Solid Waste

Salem County Improvement Authority

Office Hours:
Mon – Fri from 8am to 4pm
856-935-7900 x10
Fax: 856-935-7331

SCIA Solid Waste Division
PO Box 890
52 McKillip Road
Alloway, NJ 08001-0890

Scale House
36 McKillip Road
Alloway, NJ 08001-0890
856-935-7900 x21


The Convenience Center is open to Salem County residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Download the “Keep It Covered” Brochure.

We sell recycling containers, composters and rain barrels

Available for purchase at the SCIA office, Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm.Composter

$6.25 – Green Recycling Containers (square, 16 gallons). Sold at price.
$8.00 – Blue Recycling Containers (square, 20 gallons). Sold at price.
$3.85 – Lids for Containers. Sold at price.
$22.50 – Composters. Purchase price is $58.00 and sold at a discount to encourage back yard composting to save landfill space.
$60.00 – Rain Barrels. Purchase price is $85.50 and sold at a discount to encourage water conservation.


Truck Route

Main routes are Route 45, Route 540, Route 657 and Route 676.
Hours of Operation: 
Monday thru Friday – 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Primary Transportation Routes

  1. Salem Woodstown Road (Route 45)
  2. Welchville Road (Route 540)
  3. Quaker Neck Road (Route 657)
  4. McKillip Road (Route 676)

For more information and to obtain PDF downloads, please visit the Forms & Pubic Information page. The pertinent information will be found under the “Forms & Brochures” section.

2017 Gate Tipping Fees

Gate and Public Entity Rates
Salem County Municipal Customers receive a 13.5% discount off posted gate prices.

N10 Municipal, Commercial, Residential $77.49
N13 Bulky $79.09
N13C C & D Waste $79.09
N13G Asphalt/Concrete – Type $20.00
N13AS NEW Asphalt Shingles-Recycled $65.00
13AGP AG Plastic – Farmers $59.57
N23 Vegetative $79.09
N23D Brush Only – Ton $41.20
N25 Food Processing $79.09
N25A Animal Processing $79.09
N27 Dry, Non-Hazardous, Industrial $79.09
N27A Asbestos  
  Friable (Loose) – Must be double bagged, wet and marked
$165.83 Ton
  Non-Friable (Shingles, Siding) – Must be wet down and tarped
$165.83 Ton
N27B Oil Contaminated Soil $37.85 Ton
N27C Asbestos Prep Charge $130.00 Per Day
Processing/Handling Charges:  
13A White Goods $5.50 Each
13B Auto Tires (without rims) $2.00 Each
13E Truck Tires (without rims) $13.00 Each
13ET Truck Tires/Ton $225.00 Ton
13F Industrial Tires $50.00 Each
13FT Fork Lift Tires/Ton $155.00 Ton
13FTT Industrial Tires/Ton $250.00 Ton
13H Auto Tires (with rims) $3.50 Each
13I Truck Tires (with rims) $16.00 Each
13CE Computer Equipment *Residential ONLY No Charge
13MT Mixed Tires $225.00 Ton
13P Tire Penalty charge $10.00 Each
13PL Propane Tank – Large (over 20 lbs.) $20.00 Each
13PR Propane Tank – Regular (20 lbs. ONLY) $3.00 Each
13PS Propane Tank – Small (under 20 lbs.) $1.00 Each
13ST Small Tires (Auto)/Ton $180.00 Ton
Cover Material:  
CV1 Ready to Use Alternate Daily Cover $2.00 Ton
CV2 Ready to Use Alternate Daily Cover $5.00 Ton
CV4 Ready to Use and Alternate Daily Cover $5.00 Ton
CV7 Lightly Processed Materials $9.00 Ton
CV9 Processed Materials $11.00 Ton
CV14 Heavily Processed Materials $16.00 Ton
CV28 Heavily Processed Materials – Add’l Handling $31.00 Ton
IWO Incorrect Waste Origin Form Surcharge $10.00 Ton
AS Asbestos Surcharge-20% or more mixed in load $200.00 S/Chg.
TIRE H Special Handling Fee for Roll-offs of tires w/appt $50.00 S/Chg.


Household Waste - Medicines & Hazardous

⇒ For information specific to RECYCLING, visit our recycling page.

The convenience center is a location on the Salem County Improvement Authority’s Solid Waste Division grounds where residents can deliver bulky items from cleaning out their garage, attic or from a do-it-yourself project around their home. There is a charge for what is delivered and it is determined by weight in most cases.

