Garbage and Recycling Information
Garbage and recyclable materials are collected by Morrow Refuse Inc. under contract with the Township. We have been required to recycle since September 1990.
- Residents are billed directly by the garbage contractor.
- Each residence has received three recycling containers which were purchased through a grant from the State.
- New containers are available if needed.
- Materials may now be commingled in any of the containers, including aluminum and bimetal cans, soda bottles, juice bottles, water bottles, and laundry detergent bottles and clear and colored glass.
- Newspaper may be placed in a plastic or paper grocery bag and left at the side of the recycling containers for collection.
- Harrison Township also has a recycling trailer for residents and small business owners to drop off corrugated paper and newspaper, magazines and catalogues. This receptacle is located at the end of the parking lot at the front entrance of the municipal building on Municipal Drive.
Important Notice Concerning Garbage & Recycling Bills
All landlords are ultimately responsible for the payment of the bill for each residence they have for rent in the Township. The landlord must contract with our collector for billing and collection. If an apartment building or complex has 4 or more units, these regulations do not apply, since those units are not covered under our contract. However, all garbage collection and recycling regulations still apply to rental properties.
Compost Give Away Program
Free leaf compost is available at the Municipal Building during daylight hours. Help yourself to as much compost at you like – please, no landscapers or contractors.
When the rain falls and the snow melts, a flood of water runs off our roofs, roads and yards and down into our streets. Everything the water touches is swept down those streets and fed directly into our storm drains, and then flows out into our rivers – the major source of our drinking water. Trash. Paint. Oil. Fertilizers. Animal waste. Anything in the path of the storm water can find its way to our rivers through our storm drains.
There is something we can do about it. In fact, a lot of dedicated people and municipalities are working on it right now. You can help too. Use environmentally friendly lawn and garden products. Properly dispose of oil, paints and other household chemicals. And please, don’t litter the street or the landscape.
Help prevent our rivers from going down the drain!
Clean water starts in our own backyard. Go to 3riverswetweather.org for a free guide on how you can help.
Recycling of Leaves, Branches, Small Shrubs,
Plants and Garden Residues
Cut no larger than 4 inches in diameter.
Bundle with string or place in brown recycling bags.
Place large branches, trunks or construction debris out for collection.
Lawn clippings are to be placed in regular trash bags, NOT the paper recycling bags. Lawn clippings will be collected with your regular garbage collection by Vogel.