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Trash and Solid Waste Collection

ORDINANCE 2013-26, AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PALMYRA AMENDING CHAPTER 230: SOLID WASTE, ARTICLE III: COLLECTION, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF PALMYRA.  As adopted 08/19/2013.

Summary of Ordinance 2013-26

  • Do not place your trash cart at the curb prior to 5:00 PM on Thursday (and no later than 6:00 AM on Friday); trash carts must be removed from the curb by 9:00 AM on Saturday.
  • All trash must be placed in Borough-provided trash carts.
  • Additional carts can be purchased by calling (856) 829-8215. The cost for a 95-gallon cart is $95, a 64-gallon cart is $64, and a 32-gallon cart is $32.  Additional carts are available after October 4, 2013.
  • Single-family dwellings are permitted 2 containers maximum; Multi-family dwellings are permitted 1 container per dwelling unit; Business and commercial properties are permitted 2 containers per the number of authorized sewer connections (based on sewer utility fees paid).
  • Do not place bulk trash at the curb prior to 5:00 PM of the day preceding scheduled collection and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection.
  • Do not place brush & limbs at the curb prior to 9:00 AM of the day preceding scheduled collection and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection.
  • Do not place leaves at the curb prior to Saturday, October 25, 2014. (Fall/winter curbside leaf collection begins Monday, October 27th.  See below for more information)

 

All contractors must remove their own waste and debris!  This includes lawn and tree services, construction contractors, and rug/carpet installers.

Senior citizens and residents with physical disabilities qualify for a Yard Waste Permit to allow landscaping companies to place yard waste at the curb.  Click on the following link to access the application:
http://boroughofpalmyra.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Yard-Waste-Permit-Application_07-23-2013.pdf

Regular trash (in 95, 64 & new 32-gallon carts) is collected every Friday.

For problems with your trash collection please call Central Jersey Waste at (888) 870-8566 or (609) 771-8005.

Regular trash can also be taken to Public Works on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon). 

  • Automated Trash Collection begins on Friday, June 21, 2013. Your trash collection day is every Friday.
  • All regular household and business trash must be placed in the green 95, 65 and 32-gallon trash-only carts. Any additional trash can be taken to Palmyra Public Works located on Firth Lane on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Trash may also be taken to the Burlington County Landfill.
  • Do not place your trash cart at the curb prior to 5:00 PM on Thursday (and no later than 6:00 AM on Friday); trash carts must be removed from the curb by 9:00 AM on Saturday.
  • All trash must be placed in Borough-provided trash carts.
  • Additional carts can be purchased by calling (856) 829-8215. The cost for a 95-gallon cart is $95, a 64-gallon cart is $64, and a 32-gallon cart is $32.  Additional carts are available now.
  • Single-family dwellings are permitted 2 containers maximum; Multi-family dwellings are permitted 1 container per dwelling unit; Business and commercial properties are permitted 2 containers per the number of authorized sewer connections (based on sewer utility fees paid).
  • For problems with your trash cart please call Palmyra Public Works at (856) 829-8215 and leave a message.

 

The Borough does not collect or accept the following:

  • Construction debris. Items generated by contractors or from major home remodeling, demolition or construction must be taken to the Burlington County Landfill for disposal.
  • Trees and large limbs. Tree limbs, stumps, etc., cut down by contractors must be removed by the contractor or taken to the Burlington County Landfill for disposal.
  • Electronics. TV’s, computers, etc., must be taken to the Burlington County Landfill. Please call (609) 499-5300 for more information.
  • Paint, chemicals, asbestos, propane or gas tanks. All hazardous materials must be taken to the Burlington County Landfill for disposal. Please call (609) 499-5300 for more information.
  • Do not place any of the items above in your trash cart or at the curb for bulk pickup!

 

Bulk Trash is collected curbside the first Monday of every month (except Labor Day when it’s collected on the first Tuesday).

Bulk trash can also be taken to Public Works on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).

Do not place bulk trash at the curb prior to 5:00 PM of the day preceding scheduled collection and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection!

The following bulk trash items will be collected curbside on the first Monday of the month:

  • Furniture (sofas, bookcases, etc.)
  • Rugs and carpet (must be rolled and tied in 4’ lengths maximum)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Large plastic toys
  • Mirrors or glass table tops that have been covered with newspaper and taped to prevent breakage
  • Bathroom fixtures (single item only: tubs, sinks, toilets)
  • White goods and appliances (single item only: dishwasher, range, refrigerator)
  • Wood (bundled and tied 2×4’s, 4’ in length and 50 lbs. maximum)
  • Concrete, block and bricks (manageable pile equivalent to one 4’x4’ sidewalk pad)
  • Tires (on or off rims)
  • Metal items
  • Pressure-treated wood (bundled and tied separately from regular wood)
  • Single items from minor home repair (wood door, bathroom vanity)
  • Unused plastic and metal trash cans (empty)

 

Brush & limbs are collected curbside the second Monday of every month from January to October only, and daily during the entire month of April.

Brush & limbs can also be taken to Public Works on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).

Do not place brush & limbs at the curb prior to 9:00 AM of the day preceding scheduled collection and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection!

Brush & limbs are not collected with regular or bulk trash. Brush & limbs are only collected on the second Monday of the month, from January through October only and again during the month of April.  Please do not place brush & limbs in your trash – it will not be accepted by the county landfill!

Leaves are collected curbside daily during the month of April and from late-October to mid-December only.

Leaves are not accepted at Public Works. For 2014, leaves are collected curbside daily during the entire month of April and again beginning October 27th through December 19th only.

Do not place leaves at the curb prior to Saturday, March 29, 2014 for April collection or prior to Saturday, October 25, 2014 for fall/winter collection.

Grass clippings are not collected curbside, but may be placed in your cart with regular trash.

Grass clippings are not accepted at Public Works. We encourage residents to “cut and leave it” or mulch or compost it, but since it is presently accepted by the Burlington County Landfill it can go into your trash cart.

New 32-gallon Trash Cart specifications – see comparison by clicking below.

IPL 32-gallon specs

Trash & recycling collection schedule – click on calendar link below.

Public Works, Sewer & Recycling Calendar