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Plainfield Environmental Resource Center (PERC)


The Plainfield Environmental Resource Center (PERC) is the City-owned and PSWSU-operated transfer station used to facilitate the proper disposal of all solid, recyclable, electronic, bulky, and vegetative wastes collected from local residents, Plainfield Department of Public Works, private businesses, and other municipalities.

Effective May 15, 2021, in order to not violate our permit with the Department of Environmental Protection, the PSWSU will accept grass from municipalities and non-Plainfield residents in bulk only, at a rate of $120.00 per ton.

Visitor Info
Safety Guidelines:
  • Customers are required to wear their own hard hats and safety vests while utilizing the Transfer Station.
  • All visitors must wear a face mask at ALL PSWSU facilities.
Residents & Property Owners
  • Plainfield residents and property owners only
  • ID & proof of residency or property ownership required
  • Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards accepted
  • Hard Hat required
Contractors & Other Visitors
  • DEP sticker required
  • Per DEP Regulations, NO RENTAL VEHICLES ALLOWED
  • Vehicle weight not to exceed 9,000 lbs. or 16,000 lbs. with trailer
  • Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards accepted
  • Solid Waste Origin & Disposal form required
Download the Waste Origin & Disposal Form

What's Accepted at the PERC Transfer Station?
Electronic Waste
Electronics (E-Waste) are accepted for disposal at the PERC transfer station, free of charge to Plainfield residents and property owners only. Commercial customers are not permitted to dispose of E-Waste at the transfer station.
ACCEPTED E-WASTE
  • TVs
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • eReaders (i.e. Kindle, Nook)
  • Printers
  • Copy Machines
  • Fax Machines
DROP-OFF GUIDELINES
  • Maximum 2 electronic items per day, per person allowed for drop-off.
  • PSWSU reserves the right to limit E-Waste drop-off once capacity is reached.

Electronic waste must be recycled properly and is not accepted in your solid or bulky waste collections.
If you are not a Plainfield resident or property owner, or you have E-Waste that is not accepted at the PERC/Transfer Station, please check the Union County recycling page or use the free Recycle Coach app for additional disposal locations and events.

Bulk Waste
Type 13 Bulk Waste is permitted for drop-off at the transfer station

ACCEPTED BULK WASTE ITEMS:
  • Furniture (indoor & outdoor)
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Toys
  • Household Items
Motor Oil

Motor oil is accepted for disposal at no charge to residential, non-commercial customers only. Two gallons per resident maximum per visit.
No automotive parts accepted.

Vegetative Waste 
Vegetative waste includes leaves, branches, and brush and is accepted at the PERC Transfer Station. (Grass is accepted seasonally only; call 908-226-2518 for details).

Plainfield Residents & Property Owners Only:
PERC offers free Saturday leaf drop-off seasonally for residents.  Please call 908-226-2518 for dates and program guidelines.

The Plainfield Department of Public Works (DPW) collects vegetative waste from the citizens of Plainfield. For curbside vegetative waste collection info and schedules, call the Plainfield DPW at (908) 753-3427.

Tires

Tires: Remove rims from tires- there is a limit of four tires per household.
Car tires will be billed at $3.12 per tire up to four per drop-off.
A drop-off having more than four tires, with a total maximum limit of 15 tires, will be billed at $312 per ton.
All truck tires will be billed at $312 per ton.

Metals
Don’t Forget…

Remove doors from all appliances to protect small children.