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Please keep newspapers separate, either in brown paper bags or tied with string (not tape or wire). Rinse out all bottles and cans and place them mixed together in a sturdy reusable container.
We also collect magazines and corrugated cardboard, which should be tied both ways with twine.
The bags and containers must not be placed at the curb prior to the night before the scheduled pickup.
Additional information, including the pickup schedule, is available at the Department of Community Services at City Hall or by phone at 908-273-6404.
The Transfer Station and Compost and Recycling Center is for Summit residents – you must reside at your Summit address. If it is a rental property, the tenant may apply for a permit to use the facilities; the owner is considered to be in business and must purchase a coupon from the Department of Community Services to use the facilities.
A digital permit is required to enter. Purchase a permit here, after creating a personal account and uploading a scanned copy of your vehicle registration. More information on digital permits is available here.
Building materials will be accepted at the transfer station from the homeowner only, in limited quantities not in excess of 40 gallons per trip. Building materials are never accepted from contractors. NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS accepted! The Union County Utilities Authority holds Hazardous Collection Days at various locations, three to four times a year so that you may dispose of your hazardous materials.
Commercial vehicles include rental trucks, vans, pickups or any vehicles that are marked with the business name or that indicate on the license plate that they are commercial. No commercial vehicles are allowed in the transfer station on Saturdays or holidays. They may use the compost and recycling areas only.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Department of Community Services (DCS) counter hours are 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday.
Recycling in the City of Summit is picked up weekly on Thursday by Basso Recycling. If your recycling was not picked up today, please contact Basso at 1-844-374-2998.
Garbage is collected from the rear of the house. Just keep the cans covered and in the same location each week, and provide a clear path for the crew to collect them. Cans must not be placed at the curb. You may call (908) 273-6404 to determine your collection day.
Garbage cans must be watertight metal or plastic cans with tight-fitting lids, and must not weigh more than 75 pounds each.