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.

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 item Collection

  • Such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, rugs (Must be cut, rolled and tied in 4 foot lengths) will be picked up

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)
    Will be collected with your recycling. Call (973) 284-4984 to arrange tire 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
    For all metal appliances call the Department of Public Affairs (973) 284-4976 by 2:00pm Wednesdays to arrange for a Thursday 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.

Any violation by contractors to the items prohibited above will be investigated and prosecuted under the Township code.