2013 SOLID WASTE GUIDE HOW TO OBTAIN A

8 Springfield Avenue • Cranford, NJ 07016 • 709-7238 • www.cranford.com/health
Health &
Recycling Staff
Megan Avallone
Health Officer
Monika Koscova – Jencik
R.E.H.S.
Jesse B. Powell
R.E.H.S.
Jennifer E. Kobliska
Recycling Coordinator & Registrar
Joan Holler
Deputy Registrar
Ken Meier
Litter Enforcement Officer
2013 solid waste guide
We are pleased to provide residents with a new updated and more comprehensive version
of our annual guide.
The guide will provide information about the Conservation Center, Curbside Recycling,
Hazardous Waste disposal and Bulky Waste disposal. Please retain this information which
also includes your new 2013 Recycling Schedule.
Conservation Center
The Cranford Conservation Center, located at 210 Birchwood Avenue, can be used by
residents to recycle yard waste, brush, glass, aluminum, electronics, steel, plastic and
paper. The Center also accepts used motor oil and oil filters. However, while you do need
to purchase a Yard Waste Permit to drop off certain home generated yard debris, there are
numerous recyclables that can be brought to the Center that do not require a permit.
See the Recycling Guide on the following pages for more information on what can and
cannot be recycled at the Conservation Center, and the methods to do so. Also, please note
the Center’s hours of operation since the days and hours change depending on the season.
How To Obtain a Yard Waste Permit
Residents can purchase a permit in one of three ways: at the
Center, through the mail or by visiting the Cranford Health
Department, 8 Springfield Avenue.
Yard Material Accepted (with permit)
•Yard and garden clippings
Please be aware that the 2012 permit is valid until
April 9, 2013.
•Grass clippings, leaves, “Gum Balls”
A 2013 permit will be valid until April 10, 2014.
•Tree parts and stumps (max. 24” long)
To apply through the mail:
•You must fill out the application on page 13 of this
magazine
•Enclose a check for $75 made out to the Township
of Cranford.
•Send to: Cranford Twp. Conservation Center
8 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
Please Note: Only one permit will be sent through the mail
per household. To obtain a second permit for another vehicle
in your household, you must wait until April 25th and come
in person to the Conservation Center. There is a limit of two
permit stickers per household for the $75 fee.
•Hedges & shrubs (do not need bundling)
•Firewood (max. 24” long, max. 2 feet in diameter)
Leaves
Leaves can be brought to the Center all year long without a
permit. However, the Township DPW also has a leaf collection
program. Look for more information in the September issue of
the Township News which is mailed in September.
Christmas Trees
Remember, you cannot put your tree to the curb. You can drop
it off at the Center without a permit. Make sure there are no
bags, ornaments or tinsel, please! Trees will be chipped for
ground cover.
Yard Material Not Accepted
•Broken concrete, stones, bricks, dirt
You must have a permit sticker affixed to the driver’s side back
window in order to deposit yard debris at the Center. Buying
a new car? Be sure to remove the permit sticker from your old
vehicle and bring it to the Conservation Center so we can issue
you a new one at no charge.
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•Demolition material, rotten wood, wood chips
•Combustible materials such as vehicle batteries, gasoline,
solvents and chemicals
•Tree stumps larger than 2 feet in diameter
•Tree parts longer than 24” in length
2013 – Hours of Operation
January, February & March
Fridays
9:30am to 3:20pm
Saturdays
9:30am to 3:50pm
April & May
9:30am to 3:20pm
Wednesdays
Saturdays & Sundays
9:30am to 3:50pm
June, July & August
Wednesdays
12:30pm to 6:20pm
Saturdays & Sundays
9:30am to 3:50pm
Questions & Answers
Q. Where do I dispose of hazardous waste
products like pesticides, pool chemicals
and antifreeze?
A. Several times a year the county holds collection
events specifically for hazardous waste disposal. You
can visit their website at: www.ucnj.org or call them at
(908) 654-9889 for more information.
