Household Garbage & Recycling

Recycling and Garbage Schedule

Recycling and garbage collections start at 6:00 am. Please put your materials out on the evening prior to your collection day.

Collection Day Materials to be Collected Pick Up Zones
Mondays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) 1st Street to 16th Street (Excluding Broadway)
Tuesdays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) Broadway – From 1st Street to City Line; 16th Street to 32nd Street
Scrap Metal (RECYCLING) Entire City
Wednesdays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) 32nd Street to City Line (Excluding Broadway)
Mixed Paper and Commingled Bottles/Cans (RECYCLING) 32nd Street to City Line (Including Broadway)
Thursdays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) 1st Street to 16th Street (Excluding Broadway)
Mixed Paper and Commingled Bottles/Cans (RECYCLING) 1st Street to 16th Street (Including Broadway)
Fridays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) Broadway – From 1st Street to City Line
Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day); Mixed Paper and Commingled Bottles/Cans (RECYCLING) 16th Street to 32nd Street
Saturdays Household and Bulky Garbage (Limit: 4 Bulky Items per Day) 32nd Street to City Line (Excluding Broadway)

Telephone numbers

  • Recycling & Solid Waste Management, City Hall (201) 858-6099
  • Drop-Off Site, Hook Road (201) 858-6189
  • County Environmental Hot Line 1-800-540-0987

Recycling Stickers

  • Recycling stickers can be obtained, free of charge at City Hall. Public Works Department, First Floor, Room 13. City Hall is located at 630 Avenue C between 27th and 28th Streets.

Gasoline

  • Old gasoline can be recycled at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, 501 Route 440, Jersey City. For more information, please call (201) 432-4645.

Wood Chips/Fire Wood

  • Occasionally we generate excess amounts of wood chips and fire wood which are made available to our residents, free of charge, at our Drop-Off Site. It is recommended that you call ahead to our Drop-Off Site at (201)858-6189 to determine availability.

Hudson County Improvement Authority

  • The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) accepts particular types of household hazardous waste and handles electronic recycling at certain times and places that are announced each year. For more information, visit the HCIA’s website at www.hcia.org, or call the HCIA at (201) 795-4555.

Mixed Paper Recycling Collection

Acceptable Materials

  • Newspapers (including inserts)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Chipboard Boxes (including pizza, cereal, gift, and shoe boxes)
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Telephone Books
  • White or Colored Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Sweepstakes Forms
  • School Paper (including math paper, composition paper, construction paper, oak tag, textbooks, workbooks)
  • Non-Metallic Paper
  • NCR Paper
  • Real Estate Books
  • Office Paper (including fax or photocopy, computer printouts, envelopes, white ledger paper)

Not Acceptable Materials

  • No Carbon Paper
  • No Blue Prints
  • No Plastic Bags (of any kind)
  • No Waxed Paper (of any kind)
  • No Waxed Milk Cartons
  • No Waxed Corr. Cardboard

Packaging Instructions

Please, do not put mixed paper at curbside in plastic bags, this will NOT be picked up!

  • All acceptable paper can be mixed
  • Mix paper can be put out for collection in: (1) a trash can with a recycling sticker attached; (2) brown paper bag; (3) corrugated box; and (4) tied up with a string or cord.

Collection Schedule

  • 1st Street to 16th Street – Every Thursday
  • 16th Street to 32nd Street – Every Friday
  • 32nd Street to City Line – Every Wednesday

Recycling and Garbage collections star early – 6:00 am. Please put your materials out on the evening prior to your collection day.

Fall Leaf Collection

Bayonne offers a leaf collection service during the Fall of each year.

Leaf and garbage collections start early – 6:00 am. Please put out your properly packaged leaves on Sunday evening.

  • Definition: The term “leaves” shall mean foliage from trees only. Specifically excluded from this definition are grass clippings, hedge clippings, and other types of vegetative waste. These excluded items can still be put out with your normal garbage.
  • Packing instructions: Leaves can be put out in a separate garbage can, brown paper bags, or in the large brown Kraft paper Ecolo-Bags specifically designed for leaf collection. Ecolo-Bags may be obtained in City Hall at the Public Works Department, Room #13. Please do not use plastic bags of any kind. Leaves put out in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • Collection Schedule: Leaves will be collected for the entire City from 1st Street to City Line every Monday from Mid-October to Mid-December of each year.

