Vegetative Waste

The SCMUA operates composting and mulching facilities at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities in Lafayette, NJ. Residents, municipalities and commercial haulers may bring leaves, grass clippings, brush, and stumps to the facility. Leaves and lawn clippings are composted onsite. Screened and unscreened compost are available and free if self-loaded. Brush and small trees are chipped on-site into regular and colored mulch also available for purchase. Stumps are transported to a recycling market for mulching. 


Automobiles, minivans, and SUV’s shall not be charged for de minimis amounts of ID23.  Any such vehicles with two (2) or less barrels/bags of leaves, brush or lawn clippings shall be determined as de minimis amounts and not be charged. Anything over said de minimis amount, the customer is required pay for the entire load. 

Pickup trucks and vehicles with trailers are required to proceed over the scale. If the vehicle has two (2) or less barrels/bags of leaves, brush or lawn clippings, it shall be determined as de minimis amounts and scale user charge will be waived. Anything over said de minimis amount, customer must pay for the entire load.

Brush shall be separated from grass clippings and loose leaves, (and vice versa) and, subject to Improper Disposal charge, if not properly separated.

Leaves and Lawn Clippings

No brush
$.02/lb.
Min. scale charge of $5.00 
No charge for 2 or less bags/barrels

Brush

<6 inch diameter, 2 ft. lengths
<6 inch diameter, 6 ft. lengths
$.02/lb. ($45/ton)
No loose leaves
Min. scale charge of $5.00 
No charge for 2 or less bags/barrels

Stumps

$.06/lb. ($125/ton)
<6 feet in length
Min. scale charge of $10

Compost

Free self-load
Loading Rates
Unscreened: $5.00/yd3
Screened: $20.00/yd3

Mulch

Free self-load regular brown mulch only
Loading Rates
Regular: $5.00/yd3
Color: $20.00/yd3

Leaves and Lawn Clippings

No brush
$.02/lb.
Min. scale charge of $5.00 
No charge for 2 or less bags/barrels

Brush


<6 inch diameter, 2 ft. lengths
<6 inch diameter, 6 ft. lengths
$.02/lb. ($45/ton)
No loose leaves
Min. scale charge of $5.00 
No charge for 2 or less bags/barrels

Stumps

$.06/lb. ($125/ton)
<6 feet in length
Min. scale charge of $10

Compost

Free self-load
Loading Rates
Unscreened: $5.00/yd3
Screened: $20.00/yd3

Mulch

Free self-load regular brown mulch only
Loading Rates
Regular: $5.00/yd3
Color: $20.00/yd3