Recycling and Solid Waste Division
With more snowfall expected throughout this winter, residents are advised that trash and recycling crews must be able to easily see and access the containers left in front of homes. These bins should not be placed behind snowbanks.
During large snowstorms, trash and recycling pick-up may be delayed. To find out if a delay is happening because of a particular storm, please check this webpage as well as Township Facebook and Twitter.
The Division of Recycling and Solid Waste is responsible for overseeing the various sanitation operations that Piscataway administers. This includes management of the Recycling/Trash Center (Mini-Dump), located adjacent to the public works building. The Division also performs trash cleanup of illegally dumped refuse within Township properties and right-of-ways.
The Recycling and Solid Waste Division provides the following services:
- Recycling/Trash Center (Mini-Dump): click here for schedules and for detailed information
- Grass disposal is now free of charge until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Once pandemic restrictions are released, grass coupons can be purchased at the DPW office and added to the service card for one dollar ($1.00) per 30-gallon bag (supplied by the residents) that is disposed. A minimum of two $1.00 purchases must be made with each transaction. Only checks or credit/debit cards are accepted for any purchases made through the DPW office. Checks should be made out to “Township of Piscataway.” The Piscataway Service Card acts as your ID and must be presented at the gate as proof of residency.
- Curbside bulk trash and branch pickup: click here for detailed information.
- Curbside leaf pickup & leaf bags. In the fall (mid-October through December), the Division is responsible for maintaining supplies and distributing biodegradable leaf bags to homeowners. The Township policy is that homeowners may acquire two bundles of twenty leaf bags. Additional bundles of twenty bags shall be at a cost of $8, the cost of which is subject to change each season as market forces dictate. Leaf bags will be available until December 15th. During this same period the Division of Recycling and Solid Waste also collects filled leaf bags from curbside.
- Christmas/Holiday trees will not be picked up. Please take them to our recycling yard or to your local firehouse.
- Household trash within the Township of Piscataway is picked up through private trash haulers which residents must retain.
- Curbside recycling pickup is performed by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority. Household recycling is now single stream meaning that all items can be placed together in a can. Round 32 gallon plastic cans are provided by the Township for each residence. Additional cans are not available through the Township but may be purchased at a store. For more information, please visit the Middlesex County Improvement Authority. To get the Piscataway curbside recycling collection schedule once the Middlesex County Improvement Authority has updated its website, follow these instructions:
- Click here to go to the Middlesex County Improvement Authority website.
- Select "Curbside Schedules" from "Recycling" in left-side menu.
- Click "Piscataway" to get the Piscataway curbside collection schedule.
In the meantime, please click here for the 2021 curbside recycling schedule for Piscataway.
Residents noting any concerns under the jurisdiction of the Recycling and Solid Waste Division may call (732) 562-2390 or the Middlesex County Improvement Authority recycling hot line (800) 488-6242 for curbside recycling issues.