Bulky Trash Items

Bulky Trash Items Collected Once Per Week In Each Zone

These items are collected, in limited quantities, on the second collection day in each zone: Thursday, Friday or Saturday in a separate truck and after household refuse is collected. All items must be placed at the curb, in limited quantities, according to collection specifications and each item must be less than 300 pounds. Follow the same receptacle and time guidelines as for household collection.

Examples of Bulky Trash: Furniture, Storm Windows and Screens, Rolled/Tied Carpeting in 4 ft. lengths, 7 ft. Household Doors, Mattresses, Box Springs, Cabinets, Ceramic Fixtures, Appliances, Water Heaters, Scrap Metal, Tied 4 ft. Pipes and Lumber, Completely Dried Out Paint and Similar Items. Items containing refrigerants are not permitted in bulky trash; see refrigerants below.

Small Quantities of Building Materials: A very small quantity of building waste is permitted. This waste is limited to three receptacles or three bundles of acceptable waste per month. This is to assist residents with waste from a small home repair. Wallboard, Plaster, Shingles, Tile, Linoleum and Wood tied securely and less than 4 ft and 50 pounds are examples of acceptable building waste. Building waste is limited to the equivalent of three 35 gallon containers per month. Items from major construction or renovation are not permitted in municipal collection and must be removed privately.

Refrigerants: Contact Suburban Disposal at 973-227-7020 to be placed on the list for the weekly collection of refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers before placing them at the curb. One refrigerator or freezer or two window air conditioners or dehumidifiers are permitted each collection. Items may not be over sized.

Televisions: Old TV's are not permitted in the garbage and will be collected by calling Suburban Disposal 973-227-7020 and placed on the list for Tuesday collection at the curb. TV's are also accepted at the W.O.E.C. 590 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

Computers: Computer Towers, Laptops and Monitors are not permitted in the garbage and may be brought to the W.O.E.C. 590 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Health and Welfare Page or the Essex County site Essex County Utilities Authority (ECUA) for dismantling.

Items Prohibited: Leaves, Mandatory Recyclables including Cardboard, Major Renovation Waste, Business Waste, Boilers, HVAC Systems, Garage Doors, Windows, Asphalt, Decking, Stone, Brick, Earth, Sand, Cinder Block, Concrete, Roofing, Siding, Trees, Logs, Large Branches, Auto Parts, Tires, Hazardous Waste, Liquid Paint, Extraordinary Items and Any Item Weighing 300 Pounds.

Recycling is mandated by state law and municipal ordinance for designated items collected at the curb of your home or in specified locations in your complex. These recyclables are collected on the first municipal refuse collection day of the week for your zone, either on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Recyclables are collected in a single stream method meaning all recycling items are collected on the same day. There is no longer alternating weeks for recycling collection. Comingled bottles, cans, and plastics may be placed at the curb with cardboard and paper items each week. These items are not permitted in garbage collection and are collected by our refuse hauler in a separate truck from household garbage.

 Single stream items placed at the curb each week:

 Glass beverage and food containers (all colors), aluminum beverage containers, tin/steel food cans, plastic containers for beverages, food, detergents and shampoo type plastics with a recycling #1, #2, or #5. No Styrofoam and Styrene permitted. Check the container for the number. Containers must be empty and should be rinsed free of residue. Newspaper, flattened cardboard, magazines, office paper, junk mail, catalogs, phone books, paperback books and books with hard covers removed.

Now that recycling is collected single stream all items should be placed in tubs or containers. Plastic bags are not permitted because they are interfering with the sorting mechanism.

 View the Single Stream Recycling Announcement (PDF) for more information.

Residential Refuse and Bulky Trash Collection Guidelines (PDF)