Trash & Recycling

Trash Recycling Collection Alerts

Holiday, Change & Closure Alerts:

Recycling Collection: Collection is as regularly scheduled

Trash Collection: Collection is as regularly scheduled

Transfer Station: Operating 5 days a week (see below for more info)

Dial-A-Truck: Collection 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.

Starting June 2,  and due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the Transfer Station is open the following days (no appointment needed): 

  • Tuesdays - 7:30am - 2:30pm 

  • Wednesdays  - 7:30am - 2:30pm 

  • Thursdays - 7:30am - 2:30pm

  • Fridays -  7:30am - 2:30pm

  • Saturdays -  7:30am - 2:30pm

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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Recycling

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.
  • Keep containers at the curb or your designated collection area until all is collected.
  • Report missed pickups 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 collection should take place within 48 hours of reporting.
  • Plastics bags are not accepted as recyclable material at this time.  
  • Recycling should NOT be placed in plastic bags (other than shredded paper) due to the destructive effects they have on the material sorting equipment.  
Transfer Station Acceptable Plastics Recycling
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Business Recycling

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

Click the image below to learn more:

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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Dial-A-Truck

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’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.

Hazardous Waste Collection Events (click image)

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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