Trash Collection

Trash Guidelines explaining how and when to put trash curbside.

Residential Trash Collection: Trash should be curbside by 6:30 AM the day of scheduled collection. The very earliest trash may be placed at the curb is dusk (or sunset) the day before.

Residents should be advised that effective March 1, 2022, the township will see a change to its trash collection procedures. Previously, the township's trash contractor did not pick up receptacles exceeding 32 gallons. Beginning March 1, the contractor will pick up cans exceeding 32 gallons if the trash can has handles and wheels. 

The Department of Public Works will affix a notice to containers indicating that the containers do not comply with the township code § 92-8 or 92-9 and providing warning that further use of said containers will result in township refusal to make collections from said containers.

Provided, however, that receptacles that are badly broken, in disrepair or otherwise fail to meet the requirements set forth in § 92-8 or 92-9 may be treated as rubbish and collected and disposed of as such by the township.

Trash Collection / District:
Your District for all things to do with Public Works is determined by your Trash Day.
If your trash is picked up on Monday, you are District 1.
If your trash is picked up on Tuesday, you are District 2. 
If your trash is picked up on Wednesday, you are District 3. 
If your trash is picked up on Thursday, you are District 4. 

To determine your trash district, click here. Once the map appears, choose Trash Zone to see districts.
2023 Holiday Trash Schedule:

Martin Luther King Day - No Change

President's Day - No Change.

Memorial Day - All Trash will be collected one day behind schedule. 

Fourth of July - No trash collection Tuesday. Tuesday through Thursday routes collected one day behind schedule. Monday and Friday routes unaffected. 

Labor Day - All Trash will be collected one day behind schedule. Columbus Day - TBA. 

Columbus Day - No Change 

Veteran's Day - No Change

Thanksgiving - No Trash Thursday, Thursday & Friday Trash will be collected on Friday

Christmas Day - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday trash routes will be collected one day behind schedule. Thursday & Friday routes will both be collected on Friday. 

New Year's Day- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday trash routes will be collected one day behind schedule. Thursday & Friday routes will both be collected on Friday. 

Bulk trash such as mattresses (must be wrapped in plastic), wood bed frames, furniture, rugs (tied and cut in 3' lengths) and similar items should be placed at the curb for collection on your regular trash day. Residents should be reasonable in the amount of bulk items they place at the curb side on any one collection day.

E-waste: Residents can drop off any electronic waste (e-waste) at the Public Works Yard. The yard is located at 601 E. Third Street. 

Appliances, Scrap Metal and Tires.  Residents must call 856-235-3520 to schedule a pick up.  Material must be curbside by 7 AM on your scheduled pick up day.  These items may also be brought to the Public Works Center, SATURDAY only, between 8 AM and Noon.  (A maximum of two tires per household will be accepted on Saturday.)

Moorestown Recycling

Recycling in Moorestown is managed through the Burlington County Recycling Program, more information regarding the recycling program may be found by visiting the Burlington County Recycling Program home page. 

The Moorestown Public Works Department located at 601 East Third Street, is designated as a Burlington County Recycling drop off site. The site is open weekdays from 8 AM - 4 PM (please note that hours are subject to change without notice due to weather related emergencies or site issues). 

2023/2024 Recycling Brochure

Single Stream Recycling Guidelines

Single Stream Recycling Guidelines for DPW Recycle Center

Trex Recycling Program

The township started a six month partner  program with  Trex  from 5/1/2022 until 11/01/2022. Moorestown Township collected about 550 pounds of plastic in that time frame. The Township received a new Trex Bench which is currently in the lobby of the Moorestown Library.  The township is now on its second collection   period which is from 11/1/2022 until 5/1/2023 we have couple drop off points in the town and it is only certain types of plastic. 

There are Trex Collection bins at Public Works, Town Hall, Library and the Recreation Center which we collect and weigh. Learn more at: View Trex Recyclable items here


The Township maintains a compost facility on Creek Road (located between Borton Landing and Centerton Roads) and is open to Moorestown Residents only on designated Saturdays from Noon to 4 PM, for the disposal of leaves and brush. No grass, dirt, soil, mulch, wood chips or other yard debris will be accepted. Please note that debris from clearing operations CANNOT be accepted. Contractors and property owners are solely responsible for proper disposal. Please note also that contractors or commercial vehicles are not permitted onsite. Please see the link below for a current schedule of operating hours. 

Hazardous Waste 

The Moorestown Public Works Department cannot accept items designated as hazardous waste. Any materials designated as hazardous waste must be disposed of through the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex according to their prescribed schedule. Please call Burlington County Directly at (609) 499-5317 for more information. For more information about hazardous waste designation, please visit the Burlington County Recycling Program web site. 

Recycle Coach 

Burlington County and the State of New Jersey have partnered with Recycle Coach to provide a website and both Apple and Android compatible apps which provide specific information regarding recycling dates and changes for your local area. Once installed, the Recycle Coach app will provide general information regarding the recycling program and also will provide push alerts which will alert residents of changes to the recycling schedule for their local area. Please click the link below to access more information about Recycle Coach.