RTS, Mendham Township's Garbage Collection Provider
Stickers may be purchased by contacting RTS at 1-833-MNDM-RTS (663-6787); at the Mendham CVS located in the Village Shopping Center, 88 East Main Street in Mendham and at Robinson Drug and Compounding Center, 2 East Main Street. Stickers are sold in sets of 10/$7.50.
Garbage is collected once a week using RTS, a private contractor. Township residents pay only for the amount of garbage they produce. The hauler collection costs and overhead costs are paid by a contract through municipal taxes. You pay a sticker fee to cover the cost of disposal at the Morris County Transfer Station.
IMPORTANT FACTS & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GARBAGE, TRASH & RECYCLING PROVIDERS
Q. What are the trash collection service days?
A. Trash pickup will be either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on your street. Recycling will be picked up every Monday, by Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) with paper and bottles/cans collected on alternating Mondays.
Q. What time will my trash be collected?
A. Pickup may begin as early as 6:00 am so please ensure that you have placed your trash out before that time.
Q. How can I determine the weight of my bags or items?
A. Please ensure that normal trash bags contain at least one sticker per fifteen (15) pounds of weight. For guidance on certain items, please find a list of standard weights for common trash and bulk items here (link will be provided soon).
Q. If I have private trash service, will RTS be picking up my recycling?
A. If you have a separate recycling arrangement with your private hauler, you can continue to utilize that service.
Q. What is the price per trash sticker?
A. The trash sticker price is 75 cents each and can be bought in 10 (for $7.50) at CVS at 88 East Main Street or at Robinson Drug and Compounding Center, 2 East Main Street and also by contacting RTS at 1-833-MNDM-RTS or MendhamTwp@rts.com.
Q. If I forget to put stickers on my trash, will it be picked up?
A. No, the hauler cannot pick up the trash if there are no stickers - or an insufficient number of stickers - placed on the bags. In that case, the hauler will resume pickup the following week.
Q. Can I put out large bulky items for pick up?
A. Yes, please place any bulky items out on your normal trash service day. Please note that bulky waste items must contain the proper number of stickers (at least one sticker per 15 pounds of weight) or the hauler cannot pick them up. If you wish to dispose of a bulky item, please place it out with your trash on your normally scheduled pick up day.
Q. Are there restrictions to bulky items I can place out for pick up?
A. Bulky items are only eligible for trash pickup if they can fit in a normal read-load "packer" garbage truck, and no single item can exceed three hundred (300) total pounds in weight. The hauler cannot accept bulky items with electronic components or other hazardous or restricted chemicals which require alternative disposal according to town, county, state, or federal law.
If you are disposing of a refrigerator or air conditioner, please ensure that the product does not exceed 300 pounds in weight, that it contains the correct number of stickers, and that a note certifying the removal of freon from an authorized contractor or appliance company is affixed to the item.
If you have a question about particular items, please call 1-833-MNDM-RTS or email us at MendhamTwp@rts.com.
Q. Do I need to put stickers on my recycling? Are there rules about how to package recycling?
A. No, you do not need the stickers for recycling. MCMUA will collect papers and bottles/cans on alternating Mondays. There is a 50-pound weight limit on each filled recycling container put out at curbside for collection by MCMUA. It's suggested that containers are no larger than 32-gallons to ensure that residents do not go above the single container 50-pound limit. Use multiple containers for set-outs heavier than 50 pounds.
Q. What materials should I recycle? What shouldn't I recycle?
A. Glass bottles and jars, steel cans and plastic containers (#1,#2,#5 only) can be mixed together for collection. In a separate container, place recyclable paper, including newspaper, corrugated cardboard, junk mail, office paper, magazines, cartons, etc. for curbside collection. All recycables should be placed loose - not bagged - in your recycling container. Plastic bags cannot be recycled by your facility and prevent any recyclables inside from being processed. Additionally, none of the newspaper or cardboard needs to be bundled or tied. For additional information about what and what not to recycle, please visit the Mendham Township MCMUA page.
* Residents not wishing to participate in the Township garbage collection program may opt to hire their own private contractor directly. For information on private waste haulers consult the local yellow pages of your phone book.
For Refuse Collection questions, reach out to RTS via email - you may use the RTS dedicated customer service address: firstname.lastname@example.org. To visit the RTS dedicated website, visit https://www.rts.com/locations/new-jersey/
For Recycle Collection questions, call the Township offices at 973-543-4555.