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For more information, please contact the City’s Non-Emergency Call Center at 973-733-4311.


The City of Newark’s sanitation team works tirelessly to keep our city beautiful and clean of trash and rubbish. Use the tools and information on this page to help them do an even better job.

Consult the map below to determine your refuse pickup zone.

Zone A = Green

  • Monday & Thursday

Zone B = Blue

  • Tuesday & Friday


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Pick-up Schedule

Newark garbage and recycling collection is separated into two zones: Zone A and Zone B.

Zone A Schedule

(East Ward, South Ward, Central Ward, North Ward)

Monday Collection

  • Household Trash
  • Place trash in a sturdy can with lid or in plastic bags.
  • Bags must be 1.2 mm thick.  (No grocery or shopping bags)
  • Recyclables: Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes and junk mail.

Thursday Collection

  • Household trash
  • Recyclable metal: Soda cans and food cans.
  • Recyclable glass:  Glass jars, food jars and liquor bottles.
  • Recyclable plastic:  Milk jugs, soda bottles, water bottles, juice bottles and laundry detergent containers.
    Please place recyclables in open garbage bins or a recycling bin

Bulk Collection First Wednesday of Each Month

  • 1st Wednesday of each Month (Only)
  • Bulk is oversize household items such as: couches, tables, chairs, mattresses, dressers, closets, rugs, exercise equipment and vanities. (No renovation, construction debris or electronics will be collected).
  • Only 10 (ten) bulk items can be placed outside for pickup on bulk collection day.  More than 10 will be removed by private haulers at the owner’s expense.
  • Violators will be subject to fines and/or penalties.

Click here to read or print a certified copy of the newly amended bulk trash ordinance.

Yard Waste Collection 3rd Wednesday of Each Month

  • Includes leaves, small twigs tied in a bundle.

Appliances and White Goods

  • Refrigerator, air conditioners and other large appliances
    An appointment is required by calling 973-733-6685

Zone B Schedule

(South Ward, West Ward, Central Ward, North Ward)

Tuesday Collection

  • Household Trash
  • Place trash in a sturdy can with lid or in plastic bags.
  • Bags must be 1.2 mm thick. (No grocery or shopping bags)
  • Recyclables: Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes and junk mail.

Friday Collection

  • Household trash
  • Recyclable metal: Soda cans and food cans.
  • Recyclable glass:  Glass jars, food jars and liquor bottles.
  • Recyclable plastic:  Milk jugs, soda bottles, water bottles, juice bottles and laundry detergent containers.
    Please place recyclables in open garbage bins or a recycling bin

Bulk Collection 2nd Wednesday of Each Month

  • 2nd Wednesday of each Month (Only)
  • Bulk is oversize household items such as: couches, tables, chairs, mattresses, dressers, closets, rugs, exercise equipment and vanities. (No renovation, construction debris or electronics will be collected).
  • Only 10 (ten) bulk items can be placed outside for pickup on bulk collection day.  More than 10 will be removed by private haulers at the owner’s expense.
  • Violators will be subject to fines and/or penalties.

Click here to read or print a certified copy of the newly amended bulk trash ordinance.

Yard Waste Collection 4th Wednesday of Each Month

  • 4th Wednesday of each month (Only)
  • Includes leaves, small twigs tied in a bundle.

Appliances and White Goods

  • Refrigerator, air conditioners and other large appliances.
    An appointment is required by calling 973-733-6685

Report a Missed Pick-up

To report a missed pick-up contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311

Bulk Pick-up

  • Bulky household waste or bulk items means household items that include couches, tables, chairs, mattresses, 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

Electronics (computers, TV, ect.) can be dropped off at Essex Country Electronic Recycling Depot located at 62 Frelinghuysen Ave and 246 Oraton street in Newark. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays 8am to 12:30pm. For more information please call 973-485-9100

Note: Lead acid batteries (household and car) should be dropped off at 62 Frelinghuysen ave. in Newark Monday through Friday from 8:30am to3pm

Click here to read or print a certified copy of the amended bulk trash ordinance.

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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