Regular household trash is collected, city-wide, every Tuesday. Household Trash must be placed in receptacles not to exceed 32 gallons in size and (50) fifty pounds in weight. No more than (4) four receptacles per residential dwelling unit, campground, or commercial property may be placed out at (1) one time.
Receptacles that have deteriorated to the extent of having jagged sharp edges capable of causing injuries to collectors or to others who may have to handle the same shall be removed by the collector and disposed of as refuse.
Up to two (2) items of bulk trash may be put out with your regular trash the last Tuesday of each month. The following items are generally accepted as household bulk items:
Carpeting that is rolled, tied and cut down to 4 foot lengths
Small tied bundles of wood cut down to less than 4 feet in length weighing less than 30 pounds and tied.
Bulk Items must be under 8 feet in length and must be able to be safely lifted by 2 men.
The following items will not be collected:
White Goods ( Refrigerators and Freezers )
Broken Concrete and other like materials
Material from construction and / or demolition activity
Recycling is collected, city-wide, every other Tuesday.
The following sections provide links or information on how to properly handle electronics - Recycle them!
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) maintains a list of consumer electronics recycling facilities. Click here to view the NJDEP list of facilities.
As of January 1, 2011 ACUA will no longer accept any electronics for recycling.
According to New Jersey law, manufacturers will be required to take on this responsibility.
Below is a list of locations where residents may take electronics for disposal.
Many Atlantic County municipalities have implemented their own electronics collection programs. Click here for more information to learn more about electronics recycling in your town.
Local Options for Electronics Recycling: Best Buy Stores: As part of Best Buy's Electronics Recycling program, residents can recycle many electronic items, including tube TVs up to 32", DVD players, home and car audio, MP3 players, desktop or laptop computers, cell phones, small electrics, fans and vacuums. You can bring in up to three items a day, per household, and there is no cost to the consumer. Use their haul-away or pickup programs for console TV's of any size or tube TV's and monitors larger than 32" (A fee is applied. Please contact the local store for more information).
Goodwill Stores: In addition, Dell Computer, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, accepts any brand of computer equipment in any condition free of charge, as well just about anything that can be connected to a computer. Goodwill also accept TVs in partnership with WM Recycle America. For more information on what's accepted, or to find a participating Goodwill location in your area, visit www.reconnectpartnership.com.
Earth 911: Earth911 provides a list of disposal locations for electronics near you. Be sure to enter 'electronics' in the first search box and your zip code in the second box. Additional Disposal Information: Kitchen Appliances (see Metals) Stereo Speakers - dispose of as trash, or if large, bulky waste Cell Phones Ink Jet Cartridges click here to find out where to recycle ink jet cartridges Toner Cartridges click here to find out where to recycle toner cartridges CDs / DVDs
For more information on the importance of proper electonics recycling, watch Annie Leonard's video "The Story of Electronics" by clicking here .