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 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 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.
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
Appliances/white goods pickup is available by appointment – call 973-733-6685
Electronics can be dropped off at the Essex County eCycling Center
Hazardous waste must be taken to the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal events and facilities
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.