Sanitation & Recycling -  All trash & recycling items must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. for pick up & must be removed from the curb no later than 6:00 pm the day of collection.

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Collection Information

Blue Diamond Disposal is the trash collector for Roxbury Township. They collect trash, recycling, grass, brush and leaf material for the Township. All items must be at the curb by 6:00 am to ensure prompt service then removed from the curb by 5:00 p.m on the same day of service.  Don't know which day your street is scheduled for pick up? No problem.  Click here to find out your Route number and trash day. Once you find your route, refer to the town calendar to see which item is scheduled for pick up.  Free App download, Recycle Coach-quick and easy with all the information you need at your fingertips.

You are responsible for purchasing your own containers for trash and recycling. Containers should be no more than 32 gallon in size.  All containers must be labeled properly for collection.  Free decals available at Town Hall.   

We will be working hard this year to help educate our residents on proper recycling and improve our landfill diversion rate.  Curbside inspections will be taking place throughout the year.  If your material has been tagged, please contact the Recycling Office at 973-448-2053.

  • Limit of five containers/bags per collection.
  • Trash containers are limited to 32 gallon in size, 50 pounds or less.
  • All grass, brush, and leaves will be collected weekly, on your regular trash day, in either paper bags, containers (labeled as vegetative waste) or brush tied in bundles beginning the last week of March and ending the third week of December.
  • Free Bulky Service - One bulky item will be taken in lieu of two cans of trash. Bulky items include items such as furniture and other non-metal household items. This does not include any type of construction debris. Construction debris can be disposed of through a private hauler or through the Morris County Transfer Station who can be reached at 973-347-8106.
  • Metal pickups are made by appointment by calling (973) 448-2053.
All inquiries regarding curbside or hopper service should be directed to Blue Diamond at (973) 598-9800

Holidays

  • January 1, 2020 New Year's Day - No Collection.  Routes 3 & 4 Trash Only will be picked up on January 2
  • May 25, 2020 Memorial Day - No Collection.  Routes 1 & 2 Trash Only will be picked up on May 26
  • September 7, 2020 Labor Day - No Collection.  Routes 1 & 2 Trash Only will be picked up on September 8
  • November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving - No Collection.  Routes 4 & 5 Trash Only will be picked up on November 27
  • December 25, 2020 Christmas Day - No Collection.  Routes 4 & 5 Trash Only will be picked up on December 24
Calendar is also available at Town Planner

Items to Be Recycled Curbside 


Cardboard & Paper Products


Flatten all boxes. Stack them into one re-useable container or into another cardboard box.  Only recycle parts of the pizza box that is not soiled.  The rest is trash.  Below is a list of some recyclable paper products.  Material should be placed curbside in a container that is clearly marked.  No recyclable item is acceptable in plastic bags except for shredded paper.
  • Cereal/cracker boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • *Frozen food boxes
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel/toilet tissue tubes
  • Shredded paper (must be in clear plastic bag securely tied)
  • Stationary/photocopies/manila folders/computer paper
  • Gift wrap
  • Soft cover books
*Plastic or wax coated paperboard is prohibited.

Comingle Containers (bottles, cans, plastics)

 -Comingle items placed in plastic bags will not be collected!

Comingle items consist of the following and are to be placed curbside in a container that is clearly marked.   
No plastic cups, plastic bags or plastic calm shell food containers should be placed in with comingle collection. 

  • Aluminum and metal cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cartons (i.e milk, soup stock boxes, ice cream containers & juice boxes (not pouches) *Plastic or wax coated paperboard is prohibited.
  • Plastic bottles, tubs & other containers coded #1,2, & 5 includes small rigid plastics that can fit into a garbage can.  Empty and rinsed free of food/liquid. Empty prescription bottles into the trash.
RIGID PLASTICS such as outdoor furniture, plastic storage containers, flower pots, and trays etc. are not recyclable.  These items should be disposed of in your regular trash.  
If you have any questions, please call the Recycling Office at 973-448-2053.

The following items are not recycled and should be disposed of in your regular trash:

Glassware -glass, plate glass, glassware mirrors, windows,ceramics (plates,cups, etc.), porcelains, Pyrex cookware
Incandescent light bulbs
Plastic flower/plant pots & trays
Plastic or metal containers that held hazardous substances such as motor oil, paint thinner, pool chemicals, etc. 
Plastic tubs, tubes 
Paper or plastic cups, lids & straws, plastic utensils
Plastic bags/wraps/packaging* 
Soiled pizza boxes (with grease stains or food residue, or waxed paper liners)
Styrofoam food containers & packaging materials
Trash bags
Waxed paper
*some local stores accept plastic bags & wrapping for recycling, i.e. Home Depot, Lowes, Shop Rite, Target and Walmart.  Click Plastic recycling for a complete list of accepted material and retailers.

