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Residential Refuse & Bulk Collection
Household Refuse Collection
The Township provides curbside collection of household refuse twice per week in each zone, of waste normally generated by the operation of a household. Refuse must be placed at the curb after 7:00 PM or dusk the evening preceding collection and before 6:30 AM the day of collection. Emptied receptacles and remaining debris should be removed from the curb the same day as the collection. For more information, please call (973) 325-4120.

Examples of Household Refuse
Items collected twice per week consist of the following items and similar items:
  • Culinary waste
  • Crockery
  • Discarded clothing
  • Empty paint cans
  • Glassware
  • Lawn and garden debris
  • Rags
  • Small toys

Cardboard is recycled with newspaper and is not permitted in household refuse collection.

Lawn / Garden Debris
These items are collected in limited quantities with household refuse twice per week. Grass and small hedge clippings may be placed in plastic bags or containers. Small bushes, shrubs, and branches must be tied securely and less than 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Do not place these items in paper bags for garbage collection. Leaves are never permitted.

Receptacle Requirements
Acceptable receptacles are metal or plastic containers with handles and tight-fitting lids weighing less than 65 pounds when filled and 35 gallons in size. Heavy-duty plastic bags with the same weight and volume specifications are acceptable as long as garbage is contained and the bags do not break open. Garbage stored in receptacles should be placed in plastic bags to prevent spillage onto the ground when emptying. Do not use cardboard boxes, paper bags, crates, drums, pails, or similar containers as receptacles. Garbage in these containers will not be collected.

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Residential Refuse & Bulk Collection

Contact Us

Health Department
66 Main Street, Room 203
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: (973) 325-4120
Fax: (973) 325-4005