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


Solid Waste Collection

ZoneLocationsPick-Up Days
Zone 1All streets  west  of Franklin Avenue to East Passaic AvenueMonday and Thursday
Zone 2All 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 DayMemorial DayIndependence Day
Labor DayThanksgiving DayChristmas 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

  •  ONCE A WEEK ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS. (Entire Township) 
  • 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 
    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.