Transfer Station

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Located at 40 New Providence Avenue in Summit, the municipal Transfer Station provides recycling, composting and solid waste disposal solutions. Summit resident vehicle/license plate registration (through the Parking Services Agency) is required. License plate registration details can be found below.

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Hours of operations: 

  • Tuesdays - 7:30am - 3:45pm

  • Wednesdays - 7:30am - 3:45pm 

  • Thursdays - 7:30am - 3:45pm 

  • Fridays - 7:30am - 3:45pm 

  • Saturdays - 7:30am - 4:45pm

  • CLOSED: Sundays, Mondays & holidays

Summit Public Schools Fourth Grade IDEAS students created this video that highlights services and programs at the Transfer Station, including trash and recycling, food composting, the Book Barn, and the Summit Free Market.

The students researched, talked with experts, wrote a script, assigned parts, and memorized their lines to create this informative video. Please take a couple minutes to watch!

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Transfer Station Regulations

Disposal area regulations (PDF) ensure residents can use the facilities efficiently. Use of the area is free to all Summit residents with a residential disposal permit (see below). Contractors must pay a per ton fee to dispose of trash, leaves and branches, and other materials and must purchase coupons at the Department of Community Services counter to do so.

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Residential Vehicle Disposal Permits

A disposal permit is required for each residential vehicle that uses the Transfer Station. The digital permit is issued by the Parking Services Agency and is managed by license plate recognition with no physical sticker to place on a vehicle. It is a dual permit for both this facility and to park for commuting purposes. Residents must obtain a resident disposal/parking permit through the online permit system from the Parking Services Agency to use the Transfer Station. Each permit costs $10 per vehicle or $5 for residents 62 years of age or older. Please contact the Parking Services Agency with any questions at (908) 522-5100 or via email. You may also learn more and register your vehicle online.

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Commercial Vehicles Using the Transfer Station

Commercial vehicles must register and purchase coupons at the Community Services counter of City Hall (2nd floor) in order to dispose of bulk, household, and/or compostable waste on behalf of Summit residents. Resident names and addresses are required at the time of coupon purchase.

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Food Composting at the Transfer Station

Residents with a disposal permit can bring food scraps and other items to the Transfer Station. The food composting area is in a separate location adjacent to the current composting area for leaves, grass clippings, and garden trimmings on the lower level of the Transfer Station. Click here to view a list of accepted items.

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Summit Free Market

Founded in 2008, the Summit Free Market is a volunteer, student-run program that works to reduce the amount of reusable material that enters Summit’s waste stream. Since its inception, an estimated 2500 Summit Free Market volunteers have kept more than 160 tons of reusable material from the waste stream, saving the city more than $25k in garbage tipping fees through its popular and successful community reuse initiative. The Summit Free Market holds events on the second Saturday of each month. Residents with a Transfer Station permit can bring unwanted, yard sale-quality items, and browse other donated items for free. Learn more here

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