Preparation of Trash
Trash shall be placed in standard metal or plastic solid waste containers with handles having a capacity of not more than 50 gallons and not less than 15 gallons and weigh less than 50 lbs. per container. Commercially produced trash bags designed for this purpose are also permitted for trash only. Prior to placing containers at the collection point, they should be drained of all accumulated water, and the resident should take all possible precautions to protect their trash from insects or other animal intrusions.
Latex paint can be disposed of in the regular trash, provided it is first dried out by mixing with sand or kitty litter. Carpet must be cut into four foot widths, securely tied into bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Wood must be cut into four foot lengths, securely tied into bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Nails must be removed or bent over to prevent injury to collection personnel.
Construction, remodeling, and building materials generated by a private contractor must be removed by the contractor and disposed of properly at an approved disposal site at their cost. This debris is not to be placed curbside for normal residential collection by the Township’s waste hauler.
House cleanouts, furniture, carpets, bedding, and similar household items resulting from the sale of a house will not be collected by the Township. Disposal of such items is the responsibility of the owners of the property or real estate agent.
No collection of trash or recyclables will be provided to dwellings under construction, dwellings being remodeled, vacant lots, vacant lands, or those properties without a valid certificate of occupancy.
The Township does not provide trash, recyclables and yard waste collection to business, commercial or industrial properties. It is the responsibility of the business owner to make arrangements with a private waste hauler to provide these services.
Recyclebank & Single-Stream Recycling
- Municipal ordinance and State law require that all residents and business located in Cherry Hill recycle
Preparation of Recyclable Materials
- All recyclables should be placed in the blue Recyclebank containers
- Acceptable materials include: glass jars and bottles, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastics #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7, newspaper, white paper, magazines, paperback books, cardboard
- Unacceptable materials include: coat hangers, pots, pans, plastics #3 and #6, ceramics, light bulbs, dishes, mirrors, drinking glasses, antifreeze containers, used oil containers, and syringes
- To participate in the Recyclebank point program to receive coupons, you must register your address by calling 1 (888) 727-2978 or by registering online at recyclebank.com
- Points are based on the average recycling tonnage for each route / neighborhood, and are only credited the weeks in which a bin is deposited curbside
- Plastic bags should not be placed in your recycle cart. They can be returned to your local grocery store, or brought to Public Works, Town Hall, or the Library
The Township has adopted Single-Stream recycling where mixed paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and plastics are placed together in the Township supplied blue 96-gallon, 64-gallon, or 25-gallon recyclable containers. Loose recyclables placed on the ground alongside of the cart will not be collected by the automated truck, nor will overloaded carts, where the recyclables may fall on the ground during the automated arm operation.
Large pieces of cardboard must be cut up so they fit inside the container. Cardboard jammed into the container could stop the cart from emptying.
Before moving the 96-gallon or 64-gallon cart, grasp the handle and tilt the cart back slightly towards you. Push or pull the cart to the edge of the street. These carts are easy to move, but use care when rolling the cart on slopes, inclines, or steps. Place cart so that the handle and wheels face your home. The container must have a four-foot clearance around it to be picked up in a safe and proper manner. Do not place the cart near trash containers, mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles, trees or other items that prevent clear access to the cart.
See the Residential Guide to Zero-Sort Recycling
for a complete listing of recyclable items you may place in your bin.
Take an interactive trip through the ReCommunity facility to find out what happens to your recyclables after they are collected and view animated videos, with education station by clicking here
Preparation of Yard Waste
Grass clippings, leaves, vegetative waste from lawns / flower beds, and tree brush must be placed in biodegradable paper bags, open containers, or tied and bundled as applicable. Branches and limbs must be cut into four foot lengths and securely tied in bundles with total weight not in excess of 50 pounds. Yard waste labels are available at Public Works for you to place on your open yard waste containers to help identify them to collection personnel.
Placement of yard waste in plastic bags for collection is prohibited and will not be collected by the Township. Yard waste generated by a commercial landscaper will not be collected by the Township.
It is recommended that residents consider a “cut it and leave it” program where grass clippings are left on the lawn.
