Special Recycling - By Item
Appliances and Scrap Metal Recycling - By Appointment Only:
New Brunswick Department of Public Works will collect appliances (white goods such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.) and scrap metal curbside BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO CAR PARTS ACCEPTED. Call the New Brunswick Division of Recycling at (732) 745-5059 to schedule an appointment. Fees may apply.
Additionally, you may recycle refrigerators and freezers for free with NJ Clean Energy and receive a $50 incentive per unit. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers also have incentives of $25 if picked up at the same time as a refrigerator or freezer. For all the info on this program, visit https://njcleanenergy.com/recycling
Brush Recycling - By Appointment Only:
Brush (e.g. branches and woody plants no greater than 5 inches in diameter), will be collected BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Brush must be tied with string in bundles not to exceed 50 lbs. or 4 ft. in length. (Limit ten bundles per pick-up.) Place small items like twigs (no more than 1 ft. in length) in open rigid containers without lids. (Limit 3 containers per pick-up.) Please call (732) 745-5059 to schedule an appointment.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas trees will be collected curbside for composting in January. Residents are requested to place bare Christmas trees curbside on Tuesday nights for collection every Wednesday in January.
New Brunswick will collect leaves curbside for composting in April, May, November and December. Leaves must be placed in paper bags and not in plastic bags of any kind. Leaf compost may be available to residents in the spring. For more information, call the New Brunswick Division of Recycling at (732) 745-5059. Residents may pick up 20 free paper bags per property and purchase any additional bags for $5 for bundles of 10.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste items should be disposed of at a Middlesex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Call the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at (732) 745-4170 for more information. Find the complete schedule here.
Motor Oil Recycling
Used Motor oil MUST be recycled! Up to 30 quarts of used motor oil will be accepted per year per resident at the Department of Public Works Central Garage at 400 Jersey Avenue, Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the New Brunswick Division of Recycling at (732) 745-5059 for more information.
Tires MUST be recycled! Middlesex County residents can bring tires to four County Tire Recycling Centers located in East Brunswick, Metuchen, Plainsboro and Woodbridge. Call the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at (732) 745-4170.
Used Cooking Oil/Grease
Do not pour cooking oil or grease into your sink. Put used cooking oil/grease into a container, let it solidify, seal it and place inside your household trash container.