PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY
Scott Jesseman, Director
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 7 AM to 3 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday's 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
The Readington Township Public Works Facility at 287 Mountain Road in Whitehouse Station is open to Readington Township residents ONLY and is not open for commercial use. Please keep children and pets inside your vehicle at all times for safety.
REMINDER: Cardboard, newspaper, co-mingle and junk mail/magazines WILL NOT be accepted at the Public Works Facility . These items can be placed into your curbside container for normal bi-weekly recycling pick up.
The following materials are accepted on a regular basis:
WHITE GOODS (by permit only)
Hot water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves/ovens, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners. These items can only be disposed of with a permit. Permits are $5 each and available at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM. One (1) permit per appliance.
ELECTRONIC WASTE (e-waste):
Readington Township Public Works facility is now accepting electronic waste at NO COST. The ONLY items accepted are TV’s, computers, computer monitors, printers, fax machines. NO other electronic items will be accepted. Drop off hours are 7 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday and 1st & 3rd Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30. (e-waste accepted)
Accepted: Ferrous and non-ferrous metals (items must be at least 90% metal to be accepted as scrap metal), steel, iron, aluminum. Non-metallic materials (i.e. plastics) that are easily removed must be removed from the scrap metal. Any fuel tanks must be removed and all oils and fluids drained from engines, transmissions or differentials.
Not Accepted: Pressurized gas cylinders or containers (i.e. propane gas for grills), aerosol cans, paint cans/buckets, wire, wire fencing, nails, screws, bed springs, vehicle exhaust system components, fuel tanks of any kind.
Once items are dropped off they become the property of the Township, therefore, no salvaging is permitted.
TREE DEBRIS (by permit only)
Accepted: Tree limbs, branches, sticks, Christmas trees, logs, shrubs, stumps. These items can only be disposed of with a permit. Permits are issued as follows:
$5 per car load
$10 per pick-up truck load or trailer equivalent to pick-up truck bed size
$20 for pick-up truck and trailer / or trailer larger than a pick-up truck bed size
Permits are available at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM.
Not Accepted: lumber, leaves, vines, thorny brush
LEAD ACID BATTERIES
Lead acid batteries are accepted provided the outside casing is intact and all cells are covered. Batteries can be placed next to the sign marked “Batteries” in the Public Works Yard.
Not Accepted: If any acid is leaking from the batteries, they will NOT be accepted.
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES – We do not accept household batteries (the alkaline type), these may be disposed of in your trash.
Accepted: Re-chargeable batteries ONLY, such as the type from tools, household phones, computers, toys, etc. (Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Li-Ion, Ni-Zn), cell phones and cell phone batteries. This is funded by Call2Recycle – for more information on this program, visit www.call2recycle.org.
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UP (by permit ONLY):
This program runs April through October for Readington Township residents ONLY. Residents may purchase a permit once a year (one per taxpayer/household) to dispose of bulky household waste at the Public Works Facility on Mountain Rd.
The Township does NOT pick up bulky waste – residents must transport their own household bulky waste to the Public Works Facility. Appointments for disposal are made for Wednesdays, Fridays and 1st & 3rd Saturdays ONLY.
Permits are $25 each and can be purchased at the Public Works Facility, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM. No refunds and no duplicates will be issued. For more information, or for any questions about materials not covered in the above categories, contact the Public Works Facility at 908-534-1058.
THE Public Works Facility WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2019:
New Year’s Day Jan. 1 (Tue.)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21 (Mon.)
Lincoln’s Birthday Feb. 12 (Tue.)
President’s Day Feb. 18 (Mon.)
Good Friday Mar. 19 (Fri.)
Memorial Day May 27 (Mon.)
Independence Day July 4 (Thur.)
Labor Day Sept. 2 (Mon.)
Columbus Day Oct. 14 (Mon.)
Election Day Nov. 5 (Tues.)
Veteran’s Day Nov. 11 (Mon.)
Thanksgiving Weekend Nov. 28, 29 (Thurs., Fri.)
Christmas Eve (Close at 11:00 am) Dec. 24 (Tue.)
Christmas Day Dec. 25 (Wed.)
New Year’s Eve (Close at 11:00 am) Dec. 31 (Tue.)