Trash Information

Who, What, When and Where

** Please don't mix trash in with Grass Clippings and other Yard Waste. We have to collect those separately **
  • Public Works employees collect household trash.
  • Household trash in bags and cans 50 pounds or less. Containers shall be no larger than 35 gallons in capacity.
  • Monday through Thursday of each week.
  • The street schedule, by day of week, is below.

Notice to Residents

We want to clear up some confusion on the collection of certain items within our township...

1.       Cardboard- There has been an increase in the amount of cardboard being placed curbside on trash collection days. Cardboard needs to be placed out on Monday’s with recycling. The only cardboard to be placed into the trash would be all pizza boxes, and cardboard with glued Styrofoam. Packing Materials such as packing peanuts are to be placed into trash. Cardboard cannot be used as a container for trash. Cardboard placed out on trash day will not be collected.

2.       Grass and Yard Debris- Lawns are encouraged to be mulched. In the event that can’t be done, grass clippings along with other yard debris such as leaves, vegetable plants, clippings from smaller floral type plants can be bagged and or containerized (Trash Can) for collection.   NO Chipping debris (Branches for the Chipper), trash or pet waste can be placed into the bags and or containers. Bags and containers found to have chipping material, trash and pet waste contained within will not be collected until corrected. While this can be placed curbside on your trash collection day, this will be a separate collection from the normal trash collection.  Bags and Containers can’t weight over 35lbs for the safety of our workers. Blowing and or discharging grass and yard debris into our streets is prohibited. This act is against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Storm Water Rules and Regulations. These debris are unsightly, clog our water drains, and add sediment to Creeks and Ditches. Reminder: Debris generated by a contractor (Landscaper and or Lawn Maintenance) must be taken away by the contractor.

3.       Chipping Debris- Small Limbs and branches that are trimmed and or taken down by the homeowner can be placed curbside for collection. Collection of these materials are the 1st full week and 3rd weeks of each month. Chipping must remain separated from grass and yard debris. Root systems from bushes pulled from the ground and such are to be washed clean from dirt prior to placing curbside for collection. Make sure when placing debris curbside for collection that the butt ends of the branches all face the same way. Also try not to block drainage paths and storm drains on the road surface. Reminder: Debris generated by a contractor must be taken away by the contractor.


If there are any questions and or concerns Please contact the Public Works office at (856) 224-0373.

Trash Day Schedules and Information 

                              GREENWICH TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

             The Public Works Department will be working Summer hours 
                         from May 27, 2022 until September 2, 2022.
             Summer Hours are from 6am until 2pm Monday thru Friday. 
                         Please plan accordingly for trash collection.
                                Thank You for your cooperation.


Have a HoverBoard to dispose of?  Magnum Computer Recycling in Pennsauken at 856-333-0991.  They will take the entire unit.  The resident should NOT dismember them.  Magnum will give you a certificate of destruction you need to get your refund.  They only request you call before going to Magnum.

Please do NOT  bring them to any of the County Household Special Waste events as Clean Venture will NOT accept them.  So far, Magnum is the only outlet we know of in South Jersey.


Household Special Waste


Due to the current situation with COVID-19,
we ask that all residents follow these strict rules when attending the event:


Click links below to view more information.

Latex and Oil Paint Disposal
Proper Disposal of Household Medication

Proper Disposal of Lithium Batteries –

Since 1989, Gloucester County has conducted a series of collection days where residents can drop-off their “Household Special Waste” (HSW) at a designated location. In 1996, the GCIA, in cooperation with the Board of County Commissioners, expanded the number of HSW events offered from two per year at one location to five per year at two locations. In 2000, the program added three additional days, bringing the total days offered to eight at two locations. This was done in an effort to provide a more convenient HSW disposal schedule for the County residents. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, we will ony be holding four events in 2022.

Many residents wonder why the County can’t come to their homes to pick-up their HSW. Due to Federal and State regulations, the County is not permitted to make “house calls” for the pick-up of HSW. Regulations require that materials must be delivered to one of our drop-off sites in order to be disposed of through the County HSW Program.

Many residents also inquire why the county holds four annual events. Due to the costs associated with the HSW program, the present four-day schedule is the most the GCIA can offer and still remain with our budget. County residents who require HSW disposal at times other than the scheduled events are encouraged to contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling for alternate disposal methods.



