Recycling & Sanitation

TELEPHONE #: 973-428-2495 

2019 Recycling & Sanitation Schedules



The Hanover Township Recycling Center is located on Stoney Brook Rd, just off of N. Jefferson Road.

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:30AM - 2:45PM
  • Friday: 7:00AM - 12:45PM
  • Saturday from 8:00AM - 12:45PM
  • The center is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • THE RECYCLING CENTER IS NORMALLY CLOSED ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS when the holiday falls on a Monday or Friday.
  • The Recycling Center may be closed due to severe inclement weather. Residents have the option to bring recyclables collected at curbside directly to the Center during the hours of operation noted above. Recyclables should never be left outside the gate when the depot is not open. In an effort to ensure that traffic flows safely and smoothly through the Center, due to overwhelming use of the center, trailers will not be permitted. Please make every effort to sort your materials before you get to the Center.


  • Tuesdays: The area north of Route 10 between North Jefferson Road &Troy Hills Road
  • Wednesdays: All of Cedar Knolls (including the Countrywood and Trailwood areas, the Viera at Hanover and Waterview Condominium Developments)
  • Thursdays: Both sides of Whippany Road


  • As of January 13, 2015, all Hanover Township residential neighborhoods including the following condos Sunrise-at-Hanover, Oak Ridge-at-Hanover and The Grande-at-Hanover condominium developments will have their sanitation collected with the new state-of-the art automated sanitation trucks. 
  • The Township is now able to collect double the sanitation than it did with non-automated trucks.  These new trucks only require one (1) driver to operate it rather than three (3) employees on a conventional rear-load vehicle.  This allows for better operational efficiency and productivity, so that the Township can better deploy its manpower and reduce employee injuries. 
  • The automated sanitation trucks can only collect trash from containers designed with the truck’s lifting mechanism.  Each household has been assigned one (1) 95 gallon or one (1) 60 gallon container with wheels. The containers are the property of the Township of Hanover and must remain with the residential unit. Sanitation placed in any other kind of container or in plastic garbage bags not in the new containers will not be collected.
  • If a container is damaged and rendered unusable because it is not properly maintained by the household, the cost of a replacement container will be charged to the property owner or the renter.
  •  Households wishing to purchase an additional trash bin may do so through the General Office at the Municipal Building. Prices are as follows: 95 gallon at $65.00, 60 gallon at $55.00, and 32 gallon at $50.00. If you need it delivered we can do that for you. 

Household garbage, recyclables or grass clippings cannot be placed at curbside before the following times on the day before collection day:

  • October 1 – April 1: 4:30 PM
  • April 2 – September  30:  6:00 PM

All sanitation and recycling receptacles must be removed by the following times on collection day:

  • Any Township street (except State Highway Route 10 and Ridgedale Avenue):  7:00 PM
  • State Highway Route 10 and Ridgedale Avenue: 11:00 AM

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) collects recycling materials curbside. To ensure you receive collection, please place your recyclables at the curb the night before your scheduled collection, but no later than 5:00 AM the day of collection. The MCMUA cannot return to collect material that was put out later than 5:00 AM the day of collection. If conditions are windy, place heavy items on top of lighter items (e.g., glass bottles on top of your plastic), or use lids. Until material is collected, it is the responsibility of residents to ensure that recycling does not blow around. If you do use lids, please label your containers to identify the material in the container. Free container labels are available in the General Office at the Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

If your recycling collection was missed, please call 973-428-2495  from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. If the Township is not notified by 10:00 AM on the morning following your collection, the material that was missed cannot be collected. 
For complaints, please call 973-659-3490.




Single-Stream Recycling means that you can put several materials together into the same recycling bin(s).



SEVERE INCLEMENT WEATHER: Recycling or sanitation collection may have to be suspended due to snow or other severe inclement weather. Unfortunately, suspended collections cannot be rescheduled. For information on whether or not a collection has been suspended, please call 428-2495. You can also the homepage of the Hanover Township website for more information.



We would like to remind everyone of the following:

  • It is illegal for residents and/or their contractors to blow, push or plow snow into streets. This creates a hazardous condition for pedestrians and motorists. It is counterproductive to the efforts of the Township in properly salting, sanding and plowing roadways
  • Snow must be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours of a snowfall in order to provide a clear path
  • Whenever streets are snow covered, vehicles cannot be parked on either side of a road so that the plow trucks can properly clear snow. IF CARS ARE LEFT ON THE STREET DURING SNOW STORMS, THEY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SUMMONS.



