THE FOLLOWING ITEM ARE ACCEPTED AT THE SOLID WASTE FACILITY ON A REGULAR BASIS:
USED MOTOR OIL*
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
GAS AND PROPANE CYLINDERS
(*FREE OF CHARGE AT RECYCLING AREA - 5 GALLONS PERDAY PER RESIDENT)
Electronic Waste Days
Dates for 2021: March 27, May 22, July 24, October 23 (see event date details below)*
The SCMUA conducts these special events to regulate the disposal of electronics, or “E-Waste” that contain cathode ray tubes (CRT’s), lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium and other hazardous materials, and remove from the waste stream pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfill and the leachate generated.
ON THE EVENT DATES YOU MAY BRING UP TO 5 (FIVE) ELECTRONIC ITEMS *
FREE OF CHARGE PER VEHICLE ON THE ABOVE DATES ONLY
RESIDENTS' CONVENIENCE CENTER BETWEEN EVENTS - CHARGED APPROPRIATE DISPOSAL FEES
Boat Shrink Wrap Collection
March 31-June 30
Main Scale House for drop off at SCMUA
Third Friday of the Month
Hours 9AM - 12PM
Documents professionally shredded by Vendor. Cost is $6.00 per paper grocery bag. No limit.
Monthly Medical Waste Collection
HOME GENERATORS MAY DROP OFF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE (RMW) AT THE SCMUA FACILITY
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 10 AM - 12 PM
The drop off area is located at the entrance parking lot on the left upon entering the facility.
Cost of containers and disposal
5 qt. sharps container……………….$5.00
cost of disposal…………………...…$5.00
Sussex County residents can hand load Regular Mulch & Compost for free!
The Vegetative Waste Composting Facility consists of a dedicated section of the Solid Waste Facility.
Leaves, grass clippings and brush can be dropped off by residents, municipal collection crews and commercial haulers. The leaves and grass clippings are stock piled and then formed into extended piles referred to as windrows. A mechanical windrow turning machine then passes over the piles, where the machine remixes and aerates the leaves and grass. Composting of the leaves is accomplished in about 5 to 6 months.
Trees and brush may also be brought to the vegetative waste facility where a tub grinder is used to chip small diameter trees and brush into a mulch type product available to area residents and businesses.
The U.S.Department of Transportation has enacted new regulations effective January 1, 2010 mandating special preparation for recycling or disposal of certain rechargeable and other hazardous battery types, to prevent any short-circuiting during transport, which has resulted in numerous fires. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49CFR Parts 171-180) require that exposed terminals are to be protected with non-conductive caps, tape, or placed in individual plastic bags. In addition, Alkaline (single use) batteries now fall below federal and state hazardous waste standards and are considered disposable.
To comply with USDOT regulations, the SCMUA Solid Waste Facility in Lafayette will continue to provide Household Battery collection at both the Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Events, using new sorting procedures.
Residents and businesses will be required to separate batteries into three (3) categories:
ALKALINE (single use) batteries
(AAA, AA, C, D, 6V, 9V, 1.5V)
(Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Ni-Zn, Small Sealed Lead (Pb) less than 11 lbs)
BUTTON CELL & LITHIUM batteries
All Rechargeable, Button Cell & Lithium batteries will be required to have the terminals covered,
By taping them, or placing them in separate plastic bags (1 battery per bag).
Alkaline batteries do not need to have the terminals covered