LOCATION: Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC)
493 Monroeville Road (Rt. 694) South Harrison Township
DATES FOR THIS LOCATION: (all events 8:00 am to 2:00 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE)

April 9th

September 17th

LOCATION: Gloucester County Roads Department
1200 N. Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Clayton
DATES FOR THIS LOCATION: (all events 8:00 am to 2:00 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE)

 May 21st

 October 29th (** NEW DATE **)

MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Solvents, pesticides, cleaners, kerosene, herbicide, gasoline, turpentine, varnish, fertilizers, rat poisons, auto & floor care products, weed killers, lighter fluid, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other gas cylinders, oil based paints, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent tubes, CFL Bulbs & ballasts, lead acid, lithium, Ni-cad and ALL rechargeable batteries. (30 & 55 gallon containers require prior approval)

The following materials WILL NOT be accepted at any collection days: medical waste, infectious wastes, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), explosives, and ammunition.

NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Disposal of Latex Paint Info

NO ASBESTOS PRODUCTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. For disposal of asbestos products contact GCIA at 478-6045


To the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC):
Via Rt. 45: Follow Rt. 45 South through Mantua into Mullica Hill. (**) Rt. 45 South Bears off to the right toward Woodstown where Rt. 77 begins. Follow Rt. 45 South past Friends School. Continue down Rt. 45 South for 3 more miles until you reach Rt. 694. Make a right onto Rt. 694. The GCSWC is a mile down the road on the left.

Via Rt. 322: Follow Rt. 322 West into Mullica Hill to Rt. 45. Make a left onto Rt. 45 South. Follow direction above (**).

Via Kings Highway: Follow Kings Highway through East Greenwich toward Swedesboro. Continue past Kingsway High School on your right. Continue down about 1 mile until you reach Glen Echo Ave. and make a left (a red “Welcome to Swedesboro” sign is on your right and a Gas Station on is on your left.) Follow Glen Echo Ave. straight for 3 ½ miles. The GCSWC is on your right.

To the Gloucester County Roads Department:
Follow Delsea Drive (Rt. 47) South through Glassboro into Clayton. Pass Massos Catering Hall on your left. The County Roads Department is ½ mile past Massos on your right. It is in the same complex as the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and 911 Communication Center.



Household Batteries:
The most common batteries are the household types, which includes alkaline and heavy-duty varieties. They are the “AAA” through “D” and 9-volt varieties that are used to power flashlights, radios, toys and other small appliances. In recent years, manufacturers have removed the heavy metals like lead and mercury that were previously used in household batteries. NON-RECHARGEABLE HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES MAY BE PLACED IN THE REGULAR TRASH.

Button Batteries:
Button batteries are the small, round, flat batteries that are found in watches, calculators, pacemakers and hearing aids. They may also be cylindrical in shape and are labeled “mercuric oxide.” These contain high levels of metals such as mercury that can contaminate the environment if they are incinerated or landfilled. Button batteries can be dropped off at some borough halls, libraries, junior and senior high schools, and many retail stores where these batteries are sold. Button batteries are also accepted at any of the County’s “HSW” collection days.

Rechargeable, and Ni-Cad Batteries:
Rechargeable or ni-cad batteries are used in a variety of appliances including cellular phones, camcorders, and power tools. While these batteries can be reused many times, their chemical composition requires special disposal once their useful life has been fulfilled. Rechargeable batteries contain high concentrates of mercury and other compounds which can cause a number of environmental and health concerns. Rechargeable batteries are accepted at any of the County’s “HSW” collection days.

Automotive and other lead-acid batteries:
Automotive, marine, and motorcycle batteries contain high levels of lead. In fact, a single automotive battery may contain between 16 and 20 pounds of lead. Lead-acid batteries that are not properly disposed of may negatively impact air emissions if burned in an incinerator or contaminate groundwater if disposed of in a landfill. Fortunately, all lead-acid batteries can be recycled. These batteries are accepted for recycling at any of the County’s “HSW” collection events. Automotive and other vehicular batteries will also be accepted for recycling at any retail outlet that sells them including all ABC Auto Parts and Pep Boys Centers in Gloucester County. It is advised that any retail store be contacted prior to delivery to determine hours of acceptance and disposal procedures for lead-acid batteries.