The Township of Jefferson has some important regulations in place concerning the proper disposal of construction debris, vegetative waste, hazardous waste, bulk waste, appliances, metal, tires, batteries, and e-waste.  With summer over, perhaps the time is coming before the holidays to clean out that basement, garage, and/or attic so it’s a good time to familiarize yourself with what can be disposed of and how it needs to be disposed of.  Municipalities are not all alike in their regulations so be sure to adhere to Jefferson Township’s regulations whether you are a homeowner or a business owner.

Homeowner Construction Debris Disposal

  • Disposal is allowed Saturdays, by appointment only, between 9  am and 1:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 973-697-1500 (Jefferson Township Municipal Building receptionist) between 9 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • Be advised there is a limit of 30 appointments per week on a first- call basis. During peak months, the list is subject to be closed prior to any given Thursday.
  • There is a maximum of one bed level pickup truck load per appointment per week.
  • This program is available ONLY to Jefferson Township resident homeowners.  No contractors or commercial businesses permitted.
  • Proof of residency is required prior to unloading.

Vegetative Waste  

  • Vegetative Waste Pickup will begin on April 5, 2017 and continue
    through December 13, 2017.Grass clippings and leaves are not
    accepted at the Recycling Center. These items should be recycled to your compost pile or placed curbside in brown paper sacks for weekly collection on Wednesdays.
  • Tree branches, twigs & shrubs may be brought to the Recycling Center during operating hours only. (Tree stumps and trunk wood are not accepted.) Branches are not to exceed 3″ in diameter or 4′ in length.
  • These items are also collected curbside on Wednesdays.
  • Two bundles, cans or bags are allowed for collection on Wednesday.
  • Big, oversized landscaper barrels will not be emptied.  (Bundles are not to exceed 4′ in length or 40lbs. in weight.)

Hazardous Waste

  • Motor oil and other hazardous waste must be taken to the Morris County M.U.A. (by appointment only; call 973-829-8006)

Bulk Waste

  • Furniture, mattresses, and other bulk waste are collected curbside on the 2nd garbage pick-up day of the week.  Residents are permitted to put out two (2) 32-gallon trash cans twice a week, or;
  • One Bulk Item with One Garbage Can will be collected on the second pick up day of the week.

Appliances and Metal Items

  • Call 973-697-1500 to arrange for curbside pick-up.
  • NJ Clean Energy does offer rebates for refrigerators (and other appliances) in working condition.  Call 877-341-2192 to schedule an appointment or go online to to obtain additional information.


  • Accepted at Recycling Center with a check payable to Jefferson Township.  $4.00 per Passenger Tire (no rim) up to 19 inches.  Tires with rim and larger than 19 inches are $7.00.
  • Accepted at the Parsippany Transfer Station by calling (973) 808-9651


  • Dry-Cell Battery Management Evolves – It Will Be as Easy as “1-2-3”

At the beginning of 2010, new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations about the management of dry-cell batteries throughout the United States went into effect. Because dry-cell batteries can short circuit and catch fire while being transported, the DOT will require enclosing each hazardous dry-cell battery in a plastic bag to cover its terminals prior to transport.  Figuring out how to manage batteries under this new regulation can be as easy as “1-2-3.”


  • TV’s, computers, laptops, computer monitors will not be picked up by the garbage company.  They can be disposed of at the Recycling Center along with fax machines, printers, and DVD players free of charge.

Hours the Recycling Center on Weldon Road is Open to the Public

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For Recycling questions, call (973) 697-1500 or (973) 208-3639.

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Carol was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Jefferson Township with her husband in 1976. She initially joined the Garden Club of Milton, eventually serving as President. She was a co-founder of the ABC Mothers Group, active in the local PTAs, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts. She worked for AIM Newspapers as a reporter and eventually became its Editor. Currently, she is President of the Jefferson Arts Committee and recently retired as the Recreation Program Coordinator in the Jefferson Township Recreation Department. She can be reached at