester Rd. (from Chews Landing Rd. 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. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; Apr. 2, 16, 30; May 14, (28)>29; Jun. 11, 25; Jul. 9, 23; Aug. 6, 20; Sep. (3)>4, 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12, 26; Dec. 10, 24.

TUESDAY 1: Asten Ridge, Asten Woods, Brittany Woods, Cobblestone, Country Aire, Cross Keys Rd. (from Johnson Rd. to Williamstown Rd.), Debbie Court, Felicia Court, Gloucester Chase, 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. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; 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.

TUESDAY 2: Breckenridge Village, Brookwood, Cottage Gate, Country Oaks, Cross Keys Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Danbury Park, Dresden Downs, Eagle Landing, Erial Clementon Rd., Forest Ridge, Gable Court, Hickstown Rd. (from Little Mill Rd. to Jarvis Rd.), 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), Wye Oak Village.
Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1, 15, 29; Jun. 12, 26; July 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21; Sept. 4, 18; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 11, (25)>26.

WEDNESDAY 1: 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. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun. 6, 20; July (4)>5, 18; Aug. 1, 15, 29; Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19.

WEDNESDAY 2: Autumn Court, Broadmoor, Charles Ave., Chewswyck, Eyres Place, Lampost Lane, Somerdale Rd. (from Chews Landing Rd. to McKinley Ave.), Somer Hill, Spring Ridge Court, Sterling Estates, Stonegate, Woodbridge.
Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; 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; Dec. 12, 26.

THURSDAY 1: Ashford Glen, 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, Westfield Chase, Williamstown Rd. (from Jarvis Rd. to New Brooklyn Rd.), Woodshire, Wyntree.
Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15; Mar. 1, 15, 29; Apr. 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun. 7, 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2, 16, 30; Sep. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, (22)>23; Dec. 6, 20.

THURSDAY 2: Blackwood Clementon Rd. (from Little Gloucester Rd. 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 Estates, Little Mill Rd., Millbridge, Morgan Hill Estates, Murray Hill Estates, Rosegate, Southgate Woods, Quail Hollow, Westgate Woods, Windmill Dr., Winter Hill, York Terrace.
Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8, 22; Apr. 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun. 14, 28; Jul. 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23; Sep. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 29; Dec. 13, 27.

FRIDAY 1: 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. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; Mar. 2, 16, 30; Apr. 13, 27; May 11, 25; Jun. 8, 22; Jul. 6, 20; Aug. 3, 17, 31; Sept. 14, 28; Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec. 7, 21.

FRIDAY 2: 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, Tall Oaks, Timber Cove, Valley Brook, Woodmill Pond.
Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23; Mar. 9, 23; Apr. 6, 20; May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24; Sept. 7, 21; Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16, 30; Dec. 14, 28.


Frequently Asked Questions
How should I set my cart out for collection?
Carts placed on the curb must be no more than 2ft from the street. If placed in street; wheels should be touching the curb. Arrows on the lid must be pointing towards street. Cart must be at least 5ft away from any obstacles. Automated collection requires a 15 foot overhead clearance. The lid must be fully closed. Carts must always be on level ground (no snow piles).

Can the recycling cart be returned?
No, it is the law to recycle, residents may not return the cart.

How can I obtain an additional cart for multi-family units?
Call the GTMUA for requests at 856-227-5665.

Can I paint my cart or change my cart lid?
No, the carts are Township property. The lid may not be removed.

What should I do with my old yellow recycling bucket?
It may be used for brush/yard debris or grass/leaves pick up.

How do I get an additional recycling cart?

Additional carts can be obtained from the GTMUA for free.
See telephone number below.

HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

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

  • Grass clippings (weekly 3/15-10/31)
  • Leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31)
  • Recycling every other week

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