Rules for the Collection of Garbage



Garbage Collection

* Garbage is collected in various sections six days a week (see Recycling Guide for pickup days)

* The onlyHolidaygarbage is NOT collected is if your pickup is scheduled for Christmas Day.

* Notices will be posted on the web-site, cable, and in the newspaper regarding theHolidayschedule.

* Questions regarding collection should be directed to theDPWat 973-470-2239.


Rules for Garbage Collection

Twice a week limited to 3 barrels or plastic bags tied securely per collection.

Garbage containers (metal or plastic) are not to exceed 35 gallons.

Place containers neatly at the curb, after6:00 p.m., the night before your collection day.

Do not place garbage in the street.

Do not include dirt, stones, brick, concrete or hazardous waste with your garbage.

Remove empty receptacles from the curb the same day after your collection.

Store all empty cans behind your home so as not to be seen from the street.


Bulk Waste

Consists of mattresses, furniture, wooden cabinets and doors, tables, lumber or rugs (cut to 4-foot lengths and tied).

Collected your first garbage day of the week (i.e., Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday collection).

Place Bulk Waste neatly at the curb, after 6pm the night before your collection day – maximum limit 2 items first collection only. 

Please remember DO NOT place bulk waste out on Thursday, Friday or Saturday


Propane Tanks

Are the responsibility of the homeowner.

• DO NOT place these tanks at curbside or in your trash collection.

Tanks will not be collected and you may be subject to a summons.


Electronic Items: Consists of monitors, computers, keyboards, stereos, radios, telephone systems, VCR’s, televisions, printers, etc. These items are your responsibility and will not be collected with your garbage. You can donate to a charitable organization or you can bring these items to the Public Works Yard at 307 East 7th Street, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. For further information, or if you are having difficulty and need assistance in removing your electronic items please call the Recycling Office at 973-470-2239.


Household Hazardous Waste

The Passaic County Office of Recycling sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 3 times a year. For date and location call the County at 973-305-5738.


Questions please call 973-470-2237. Failure to comply with the above regulations could result in a summons!