Q. Does the Township provide for residential
garbage service?
A. The Township does not provide residential garbage
service. Residents must contract privately for this service.
See the list under Important Contact Information for a
list of haulers.
Q. How do I dispose of latex paint?
A. If there is liquid paint in the can and you can’t use
it up, remove the lid and let the paint air dry, or add
absorbent material like kitty liter or speedy dry to
hasten the drying process. When solidified put
the can in a plastic bag and dispose of it with your
regular garbage.
September, October & November
Wednesdays
9:30am to 3:20pm
Saturdays & Sundays
9:30am to 3:50pm
December
Fridays
Saturdays
9:30am to 3:20pm
9:30am to 3:50pm
Holiday Closings: March 29
Important Contact Information
Twp. Office of Recycling................... 908-709-7299
Recycling, Conservation Center
Cleanup Week
Great Northern Recycling Inc........... 888-738-7348
Curbside Recycling Contractor
Twp. Dept. of Public Works.............. 908-709-7217
Union County. . .................................. 908-654-9889
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Computer & Electronic Collection Events
Residential Garbage Haulers
A & S Sanitation....................................... 908-889-4262
Ferreira Carting.. ....................................... 908-209-0021
Grand Sanitation. . ..................................... 908-222-1566
Midco..................................................... 908-561-8380
R.N.D. Disposal. . ...................................... 908-232-7494
Waste Management.. ................................. 800-371-7329
Remember!
Q. How do I remove large items that can not be
disposed of with my regular household garbage?
These items can be recycled locally
all year long:
A. For removal of old appliances, furniture, renovation
materials or other bulky waste items, residents have
three options:
At Conservation Center
1. Ask your private trash company if they will take the
items.
2. Call the Union County Transfer Station in Linden
(908-862-2449) or J&R Recycling In Elizabeth
(908-629-9270).
3. Wait for the annual Bulky Waste Collection
(permit fee required to participate) in the fall.
Look for information in the September issue of
the Cranford Township News for details on this
Township wide program.
Motor Oil and Motor Oil Filters
Electronics Magazines, Junk
Mail, Office Paper
On Curbside Recycling
Days
Hardcover & Softcover Books
Magazines, Junk Mail, Office Paper
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What To Recycle
Newspapers
Where & How to Recycle
Curb & Conservation Center
(And inserts that come with newspapers)
Tie securely with string or twine only. No tape or wire,
no bags.
Mixed Papers
Curb & Conservation Center
Magazines, junk mail,envelopes, file folders,
computer and office paper, notebook
paper, catalogs, phone books, Gray-brown
paperboard, non-corrugated boxes like cereal
boxes, gift boxes and shoe boxes
Tie securely with string or twine or place in large paper
bag. No plastic bags.
Note: Shredded paper may be collected in a clear plastic
bag at curbside or Conservation Center.
Paperback
Books
Tie in bundles or put in brown paper bag.
HARDCOVERBooks
Tie in bundles or put in brown paper bag.
Curb & Conservation Center
Curb
Conservation Center
Bundle or brown bag. Goes with corrugated.
CORRUGATED
CARDBOARD
Curb
Flatten & tie, max size 4x4x1 foot high
Conservation Center
Bundle or brown bag. Goes with corrugated.
Brown Paper
Bags
Glass Bottles
& jars*
Curb & Conservation Center
Bundle separately or with corrugated pile.
Curb
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket (Clear
Plastic Bags Permitted)
Conservation Center
Separate by color. DO NOT OVERFLOW CONTAINERS
Paper Milk &
Juice Cartons*
Steel / Tin
Cans*
Curb Only
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket (Clear
Plastic Bags Permitted)
DO NOT OVERFLOW CONTAINERS
Curb
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket (Clear
Plastic Bags Permitted)
Conservation Center
Designated, separate container.
Electronics
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Conservation Center Only
Resident must be able to put electronics in the container.
Assistance will not be provided with lifting.
What To Recycle
Aerosol
Cans*
Where & How to Recycle
Curb Only
Commingle with bottles and cans.