Appliances, Metal Items
Refrigerators, freezers, grills, stoves, washers, dryers, and other metal items are collected one day per week on a Wednesday. Please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422 to schedule a pickup.
Remember to remove the doors from refrigerators, freezers, stoves, and dishwashers.
Passenger car tires (without the rims, limit four per year), motor oil and car batteries can be brought to the Public Works Complex located at 1 Perina Boulevard.
CFL Bulbs & Fluorescent Lamps
CFL Bulbs and fluorescent lamps can be brought to the Public Works Complex.
Rechargeable Batteries & Cell Phones
Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones can be dropped off at the Public Works Complex. General purpose, heavy-duty and alkaline batteries should be placed in the trash.
Remember: Plastic bags should not be mixed with recyclable products. They can be returned to your local grocery market, or brought to Public Works, Town Hall, or the Library.
Recycling of Unwanted Electronics
Effective January 1, 2011, per the “State of New Jersey Electronics Waste Management Act”, residents are no longer permitted to place unwanted TV’s, computers, computer related items, electronics at the curb on regular trash day as trash; they must now be recycled.
Cherry Hill does not collect these items curbside, residents may take them to the following locations for safe and proper recycling free of charge:
- Goodwill Donation Center Locations
- Goodwill Stores accept computers and computer peripherals and TV’s. Goodwill does not accept consumer electronics such as radios, DVD players, CD players, stereos, cell phones, etc.
- Woodcrest Shopping Center
- Route 561 and Browning Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ, Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Larchmont Commons Shopping Center, Route 38, Suite 7 Mt. Laurel, NJ, Hours: Monday– Saturday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Mt. Laurel, 100 Mount Laurel Road, Ph: (856) 234-2070, Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
- Maple Shade, 2835 Route 73, Ph: (856) 439-0174, Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Bellmawr, 125 Black Horse Pike, Ph: (856) 933-5290, Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Camden County Electronics Recycling Collections
- Accepts TV’s, computers, stereo equipment, fax machines, VCR’s, telephones, printers, and other misc. electronics.
- Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Camden Co. College Peter Cheeseman Rd. Gloucester Township, NJ
Hours - 8:30AM-3PM
- Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Camden Co. Public Works Complex 2311 Egg Harbor Rd ., Lindenwold, NJ Hours - 8:30AM-12:30PM
- Please call 856 858-5241 for more information.
- Best Buy Stores
- Accepts the following at no cost to the consumer, nearly everything electronic including tube TV’s and monitors up to 32”, flat panel TV’s and monitors up to 60”, peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, cables, computers, small electronics, fans, vacuums. View more information on TV and appliance pick up by visiting the Best Buy website.
- Best Buy Locations
- 2130 Route 70W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, Ph: (856) 910-7932, Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- 1851 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, NJ, Ph: (856) 374-0404
- 1420 Nixon Drive, Eastgate Square Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, Ph: (856) 608-1600
- Cherry Hill Township Recycling Center
- Accepts all types of E-Waste such as computers, and their components, TV’s, stereos, boom boxes, DVD players, VCR players, fax machines, typewriters, desktop copiers, printers, and scanners for free. The Recycling Center is located at the DPW complex, #1 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.
- E-Waste may be brought to the Cherry Hill Township Recycling Center by residents only, no businesses. They must be brought during normal business hours 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
- For more information on this program, please contact the Department of Public Works at
- If unable to transport electronics to the above drop off locations, please call Magnum Computer Recycling at 856 979-5310, or 1 800 GotJunk for curbside pickup for a small fee.
- Trash or plastic bags mixed with recyclable products.
- Yard waste (leaves, grass, brush) placed in plastic bags.
- Oil paints, solvents, asbestos, medical waste, etc. are considered hazardous materials and cannot be picked up by regular trash trucks.
Please call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241 for the County’s scheduled hazardous materials drop-off days to dispose of these items.
Disposal of Water Based Latex Paint
Water based paint can be disposed of with regular trash, provided it is first dried out. For more information on how to dry out water based latex paint click here.