Trash and Recycling
Trash Pick Up on Observed Holidays
If the holiday falls on the regularly scheduled trash or recycling collection day, collection will be made the next day.
Holidays include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Removal of Pick-up of Electronic Waste
Televisions – The Public Works does not pick up televisions curbside. If residents need to dispose of old televisions, they can bring the old televisions to the PW yard. The PW offers a container for electronic waste disposal. If the televisions are physically damaged, or have been broken open to recover the metal inside, they will be refused and the resident will be responsible for its disposal.
Other Electronic Waste – (i.e. computer parts, radios, stereos, etc.) Residents may bring these items to the PW yard for disposal. The PW offers a container for proper disposal of electronic waste. As with other recycling drop-offs, a proof of residency must be shown to the representative in the front office before dropping off materials.
Furniture and Bedding
Residents are to put furniture out with their regular, household trash. There is no special pick-up for these items. If there is an obvious bed bug/etc. issue with the bedding, the resident will have to seal it in plastic, before it will be handled and disposed of properly, in a sanitary manner. The City of Gloucester does not provide bags for bedding.
Trash and Recycling Collection
Regular trash collection days are Monday for all areas of Gloucester City west of the railroad tracks to the river (West Section) and Tuesday for all areas of Gloucester City east of the railroad tracks to the Mt. Ephraim and Haddon Township borders (East Section).
Carpet should be cut and tied in 4 foot long bundles not exceeding 50 lbs. Waste wood should be cut and tied in 4 foot long bundles not exceeding 50 lbs. Nails should be removed or bent over to prevent injury to collection personnel. Railroad ties are trash. They should be cut less than 4 feet in length and must weigh less than 50 lbs. Construction waste or demolition debris generated by a private contractor must be removed and disposed of by the contractor.
Single Stream Recyclables
Regular recycling collection days are Wednesday for all areas of Gloucester City west of the railroad tracks to the river (west section) and Thursday for all areas of Gloucester City east of the railroad tracks to the Mt. Ephraim and Haddon Township borders (east section.) Items to be recycled with Single Stream Recyclables include: glass containers, aluminum containers, steel containers and plastic containers, newspapers, cardboard, mixed office paper and computer paper, magazines and junk mail. These items may be combined and placed into the blue recycling containers. These blue recycling containers are for the single stream recyclables only. If you need additional blue recycling containers, please contact the Public Works office at (856) 456-0781. There is a charge for these blue recycling containers. Recycling is mandatory in New Jersey. Beyond that, it also makes sense both economically and environmentally. By doing our part by separating our recyclables from our trash, we save on disposal fees as well as, protect our environment. With your help, we can continue to improve our efforts to reach our recycling goals. Your cooperation and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Click Here for Flyer on Recycling.
Plastic Film Recycling
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Tree Trimming, Leaf Collection and Snow Removal
All parks and public properties are maintained by the Department of Public Works.
During snow removal, the Highway Department WILL NOT come out to remove snow pushed back into private driveways or onto sidewalks. The City is responsible to clear the streets from curb to curb during snow storms. Sometimes that process takes hours beyond the end of the snow fall. We ask that residents have their snow removal done AFTER we finish with the entire street removal process. Your cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated.
Curbs, Aprons, Roads and Inspections
All curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons are the responsibility of the homeowners to maintain. If you are doing any new or replacement work, it is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor to obtain a permit for this work. All work will be inspected by the Department of Public Works. Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office at 512 Monmouth Street.
Yard waste for pick-up on Wednesdays must be scheduled for pick up. The PW collects yard waste all year long. Residents should just put out their yard waste Tuesday evening, after 6pm, for pick-up the following Wednesday. Yard Waste consists of branches, brush, grass and other soft vegetative waste. The collection day for these items is Wednesday of each week. Place these items curbside by no later than 7 am on Wednesday. Any calls taken after 7:30 pm on Wednesday, will not be picked up until following Wednesday. Branches and brush should be cut into 4 foot lengths and securely tied in bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Smaller brush should be placed in containers not exceeding 50 pounds. Grass and soft vegetation waste should be placed curbside in open containers or untied plastic bags. Soft vegetation waste consists of grass, soft plants and small amounts of leaves. Leaves are a seasonal item.
Leaf season begins the 1st week of November and continues until early December. Stumps and large tree parts (tree parts larger than 5 inches in diameter) can be brought to the Public Works yard located at the end of Brick Street. Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, and the first Saturday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm. You must stop in the main office and show proof of residency before dropping items off. Landscapers are required to remove all yard waste created from their work and dispose of this debris at an approved recycling facility.
Grass is picked up from March to October. Leaves are picked up between the 1st week of November until early December.
Motor Oil and Car Batteries
Motor oil and car batteries can be brought to the Public Works yard located at the end of Brick Street. You must stop in the main office and show proof of residency before dropping items off.
Appliances and Metal Items
Appliances and metal items are a special pick up on Fridays. Please call (856) 456-0781 prior to Friday to schedule a pick up. These items should be placed curbside before 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Concrete, bricks, and blocks can be brought to the Public Works yard located at the end of Brick Street and the first Saturday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm. You must stop in the main office and show proof of residency before dropping items off.
Appliances and metal items are a special pickup. Please call 456-0781 to schedule a special Friday pickup. Items should be placed curbside before 7 am on Friday morning.
Paints, solvents, asbestos, medical waste, household chemicals, etc. are considered hazardous waste and will not be picked up locally. Please call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241 or the Gloucester City Department of Public Works for the county’s scheduled drop off days.
Saturday Drop Off of Trash, Debris, and Selected Recyclable Items
Trash, wood (cut into four foot lengths), furniture, branches, brush stumps, concrete, metal items and used motor oil may be dropped off at Public Works on the first Saturday of each month. No paints or other hazardous chemicals or materials will be accepted. No metal drums or tanks will be accepted unless they are empty and cut up. No paper, cardboard, or commingled containers will be accepted for Saturday drop off. They are to be put out for regular curbside pickup on the regularly scheduled day. Items that do not conform to Gloucester City’s trash and recycling regulations will not be accepted. Residents are permitted to drop off one load of items. No return trips are permitted on the same day. This service is for Gloucester City residents only to dispose of items from their Gloucester City properties only. Contractors are not permitted to use this service. Please call (856) 456-0781.