Trash & Recycling

Trash Recycling Collection Alerts

Holiday, Change & Closure Alerts:

  • Recycling Collection: The Thanksgiving Thursday (11/26/2020) curbside recycling collection will take place on Friday (11/27/2020).
  • Trash Collection: Collection is as regularly scheduled.
  • Transfer StationRegular operating schedule is in effect. The Station will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving day (11/26/2020), Christmas day (12/25/2020), and New Years Day (1/1/2021)
  • Dial-A-TruckCollection is as regularly scheduled
  • Leaf Collection: Collection is as regularly scheduled for Fall 2020.
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Transfer Station

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.

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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.
  • Recycling should NOT be placed in plastic bags 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.

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Curbside Recycling flyer 2020 FINAL

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Curbside Recycling flyer 2020 FAQ
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Business Recycling

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

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Collection Info Sheet
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Curbside Leaf Collection

The City offers curbside leaf collection twice a year from residential properties during the Spring and Fall. Leaves are collected on trash day.  

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Visit the Dial-A-Truck page to learn more about the City’s bulky item curbside pick-up program including acceptable items and schedule.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Union County Disposal Events

Union County has reinstated its scrap metal recycling, hazardous waste and document shredding programs beginning August 2020 – view the Union County Website to learn more and find the scheduled dates/locations.

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2020 UC Hazardous Waste Event

Scrap Metal Recycling Program (click image)

2020 Scrap Metal Flyer

Mobile Paper Shredding Events (Click image)

2020 UC Paper Shredding Flyer

Paint Disposal Info Sheet (Click Image)

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