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Demolition and Renovation Recycling Requirements



The Codified Recycling Element of the Sussex County Solid Waste Management Plan requires the following materials to be recycled properly

  1. All “Class B” Recyclable Materials (See further explanation below)
  2. Heavy Iron – All structural steel or ferrous metal, and cast iron components.
  3. Mercury Containing Devices – including fluorescent and compact tubes, High Intensity Discharge (HID) and neon lamps, electrical switches, thermostats, thermometers, and any batteries containing mercury.
  4. White Goods & Light Iron – All large appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc., as well as products made from sheet iron, such as shelving, file cabinets, metal desks, recycled or reconditioned steel drums, and other non-structural ferrous scrap.
  5. Non-Ferrous and aluminum scrap – All non-container aluminum, stainless steel, cooper, zinc, brass, and other metals which generally do not rust.

Why Recycle? Recycling is not only a matter of law, it is good business sense.

  • By making products from recycled materials, we conserve scarce supplies of raw materials.
  • Your costs may be stabilized or reduced by decreasing the amount of trash sent for disposal.
  • Recycled materials don’t go into landfills or incinerators.
  • It’s the Law. Sussex County Solid Waste Management Plan requires the above materials be kept separate from garbage in order to be recycled.

HOURS OF SCMUA SOLID WASTE FACILITY: MONDAY – SATURDAY 7AM – 2PM.  For detailed information on facility operations, or if you should have any questions, please call SCMUA Administration Offices at (973) 579-6998, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

“Class B recyclable material” includes:

  1. Source separated, non-putrescible, waste concrete, asphalt, brick, block, asphalt-based roofing, scrap, and wood waste.
  2. Source separated, non-putrescible, waste materials other than metal, glass, paper, plastic containers, corrugated and other cardboard resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition operations on houses, commercial buildings, pavements, and other structures.
  3. Source separated whole trees, tree trunks, tree parts, tree stumps, brush, and leaves, provide that they are not composted.
  4. Source separated scrap tires.
  5. Source separated petroleum contaminated soil.

To locate the nearest Class B Recycling Facility, visit the following Website: