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Compost Center – Recycling Drop Off Site
Location: 902 Lake Avenue,Burlington, NJ 08016
Hours of Operation:
11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Thursday & Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
(Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergency situations.)
The Compost Site is open to Burlington Township Residents Only; no commercial establishments
Proof of Residency is required at the gates.
The intended scope of service of this facility is to provide residents with an additional means of disposal for a reasonable amount of items from your property only. The gate attendants may require residents to find an alternate means of disposal for large quantities that may exceed or burden our capacity.
Please remember that all items disposed of at this facility become the property of Burlington Township, i.e. paints, metal, plastics, computers, electronics, etc. and cannot be taken from this site by the general public.
Free mulch, Fill Dirt, Topsoil and Firewood is available at the Compost Site for residents.
Normal household recyclables, paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic bottles, used motor oil and anti-freeze, clothing donations, used books, appliances, recyclable batteries, paint, grass, leaves, limbs, metal, wood, treated wood, tires, bulky rigid plastics, computers (only flat screen monitors)
Televisions are not accepted at the Compost Center please see the following flyer for TV dispososal information WhereToTakeTVs.
Recycling Program – Burlington County
Burlington County Regional Recycling Program
Curbside Recycling Hotline
609-267-6889 or Email email@example.com
Every other Friday, Township-wide, our curbside recyclables are collected by Burlington County (see below brochure for holiday schedule). Recycling carts must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m.
As of September 2014, Single-stream recycling began for Burlington Township. See the Burlington County Recycling webpage for the latest detailed information on what to recycle and how to prepare it for pick-up. (http://co.burlington.nj.us/recycling)
New Shredded Paper Recycling Guidelines 2017
If you do not wish to keep your yellow recycling bucket you can take it to the Compost Site at 902 Lake Avenue during drop off hours.
The County Recycling is having an issue with wrong materials being placed in the Recycling Carts causing issues at the Recycling Plant. Please read the violation sticker being left on carts here Recycling Violation.
Residents helped save $150,773 by participating in curbside Recycling in 2015. Read here 2014 County Recycling Chart.
Recycling Collection “Misses”
If you missed the recycling trucks or just forgot recycling day, you may drop off the items at the Burlington Township Compost/Recycling Center during drop off hours.
Recycling Collection “misses” or complaints about Recycling Collection should be directed to the Burlington County OTC Recycling Hotline: 609-267-6889 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington Township's curbside branch collection schedule is as follows: 2019 Branch Collection Schedule
Branches must be placed to the curb line prior to the starting date scheduled in your section since the truck will on go through each street one time. If you have any tree stumps or large tree trunk pieces or questions please contact the Public Works Office at 609-239-5909.
The intent of this service is to provide curbside pickup of small amounts of branches. If you are planning a larger tree or brush removal project at your home, the Public Works Department will deliver a dumpster for you to load at NO COST. The dumpster service is provided to residents only; no commercial establishments, Ordinance No. 512:F:(3).
Residents also have the option of taking branches to the Compost Site Facility at 902 Lake Avenue during drop off hours.
Fall Leaf Collection
Fall “LOOSE” Leaf collection for Burlington Township Residents will begin on October 22, 2018. Leaves must be raked to the curb loose.
Leaves in biodegradable bags, open containers, or plastic bags are not permitted and will not be collected. Leaves cannot be within 10 feet of any storm drain. Grass can be mixed with leaves, but twigs and/or branches are not permitted.
The trucks will work street to street on a daily basis, and there will be no specific schedule for any particular area. The trucks will collect the leaves through December 31, 2018, weather permitting.
If you have any questions, please contact the Burlington Township Public Works Office at 609-239-5909.
Grass Clippings Collection
Curbside grass clipping collection is no longer provided. Grass can not be put in regular trash.
Grass clippings may be delivered to the Compost Center on Lake Avenue during drop off hours.
Burlington Township encourages the return of grass clippings to the lawn:
Collection and disposal of grass is expensive and takes up valuable landfill space. One thousand square feet of bluegrass lawn generates about 200 pounds of clippings annually; 75 percent or 150 pounds of this is water. Leave clippings on the lawn for healthier grass. Clippings break down quickly and encourage beneficial microorganisms and earthworms. Nutrients in the clipping are recycled into the lawn, promoting steady grass growth. Clippings left on the lawn means no bagging and hauling, saving both human and fuel energy.
More information here Grass Clipping Collection Discontinued
If you have any questions regarding our collections, please contact the Burlington Township Public Works Office at 609-239-5909.
Stephen Fazekas, Public Works Director