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Garbage Collection

Garbage Information:
Department of Public Affairs
Monday thru Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: (973) 284-4976
Fax: (973) 661-9411

Contractor: F. Basso, Jr. Rubbish Removal, Inc. - (973) 483-1671
New Sanitation Company Effective June 9, 2016

Trash, bulk and vegetative waste should be placed curbside in a covered container(s) no earlier than
6:00 PM on the evening preceding the regular pick up day.

Please be advised that as of JANUARY 1, 2018 significant changes will take effect regarding
Bulk, White Goods and Construction Material removal within the Township of Nutley
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Solid Waste Collection

Zone Locations Pick-Up Days
Zone 1 All streets west of Franklin Avenue to East Passaic Avenue Monday and Thursday
Zone 2 All of Franklin Avenue
All streets east of Franklin Avenue to River Road
Tuesday and Friday

There will be NO GARBAGE COLLECTION on the following holidays

New Year's Day Memorial Day Independence Day
Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day

Remyndr - Free Smart Phone App

Remyndr is a free and simple app that will notify you the night before any curbside collection, tell you what goes out for pickup and alert you when there is a problem.

Bulk and White Goods Collection

  • Effective January 1, 2018 - Please call (973) 284-4976 by 2pm Tuesday afternoon to schedule pick up.
  • Items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, rugs (must be cut, rolled and tied in 4 foot lengths) and small household items will be picked up.  Average quantities are anticipated to be five (5) large items per collection day .  Large items are the size of a living room couch and handled by no more than two persons.

Construction Material Removal

As per Ordinance #2417 (Chapter 614-12) - Waste building materials and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition operations on residential or commercial buildings, pavements or other structures will absolutely not be removed by the Township

  • Permitted contractors must remove and dispose of all construction debris.
  • It is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of debris resulting from work performed by  homeowners/residents.

Vegetative Waste Collection

ONCE A WEEK ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS – Entire Township (April – December 16)

  • Grass Clippings / Yard Debris
    If the homeowner chooses to cut and bag his own grass clippings and yard debris, 5-6 bags will be picked up at a time. If using a landscaper, removal is the responsibility of the landscaper. ALL vegetation MUST be placed in biodegradable bags. Black/plastic bags WILL NOT be collected.
  • Tree limbs and branches
    Loose wood, brush, tree limbs and branches must be cut into four foot lengths and tied in bundles weighing no more than fifty (50) pounds each.
  • Leaves
    Homeowners are required to put leaves at curbside in biodegradable bags from October 15 through December 15. Bags will be collected on Wednesdays ONLY and will not be picked up with the regular garbage collection.

By Township Ordinance, all landscapers must remove all leaves, grass clipping and vegetative waste and must be licensed by the Township.

The following items are NOW recycled:

  • Electronics - Computers, Monitors, Printers, Televisions, and Microwave Ovens
    As of August 1, 2015 Electronics WILL NOT be picked up curbside. The Department of Public Works sponsors FREE Special Electronics Collection Days.  Please call (973) 284-4984 for more information.
  • Tires - (without rims)
    Please call the Department of Public Works at (973) 284-4984 to arrange for pick up.
  • Corrugated Cardboard
    All non-waxed coated cardboard is to be cut into 18 inch pieces and put out with your weekly recycling.
  • Metal Goods
    Effective January 1, 2018 - Please call (973) 284-4976 by 2pm Tuesday afternoon to schedule pick up.
    Please remove doors from refrigerators/freezers.

The following WILL NOT be collected:

  • Oil based paints, industrial, hazardous, liquid, laboratory or pathological waste.
  • Building materials and rubble, including cement, earth, stones and asphalt, resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition operations on residential or commercial buildings, pavements, or other structures.
  • Tree trunks, large tree limbs, tree stumps, uprooted shrubs, bushes and other large plantings and any waste materials resulting from operations by landscape contractors.

Violations and Penalties

As per Ordiannce 2417, Chapter 614-23 - Violations and penalties:

Any person, firm, corporation or entity found guilty of violating any section of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each violation of this article. Each day that such violation(s) shall continue shall be considered a separate violation.