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Department of Public Works


Public Works
(609) 625-6311

publicworks@townshipofhamilton.com

The goal of the Public Works Department is to provide safe, efficient, and effective services to the residents and visiting public. These services include maintaining and improving Township-owned streets and roads, parks and recreation areas, buildings and grounds and vehicles. Other services include trash, recycling and vegetative waste collection, community education and enforcement of Township ordinances where applicable.

 

Recycling

Recycling

When is my recycling day?
Click Here for recycling calendar

Where can I get new recycling bins?
Click Here for recycling bin information

What can I recycle?
Click Here to see a list of materials recycled in the Township of Hamilton.

My recycling was missed. Who do I call?
Please call the Public Works Department at (609)625-6311
Atlantic County Utilities Authority at (609)272-6950

 

 

Trash Collection

Trash Collection 

Who collects our trash?
Weekly residential trash collection services are provided Township-wide through a contract with Waste Management. All residents receiving curbside collection MUST have a cart provided by Waste Management in order for their trash to be collected. Waste Management will provide each residence with one (1) cart only and the cart remains the property of Waste Management. Residents needing additional trash collection services may contract with the vendor of their choice. Additional carts are available from Waste Management for a monthly fee. The number is 1-800-633-9096.

What day is my trash collected?
Click Here to see a breakdown of trash collection days throughout the Township.

How should I place the cart at the street?
All materials must fit in the cart so that the lid is closed. Only materials within the cart will be collected.The placement of your cart is important, since the collection vehicle’s lifting arm requires the following clearance:

• 3 feet on both sides
• 12 feet overhead.
• No more than 3 feet away from the curb or road edge
• Arrows on the lid must be pointing toward the street, with the hinges facing
   away from the street.

Can I put my house number on my trash cart?
It is suggested that you use stickers similar to those you might use on your mailbox if you want to put your house number on the cart. The carts are the property of Waste Management and care should be taken not to damage them. Please refrain from using markers or spray paint to mark the cans.
 

What happens if my cart breaks?
Damage sustained through normal wear and tear will be repaired by Waste Management. You may report any damages or other problems to the Waste Management at 1-800-633-9096

What do I do with bulky items?
The residential trash collection program is designed to allow residents to dispose of their weekly household trash. The additional bulk waste collection services described below are offered to help residents with the occasional need for disposal of larger items or debris from small projects. Residents need to make other arrangements with the disposal company of their choice to dispose of debris from larger construction projects or home/garage clean outs On the first trash day of each month you may place up to four (4) bulky waste items at the curb. Place these items near your Waste Management cart and they will be collected by a separate truck. Bulky waste items are things that don’t fit into your green Waste Management trash cart. The maximum number of bulky items allowed per month is four (4). You may dispose of a total of four items from any of the following categories:


Carpet - must be cut down and rolled into manageable bundles. Each bundle
   counts  as one (1) bulky item.
Furniture - A box spring and mattress count as two (2) items. Other items

     accepted include, but are not limited to, couches, dressers, other furniture
   items.  These all count as one (1) item.
Construction Debris – Small amounts of construction debris are allowed in your
   trash cart. It is permissible to place four large items at the curb for bulk
   waste collection once per month such as a toilet or sink. Residents generating
   more construction debris than can be disposed of through curbside collection
   may transport waste themselves to the landfill at Atlantic County Utilities
   Authority  (
Click Here for disposal information) or they may contract with
   the waste hauler of their choice for additional collection and disposal services.
   The curbside trash collection services are not designed for excessive amounts
   of trash. It is not possible for us to collect large quantities of trash piled at the
   curb. Please be courteous to your neighbors and properly dispose of these items!

Fence sections – These should be a maximum of 4’ x 6’ and each section
   counts as    one (1) bulky item.
Miscellaneous – Other larger or unwieldy items are accepted as bulk items.
   Please call the Public Works Department if you have questions about whether
   an item is accepted for disposal. 625-6311
Attic / Garage / Home clean-outs and/or moving - Often cleaning out a
   garage or attic or preparing to move out of your home results in a large amount
   of discarded items. Residents may place smaller items in their Waste Management
   cart for weekly disposal. They may also utilize the bulky waste services
   described above. Residents generating more trash than can be disposed of
   through curbside collection may transport waste themselves to the landfill at
   Atlantic County Utilities Authority (
Click Here for disposal information) or they
   may contract with the waste hauler of their choice for additional collection
   and disposal services. The curbside trash collection services are not designed
   for excessive amounts of trash. It is not possible for us to collect large quantities
   of trash piled at the curb. Please be courteous to your neighbors and properly
   dispose of these items!

Prohibited Items
The following items may NOT be disposed of through curbside trash collection:
• Tires – may be dropped off at Public Works Yard, 5500 Atlantic Avenue,
   limit of 4 per month
• Concrete – Can be recycled at many local recycling facilities. Check the
   phone book under “recycling” for listings
• Hazardous materials – Can be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Day
Click Here
   for more information on this program
• Appliances and other metal items - Call the Public Works Office to schedule a
   separate collection at 609-625-6311
• Recyclable items –
Click Here for a description of what can be recycled.
   Recycling collection is every other Wednesday in most of the Township.

Should I continue to bag my trash?
Yes. Bagging your trash will help to keep the cart clean and sanitary, and prevent litter on windy days. All bags must be placed curbside in the green cart only.

What do I do with leaves and yard waste?
Leaves and brush will continue to be collected curbside on Saturdays by the ACUA
For a schedule, please go to
www.acua.com or call 609-272-6950

What about metal items and appliances?
These items are are recyclable and are collected by scheduling with the Public Works Department at 609-625-6311. Please make sure to take the door off any upright refrigerator or freezer before placing them at your curb.

What can I do with my old trash containers?
You may use your old trash containers as recycling bins. Stickers for placement on your old cans designating them as recycling containers are available from the Public Works Department. If you would like to recycle the old containers, you may take them to the rigid plastics recycling program at the A.C.U.A. Call 609-272-6950 for more details on this drop-off program. If you’d like to throw them away, please put them at the curb on your bulk collection day.

How do I get more information on trash disposal and recycling?
Visit this web site for more recycling information:
www.acua.com —for recycling and vegetative waste collection.

Please call the Public Works Department with any questions about trash collection:
(609)625-6311



 

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