  • Grass, brush and leaves must be recycled. Yard waste will not be accepted in plastic bags. Please note: Brush cannot be mixed with grass or leaves. If brush, grass or leaves are mixed, the Township cannot collect your material.
  • Grass must be placed in strong, water-tight plastic or metal receptacles not exceeding 32 gallons and equipped with proper handles and tight fitting removable covers. Receptacles must be tightly covered and the weight cannot exceed 50 pounds. Whenever possible, the Township Committee urges residents to use a "cut it and leave it" approach to lawn care. Grass collection usually runs on or about April 15th through October 15th.  If you have questions about when your grass collection day is please call the Public Works office at 973-428-2495.
  • Curbside collection of brush is done by appointment only. To schedule a pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-428-2495. Brush cannot be larger than four inches in diameter, or longer than four feet long. It must be bundled, tied, and placed curbside. Please note: Brush collection is suspended during leaf collection season.
  • Curbside leaf collection will begin on or about October 15th through December 14th. Due to new storm water management regulations, it is the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that leaves are kept at least 10 feet away from the storm basins. Please do not put branches, rocks or brush clippings in leaf piles.Leaves placed at the curb after collection dates or in the spring will not be collected.



  • LARGE APPLIANCES: If you purchase large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, etc. In many instances, the store that sold you the new appliance will remove and recycle your old appliance (this is recommended). Freon must be removed from items such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers & air conditioners prior to calling for a collection. The Township requires proof of Freon removal by certification from vendor before pick-up.
  • SCRAP METAL: Scrap metal must be recycled. The Township will collect scrap metal curbside by appointment. To schedule a pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at 428-2495.
  • USED MOTOR OIL: Used motor oil must be properly recycled. Area service stations may accept this material for a nominal fee. Used oil must never be left at service stations or dealerships when they are closed. Please call your local service stations or dealers for more information.
  • USED TIRES: Used tires must be properly recycled. Whenever you purchase new tires, please ask the vendor to recycle your old tires. In addition, some area service stations and dealerships may accept tires for recycling during their hours of operation. Please call your local service stations or dealers for more information. Another option is to recycle your old tires through the Morris County Transfer Station. Morris County residents may bring their tires to the Transfer Station on Saturdays from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM for a charge - $3.00 per automobile tire and $5.00 per truck tire (all rims must be removed). Click here for details.
  • PROPANE GAS CYLINDERS: The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) schedules a number of hazardous substance disposal days at various locations within the county every year. Please note: There are nominal fees for disposing BBQ - sized propane cylinders.  For more information contact the MCMUA at 973-829-8006.
  • COMPUTER & TELEVISION RECYCLING: All computers, related hardware and televisions must be recycled and cannot be placed with sanitation.  These items may be brought to the recycling center. 
      • RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES such as nickel-cadmium, nickel-iron, nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion, small sealed lead-acid, etc. These are commonly found in cordless tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, cameras, remote controls, MP3 players, toys, etc. The Home Depot will also recycle these for you.
      • Non-rechargeable, hazardous batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9V) that include older alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries (manufactured before 1994) as well as any silver-oxide, mercury and magnesium button-type batteries, etc. It should be noted that manufacturers of alkaline and carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries made after circa 1994 eliminated the mercury content to the point that they are no longer considered hazardous and therefore are not included in this category for recycling.
      • VEHICLE BATTERIES must be recycled. Please recycle your old battery through the service station or store that sells you a new battery.
      • Non-Hazardous Batteries – Alkaline and carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9V) manufactured AFTER 1994 



  • In the case of minor home repairs and renovations, the Township will collect not more than four (4) tied bundles not exceeding 4' in length, or, debris contained in not more than two (2) plastic or metal 32 gallon garbage receptacle(s), not exceeding 50Ibs each. The Township only collects a small amount of rugs, one 10' x 12' room per household per year. 
  • The Township does not collect construction or demolition debris from new residential units under construction or residential units undergoing major construction. In addition, regular sanitation collection will not begin at a new residential unit until the Building Department has issued a Certificate of Occupancy, or a person(s) has moved into the home. There are no exceptions to these regulations.
  • Residents performing major home improvements and renovations must dispose of their construction or demolition debris by bringing it to an approved facility or, by renting a dumpster. The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is an approved facility for the disposal of construction and demolition debris. The facility will accept debris Mondays through Fridays between 7:00AM- 3:00PM and on Saturdays between 7:30AM - 11 :00AM. To obtain additional information concerning disposal guidelines and costs, please contact the MUA at 973-285-8390
  • Asphalt roofing shingles, stumps and oil contaminated soil must be recycled at facilities licensed by the State of New Jersey to accept this material. If you hire a contractor to renovate or repair your home or property, and construction debris is generated, your contractor may recycle this material for you.



Curbside collection of bulk items (appliances, furniture, carpeting, etc.) IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. There are no exceptions to this rule. To schedule a pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-428-2495. Do not place items at the curb prior to calling the Department of Public Works for a pick-up date. Collection of bulk items may be suspended during the leaf collection season (Please call the DPW for bulk item appointment). Please note: The Township must have evidence that Freon has been removed from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers before these items can be collected curbside. For more information, call 973-428-2495.


The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) schedules a number of Hazardous substance disposal and computer/TV recycling days at various locations within the county every year and also collects on an “appointment only” basis. Please click here for more information.