2016 Summer Bulk Pick-Up List Of Acceptable Items

The list of items acceptable for 2016’s bulk pick-up has been released by the municipality. The list, for the most part, is the same as in recent years. The most notable removal from the acceptable list this year are paint cans which has been added to the unacceptable list. Latex paint can be disposed of with regular household waste as long as it is completely dried out. There are products (not cat litter) that can dry out paint which can be purchased from any home goods store. Water and oil based paint – as well as other hazardous household items – can be disposed of at household special waste events in Union County. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at Union County College in Cranford (link).

The list of acceptable items for bulk are:

  • Furniture
  • Lawn/Plastic Furniture
  • Mattresses (limit two per address)
  • Storm Doors
  • Storm Windows
  • Toys
  • Wood Doors
  • Wood Fences
  • Wood Products
  • Wood (limit of two 32-gallon containers with pieces cut into three-foot pieces)
  • Windows

The items not permitted to be put out for bulk include:

  • Appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, any metal products etc.)
  • Ashes
  • Asphalt
  • Automobile Parts
  • Branches
  • Brush
  • Carpeting
  • Closed-Top Drums
  • Concrete
  • Contractor-Generated Construction Material
  • Dirt
  • Electronic Waste
  • Household Garbage
  • Leaves
  • Paint
  • Pool Filters
  • Railroad Ties
  • Rocks
  • Stones
  • Tree Stumps
  • Tree Trunks
  • Vegetative Waste
  • Chemicals and materials resulting from demolition, alterations, or repairs to buildings or other structures not generated by the home owner (e.g., materials generated by a contractor) and not generated from pickup sites requiring permits.

Items specifically removed from this list which were noted in previous years include bricks, cinder blocks, explosive or flammable materials, food waste, hot water heaters, junked vehicles, mowers (both riding and non-riding), oil tanks, pianos, pool tables, snow blowers (and similar equipment), and stoves.

Electronic waste such as tv sets, computers, monitors, printers, and other computer-related items can be disposed of at Kenilworth or during e-waste disposal events. The next Union County e-waste recycling event is scheduled for September 17th (link). Roselle Park residents can currently also go to Kenilworth’s DPW yard on 401 Sheridan Avenue in Kenilworth Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to dispose of tvs, computers, monitors, and printers. There is a red container specifically in their yard reserved for such disposal. More information on this can be obtained by calling (908) 276-5073.

It is important to note that residents should neatly (as possible) set out their bulk because it helps collection move quickly. All bulk is to be out at curbside by 6 a.m. the morning of your street’s bulk pick-up. There is a 500 lb. maximum limit on each household. This list does not include every possible item but it should offer a general guideline.

The first of two bulk pick-ups is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th, on the est side and Friday, June 17th, on the west side. Anyone with questions should contact Borough Hall at (908) 245-6180.