Commingled Recycling Collection

  • Definition: Our commingled (mixed) collection consists of glass bottles and jars, tin cans, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.
  • Glass Bottles and Jars: includes the various kinds of containers you are likely to find in your refrigerator or food cabinet. This category would include soda bottles, beer bottles, catsup bottles, pickle jars, etc. This category does not include plate glass, light bulbs, window glass, Pyrex, glass cookware, drinking glasses, cups, dishes, bowls, or mirrors. All of these items go into the regular garbage.
  • Aluminum Cans: Cans only. There are usually soda cans. This category does not include aluminum pie plates or cooking pans, aluminum foil, or any other type of aluminum product.
  • Tin Cans: Includes cans made of tin or bi-metal which are used to package canned soups, canned vegetables and canned juices. This category is cans only and does not  include any other products made of tin or bi-metals.
  • Plastic Bottles: Includes bottles that have either the #1 or #2 stamped on the bottom inside a triangle. Acceptable plastic bottles would include two (2) liter sized soda bottles, one (1) gallon sized milk jugs, liquid detergent bottles, hair shampoo bottles, etc. We cannot accept plastic bottles that have had motor oil or pharmaceutical products in them. This category is for plastic bottles only. We cannot accept plastic tubs such as those that are sold with margarine or butter.
  • Packaging Instructions: Commingled (mixed) glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans and plastic bottles should be put out at curbside in a sturdy plastic or metal trash bucket or garbage can with a recycling sticker attached. Recycling stickers can be obtained in City Hall in the Public Works Department, Room #13.

Please do not put this material out in plastic bags. Recyclables put out at curbside in plastic bags will not be picked up.

Collection Schedule

  • 1st Street to 16th Street (Every Thursday)
  • 16th Street to 32nd Street (Every Friday)
  • 32nd Street to City Line (Every Wednesday)

Procedure for Recycling Refrigerators and Freezers

In order to have one of these appliances picked up for recycling from a residential address, you must call 1-877-270-3520 or sign up online. To see available dates and details for recycling refrigerators and freezers, go online at www.jacoinc.net. Scroll to the bottom left and insert Bayonne’s ZIP code, 07002, and follow the instructions.

The unit must be in working order and not be larger than 10 to 30 cubic feet. Someone 18 years or older must be prsent when the unit is picked up.

JACO is the company that works with PSE&G and other utilities to provide appliance recycling services in many areas of the country. When a Bayonne resident calls JACO, the company will provide you with a date when they are in the area, along with a four-hour window within which they will pick up the unit. A check in the amount of $50 will be mailed. This program is available only to residential customers of PSE&G in the Bayonne area. No business or houses of worship are eligible to participate in this particular recycling program.

Scrap Metal Recycling Collection

  • Definition: Scrap metal is defined as large metal objects. Items included in this collection are: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, furnaces, stoves, ranges, hot water heaters, air conditioners, trash compactors, dishwashers, bicycles, metal lawn furniture, and metal cabinets. Items which cannot be included with this collection are: Venetian blinds, metal furniture with wood, chain link fencing, televisions, radios, batteries, gas tanks, mufflers, tail pipes, catalytic converters, cable strapping, bailing wire, metal paint cans, fluoursecent lighting fixtures, and any non-metallic material.
  • Packaging Instructions: Remove all doors from refrigerators and other large appliances for the safety of the neighborhood children.
  • Collection Schedule: Entire city (from 1st Street to City Line), every Tuesday

Recycling and garbage collections start early – 6:00 am. Please put your materials out on the evening prior to your collection day.

Bayonne Drop-Off Site

Bayonne has a fully functional Recycling drop-off site on Hook Road. The Recycling Drop-Off Site is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. (201) 858-6189

Recycling materials accepted at our drop-off site are as follows:

  • Mixed paper – includes newspapers, magazines, junk mail, corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, shoe boxes, gift boxes, etc.
  • Commingled glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastic bottles
  • Scrap Metal which includes refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and hot water heaters
  • Automobile tires – limited to four (4) tires per resident. Bayonne residents only
  • Used motor oil – limited to motor oil from automobile engines. Cannot accept any other kind of petroleum product. Limited to residents doing oil changes on personally owned vehicles
  • Spent anti-freeze – limited to anti-freeze drained from automobile radiators only. No other liquid chemical product can be accepted. Bayonne residents only
  • Used motor oil filters – limited to oil filters from automobiles only. Bayonne residents only
  • Tree parts – limited to limbs and branches from trees. Does not include processed lumber or wood from any construction and/or demolition project of any kind. Bayonne residents only. No contractors
  • Old automobile batteries / household batteries
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