Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling Announcement - 07/15/2019

Announcing the availability of Recycle Coach!   Use this link (or download the app) to:

  • - Set an email reminder of the trash and recycling collection days or special Township disposal days
  • - Export trash and recycling dates to your personal calendar
  • - "Ask" Recycle Coach to determine how to dispose of specific items by using the What Goes Where Tool
  • - Report trash or recycling related issues (example a missed pickup)
  • - Learn more about recycling in general


Resident's leaves in biodegradable paper bags will be picked up curbside by Blue Diamond on Monday, November 9th and Monday, December 7th, 2020.   Please place bags at curbside by 6am.   Leaves may also be brought to the Leaf Area of the Township Recycling Center (at 10 Mansfield Drive) during daylight hours.  The leaves may be either loose or in biodegradable paper bags; leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.  In addition, leaves by contractors will not be accepted.  Residents may also bring their leaves to the Sussex County Utilities Municipal Authority (SCMUA) for disposal.  Please note there is a fee to do this.  Please contact SCMUA at 973-579-6998 for additional questions.

The Leaf & Brush Area at Township Recycling Center will be closed from Saturday, December 19th through Sunday, March 28th weather dependent.  However, there is the possbility that this area may be closed earlier than mid-December and/or may not open till late April as this is dependent upon the weather.  Please call the Township to confirm the dates this area will open and close (973-347-2500 x138).


Have items that are not on the list of accepted items for curbside pick-up or that can be brought to the Recycling Center?   These can be brought to the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority in Lafayette (SCMUA) on Mon. to Sat. between 7am to 2pm; HOWEVER, PLEASE CALL THEM TO CONFIRM THEIR HOURS OF OPERATION.  Please note that SCMUA will charge a disposal fee.  However, on designated days there will be free disposal of certain items such as e-waste and hazardous wastes.   For additional information, SCMUA's phone number is 973-579-6998, or click here for their website. 

E-Waste - includes computers, printers, television, stereo equipment and other electronic media.   SCMUA designated the following days for Free E-Waste Drop-Off Days in 2019:  5/16, 7/25 and 10/17.   Click here for SCMUA's information on this free event.  

Household Hardous Waste - includes paints, stains, etc.   Full a list of accepted materials and more details for the Free Drop-Off Days in 2020 (6/6 and 11/7),  click here.

Sharps (Needles) Disposal - click here for link.

Styrofoam - click here for link to styrofoam recycling program at SCMUA.

Battery Disposal - click here for link.

Rigid Plastics - click here for link.


To view the 2020 Recycling Postcard, click here.

HAVE AN ISSUE WITH GARBAGE OR RECYCLING PICK-UP?    Please contact Blue Diamond at 973-598-9800.


2020 Curbside Recycling Schedule:

January 10 & 24

February 7 & 21

March 6 & 20

April 3 & 17

May 1, 15 & 29

June 12 & 26

July 10 & 24

August 7 & 21

September 4 & 18

October 2, 16 & 30

November 13 & 27

December 11 & 26

For information on Byram's RECYCLING programs
click here.

For a printable list of what can be be disposed of through Recycling, click here.

For information on Byram's TRASH programsclick here.     

For a printable list with of what can be disposed of in curbside Trash pick-upsclick here.


Byram Township support NJ's Clean Communities Program.   Each year, several community volunteer groups participate in clean-ups and results are reported to NJ.   As a result of these efforts, the Township receives funds which are applied to recycling initiatives.



Questions?   Contact Donna Fett, DPW Secretary, 973-347-2500 x138 or via email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))