***Recycling will be picked up every other Tuesday**** (see below for schedule delays)
Due to the change in the Burlington County Recycling services, the recycling yard on Midlantic Avenue will only be open during business hours of Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and the first and third Saturday of the month during hazardous waste collection times of 8 AM to 12 PM. Please check the website as Holidays will affect these dates. The information can be found by visiting mountlaurel.com and clicking on the Hazardous Waste or the Recycling page for the most up to date information.
Reason for the change:
Burlington County Recycling stated:
“The global recycling crisis, caused by material contamination, has impacted the cost of the County’s recycling program dramatically. In 2017, the recycling program only required $2.4 million in County funding. This year, due to falling commodity pricing and higher costs to address contamination, that amount will exceed $6 million dollars. For 2020, we expect the program funding request to exceed $7 million. This is not sustainable in the long term and is why we need each town’s support to control costs and reduce contamination.”
With that they reduced our recycling yard pick-ups from twice a week to once a week. We do not have the capacity to stop overflow without monitoring how the recycling is being placed in the dumpsters and what is being placed in the dumpsters.
The amount of trash that is entering the recycling dumpsters has been an ongoing issue and the County is requiring better oversight as to what is being placed in the dumpsters to stop contamination and to ensure all boxes are being broken down. The Township is implanting the County’s suggestion to have the recycling center open only when employees are working. To ensure we are meeting the County’s requirements the recycling yard will now be open - Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 8 AM to 12 PM (Holidays will effect these dates). The Township of Mount Laurel thanks the residents for their cooperation and understanding.
What can I recycle at the curb?
Acceptable Items: Newspaper, cardboard, magazines, paperback books, phone books, computer paper, office and school paper, gray color cardboard (cereal boxes).
Glass bottles, glass food containers, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic bottles #1 or #2, 5. empty aerosol cans – All of these items should be rinsed clean and then placed in your recycling bucket. For Plastic milk, water & soda bottles, throw away lids & caps.
Items that are Not Acceptable: Plastic Bags, Pizza boxes, hardback books, large amounts of shredded paper, soiled paper/cardboard, food contaminated cardboard/paper, foil or plastic coated paper/cardboard, clay or plastic flower pots, crystal, aluminum foil, plastic bags, plastic items that are not a bottle, plastic bottles #3, #4,#6, and #7, ceramic mugs or plates, drinking glasses, ovenware, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, motor oil or pesticide containers.
Recyclables should be out at the curb by 6 am!
More questions about what you can recycle? (click here)
Starting January of 2020 the Township holds a hazardous material drop-off on the first and third Saturday of every month (unless a holiday weekend at which it will be moved to the following weekend). Drop-off is at the Recycling Center on Midlantic drive. Hours of operation for the drop-off are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Residents are required to show proof of residency at the drop-off. Allowable items: Paint(latex and oil based), solvents, driveway sealers, aerosols, antifreeze, oil, batteries, fluorescent tubes and ballasts, pesticides, pool chemicals and gasoline (which should be brought in a clearly marked container).
Hazardous collection dates are as followed for 2020
(1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 6/6, 6/20, 7/11 (2nd Saturday due to holiday), 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/12 (2nd Saturday due to holiday), 9/26 (4th Saturday due to Fall Festival), 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19)
What can I recycle at the drop off center?
Acceptable Items: Paper, cardboard, food and beverage cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, household and automotive batteries, uncontaminated used motor oil, computers, televisions, and other electronics.
What is my recycling day?
Every other Tuesday.
Where is the Mount Laurel Recycling Drop-Off Center?
The Mount Laurel Recycling Drop-Off Center is located behind town hall and adjacent to the Public Works Building. The entrance is located on MIDLANTIC DRIVE.
Who can I contact if I have more questions about recycling?
If you have questions about curbside pickup contact the County Recycling Office at (609) 267-6889.
If you have questions about the recycling drop off center, recycling pick up, or obtaining a recycling bucket, please call (856) 234-0001 ext 3001.