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: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Dial-A-Truck: Collection is as regularly scheduled

Leaf Collection: Collection is as regularly scheduled- Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 24

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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 on the homepage of cityofsummit.org using the Report-A-Concern function. CLICK HERE to report a missed collection.
  • After reporting a missed pickup (phone or web), leave recycling in your pickup location. Missed collection should take place within 48 hours of reporting.
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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Transfer Station - CLOSED until further notice

The municipal Transfer Station provides recycling, composting and solid waste disposal.  

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the Transfer Station is CLOSED until further notice.

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When the Transfer Station reopens for business, regular hours of operation are:

  • Sundays, Mondays & Holidays - Closed

  • Tuesday - Friday - 7:30a - 3:45p 

  • Saturday - 7:30a - 4:45p

For more information about the City Transfer station, CLICK HERE.

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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.  To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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To learn more about the City's bulky item curbside pick-up program including acceptable items and schedule, CLICK HERE.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

CANCELLED: Union County Disposal Events

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DUE TO THE EVOLVING SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 UNION COUNTY HAS CANCELLED ALL RECYCLING EVENTS DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL.

This applies to Mobile Paper Shredding Events, Household Hazardous Waste Programs, and Scrap Metal Recycling.  Future events will be decided down the road.

Union County offers several events annually that allow for county residents to various materials.  CLICK HERE to 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 Prog. (click image)

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Mobile Paper Shredding Events (Click image)

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Paint Disposal (Click Image)

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How do I dispose / recycle the following . . .