Bulk Waste Information

Refuse, Recycling and Bulk Waste
Community Services Building
219 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: 973-509-5711
Craig Brandon, Supervisor of Solid Waste Services
[email protected]

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Below is information Montclair Township residents need to be aware of concerning Montclair’s Bulky Waste collection.


In New Jersey solid waste (“refuse”) is regulated at the County level, and consequently Montclair’s refuse collection is controlled by the Essex County Utilities Authority (ECUA). The Township Department of Community Services has been notified that the Bulky Waste we collect - meaning the large items of waste material such as large furniture - must conform to ECUA’s listed definitions.

A maximum of three (3) large household items, such as mattresses, box springs, bathtubs, porcelain sinks, commodes, bureaus, tables, and other large items may be left at the curb by residents for collection. A complete list of acceptable Bulky Waste items is provided below.

Community Services will not take any household refuse as Bulk Waste, no matter how many items of one type are being discarded. Clearing out an attic room may result in twenty unwanted board games or ten old pairs of shoes requiring disposal, but bagging them together does not constitute Bulky Waste.

Up to one (1) garbage can, weighing no more than 50 lbs., of construction and demolition debris, meaning small amounts of wood, wallboard, tiles, sheetrock, and wooden shingles from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition operations on houses, can be accepted. Concrete and asphalt, rocks and dirt are not acceptable.

Yard debris and household appliances (“white goods”) are not accepted as Bulky Waste. No cardboard boxes, or any other recyclables, may be discarded as Bulky Waste. Computers and consumer electronics may be dropped off on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you have further questions, please contact the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711.


Rule: Three (3) Bulky Waste Items Collected per Household Acceptable Items List:

large wooden furniture

chairs, sofas, and love seats


fans: window size or ceiling fans

refuse cans: metal or rigid plastic

rugs: rolled or bundled: 1 roll = 1 bulky waste item

linoleum: rolled: 1 roll = 1 bulky waste item

construction & demolition debris: one (1) can, weighing no more than 75 lbs.


metal window frames (glass removed): loose=1 item; tied in bundle of 3=1 item

metal screens: loose = 1 item; tied in bundles of 3 = 1 item

mattresses and box springs

headboards and bed frames

swimming pools (baby pools)

commodes (toilets), cast iron sinks and bathtubs

PVC or metal pipes: up to ten (10) feet in length

lawnmowers and snow blowers (free of gas and oil)


Unacceptable Items List:

yard debris, including leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches or stumps

concrete or asphalt, rocks or dirt

regular household refuse

recyclables: mixed paper, or commingled metal, glass and plastic.

household appliances (“white goods”): call for collection appointment 973-509-5711.

consumer electronics


microwave ovens


Electronic/Computer Equipment may no longer be placed at the curb for collection. Consumer electronics contain materials which can be recycled, as well as substances toxic to human health which should be kept out of the waste stream. Electronics/computer equipment can no longer be placed at the curb for bulk waste collection

Electronics/computer equipment may be brought to the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 219 North Fullerton Avenue for recycling and disposal on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 For further information concerning the Township of Montclair’s electronics/computer recycling program, please call 973-509-5711. The information desk is open Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Consumer electronics contain valuable materials which can be recycled, as well as substances toxic to human health which should be kept out of the waste stream.