Garbage and Recycling

2017 Garbage/Recycling Collection


Trash is picked up on a daily basis throughout the Town. Call the Town offices for your pick up day or click here for a Town map. Residents are allowed three 32 gal containers for garbage. Containers may be placed for Town pick up 6:00pm the night before your scheduled garbage collection. Plastic bags may be placed for Town pick up at 6:00am the morning of your scheduled garbage collection. No container and/or bag shall exceed a 50 pound weight limit.


Recycling is picked up each week on your trash day. Call the Town offices if you do not know when your trash day is or click here for a Town map. All recycling can be mixed together in one container. Please do not put material in plastic bags. 

For more trash and recycling information, click here to download a pdf of recyclinginfo

2017 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Pick Up Date
December 25, 2017 December 27, 2017
January 1, 2018 January 3, 2018
January 15, 2018 January 17, 2018
February 12, 2018 February 14, 2018
February 19, 2018 February 21, 2018
March 30, 2018 March 29, 2018
April 2, 2018 April 4, 2018
May 28, 2018 May 30, 2018
July 4, 2018 July 5, 2018
September 3, 2018 September 5, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 10, 2018
November 6, 2018 November 7, 2018
November 12, 2018 November 14, 2018
November 22, 2018 November 21, 2018
November 23, 2018 November 26, 2018
December 25, 2018 December 26, 2018



Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections Event

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Click here for pdf informationhazardouswaste

Clean Up

The Town will discontinue their Annual Spring Clean Up but will implement a year-round clean up of unwanted items, which will be done on an appointment basis. Each homeowner will have a limit of one (1) pickup load per year. The clean up will run every Wednesday unless there is a holiday.

Stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and other home appliances will be accepted. Doors must be removed from all appliances before placing at the curb. In addition, furniture, benches, mattresses, couches, chairs, tables, and other similar household items will be collected. Tied and/or bagged yard debris will be collected but must be kept separately.

No refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners or any appliances containing a refrigerant will not be collected unless they have a certification placard that the refrigerant was removed by a certified technician.

All items must be in cans, bags and/or bundled and placed on the curb in an orderly fashion for collection. Bundles shall not be more than 4 feet in length or exceed 50 pounds in weight. No containers shall exceed 50 pounds in total weight. No single items shall exceed 300 pounds.

Residents are urged to place their cleanup items at the curb the night before their cleanup is scheduled for.

Certain items will NOT be collected as part of the cleanup. TVs, computers, monitors, paint cans, oil cans, drums, motors, junk cars, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, other fuel oils, other liquids, block, brick, concrete, rocks, dirt, or building material, (such as sheetrock, shingles) will NOT be collected.  ANY MATERIAL THAT HAS BED BUGS OR PERCEIVED TO HAVE BED BUGS WILL NOT BE TAKEN.  YOU MUST GET A PRIVATE HAULER TO HAVE THESE ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING NOTIFIED.  WE WILL ALSO BE MARKING THESE ITEMS AND IF WE FIND THEM ANYWHERE IN TOWN THE HOMEOWNER WILL BE CHARGED WITH DUMPING.

Used motor oil should be taken to your local gas station, service station, or service center. They will accept motor oil as part of their recycling programs.

We now have an electronics dumpster at the Town garage located at 441 Heckman Street. You can take your TVs, computers and other electronics there Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

You can obtain the cleanup agreement form from the Department of Public Works office to schedule your cleanup. For additional information, please call 454-5500, Extension 314. Our fax number is 908-454-6511.

Click here to open the cleanupagreement(PDF).  Please print, fill out and return.

Click here to open a flier on bed bugs.  How to recognize them and how to protect yourself while traveling.



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