DO NOT OVERFLOW CONTAINERS
(Must be empty)
plastic
bottles & jars*
Type 1 & 2 Only
Curb
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket
(Clear Plastic Bags Permitted)
Conservation Center
Designated separate containers.
DO NOT OVERFLOW CONTAINERS
plastic
containers
Conservation Center Only
Designated separate container.
Type 3 to 7
Aluminum
Cans*
Curb Only
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket (Clear
Plastic Bags Permitted)
Conservation Center Only
Designated separate container.
Aluminum Foil /
pie plates, etc.*
used clothing /
textiles
Includes paired shoes and socks, hats, belts,
drapes, towels, sheets, nylon curtains. (Can
also be saved for charitable drives)
used motor
oil & motor
oil filters
Curb Only
Commingle in sturdy recycling bucket (Clear
Plastic Bags Permitted)
Place in clean items in tied plastic bag and bring to:
Fanwood Recycling Center
North Avenue, Fanwood, NJ
Hours: Weds. & Sat. 9:00am to 1:00pm
Conservation Center Only
Bring to designated containers. Note: Drip-dry plastic bottles
from motor oil can be recycled with plastic bottles.
* All recyclables can be put in the same sturdy container.
Do Not Recycle At Curbside
• Empty Paint Cans
• Metal clothes hangers (Return to cleaners)
• Plastic tubs such as margarine, yogurt, or any
plastic bottle that’s not type 1 or 2.
• Plastic flower pots or 5 gallon buckets
• Styrofoam
• Plastic and metal lids, caps from bottles & jars
• Excessively dirty food containers
• Window glass ceramics, mirrors, crystal, dishes,
drinking glasses, Pyrex, light bulbs
• Wet clothing, pillows, rugs, foam-backed drapes
• Aerosol cans or paint cans that are not
completely empty!
• Any container from pesticides, gasoline, kerosene,
propane, etc.
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2013 RECYCLING SCHEDULE
Newspapers & magazines must be bundled with twine and put at the curb. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened
and bundled with twine. Mixed paper and junk mail must be tied or put in paper bag at the curb. Commingled: Paper
milk and juice cartons, empty aerosal cans, plastic bottles and jars type 1 & 2, aluminum cans, foil, pie plates,
glass bottles and jars, steel tin cans.
Township of Cranford pickups are made rain or shine. Place your recyclables at the curbside by 7am on
the scheduled day or the night before pickup.
Sunday
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Thursday
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Northside Pickups
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December
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Tuesday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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April
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Wednesday
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31
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Mail - In Conservation Center Permit Application
You may apply with this mail-in form for your permit, but not before March 1st, 2013. Remember that a 2012
permit expires on April 9, 2013.
Only one car permit per household address will be sent through the mail. If you do not receive your permit in ten
days call 709-7299.
For a second car permit, beginning April 25, 2013, you must apply in person at the Conservation Center.
For in person registration, you do not need this application but you are required to present the NJ car
registration for the vehicle you are registering.
This form must be filled completely and clearly.
Enclose a check for $75.00 made out to Township of Cranford.
Enclose a photocopy of your car registration.
Mail to:
Cranford Township Conservation Center Permits
Attn: Recycling Coordinator
8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
If you have any questions please call the Recycling Office at 709-7299
2013 Conservation Center Permit Application
Please print clearly.
Name:__________________________________________________________________________
Cranford Address:________________________________________________________________
Vehicle Make & Model:_____________________________Color:__________________________
q Photocopy of Vehicle Registration Attached
License Plate No.________________________ q Leased Car
q Company Owned Car
Name of Leasor or Company________________________________________________________
If you are applying for a permit for a leased or company own car you are required to
also mail a copy of your Driver's License.
Enclosed is your check #___________________________ , payable to "Township of Cranford"
________________________________________________________________________________
OFFICE USE ONLY
Permit No._____________________________ Date Processed_____________________________
Initials:_______________________________________Entered_____________________________
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