5/26/2021 - Recycling Collection Update - Collection delays to continue
Posted 6/8/21: Burlington County's recycling collection vendor OTC continues to experience severe staff shortages and will be unable to service our residents until sometime during the week of June 14th. There are steps being taken to get us back on track, but it will be at least July before things significantly improve.
At this time, residents should disregard the every other week collection schedule and only place their recycling carts at the street when a collection date is announced.
For up-to-date information, residents should consult the county website at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/345/Recycling
or download the RecycleCoach app to your smartphone. (Please see the Recycling page of the Twp. website for more info on this app)
Residents can also contact the recycling hotline at 609-267-6889 for updates.
On behalf of the County, we apologize for any inconveniences.
Posted 5/28/21: The Burlington County Recycling Coordinator has notified the Township that recycling collection delays will likely last through mid-July. The every other week collection schedule will not be adhered to until additional staffing can be secured. The County will notify us when recyclables will likely be collected and updates will be distributed through Nixle and Facebook, as well as posting updates on our website. We encourage residents to download the Recycle Coach app on your smart phone to receive updates on recycling collection.
Residents are still welcome to bring their recycling overflow to the DPW yard located at 2 Commonwealth Drive during regular business hours. Our yard hours are listed on our website at www.medfordtownship.com under the Neighborhood Services page. Residents with questions about recycling should call the Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889. As recycling collection services are provided through Burlington County, Medford Township has no control over the services they provide. We appreciate your patience as they work through this issue.
Recycling Collection Update as of Wed., May 26th:
As of yesterday, OTC only had about half of the workforce needed to service routes. Crews will likely be finishing Monday’s work through today.
Their estimated collection schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, 5/26 – Medford Lakes
Thursday, 5/27 – most of Medford and all of Shamong
Friday, 5/28 – any remaining areas of Medford
OTC is aggressively hiring and using a “temp” agency, but it takes at least 2 weeks to train a driver to operate independently in an automated truck.
Schedule updates will be posted on the County website, this Facebook Page and sending notices via RecycleCoach. Residents are encouraged to bring their overflow recyclables to the DPW yard located at 2 Commonwealth Drive during regular business hours. Proof of residency is required.
Questions about recycling collections should be directed to OTC via the County's Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889.
On their behalf, we apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your patience.