Trash & Recycling
Holiday, Change & Closure Alerts:
- RECYCLING COLLECTION: Collection of recyclables occurs on the same day as your trash day
- TRASH COLLECTION: Collection is as regularly scheduled.
- Please clear a path for crews to access trash containers. If containers are not accessible, crews will not remove trash.
- During holidays, inclement weather and other emergencies, there may be a delay in pick-up time on your collection day. Please have your bagged trash out for collection the night prior when possible.
- TRANSFER STATION: Operating as
- DIAL-A-TRUCK: Collection is as regularly scheduled.
- LEAF COLLECTION: Fall 2022 collection on the Monday of the first full week of October (10/3/2022) and ends on the Friday of the first week in December (12/2/222) or on first major snow fall.
- Leaf collection is scheduled for curbside pickup on your household trash collection day.
The municipal Transfer Station provides recycling, composting and solid waste disposal.
The Transfer Station is operating within normal business hours:
- 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
Visit the Transfer Station page to learn more.
- 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.
- Bagged trash should be placed in your trash receptacle by or before 6am on the day of collection.
- The Garbage & Recycling Collection information Sheet can assist in answering questions you may.
- Missed trash collections can be reported online for the fastest service using Report-A-Concern or by calling (908)-273-6404 during business hours.
Residential curbside recycling collection falls on the same day as your trash collection. 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 on the same day as your trash collection day.
- Your trash receptacles should remain in the side or rear of the property as usual.
- When collection falls on a holiday, all collection days during that week following the holiday move to the next day: Holiday Recycling Schedule
- Clean and dry recyclable items should be placed in covered, water-tight containers at the curb the night before collection or by 6AM the morning of collection in a water-tight container(s).
- Recycling may be combined in the same water-tight container(s). Paper/cardboard and glass/plastic/metal can all be placed in the container together.
- Recycling should NOT be placed in plastic bags due to the destructive effects they have on the material sorting equipment. Plastics bags are not accepted as recyclable material at this time nor should recycling materials be placed in plastic bags and left at the curb for collection.
- Keep recycling containers at the curb or your designated collection area until all is collected.
- Missed pick-ups should be accompanied by an affixed notice by the vendor as to why the materials were rejected. You should report a missed collection immediately:
- Missed recycling collections can be reported online for the fastest service using Report-A-Concern or by calling (908) 273-6404 during business hours.
- After reporting a missed pickup (phone or web), leave recycling in your pickup location. Missed collections take place the next day.
Recycle Coach ~ Summit Recycling Directory:
Summit Free Market
The Summit Free Market is a student-run initiative that allows residents to bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share, and take whatever they may want or need at no charge. Since its inception in 2008, the Summit Free Market has served more than 5000 residents and has kept over 165 tons of reusable material from the waste stream. Visit the Summit Free Market website or on Facebook for donation guidelines and more information. You may also click the flyer image to to learn about dates and times for current season free market operations.