Recycling Coordinator
Karen Hansen                              Phone: (973) 383-5570 

Refuse Collector
Waste Management NWNJ        Phone: (973) 756-4009

Sanitation Inspector
County Of Sussex                        Phone: (973) 579-0370 



  • Regular and Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule
  • Recycling Schedule
    • Weekly pickup curbside every Wednesday throughout the entire Township

  • SCMUA Recycling Center 2017 Events
    • 34 South Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
    • Information: (973) 579-6998 or www.scmua.org 
    • Hours of Operation:  Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 2:00PM
    • Programs are available to
      • Sussex County residents, businesses, school districts, municipalities, & county agencies

  • Recycling Center
    • *Commingled Containers (glass, plastic & aluminum)
    • *Chipboard (food, cereal & tissue boxes & other gray paperboard)
    • *Paperback books*Cardboard      *Office Paper & Junk Mail       *Newsprint          
    • *Motor Oil/Antifreeze              *Clothing          *American Flags
    • *Household Batteries - New sorting requirements - see website


  • Household Hazardous Waste Days
    • 2017 Dates: June 3 and November 4,  from 7am-2pm
    • Limits: 
      • 100 lbs of dry household hazardous waste materials,
      • 25 fluorescent bulbs, &/or 10 gallons of liquid waste per vehicle for free. 
      • Scale charge for larger quantities.


  • Allowed on Household Hazardous Day Only
    • LEAD BASED PAINTS       OLD GASOLINE   PESTICIDES      OIL BASED PAINT      AMMONIA    
    • INSECTICIDES   STAIN     LIGHTER FLUID    BRAKE FLUID   VARNISH       KEROSENE      
    • LUBRICANTS       FUEL OIL          OIL TANK FLUID       PAINT THINNER      SOLVENTS
    • RUST REMOVER   MURIATIC ACID    PHOTO CHEMICALS    CHLORINE  SULFURIC ACID
    • PRINTING INK    TURPENTINE     PAINT THINNER    MERCURY    
    • DRIVEWAY SEALER   ROOFING TAR
  • DO NOT BRING on Household Hazardous Day :
    • PENTACHLOROPHENOLENE 
    • EXPLOSIVES
    • SILVEX
    • PCB'S OR PCB MATERIALS
    • PICRIC ACID 
  • THE FOLLOWING ITEM ARE ACCEPTED AT THE SOLID WASTE FACILITY ON A REGULAR BASIS:
    • LATEX PAINTS
    • USED MOTOR OIL*
    • USED ANTI-FREEZE* 
    • HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES*
    • FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
    • GAS AND PROPANE CYLINDERS
    • MEDICAL WASTE 
    • ASBESTOS 
    • (*FREE OF CHARGE AT RECYCLING AREA - 5 GALLONS PERDAY PER RESIDENT)


  • Electronic Waste Days
    • Dates for 2017: March 18, May 20, July 22, October 14 (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
    • [SEE RATE SCHEDULE (ID13) FOR LARGER QUANTITIES] 
  •  BRING ON E-WASTE DAYS
    • Computer Systems
    • VCR’s
    • Copiers
    • Printers
    • DVD & CD Players
    • Radios
    • Televisions
    • Fax Machines
    • Stereo Equipment
    • Cell Phones
  • INDIVIDUAL ITEMS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED AT 
    • 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
  • Document Destruction
    • 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
  • Vegetation Waste
    • 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. 
  • Check the rate schedule link for current rates
  • Managing Household Batteries in Sussex County              
    • Effective January 1, 2010 
      • 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)
      • RECHARGEABLE batteries 
        • (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

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