Roselle Park’s first fall bulk pick-up in over half a decade will be next Thursday, October 15th, for the east side of town and Friday, October 16th, for the west side. The east and west sides of town are determined by Chestnut Street.
A list of acceptable and unacceptable items for bulk has been released by the Borough.
The list of acceptable items includes the following:
- Lawn/Plastic Furniture
- Mattresses (limit two per address)
- Storm Doors
- Storm Windows
- Wood Doors
- Wood Fences
- Wood Products (limit of two 32-gallon containers with pieces cut into three-foot pieces)
Items not permitted to be put out for bulk include:
- Appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, any metal products etc.)
- Automobile Parts
- Cinder Blocks
- Contractor-Generated Construction Material
- Closed-Top Drums
- Electronic Waste
- Explosive or Flammable Materials
- Food Waste
- Garbage Bags
- Hot Water Heaters
- Household Garbage
- Junked Vehicles
- Mowers (both riding and non-riding)
- Oil Tanks
- Pool Filters
- Pool Tables
- Railroad Ties
- Snow Blowers (and similar equipment)
- 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.
Hazardous waste, which is also not acceptable as bulk, includes:
- Aerosol cans
- Car batteries
- Fire extinguishers
- Mercury switches
- Motor oil
- Oil filters
- Oil-based paint
- Paint thinner
And finally electronic waste is not permitted, such as:
- Circuit boards
- Compact Discs
- DVD recorders
- Fax machines
- Hard drives
- Television sets
- 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.