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Old 05-23-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Hello! Are there transfer stations or dumps in NJ where people can take their own residential, household trash? In PA you can do this and just pay fees directly when you drop, per bag or whatever. Is this possible here - specifically in Monmouth County. I've looked on the internet but can't find anything.

We make very little trash and our company is raising our rates every 3 months. Since it's becoming such a hardship for them I'd love to lighten their load! I haven't had luck shopping around because the other companies won't let you have just one pick up per week. We use a small can and rarely fill it and I would love to just do this myself. Thanks!

edited to add: Our recycling is picked up by the township.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Sorry, I only know about the transfer station near Clinton (Hunterdon County). They'll weigh a car going in and out, but may have a minimum, I don't know. Sounds like you would have to stock up to make it cost effective though. (and I think it is only available to county residents ).
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Sorry, I only know about the transfer station near Clinton (Hunterdon County). They'll weigh a car going in and out, but may have a minimum, I don't know. Sounds like you would have to stock up to make it cost effective though. (and I think it is only available to county residents ).
Indeed it is, and you can't dump household trash either-only bulk items, construction garbage, etc... It's been a godsend for us because we're doing all of our own renovation work and it's cheaper than renting a dumpster plus you don't have it sitting in your driveway taking up space. I seriously doubt there is any feasible way to opt out of trash pickup in Monmouth County, or any county in NJ for that matter.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Take it into work with you and throw it away there

I did it for years



I decided ...knowing how some on here "react" to expand/explain.

I was ...on the road... a lot for a few years and generated very little trash/garbage.
I took the trash and directly tossed it into the companies dumpster...not into the office space and office trash cans.
The facilities manager knew what and why I was doing that and had no problem with me adding one small bag of trash to the huge dumpster they already had service on. For me it also made no sense to place one bag of trash in the curb pick-up container and yet pay the full service price.


BTW
I'm in pay/contract you own trash pick up type area. Several neighbors pool their resources and hire/rent one container,split the costs

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Take it into work with you and throw it away there

I did it for years



I decided ...knowing how some on here "react" to expand/explain.

I was ...on the road... a lot for a few years and generated very little trash/garbage.
I took the trash and directly tossed it into the companies dumpster...not into the office space and office trash cans.
The facilities manager knew what and why I was doing that and had no problem with me adding one small bag of trash to the huge dumpster they already had service on. For me it also made no sense to place one bag of trash in the curb pick-up container and yet pay the full service price.


BTW
I'm in pay/contract you own trash pick up type area. Several neighbors pool their resources and hire/rent one container,split the costs
I work from home. lol. I'm a stay at home Mom. I'm picturing my husband bringing a bag of dirty diapers on the bus into the city. lol.

We have a house in PA and when we start going there more regularly I really might start just bringing it up there with me. We have a hitch on the car so I would just need a little cart to put the can on. A lot of it is the money (we pay for trash as part of our dues on the PA house) and part of it is the principle. It's too expensive here. It would be good to split with a neighbor but I don't know of one who'd be into it. People seem to create a lot more garbage than we do.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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I know there's one in Gloucester County somewhere (southeaster around Franklinville TWP) but I don't remember the name, I just remember dumping construction materials from our many seemingly never-ending home improvement projects.
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