Recycling Information

Recycling pickups are every other Wednesday. Please refer to the County Recycling Guide below for specific dates. Call the County of Burlington at (609) 267-6889 for curbside collection issues. The Borough also accepts textiles for recycling.  Textiles may be brought to the Public Works yard for drop off.  

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Trash Collection


Bulk trash shall include furniture, small appliances, home furnishings, rugs, bundled or bagged yard debris, discarded tree limbs and bushes, brush, grass clippings (EXCLUDING LEAVES). Please place these items on the first Friday of each month.

Other household and yard materials and large appliances such as clothes washers* and dryers*, food refrigerators* and freezers*, dishwashers*, trash compactors*, and similar appliances*; automobile and truck tires*; light fixtures containing ballasts and/or fluorescent lamps*; asbestos roofing materials*, and/or other material prohibited from a landfill or deemed inappropriate for bulk trash by the Borough, shall not be collected. *PLEASE NOTE: Call the Riverton Public Works Department at 829-1792 to make arrangements for curbside pick-up or advice for disposal of these items.


Trash and garbage pick-up will be one time per week starting in 2021. The Borough will be shifting to automated carts which are larger in size than a traditional trash can. One cart will be provided to each residence at no cost. If additional carts are needed the resident will be responsible to purchase a cart from the Borough. No outside carts will be picked up. Rubbish that is too bulky to be placed in a proper receptacle will not picked up with regular collection. The Borough will not accept or be responsible for any contractor waste or debris.  Residents are requested to have trash, rubbish and garbage at the curb line by 6:00 a.m. on scheduled collection day; however NOT ANY EARLIER than 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection. Collections commence at 6:00 a.m. and are completed by 4:00 p.m. except in cases of unusual delay, breakdown, or storms of unusually heavy intensity. Empty containers are to be removed from the curb line by 8:00 p.m. the day of collection. STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!

 Please make every effort to separate your brush, branches, and debris from your leaves.

Drop Off Guidelines

Please Note:

  • Trash must be bagged and in containers not to exceed 50lbs.
  • Monday holidays will not alter Tuesday’s pick up.
  • Call Public Works for Bulk Trash questions
  • Call Public Works for any missed stops.


  • No Televisions
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Computers
  • No Concrete or Bricks
  • No Tires without a receipt (Tire disposal fee is $5.00 per tire and may be paid for during business hours at the Borough Hall.)


  • Household Bagged Trash
  • Brush and Tree Trimmings
  • Paint and Household Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Anti-Freeze and Oil in sealed containers
  • Textiles in textile bins

Leaf Collection 2020-2021

Leaf Collection 2021 

Residents must have leaves to the curb by Monday 7 a.m. the WEEK OF PICKUP!

River side of Borough Pick up weeks:  November 1, November 15, November 29, 2021

Park side of Borough Pick up weeks:  November 8, November 22, December 6, 2021


  • Spring pick up will resume in April of each year.
  • The deadline for private contractor leaf pickup is December 13, 2021.  After that date, it will be their responsibility to haul the leaves.
  • December 13-17, 2021–All Streets final pick up and street sweeping for the year.

Grass Clipping Disposal


  • Grass clippings may not be co-mingled with leaves and/or brush. Please keep this in mind when doing yard work.
  • Grass Clippings and weeds MUST be bagged as trash. When bagged properly, it can be picked up by trash collector, or dropped off at the DPW Yard.

Brush Pickup

  • No grass clippings, dirt or garden debris  may be placed on the street.
  • Place brush at curb by Monday at 7 a.m., as it’s the only day for pick up.
  • No grass clippings, dirt, or garden debris may be placed on the street.
  • Pickups alternate from week to week from January thru October from river side to park side.
  • Christmas trees (WITHOUT LIGHTS!) are picked up with Brush!
  • NO Contractor Debris pick up!


PSE&G for Power Outages or Gas Leaks:  800-436-7734

New Jersey American Water for Water issues or billing:  800-272-1325

Street Sweeping

May – October sweepings occur once a month pending mechanical issues and staff availability. 

Seasonal Mulch

The Borough offers free mulch at the Public Works Yard for Borough Residents only.  There will not be any deliveries made for mulch.

Snow Removal

Our goal is to clear the roads to make them as safe as possible. Snow is removed curb to curb.  Help us help you by remembering the following:

  • Park your vehicles on the odd side of the road to assist in street plowing.
  • Once plowed, please move vehicles to the even side allowing the road crew to finish the plowing.
  • Keep the curb line clear of garbage cans, branches, portable basketball nets, and vehicles.
  • Consider shoveling your driveway out after your street plowing has been completed.  It cannot be helped that plowing area roadways will cause snow to block driveways, at times.
  • Walkways must be shoveled within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall.