Recycling Guidelines

Recycling Guidelines

West Deptford Township has converted to Single Stream Recycling. This is a system which allows residents to mix all recyclable materials together in one or more containers. Each homeowner has been provided with a green plastic recycling container which bears the official recycling logo. All recyclables can be placed in this container.

Newsprint can be placed in a brown paper bag, or put into your recycling can.

All cardboard must be recycled. Large cardboard boxes need to be broken down and placed next to your recycling can. DO NOT USE CARDBOARD BOXES TO PUT TRASH IN.

On trash day, place your recycling container adjacent to your trash cans at the curbline, but not so close that the container is difficult to see or reach. The Township also collects other recyclable items such as leaves, asphalt, concrete and wood waste. Any questions regarding recycling practices should be directed to the Trash and Recycling Foreman  845.4004 Ext. 141.

Grass clippings are a major part of New Jersey's municipal solid waste stream. In fact, grass clippings make up nearly a third of all summer waste handled by garbage haulers.


* Cut only the top 1/3 of the grass blade and leave the clippings right on the lawn.
* Mow when the grass is dry to avoid tracking and clumping.
* Keep your mower blade sharp.
* No Special equipment necessary. While mulching mowers are available, and do a fantastic job,
ANY conventional mower can grasscycle. Just remove the bag. In the case of rear discharge mower, the exhaust chute must be shut off. Adapter kits or retro-fit kits are available for conventional mowers for about $20.00.

Recycling Containers 
Each homeowner has been furnished with a recycling container. If you move, please leave your container for the next resident.

Additional recycling containers are available from the RiverWinds Community Center  at a minimal cost. An alternative to purchasing an additional container would be to use your own container on which you may place a Township recycling sticker. These stickers may be obtained at the cashier's window in the Municipal Building.

Accepted and Non-Acceptable Materials