Refuse Collection Schedule & Rules

Maps detailing the area receiving collection each day are available in Room 101 at Borough Hall. 
Contact the Department of Public Works with any questions regarding trash collection for a particular location.

Collection will be postponed for the following holidays:
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
Please check the town calendar for specific dates.

Placement and Timing:
It is illegal to rake or place anything in to the street.
No refuse shall be placed for collection on any sidewalk prior to 1:00 p.m. of the day before collection
Business District trash cannot be put out before 5:00 p.m. of the day before collection. 
Refuse must be out by 7:00 a.m. for residential areas and by 6:30 a.m. for Businesses on the scheduled trash day to ensure collection. 

Homeowners should notify landscapers that cans of clippings cannot be left out before 1:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. PLASTIC BAGS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR YARD DEBRIS.

Construction Debris - Construction debris from work that requires a building permit, will NOT be picked up. Any homeowner or contractor doing construction work shall be informed when they obtain their Building Permit that such debris must be disposed of at a state approved sanitary landfill. Permit forms to dispose of items at the Pennsauken Landfill, at the property owner’s cost, are available in the Construction Office.

Note: Dumpsters cannot be placed in the street without special permission from the Police Department. Find the application for a dumpster permit, here. Dumpsters must be properly reflectorized per State law. Residents performing renovation work on their own are limited to three items of construction debris.  Should the work generate more than this amount of waste, the resident should obtain a dumpster. Dumpsters placed on private property and driveways do not require a permit/permission.

For the health and safety of the trash collection personnel and the most efficient operation of the collection system, the following important rules are necessary:

  • Trash must be in placed curbside in metal or plastic cans with lids of no more than 35-gallon capacity or heavy-duty plastic bags of 1.3 mil thickness.

  • Trash will not be picked up in paper bags, cardboard boxes, containers larger than 35 gallons, bushel baskets, metal or plastic tubs.

  • No single item (except bulk items as delineated below) may weigh more than 50 pounds at time of collection. Trash is limited to 6 pieces per week, per residence.

  • Trash placed curbside in cardboard boxes will be tagged and not picked up; cardboard boxes are not appropriate trash containers as they tend to fall apart when too heavy or wet.  Styrofoam is not recyclable and must be removed from cardboard and placed with the trash.  Trash and recycling must always be separated for pickup.

  • Stone, dirt, and masonry products will not be taken by the Borough.  These must be taken to a private disposal facility by the resident.

  • Food waste (garbage) must be combined with trash in permitted covered trash cans not to exceed 50 pounds.  Food waste should be bagged and placed out for trash.

  • Shredded paper is now considered trash; please place your household shredding out in plastic bags with your regular trash.  Remember that the Borough also sponsors a shredding event every year, typically held late September or early October, on Saturday morning.  Call to confirm date or check the Borough Calendar.

  • Bulk Items - Furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc.  These items will be picked up with the weekly collection and must be no larger than what can fit in the back of a standard 8’ pickup truck bed, nor heavier than two men can safely lift.  Refrigerators must have doors removed for safety (however any removable drawers and shelves should be placed with your trash).   Appliances will be picked up separately on your trash day.  Carpet will not be picked up as bulk items unless it is cut into 4-foot lengths, rolled in pieces not to exceed 50 pounds.  Basketball hoops must be separated; base and backboard must be detached from pole.  Also, base must be empty.

  • The Borough provides one “Move-Out” pickup per residence to assist homeowners when selling their home. This special pickup relaxes the 6 piece per residence limit and allows for additional items to be placed for pickup on the scheduled trash day. To assure that all items are removed, it is necessary for the trash removal company to be notified in advance of the trash day. Please call Waste Management at 800-633-9096

    • All items placed curbside must meet the requirements for proper placement of trash found under "Trash Regulations."
    • Only a reasonable amount of trash (approximately 15 to 20 bags)  will be taken by the trash company for a Move Out pickup. Excessively large amounts of trash or household cleanouts will require a dumpster or disposed at a state approved sanitary landfill such as the Pennsauken Landfill, at the property owner’s cost.

Haddonfield is a leader in recycling through the cooperation of our residents and businesses.  Recycling is mandated by law and enforcement guidelines have been established.  The items will be collected each week on the regular trash day.