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Public Works Department - Trash/Recycle Information

Contact the Township of Dennis Department of Public Works by writing to P.O. Box 204, 571 Petersburg Road, Dennisville, NJ 08214 or by calling 861-5309. Leave a message on the answering machine if the staff is out on business. The department is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (summer hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day).

Notice 2018:

Any questions related to recycling please call ACUA at 609-272-6950.

Any questions related to trash please call Waste Management at 1-800-633-9096.

Trash/Recycle Area Descriptions
Area 1:
From Johnson's Mill Pond north, including NW Dennis, Eldora & Belleplain.
(Your Trash Day is MONDAY)
Area 2:
From Johnson's Mill Pond south, including all of Dennisville and part of South Dennis, including all roads branching off of Route 47. Route 83 to and including Dennis Creek Village. Dennisville Road from Route 83 to intersection of Hagen Road and Dennisville Road.
(Your Trash Day is TUESDAY)
Area 3:
Remainder of Route 83, Route 9 south from intersection of Route 9 and Route 83, all of Kings Highway to Woodbine-Ocean View Road, Dennisville Road from intersection with Hagan Road to intersection with Main Street in South Seaville, Hagen Road, North & South Ravenwood Drive, and all roads branching off of these roads.
(Your Trash Day is WEDNESDAY)
Area 4:
Route 9 north of intersection with Route 83, all roads east of Route 9, Corson's Tavern Road, Woodbine-Ocean View Road, Main Street in South Seaville, DeVaul's Lane, Tompkins Lane, Alexander Way, and all roads branching off of these roads.
(Your Trash Day is THURSDAY)

Trash/Recycle Rules & Regulations:
  • All trash and recycling items must be separated and placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection.
  • All trash must be sealed or tied in plastic bags or in plastic or metal containers with lids, exterior handles and drainage holes in bottom.
  • Recycling containers must be labeled.
  • No trash will be collected in cardboard boxes.
  • No trash containers weighing over 50 pounds will be collected.
  • No trash will be collected in 55 gallon drums.
  • No construction materials will be collected.
  • Trash and recycling materials are not to be placed curbside earlier than the night before collection.
  • Businesses are responsible for their own disposal.

How To Recycle:
  • Rinsed glass, plastic and metal containers are to be placed in the same reusable container (plastic or metal). No plastic or paper bags.
  • Cardboard and paper can be placed curbside in paper bags, corrugated boxes or reusable containers (metal or plastic).
  • Used motor oil must be put in clear 1-gallon containers (milk jugs preferably with screw on lids) and brought to the Public Works garage on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call 861-5309 first.

What To Recycle:
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars.
  • Household plastic containers (food, beverage, soap, detergent, health and beauty aids having a #1 or #2 recycling symbol).
    No automotive fluid containers.
  • Aluminum and steel plated cans, (fruit, vegetable, fish and pet food cans, and bi-metal cans including non-aluminum beverage cans).
  • Clean mixed paper products (junk mail, news papers, magazines and corrugated cardboard).
  • Used motor oil**
  • Automotive batteries**
  • Any items not listed are considered non-recyclable, if any questions call the Department of Public Works at 861-5309.
  • The list of recyclable and non-recyclable material is provided to the Township by the CMCMUA. The Township can only collect those items accepted by the CMCMUA.
** Remember that we will not collect any hazardous materials at the curbside. You must store these materials and dispose of them through the MUA.

The proper and legal disposal of unwanted paints, thinners, varnishes and other hazardous household materials is done twice a year by taking them to the Cape May County Municipal Authority's hazardous materials collection location. The MUA advertises this collection in area newspapers and they do a mailing to all county residents. For further information, contact the MUA at 465-9026. There are two collections each year, one in early spring and the other in fall.

What Not To Recycle:
  • Pizza Boxes, Waxed Boxes.
  • Paper Cups and Plates.
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, Napkins or Diapers.
  • Laminated or Plastic Coated Paper or Cardboard.
  • Food Contaminated Paper or Cardboard.
  • Gum Wrappers, Candy Wrappers.
  • Pasta/Rice Boxes.
  • Cardboard Milk Cartons, Beer, Soda, Cereal and Detergent Boxes.
  • Carbon Paper, Photographic Paper, Paper with Heavy Paint or Crayon, Photographs, Pendaflex Folders.
  • Hardback Books, Cigarette Packs, Gift Boxes, Shoe Boxes.
  • Sandpaper, Wood or Glass.
  • Styrofoam in any form.

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