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Curbside Collection Schedule

The Division provides ten (10) Annual Curbside collections. A newsletter is mailed to all property owners twice a year outlining scheduled pickup dates and city policy. Residents can place their yard waste and brush at the curb for pickup.

Collection Schedule

  • Month of January-holiday tree collection (no artificial trees).
  • April thru October-curbside collections of leaves, yard waste and brush.
  • November to December 31st curbside collections for leaves only.

Latest Collection Schedule

Rules and Regulations

Brush and Tree parts:

All brush and tree parts MUST be tied and bundled.

Maximum length – 4 feet

Maximum weight – 50 pounds

Maximum bundles per pickup – 8

Oversized or untied brush and tree parts are an improper putout and will be subject to citation by a City Code Enforcement Officer. Residents or private contractors can take brush and tree parts, in excess of the above limits, to the PMUA, Rock Avenue Transfer Station. Fees will apply. For more information, call the Transfer Station (908) 226-2518.

PROPERTY OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THEIR PRIVATE TREES OR TREE PARTS WHEN THEY EXCEED THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS.

Leaves and Yard Waste:

Place leaves and yard waste at curb loose or in biodegradable paper bags ONLY. Bags are available at the City Yard, 745 South Avenue while supplies last. DO NOT contaminate with litter, dirt, grass, garbage or any other foreign objects. Plastic bags are an illegal putout and will be subject to a citation by a City Code Enforcement Officer.

Grass will not be picked up at any time during the program. DO NOT place loose leaves or bagged leaves at the curb until the scheduled pickup date (see map and schedule inside). Maximum bag weight: 50 pounds.

DO NOT MIX BAGS WITH BUNDLED BRUSH!!!

Mixed leaves and brush will not be picked up.

Vegetated yard waste drop-off program:

Residents have the option of bringing their yard waste to the City Yard free of charge during the scheduled curbside collections. All rules apply.

Contact Information:
Phone Main (908)753-3427 or (908)753-3426
Fax-(908)753-3392
Email : john.louise@plainfieldnj.gov Marie.Davis@plainfieldnj.gov