Services

Recycling

The Vernon Township Recycling Center is provided as a service to the residents of Vernon. Please help to keep it clean and green. If you have any questions, please call the recycling center at 973.764.3021.

Effective June 1, 2019:
Shredding services will be offered on Saturdays only (no longer on Wednesdays) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The recycling center will no longer accept rigid plastics. Items may be brought to the facilities operated by the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA), located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette. Examples of rigid plastics include plastic buckets with or without metal handles, plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, pet carriers, lawn furniture (plastic only), plastic pallets and skids, corrugated plastic signs, household plastic items such as storage containers, tubs, shelving, etc., plastic toys such as Little Tykes play houses, cars, trikes, big wheels, etc.

Acceptable Items

  • glass jars and bottles
  • plastic containers #1 - #7
  • aluminum and tin cans
  • cardboard
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • catalogs
  • junk mail
  • mixed office paper
  • telephone directories
  • paperback books
  • rechargeable batteries
  • used motor oil
  • scrap metal
  • white goods (large household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers)
    *Pursuant to township code (Ordinance #16-05), a $10.00 fee will be charged for each appliance requiring removal of Freon prior to disposal.

Electronic Waste

As of March 1, 2016, the recycling center will no longer accept electronic waste. Items may be brought to the facilities operated by the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA), located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette.


Shredding of Residential Documents

Residents may bring their documents for shredding every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 charge per paper grocery bag.


Clothing Donation Bins

There are several clothing donation bins maintained by two charitable organizations—Retired Peace Officers Charitable Organization and AMVETS—where residents may drop-off unwanted usable clothing.