• Place items out the night before they are scheduled Be sure to place your garbage inside be picked up.

  • Place your automated garbage can curbside in full view, avoiding parked cars and any other obstuctions. Must be at least 4 feet away.

  • Any container left out for garbage containing recyclables will be left!

  • If you have extra garbage or bulk items that will not fit in your can call the Department of Public Works for a bulk pick up at 732-632-8519.

  • Bulk Trash Examples: Couch, mattress, furniture, empty paint cans (Lids Off), carpeting (must be cut to 4ft. rolls, 50 lbs. per roll, and tied), lumber 4ft. bundles and tied. 50 lbs.

  • Each Bulk Trash Item or bundle counts towards the 7 limit!

  • The Borough does NOT collect construction & demolition debris such as sheet rock, shingles, and lumber in excess of allowable limit.

  • For gas, pesticides, paint, driveway sealer and other such household hazardous wastes call Middlesex County at 732-745-4170.

  • Please avoid calling about missed items until 1:00 pm. In most instances, the problem can be rectified promptly.



Borough Hall - 500 Main Street • Metuchen, NJ 08840 • 732-632-8540
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
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