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.
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.
Recycling should NOT be placed in plastic bags (other than shredded paper) due to the destructive effects they have on the material sorting equipment.
Keep containers at the curb or your designated collection area until all is collected.
Missed pick-ups should be accompanied by an affixed notice as to why the materials were rejected.
Report missed pickups on Thursdays to DCS ~ (908) 273-6404 or by using the Report-A-Concern function.
After reporting a missed pickup (phone or web), leave recycling in your pickup location. Missed collections take place on Fridays.
Plastics bags are not accepted as recyclable material at this time.
The City offers curbside leaf collection twice a year from residential properties during the Spring and Fall. Leaves are collected on trash day.
Visit the Dial-A-Truck page to learn more about the City’s bulky item curbside pick-up program including acceptable items and schedule.
Union County Disposal Events
Union County’s Recycling Events for March, April and May have been cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The impacted events are Mobile Paper Shredding Events, Household Hazardous Waste Programs, and Scrap Metal Recycling. Programs will open in June on a limited schedule – view the Union County Website to learn more and find the scheduled dates/locations.