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.

2019 Gate Tipping Fees
 Class   Permitted Waste Types  Rate   Per 
10  Municipal, Commercial, Residential  $  81.00  Ton
13  Bulky      82.00  Ton
13C  C & D Waste      82.00  Ton
13G  Asphalt/Concrete – Type      20.00  Ton
23  Vegetative      80.00  Ton
23D  Brush Only – Ton      42.00  Ton
25  Food Processing      80.00  Ton
25A  Animal Processing      80.00  Ton
27  Dry, Non-Hazardous, Industrial      82.00  Ton
27A  Asbestos    172.00  Ton
27B  Oil Contaminated Soil      40.00  Ton
27C  Asbestos Prep Charge    135.00  Day
   Processing/Handling Charges:    
13A  White Goods        6.00  Each
13B  Auto Tires (without rims)        6.00  Each
13E  Truck Tires (without rims)      13.00  Each
13ET  Truck Tires/Ton    245.00  Ton
13F  Industrial Tires      60.00  Each
13FT  Fork Lift Tires/Ton    175.00  Ton
13FTT  Industrial Tires/Ton    275.00  Ton
13H  Auto Tires (with rims)        7.00  Each
13I  Truck Tires (with rims)      20.00  Each
13CE  Computer Equipment from Residents  N/C  
   Not accepted from Businesses or Towns    
13MT  Mixed Tires    245.00  Ton
13P  Tire handling charge      25.00  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
CCPF  Credit Card Processing Fee 2.50%                –
AHS  After Hours Surcharge    46.00                –
AS  Asbestos Surcharge Fee – 20 % in Load    200.00                –
   Cover Material:    



 Ready to Use Cover Street Sweepings

Ready to Use and Alternate Daily Cover





CVC4  Clay for Cover-Beneficial Use        6.00  Ton
CV7  Lightly Processed Materials      10.00  Ton
   Cover Material Continued:    
CV9  Processed Materials      12.00  Ton
CV14  Heavily Processed Materials      17.00  Ton
CV28  Heavily Processed Materials -Add’l Handling      32.00  Ton
NSF  Returned Check Fee      50.00  Each
OSWS  Oversized Wood Surcharge      30.00  Each
OWS  Overweight Surcharge- Per Load    200.00  Each
TIRE H Fee  Special Handling Fee for Roll offs of Tires W/appt      50.00  Each
RB4  Road Base-Beneficial Use Materials        6.00  Each
S4  Stone-Beneficial Use Materials        6.00  Each
EEP  Electronic Equip in Load-Penalty Fee      10.00  Each
ERS1  Excessive Recyclables in Load-Surcharge Fee    
   1st Offense      50.00  Each
ERS2  Excessive Recyclables in Load-Surcharge Fee    
   2nd Offense    100.00  Each
RL  Special Re-Loading Fee    100.00  Each
UL  Special Un-Loading Fee    150.00  Each
WGP  White Goods Penalty Fee      11.00  Each


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.

52 McKillip Rd