Garbage and Recycling


The Town of Phillipsburg will be conducting their Annual Leaf Collection Program for 2019, commencing November 1, 2019 and continuing through December 13, 2019.  The Department of Public Services will be cleaning leaves from streets and gutters in the designated areas with a leaf collection unit.  All zones will have the leaves removed from the street on the designated day as time permits, and there will be no “callbacks” once a sub-zone has been cleared.  Residents may put out their leaves at any time for collection if they are bagged.

Schedule as follows:

November 1, 4, 7, 8, 12 & 14 – Hillcrest Area (Belvidere Road to Memorial Parkway)

November 15, 18 & 19 – Memorial Parkway to Marshall/Filmore

November 20 – Delaware Heights

November 21, 22 & 25 – Valley View (Congress Street to Lock Street)

November 26, December 3, & 4 – Pursel Hill (Center Street to Kent Street)

December 5 – Project Area

December 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13 – Hillcrest Area (Belvidere Road to Memorial Parkway)

Areas not specifically designated will require residents to bag their leaves.  All bagged leaves will be picked up on the regular garbage collection day.  Bagged leaves should be placed at curbside in a different location than normal household refuse.

Leaves will not be collected from the curbline on County roads.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution, which prohibits placing leaves within County roads.  Residents affected by the County regulation must bag their leaves.

For additional information regarding leaves, residents can call 908-454-5500 Ext. 314.

O:2019-23 Amendment to Garbage ordinance – English

O:2019-23 Amendment to Garbage ordinance – Spanish

2019 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

2019 Holiday Schedule

Garbage Day Holiday Pick up Date
January 1, 2020 January 2, 2020
January 20, 2020 January 22, 2020
February 12, 2020 February 13, 2020
February 17, 2020 February 19, 2020
April 10, 2020 April 09, 2020
April 13, 2020 April 15, 2020
May 25, 2020 May 27, 2020
July 3, 2020 July 6, 2020
September 7, 2020 September 9, 2020
October 12, 2020 October 14, 2020
November 3, 2020 November 4, 2020
November 11, 2020 November 12, 2020
November 26, 2020 November 25, 2020
November 27, 2020 November 30, 2020
December 25, 2020 December 24, 2020


Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections Event

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.



Upcoming Events

  1. Budget Meeting Saturday, April 04, 2020

    April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Offices Closed Good Friday

    April 10