Acceptable List For Summer Bulk Pick-Up Released

The municipality has released the listings of what is acceptable and what is prohibited for this year’s summer bulk pick-up. This year, for the first time in many years, there will be two days – one in the summer and one in autumn – reserved for bulk with the summer one being on Thursday, June 25th for the east side of town and Friday, June 26th, for the west side of town.

The list of acceptable items includes the following:

  • Furniture
  • Lawn/Plastic Furniture
  • Mattresses (limit two per address)
  • Paint cans (must be water-based and completely dried out)
  • Storm Doors
  • Storm Windows
  • Toys
  • Wood Doors
  • Wood (limit of two 32-gallon containers with pieces cut into three-foot pieces)

The items not permitted to be put out for bulk is longer and includes:

  • Items over six feet in length
  • Appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, any metal products etc.)
  • Ashes
  • Asphalt
  • Automobile Parts
  • Branches
  • Bricks
  • Brush
  • Carpeting
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Concrete
  • Contractor-Generated Construction Material
  • Closed-Top Drums
  • Dirt
  • Electronic Waste
  • Explosive or Flammable Materials
  • Food Waste
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Household Garbage
  • Junked Vehicles
  • Leaves
  • Mowers (both riding and non-riding)
  • Oil Tanks
  • Paint
  • Pianos
  • Pool Filters
  • Pool Tables
  • Railroad Ties
  • Rocks
  • Snow Blowers (and similar equipment)
  • Stones
  • Stoves
  • 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.

Included in the list is hazardous waste, such as:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Car batteries
  • Caustics
  • Corrosives
  • Cleaners
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury switches
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Thermostats
  • Varnishes

And finally electronic waste is not permitted, such as:

  • Circuit boards
  • Compact Discs
  • Computers
  • DVDs
  • DVD recorders
  • Fax machines
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Phones
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Speakers
  • Television sets
  • VCRs
  • VHS tapes

Recycling items are to be disposed of during recycling dates. For both hazardous waste and electronic waste, the municipality provided contact information for Union County which holds several recycling events throughout the year. Anyone interested can visit their website (link) or call (908) 654-9889.

The notice reminded everyone that it is important to be neat 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.

Anyone with questions should contact Borough Hall at (908) 245-6180.