Trash and Recycling

The administration is committed to a clean and safe City for all. Help us by learning about important rules and dates that apply to your neighborhood. Use the resources here to find out how to help keep Newark clean.

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Zone A: Monday/Thursday
Zone B: Tuesday/Friday

Trash Pickup- Zone A

Sunday and Wednesday nights*

*Night garbage collection for Zone A will begin Sunday, Aug. 2.

Trash Pickup- Zone B

Monday and Thursday Nights*

*Night garbage collection for Zone B will begin Monday, Nov. 2.

What We Pick Up

  • Household Trash
  • Garbage bags are no longer suitable receptacles for placing garbage at the curb. The Law says use a garbage can with an attached tight-fitting lid, then place your garbage bag in the can

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Yard Waste Collection

  • Includes leaves and small twigs tied in a bundle
  • Please put yard waste in a brown bag or tied in a bundle
  • Zone A: 3rd Wednesday of Each Month
  • Zone B: 4th Wednesday of Each Month

Appliances and White Goods

  • Refrigerator, air conditioners, and other large appliances
  • An appointment is required, please call 973-733-4311


Bulk Pick-up

Bulky household waste or bulk items are household items that include couches, tables, chairs, COVERED Mattresses(up to 3 mattress can be picked up), dressers, closets, rugs, exercise equipment and vanities.

Every residential privately owned property shall be limited to ten (10) bulk items that can be placed outside on the scheduled bulk collection day.

Anything exceeding ten (10) bulk items shall be removed by a private hauler, on the same day, at the owner’s expense.

Any person, firm, corporation, or entity that violates, fails or neglects to comply with the provisions of this Subsection, or rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be punishable upon conviction thereof by a fine or penalty.

Bulk items that will not be removed

Construction debris

  • Paint
  • Drywall
  • Roofing tiles/shingles
  • Glass
  • Windows
  • Automotive parts
  • Engines
  • Transmission
  • Bumpers
  • Tires


Electronics (computers, TV, ect.) can be dropped off at Essex Country Electronic Recycling Depot located at 62 Frelinghuysen Ave in Newark. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays 8am to 12:30pm. For more information please call 973-733-3644

Lead acid batteries (household and car) should be dropped off at 62 Frelinghuysen ave. in Newark Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3pm

For more information on refuse collection, street-sweeping, recycling, bulk pick-up, and sanitation code enforcement issues, or any other municipal program or policy, please contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311

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