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Important Information for New Brunswick Property Owners Regarding Project Move Out 2021

Dear New Brunswick property owner:
As you may know, Project Move Out 2021 is currently underway. This annual collaboration between Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick allows for free disposal of bulk waste for students living off-campus. The goal of this partnership is the successful collection of large items such as furniture and appliances and keeping them from winding up in landfills or illegally dumped on City sidewalks and other public property.
Rutgers University is providing large containers free of charge for these items to be collected. The containers are located behind the College Avenue Gym at 130 College Avenue and are available through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proper Rutgers ID is required to use the containers, face coverings must be worn and social distancing must be practiced at all times. 
To complement this effort, the City of New Brunswick is providing additional collection opportunities for these items to be properly disposed, including:

  • Adding additional bulk pick-up dates to our existing schedule to collect items. Upcoming bulk collection dates are Friday May 28, Tuesday June 1, Friday June 4, Monday June 7 and Tuesday June 8. To schedule a bulk pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at (732) 745-5105.
  • The Department of Public Works garage at 400 Jersey Avenue will be open on Wednesday June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept bulk items for disposal. Proper Rutgers ID must be shown for the item(s) to be accepted.
  • Placing a large container on Sicard Street that will be available from May 29 through May 31 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proper Rutgers ID will be needed to access this container.  
By taking advantage of the numerous opportunities to dispose of unwanted bulk items, you are keeping the City streets safe and free from obstruction as well as keeping these discarded items out of landfills. Additionally, your cooperation allows tenants and landlords to avoid municipal fines for violating the City’s trash ordinances which range from $150 to $2,000 per offense.
Warnings will not be issued to those found to be in violation of the existing ordinances.
For more information, please contact Bert Baron at (732) 745-5004 or bbaron@cityofnewbrunswick.org.

Bert Baron
Public Information Officer
City of New Brunswick, NJ