Items for disposal will be accepted on Wednesday and Saturday ONLY, from 8am to 3pm.

Important notes:

  • Household recyclables WILL NOT be accepted at the convenience center.
  • We do not accept lithium ion batteries from hover boards.
  • Properly Dispose of Medication! For more information, visit the DEA website “National Take-Back Initiative”.
  • Household hazardous waste items cannot be disposed of like regular trash. These items are listed HERE.
  • Home Yard Waste: Wood, brush, grass and leaves can be composted (which is a form of recycling) which is easily done. Composting these materials can save landfill space by 30%. Composting is easy at home in a homemade bin or purchase an “Earth Machine” composter from SCIA/SWD to make the job easy. Layer your organic material (leaves, weeds, grass) inside and sprinkle with water. Turn the mixture once a week to aerate and keep moist. The organic material produces “heat” that decomposes the material. Within weeks, you have made a “soil amendment” from these composted materials, which can be put back into your garden or flower beds.


How will I know how much I will have to pay?
Your vehicle delivering the material will be weighed in “full” on our inbound scale, then you will be directed where to go to off-load.. All loads must be off-loaded by hand. Once, all materials are off-loaded, you will drive onto the outbound scale and your vehicle will be weighed again, which will be the “empty” weight. The difference between the two weights is what you pay for. It averages out to around 3 3/4 cents per pound. Example: A couch will weigh more than tree branches. Tree branches will take up more space, but the couch will weigh much more.

How can I pay?
The convenience center accepts cash and checks with a valid driver’s license. There is a $50.00 charge for bounced checks. We also accept credit cards with an additional 2.5% added onto the total amount.

Can I bring more than one load a day?
Yes, you can deliver more than one load if you can be completely off-loaded by 3pm.

Are there any items I can’t bring?
Yes, we do not accept household, everyday trash and household recyclables. These items must be left curbside or dropped off at your local center in your municipality. The convenience center is permitted to accept only bulky waste as a “convenience” to our residents, so they don’t have to wait several days for their local township to pick up.

What are Household Hazardous Wastes?
Hazardous wastes in the home usually come from ordinary household products such as cleaning fluids, solvents, thinners, oil-based paints, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches and thermometers, fluorescent bulbs, batteries (both small, sealed lead acid and rechargeable), used motor oil, used oil filters, automotive and garden care products.

What makes ordinary household products hazardous wastes?
When oil-based paint, batteries or used motor oil are thrown in the trash can or poured down the sewer, the chemical substance, or residue, becomes a hazardous waste. These household hazardous wastes become environmental pollutants when unwisely managed or illegally disposed. Look on the container labels for the words danger, warning, caution or poison symbols.

Some household hazardous wastes can be recycled like used motor oil. Once re-fined, it can be sold and used again like a new product. Households are the single largest group of hazardous waste generators in the U.S. every day millions of households dispose of tons of hazardous waste in very unsafe ways. It has been found that public health and safety and our environment are threatened when hazardous wastes are not managed properly.

Separate hazardous waste from your household garbage and do not throw out hazardous waste with your regular household garbage. Never dispose of any hazardous waste into the sewer system because city sewage treatment plants are not designed to destroy toxic chemicals. The hazardous waste could end up in the city’s drinking water or discharged into streams. Do not pour into bodies of water, on the ground or into storm drains. Disposal this way can wash the hazardous waste into lakes, streams and rivers and pollute the groundwater and surrounding environment.

What can I do with my Household Hazardous wastes?
Participate in Salem County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program that is held four times a year, the third Saturday of April, June, August and October.  April and August events are held at the SCIA/Solid Waste Division, located at 52 McKillip Road in Alloway. The June event is in Pennsville at the end of Industrial Park Road (old Pennsville Landfill) and the August event is held at the Upper Pittsgrove Convenience Center located at 190 Groff Road in Upper Pittsgrove.

A Clean Communities Project



The “KEEP IT COVERED!” tarp program, in conjunction with the Salem County Improvement Authority / Solid Waste Division’s convenience center, assists Salem County residents in eliminating windblown litter along our county roadways when transporting their bulk waste for disposal.


Residents will be able to deliver materials that accumulate from cleaning out the garbage, attic or a do-it-yourself project around the home to the convenience center, for a minimal fee. The convenience center will be open for services to all Salem County residents with a valid NJ drivers license listing an in-county address.


