Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule in Newark, New Jersey



The City of Newark provides weekly curbside trash and recycling pickup for residents. This article provides an overview of Newark’s waste collection program, including schedules, guidelines, and key details to know.

Trash Collection

  • Trash is collected either 2 times per week (Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday) based on your assigned zone.

  • The city is divided into Zone A and Zone B for pickup.

  • Zone A receives trash collection on Mondays and Thursdays.

  • Zone B receives trash collection on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • Use the zone lookup map to find your assigned collection days.

  • Trash must be placed curbside in lidded cans or durable plastic bags by 6:00am on collection days.

Zone A Schedule

Mondays: Household trash and commingled recyclables

Thursdays: Household trash and separated recyclables

Zone B Schedule

Tuesdays: Household trash and commingled recyclables

Fridays: Household trash and separated recyclables

Recycling Collection

  • Recycling is collected weekly along with trash pickups.

  • Accepted recyclables include paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass jars/bottles, plastic containers.

  • Recyclables can either be commingled or separated into paper/cardboard and containers.

  • Use blue recycling bins provided by the city. Flatten cardboard boxes.

Yard Waste Collection

  • Yard waste is collected monthly in Zone A and Zone B.

  • Zone A: 3rd Wednesday of each month

  • Zone B: 4th Wednesday of each month

  • Accepted materials include leaves, twigs, and branches bundled or bagged.

Bulk Item Collection

  • Bulk items like furniture are collected monthly in Zone A and Zone B.

  • Zone A: 1st Wednesday of each month

  • Zone B: 2nd Wednesday of each month

  • Limit of 10 bulk items per collection. Contact a private hauler for more.

  • No construction debris, tires, electronics, or hazardous waste.

Holiday Schedule

Trash and recycling collection are suspended on these holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Schedules shift to the following day after a holiday.

Other Collection Services

Information Resources

View the full collection maps, schedule, guidelines, and more on the City of Newark Public Works website. Contact them at 973-733-4311 or [email protected].

Following Newark’s trash and recycling schedules and rules helps improve the city’s cleanliness and sustainability. Consistent participation from households and businesses is key to reducing waste sent to landfills.


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