Other "Trash" OR Unwanted Items
- Pesticides, flammable materials, oil based paint, or poisonous chemicals should only be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Day events held at the Cumberland County Improvement Authority Solid Waste Complex (County Landfill) located at 169 Jesse Bridge Road (off W. Sherman Ave.) from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
***NEVER, EVER POUR THESE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN STORM DRAINS, RIVER, BAY, SINK DRAINS, ETC. ***
- Pizza boxes, wax containers, pots-n-pans, tableware, light bulbs, Corning Ware®, Tupperware®, ceramics, mirrors, motor oil/lubricant/paint/pesticide containers, and Styrofoam® are all regular trash.
- Fluorescent tubes (not bulbs) should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Day Events.
- Batteries – Household AA, AAA, C, D, 9-V alkaline batteries are regular trash.
- Batteries – Lithium, or rechargeable batteries should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Day Events
Household Hazardous Waste Day Events
Cumberland County Improvement Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste Day Events
are at the Solid Waste Complex (Landfill), 169 Jesse Bridge Road (Off W. Sherman Ave.)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Single Stream Recycling is now County-wide!
Single Stream Recycling means that ALL recyclables (paper, glass, cans, plastic) will be picked up in the same truck. You may continue to use both the square and round buckets to place all your recyclables curbside. In fact, you can use your own containers for recyclables as long as the container is labeled "Recyclables". Recycling containers are available at the Municipal Building for a fee.
What To Recycle:
- Corrugated cardboard – Please flatten and place curbside on your regularly scheduled recycling day. The cardboard drop-off sites behind the Municipal Garage (552 Main St., Leesburg), Cumberland Fire Hall (5272 Route 49) or Port Elizabeth Fire Hall (7 Port Eliz. Cumberland Rd.) are still available for large quantities or when quick disposal is desired.
- Gray boxes – Cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc. are now recyclable.
- Newspaper, junk mail, phone books, office paper, etc. – Do not tie, bundle or put these items or put in plastic or paper bags as they contaminate the paper quality. The county has requested documents that require shredding be set aside for the township Shred Day events or Household Hazardous Waste Days. Shredded paper creates a transportation and delivery mess on windy days. Please do not put shredded paper curbside.
- Glass – Clear, brown and green food containers, beverage bottles and jars – Remove lids and empty all liquid and contents before putting curbside.
- Aluminum, tin, and bimetal cans which contained food and beverages. (Do not recycle automotive oil cans!)
- Plastic – All plastic containers with a recycling symbol of 1, 2, 4, 5 or 7 are recyclable! Plastic milk jugs, soda bottles, etc. SHOULD HAVE THE CAPS REMOVED!!! (Throw the caps in the trash please.)
- Milk cartons, soup cartons, drink boxes, etc. – Empty contents, rinse and put out for recycling.
- Waste Oil & Used Antifreeze – Please bring to the Municipal Garage, 552 Main St., Leesburg 8-10 a.m. (An attendant must be present.) OR take to the Household Hazardous Waste Day events.
- Electronics – TV’s computers, monitors, lap tops, and other similar electronics should be brought to the Municipal Garage, 552 Main St., Leesburg 8-10 a.m. OR take to the Household Hazardous Waste Day events.
- Fluorescent Bulbs (not tubes) – Bulbs only may be recycled at The Home Depot OR take to the Household Hazardous Waste Day events.
- Boat Shrink Wrap – The county has removed all shrink wrap receptacles. Please take the shrink wrap to the county landfill.
- Little Tikes® and all similar molded, hard plastic toys are recyclable but should not be placed curbside. Please take items to the landfill for processing.
Please contact Louann Karrer at 856-785-1120 X113 for recycling questions not answered above!