Refuse Removal Information & Rules

Refuse Removal Guidelines

Public Works is responsible for the collection of leaves, garden debris, and recyclables from the curbside of residences, and trash from public buildings. Garbage is waste that results from food preparation and other usual household functions, not recyclables, bulky trash appliances or scrap metal. Garbage is picked up from the curb 2 times a week, not on holidays. If you do not know your garbage pick-up days, please call the Public Works Department at 973-952-6078

Do not place garbage for pick-up prior to 8 pm the night before or after 6 am on your scheduled pick-up day. Garbage should be in cans or plastic bags for pick-up, not in paper bags or boxes.

Construction Debris

We do not pick up construction debris. The removal and disposal of debris generated by home improvements projects is the sole responsibility of the property owner. We do not pick up broken concrete, asphalt, roofing shingles, dirt and rocks, sheet rock, or other items commonly referred to as construction debris including  hazardous material, bricks, tree stumps or logs.

For more information call the Department of Public Works at 973-952-6078

Collection Holidays

Garbage will not be collected on the following National Holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Recyclables will not collected on the following National Holidays: 

  • Independence Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day

Bulk trash will not collected on the following National Holidays: 

  • Thanksgiving Day

If your garbage, recyclables and/or bulk trash are usually collected on these days listed above, do not place it out for collection.