September 29, 2016

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Garbage & Recycling

SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING INFORMATION
Blue Diamond 973-598-9800

Trash and recyclables shall be placed by curbside no later than 6:30 am the morning of your collection day.
Each taxpayer is entitled to 3 (three) 32 gallon trash containers collected each week.
Blue Diamond may or may not observe all holidays, when in doubt,
please put your trash/recyclables out for the scheduled day!
COLLECTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE NEXT DAY IF A HOLIDAY IMPACTS PICK-UP
Trash will be picked up every Tuesday.

RECYCLING
Single stream (comingled) recycling pickup is available for all residential dwellings located on roads regularly serviced by
Blue Diamond. Material must be placed at the curb by 6:30 am.
Residents may place their comingled newsprint, junk mail, brown paper bags, office grade printing paper, shredded paper and
magazines together with other recyclable material in a single container marked “RECYCLABLE”. (Stickers are available at
Borough Hall). Paper and cardboard placed curbside must be cross tied and bundled to a height no higher than 12 inches.
Corrugated cardboard & chipboard placed curbside must be flattened and tied. Co-mingled materials consisting of three colors of glass, Tin, Aluminum, & Plastic Containers (#1 through #7) must be placed curbside in the reusable “Recycling” Container.
Items left in plastic or paper bags will not be picked up.
Recycling will be picked up the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.

VEGETATIVE WASTE COLLECTION
During the months of April through November, grass, leaves and branches will be picked up on the “FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.” PLACE AT CURBSIDE NO LATER THAN 6:30 AM. Brush and branches shall be bundled and tied together and shall not contain pieces greater than 4-feet. Leaf, grass and vegetative yard waste should be bagged using *ONLY* BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS, or be placed in re-usable containers, non-biodegradable bags WILL NOT be picked up!!

BULK PICKUP – HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ONLY – AND MAY NOT EXCEED 3 (THREE) CUBIC YARDS PER RESIDENCE
Items such as furniture type garbage will be picked up on regular garbage days. Please contact: Blue Diamond @ 973-598-9800 the day prior to your regular pickup to inform them you will be placing a bulk item at curbside. For white goods/metal, e.g., stoves, refrigerators and appliances please call: BLUE DIAMOND 973-598-9800

Important Bulk Pick-up Changes!!
The following items may no longer be placed curbside for bulk pick-up: Televisions – Monitors, – Computers – Portable/Laptop Computers
The New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act bans the disposal of these electronic devices
and mandates that they be recycled. See the page on SCMUA for more information on electronic waste recycling.