Trash & Recycling

Trash Recycling Collection Alerts

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Trash Collection

Trash is collected weekly on your regular trash day (PDF), including all holidays.  Trash should NOT be brought to the curb on your collection day.  It should be left up your driveway with a clear path for collectors to gather it on your specific day.

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Residential curbside recycling is collected on Thursdays unless it falls on a holiday at which point it will resume its normal schedule the following week. The Recycling Flyer (PDF) contains information regarding what can be recycled curbside and at the City of Summit Transfer Station (operated by the City).  please note:

  • Summit recycling is collected by an outside contractor every Thursday city-wide.
  • Place recycling curbside the night before or by 6AM on Thursday.
  • Recycling must be separated into two containers: (1) paper/cardboard |  (2) glass/plastic/metal.
  • Two separate trucks collect recycling (1) paper/cardboard and (2) glass/plastic/metal.
  • Keep containers at the curb or your designated collection area until all is collected.
  • Report missed pickups to DCS ~ (908) 273-6404 or on the homepage of using the Report-A-Concern function. CLICK HERE to report a missed collection.
  • After reporting a missed pickup (phone or web), leave recycling in your pickup location. Missed collection should take place within 48 hours of reporting.
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Business Recycling

For information on procedures for recycling by businesses, click the following link to view Business Recycling Flyer (PDF).

Click the image below to learn more:

Collection Info Sheet
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Transfer Station

The municipal Transfer Station provides recycling, composting and solid waste disposal. Regular hours of operation are:

  • Sundays, Mondays & Holidays - Closed

  • Tuesday - Friday - 7:30a - 3:45p 

  • Saturday - 7:30a - 4:45p

For more information about the City Transfer station, CLICK HERE.

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To learn more about the City's bulky item curbside pick-up program including acceptable items and schedule, CLICK HERE.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Union County Disposal Events

Union County offers several events annually that allow for county residents to various materials.  CLICK HERE to view the Union County Website to learn more and find the scheduled dates/locations.

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Proper Paint Disposal

Click the image to the right for specific instructions on how to properly dispose of paint.

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