Trash Service

Weekly Trash Pickup

Please remember that trash and recycling cannot be put out any earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before your trash day (Ordinance 212-15.D). For questions regarding Trash and Recycling pick-up please call 856-589-0523, ext. 2.


Businesses in Washington Township that have private dumpster service and are interested in recycling single stream items (bottles, cans, paper, cardboard), E-Waste or metal items please contact the Public Works Department.

White Goods, TV's & Other Metal Products

All metal objects, TV's and white goods (i.e.: refrigerators, washers, dryers and other metal appliances) will not be retrieved curbside, unless you schedule pick up with Municipal Services at 856-589-0523. There will be a flat $20 retrieval rate for all TV's, metal items and white goods. These items are picked up on Tuesdays only. Alternatively, these same items may be disposed free of charge. Please bring these items to the recycling yard located on McClure Drive next to the old Municipal Services Building. The recycling yard is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This new policy helps the township negotiate a lower rate with our current contractor, thereby saving taxpayers money. Another option regarding disposal of working refrigerators can be found online.

Hazardous Waste Collection

For household special waste collection such as oil based paints, stains, motor oil, antifreeze, lead acid and all rechargeable batteries, DFL bulbs, fluorescent lights and ballasts, solvents, pesticides, cleaners, kerosene, herbicides, gasoline, turpentine, varnish, fertilizers, rat poisons, auto and floor care products, weed killers, lighter fluid, propane tanks, photographic and pool chemicals etc., please call Gloucester County Hazardous Waste at 478-6045, ext. 14 or go to their website.

Bulk Trash

Bulk items i.e. furniture, sofas, mattresses, etc. can be placed out on trash day. They should be placed by the curb alongside your household trash.


An outside contractor does collection of trash and recyclables; therefore, the holiday collection schedule is observed only on their observed holidays, not the Township's holidays.

During a week in which one of these holidays falls, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, garbage/recycling pickup will be delayed one day. If the holiday falls on the weekend there will be no delay.

Contact Us

  1. Public Works

    523 Egg Harbor Road
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Phone: 856-589-0523
    Fax: 856-589-0529

    Ernest D'Orazio

    Director of Municipal Services
    Phone:856-589-0520 ext. 400

    1. Amy Falasca
      Office Assistant
      Phone: 856-589-0523

    Hours: (Excluding Holidays)

    Monday - Friday
    8 am - 5 pm

    Memorial Day - Labor Day

    Closed Fridays

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