Residents can transport their own bulk materials, but the load must be TARPED. This is in accordance with the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act and the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice that requires all open vehicles traveling with solid waste to be tarped in order to avoid spillage onto the roadways.


Tarps, size 8’ x 10’ , have been purchased with Clean Communities Grant monies and are available at the convenience center, free of charge, to be used for the purpose of covering their load of waste.


Tarps are available through each municipality to assist residents in minimizing windblown litter within their municipalities also. Contact the township clerk for information.




  • ASBESTOS: Asbestos material is classified as a hazardous material and must be transported by a licensed hauler as a recommended procedure.
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Hazardous wastes in the house usually come from ordinary products such as oil-based paints, automotive products, cleaning fluids, solvents and garden care products. These products cannot be disposed of with your regular trash through the convenience center. The Salem County Improvement Authority – Solid Waste Division offers a FREE drop-off program for household hazardous waste twice a year on the third Saturday in April and October, 8am to 12 noon.
  • USED MOTOR OIL: Used motor oil can be recycled at your local municipal drop off location. If your municipality does not have a drop off location, please call your local Township Clerk, Municipal Recycling Coordinator or the County Recycling Coordinator for the nearest location.
  • RECYCLABLES: The following recyclables will not be accepted.
    • Glass (all colors)
    • Plastic bottles
    • Aluminum cans
    • Bi-Metal/Steel cans
    • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Cardboard
  • Recycling services are provided by each municipality in conjunction with trash pick up or drop off.




  • All the residents MUST comply with the law by covering their load with a tarp when delivering their bulk waste materials.
  • Under the NJAC section 7:26-3.4 paragraph (e) and (i), the law states:
    • No person shall cause or permit a vehicle to be so loaded or operate so loaded that the contents or any part thereof, may be scattered on any street. Whenever a load in any vehicle is of solid waste debris, such loads shall be secured by a tarpaulin or other acceptable type of cover.
    • The owner, lessee, bailer, or operator of any vehicle described above found on a highway in violation of any such safety standards or procedure shall be subject to a fine as prescribed by the law.


QUESTIONS? Ask your manager, Superintendent or call the Clean Communities Coordinator for your municipality:



Clean Communities Grant funding provides for the clean-up of litter of our County roadways on the Saturdays in May and September.  If your group is a non-profit group and you’d like to earn $300.00 to perform a clean-up on one of our County roadways, please contact Sherry Washington – – for more information on this program.


"e-Waste" and Electronics Recycling


Electronic waste (e-Waste) is discarded computer and other consumer electronics including items like laptops, personal computers, televisions and cell phones.


There are toxics in all computers and some televisions that are hazardous is not recycled and managed properly. These include Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Nickel, Zinc and Brominated Flame Retardants.

Improperly handling discarded electronics, such as dismantling (taking apart) without proper controls, or simply tossing the materials in the trash, can expose hazardous chemical compounds know to negatively affect human and environmental health. When released into the environment, the toxic components pose a threat today and tomorrow as well as into the future for generations that follow. Currently, a very small amount of discarded computers and televisions are recycled.


The New Jersey Department of Protection has enacted a new regulation that will be implemented on January 1, 2011. The New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act (N.J.A.C. 7:26a-13) bans the land filling of all personal and desktop computers, monitors and portable/laptop computers and all televisions. These “covered” electronics MUST now be recycled and no longer land filled.


Residents can find the nearest collection point by contacting their municipality or by delivering their covered electronics to the Solid Waste Division’s Convenience Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm. The Solid Waste Division has had an electronics recycling program in place since 2002. Covered electronics include desktop and personal computers, monitors, portable/laptop computers and all televisions. Please note that electronics will only be accepted from residents; no businesses.

Covered electronics can also be delivered to several collection points set up and established and set up by the manufactures of these materials. There are currently no manufacturer collection locations established in Salem County other than some municipalities and the Solid Waste Division’s Convenience Center.

For further questions, please contact Melinda Williams, Salem County Recycling Coordinator by e-mailing or calling  856-935-7900 x 12.

Learn more about E-cycle New Jersey!

Don’t Stop Recycling just because you’re not at home!

Bulk & Special Waste Drop-off

Wednesday & Saturday
8am to 3pm
Convenience Center
52 McKillip Road, Alloway NJ 08001

Dates for Household Hazardous Waste

Sat. August 19, 2017
Sat. October 21, 2017

8am – 12 noon