Comingle and Paper Collection Dates - 2020

Comingle Containers Paper Products
Week of Week of
January 6,20 January 13,27
February 3,17 February 10,24
March 2,16,30 March 9,23
April 13,27 April 6,20
May 11,25 May 4,18
June 8,22 June 1,15, 29
July 6,20 July 13,27
August 3,17,31 August 10,24
September 1,14,28 September 7,21
October 12,26 October 5,19
November 9,23 November 2,16,30
December 7,21 December 14,28

Recyclables are collected on the same day as your trash. Please note that certain holidays may affect the collection of your recyclables. If you have a question regarding a holiday collection see the schedule above or call Blue Diamond at (973) 598-9800.

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION -  January 6,13,20

Yard Waste Brush, Grass & Leaf Collection

Grass and leaves are collected curbside only in brown paper yard bags or clearly marked containers. A limit of 50 bags of leaves will be collected weekly during regularly scheduled collection times. Compost material in plastic bags will not be collected.

Brush/branches must be tied in bundles & less than 3 inches in diameter. Yard waste is collected on the same day as trash/recycling. Grass, brush and leaves cannot be mixed together.

Metal Item Collection

Metal items -large & small appliances, toasters, microwaves, lawn equipment & hand tools, outdoor grills (no tanks) pots & pans can will be collected curbside by appointment only. Please call (973) 448-2069 for an appointment. You can also bring metal items to the Recycling Center on the weekends Saturday/Sunday only from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
*Please note that prior to arranging for a metal pickup Freon MUST be removed from the item.   

E-Waste Collection


Recycling of the following electronic equipment is mandated and will not be collected curbside.  TV's, desktop computers, monitors, laptops, printers and fax machines.

REMEMBER just because something isn't accepted curbside or at the recycling center (i.e. stereos, VCR's), it doesn't mean they aren't other places to recycle it.  Please consider other ways to donate so the material to keep the material out of the landfill.

Freon Removal 


Freon must be removed from items, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc. before collection will occur. All items must have a sticker provided by an authorized company in order to be collected curbside or placed in the metal dumpster at the recycling center.

Fire Works


Do not place any fireworks, their packaging or their spent parts in the recycling bin.  All used fire work materials must be placed in the garbage for disposal.  Additionally, under no circumstances are unused fire works to be disposed of in garbage or recycling. Please call 973-829-8006 if you have unused fire works which need to be disposed of to obtain disposal information.

Clam Shell Containers (or other TO GO containers)


Can not be recycled.  The containers are different from plastic bottles because the two use different formulations of plastic that melt at different temperatures, making it hard for manufacturer to reuse this material.  They are also likely to be contaminated with food waste.

Single-Use Coffee Cups


Most single-use cups are lined with a fine film of polyethylene, which protects the cups from the liquid inside.  It is difficult and expensive to reprocess (because the materials must be separated).  Styrofoam coffee cups or coffee pods (i.e.Keurig kcups) are not accepted either.

Photo Paper/Photos


Most print-at-home photo paper has a coating of plastic that makes it different than regular paper.
For actual photos: photography processing is a chemically-intensive operation that involves a whole host of ingredients, from acetic acid to gelatin.  Some of these photographic chemicals remain in the paper of the resulting photographs-posing challenges to recyclers. 

Did you know?

Hot water heaters can be picked up as a bulk item with your curbside collection.  The softener must be empty and weigh no more than 50 lbs.  Call for a pick up.

Christmas trees -all trim, tinsel & plastic bags must be removed prior to pick up.are removed otherwise they will not be collected.

Bubble wrap and clean, dry polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing peanut can be taken to Mail Boxes Etc., the UPS Store or similar retailers for reuse.  To find the closest store, please call the Plastic Loosefill Council's "Peanut" Hotline at 1-800-828-2214.

Unwanted strings of Christmas lights can be recycled (placed in our metal bin).  Please bring them to our Recycling Center for collection (please see our Recycling Center page for hours and address).

Questions?



Should you have questions regarding our Recycling program, please contact our Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes at 973-448-2053 or email keyesk@roxburynj.us

Remember-just because something isn’t accepted curbside or at the recycling center (i.e.stereos, VCR’s), it doesn’t mean there aren’t other places to recycle it.  Please see the suggestions below to help keep the material out of the landfill.

Keep plastic shopping bags out of the waste stream (bread bags, cleaning bags, dry cleaning bags, etc) are collected at Shop Rite, Walmart, Target and Lowe’s and recycled. 

Tomco Products (973) 361-1589 will accept clean wood, concrete, brick, block, stone, rocks, and clean pallets.  

Green Vision, Randolph (973) 998-7955 will take many unusual items such as DVD’s, VCR tapes, (non-acceptable E-Waste).

North East Products (973-584-5595 will take brush/tree parts, leaves, stumps, wood scraps (clean non-treated wood).

Please retire old/torn American Flags, do not throw them away.  VFW, Kenvil (973) 927-6647 will collect them.