Recycling Collection

Recycling_Truck.jpg Recycling Information:
Department of Public Works
Monday thru Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: (973) 284-4984
Fax: (973) 284-4995



Recycling collection is CANCELLED for Tuesday, February 9 due to the impending snow storm.

All recycling should be placed curbside BEFORE 6:00am on your collection day.

Commingled recycling material (cans/plastic/glass) will be picked up by
F. Basso, Jr. Rubbish Removal Inc. for the Township of Nutley.

Paper and cardboard recycling material will continue to be collected by
the Township Department of Public Works.

Message from Commissioner Scarpelli

Dear Resident,

As I complete my 12th year as the Director of Public Works, I would again like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for continuing to make our recycling program such a huge success.  Over the last couple of years we made several modifications to the recycling program to adapt to the changes in the industry.  Two years ago we outsourced one-half of our recycling pick up to become more cost efficient and reduce manpower.  As the recycling market continues to evolve, so will the Department of Public Works.

I am constantly working to implement cost-savings for our residents without affecting services. As we meet the challenges of a changing industry, we also continue to provide educational and informative recycling events to our community.   Thank you again for your cooperation.

Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli
Director of Public Works

Recycling Collection

2020-2021 Recycling Guidelines:

  • As per New Jersey State Law and Chapter 614 of the Code of the Township of Nutley, recycling is MANDATORY for all property owners, residents and businesses.
  • It is the responsibility of the resident to recycle according to the listed guidelines.
  • Recyclables are to be placed in the correct container at curbside no earlier than 5:00pm the night before or no later than 6:00am the day of collection.
  • You can help avoid missed pickups by not placing your recyclables next to trees, telephone poles, parked cars or other obstructions and by having the material at the curb for collection at the proper times and in the proper recycling containers.
  • Recyclables may not be placed in the street.

For service requests please contact the Department of Public Works at (973) 284-4984 or submit a Service Request online.

.remyndr logo.jpgRemyndr - Free Smart Phone App

Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the launch of Remyndr - a smart phone notification tool that helps simplify curbside recycling by providing zone-specific reminders detailing curbside pickup items. 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.

Recycling Collection Guide

The Recycling Collection guide includes the complete listing of acceptable and unacceptable recycling material and how it is collected by the Township of Nutley.

Grasscycling - "Cut It and Leave It"

Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients back into the soil. Grass clippings are a major part of New Jersey’s municipal solid waste stream. As a Nutley resident, you are already helping to avoid air pollution and wasted resources by recycling. You can do more by reducing waste at the source. Leave the grass clippings on your lawn when you mow, and let nature do the recycling.

Recycling Collection Schedule

Curbside recycling collection is picked-up once a week according to the following schedule.

ZONE #1 - Tuesdays • ZONE #2 - Wednesdays • ZONE #3 - Thursdays

There will be NO RECYCLING COLLECTION on the following holidays

New Year's Day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday President's Day
Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day
Labor Day Columbus Day Election Day
Veterans Day Thanksgiving Christmas Day