2018 Townwide Garage Sale / Bulk Dates Announced

The two semi-annual garage sale dates – which are each followed by bulk pick-ups – were publicly announced at last night’s municipal meeting.

The contract for both bulk pick-ups was awarded to Suburban Disposal, Inc. – which also manages “Roselle” (pronounce row-ZELL-eee) disposal trucks – out of Fairfield. Along with the vegetative waste that was awarded last night as well, Suburban Disposal, Inc. will – for the second year in a row – manage all aspects of the borough’s garbage disposal services: solid waste, vegetative waste, bulk, and recycling.

Resolution 96-18 awarded Suburban Disposal a three-year vegetative waste collection contract for a total of $478,000. The breakdown is $156,000 this year, $159,000 next year, and $163,000 in 2020.

This year’s bulk pick-up contract, under Resolution 85-18, was for $56,000. This amount is $4,000 more than last year’s award and $10,000 more than 2016’s contract. This amount does not include the tipping fee, which is what is charged – by weight – for disposing of waste at a landfill.

Last year the waste management company was awarded an almost $2 million five-year contract for solid waste disposal and a three-year recycling contract for $469,974 (article link).

In 2018, Suburban Disposal will receive over ¾ of a million dollars – $758,658 – from the municipality.

Bulk Pick-Up
Vegetative Waste
Solid Waste

The June garage sale/bulk pick-up dates are:

Townwide Garage Sale
June 9, 2018
Bulk Pick-Up (East Side)
June 14, 2018
Bulk Pick-Up (West Side)
June 15, 2018

The October garage sale/bulk pick-up dates are scheduled to be:

Townwide Garage Sale
October 13, 2018
Bulk Pick-Up (East Side)
October 18, 2018
Bulk Pick-Up (West Side)
October 19, 2018


The reason to have the borough-wide garage sales the weekend before bulk pick-up is to allow residents to sell things that would otherwise be discarded. The less that is picked up by the waste management compnay, the less that it will cost residents in tipping fees.