Information regarding garbage collection, recycling, bulk collection, and other services can be found in the Borough Calendar below:
2022 Bulk Collection Pick-Up
Bulk Collection occurs once a year in June.
Zone 1B – Monday, June 6
Zone 1A – Monday, June 13
Zone 2 – Monday, June 20
Zone 3 – Monday, June 27
Items must be placed at your curb by 2 AM on the designated Monday for your Zone. Please see the 2022 Calendar for details.
Check pages 3 and 4 of the calendar for bulk collection dates and street listings by zone. Check pages 13 and 15 for more information on bulk collection.
Please Note: Bulk collection may be delayed. Keep your items at the curb starting on your designated pick up date. Trucks will be around to collect as soon as they can.
EAST side curbside recycling (Summit line to South St) is collected on THURSDAYS. (WEST side is on Fridays). Please place items at curbside by 2 AM on collection day. See 2022 Calendar for details.
Recycling will occur on the same weeks for both the east side and west side of the borough:
EAST side = Summit line to South St. (includes South St. even and Passaic St. odd numbered houses)
WEST side = Berkeley Heights line to South St. (includes South St. odd and Passaic St. even numbered houses)
THE BOROUGH UTILIZES SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING. RESIDENTS DO NOT NEED TO SEPARATE RECYCLING MATERIALS. ALL RECYCLING MATERIALS MAY BE PLACED, UNSORTED, IN ONE RECYCLING BIN.
Recycling drop off at the Dept. of Public Works – electronics, appliances, metal, heavy plastic – 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 1 PM . See calendar above for exact dates. The Public Works yard is located at 4 Park Place off of Commonwealth Avenue (next to Oakwood Park).
The DPW Recycling Center is accepting packing Styrofoam during drop off days on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
THEY ARE ALSO ACCEPTING PLASTIC BAGS FOR RECYCLING AT THE DPW YARD THE 1st AND 3rd SAT. OF EACH MONTH. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC BAGS IN REGULAR WEEKLY RECYCLING BINS. THEY ARE NOT ACCEPTING BUBBLE WRAP OR PACKING MATERIALS (except packing styrofoam – see above).
Our recycling company is now accepting #5 plastics! Plastic bottles and containers coded 1, 2 and 5 on the bottom can now be placed in your curbside recycling. Plastics, 3, 4, 6 and 7 should NOT be included in the curbside recycling containers – they can be thrown away in the regular garbage.
See the complete Recyclable Materials List. All of the materials in the list may also be brought to the public works yard for recycling. Please also learn about safe syringe and medical waste disposal.
Check out Recycle Coach for detailed recycling information and a downloadable app!
UNION COUNTY RECYCLING
For all Union County Recycling Event Schedules CLICK HERE
Electronics and Appliances Recycling is also available at Best Buy
NOTICE – Recycling Regulations:
The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination. This is coming at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) are increasing due to new policies in China. These policies have banned twenty-four types of materials and include strict quality standards. These significant changes are affecting the recycling industry world-wide.
When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in recycling loads, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash and increase processing costs resulting in contamination and/or additional service charges. Please review the list below of recycling changes:
Don’t bag your recyclables. Plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.
Don’t include food-soiled items– they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.
Don’t add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to workers.
Don’ t toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling
Don’t include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.
Thank you for your cooperation. For additional tools on recycling, visit https://ucnj.org/recycling
Reminder – Collection begins at 2 AM. Please have your garbage at the curb the night before your scheduled collection.
Contact Information for missed pickups:
Giordano Recycling – 800-216-2250 (for missed recycling)
Garbage Collection – once per week – pickup day varies by street. See calendar for exact dates.
Suburban Disposal – Email email@example.com or leave a message at973-227-7020 (for missed garbage)
Grass/Garden Debris/Leaf pick up – every Monday from April through December. See calendar for exact dates.
Suburban Disposal – Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 973-227-7020 (for missed garbage or garden debris pickup)
Information regarding garbage collection, recycling, bulk collection, and other services can be found in the Borough Calendar link above.