Garbage FAQ's

I’m a new resident, what’s my garbage collection day? Garbage Information

Occasionally there is a good reason why your material was not picked up on the scheduled day (ie. street construction, car parked in front of material, material put out late, material not properly prepared, holiday). However, on some occasions the contractor just misses a house. LEAVE the material at the curb and call the Public Works Department. You will be asked a series of questions in order to determine the cause. If material is properly prepared and was out on time the contractor will be sent back within 48 hours.

Consider donating the item. Below is the Middlesex County Reuse It Book, it will be helpful in finding orgainzations that may be interested. If the item is not suitable for donation, you may place it at the curb or outside the nearest dumpster enclosure for garbage day. A maximum of 3 items per week.  It is recommended that residents call the Recycle Office ahead your scheduled day to ensure pick up.

The New Reuse-It Book – A Middlesex County Guide to “Freecycling”

Grass clippings should be bagged (no more than 30 pounds) and placed out with the regular garbage. Alternatively, why throw away free fertilizer? See the Grasscycling page.

There are only 6 holidays in which service will be rescheduled for the following day. These holidays include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Township cannot pick up concrete and does not have an area for recycling it. However, for a small fee South Brunswick Recycling (Route 130) will accept the material. Call 732-329-3288 for prices and hours. Additionally, Trap Rock Industries (Kingston) will accept the material for a small fee from homeowners. Call 609-924-0300 for details.

Leaves are banned from the landfill and must be recycled. Watch the local newspaper for scheduled pick-up days in your area or click below for the schedule. Leaf Schedule

Brush is a mandated recyclable in Middlesex County. Brush will not be collected with the garbage and must be recycled by bringing it to the Township’s drop off convenience center located behind Sondek Park Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The area is closed Township Holidays. Proof of residence may be required.


From Route 1: Go east on New Road. At stop sign make a right onto Ridge Road and a quick left onto East New Rowad. Proceed approximatley 8/10 of a mile. Sondek park will be on the right.

From Route 130: Go west on Friendship Road. Make a right onto East New Road. Sondek Park will be on the left approximately 3/10 mile.
You may place your mattress at the curb or outside the nearest dumpster enclosure for garbage day. Please note all mattresses & boxsprings must be wrapped or bagged for collection.
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