Garbage & Recycling

Updates to the new recycling changes will be done closer to the change date - February 6, 2019.  

In the meantime, here are some graphics of changes to what can be recycled....

The Township of Montville has a contract with Suburban Disposal Inc. (973-227-7020) for the curbside collection of garbage, recyclables, and vegetative waste. Collections under this contract will be for all single-family and condominium homes in the Township. The cost of curbside collection is included in your property taxes.

Collection Sections

The Township is divided into two (2) collection sections view the Map Outlining Collection Sections one (1) and two (2) (PDF).
  • Section 1 - The northern area of the Township. Parts of town, which are north of River Road west of Changebridge Road, and north of Route 202. One exception is the Changebridge at Montville Community, which is included in Section one (1).
  • Section 2 - The remaining sections of the Township not included in section one (1).
All collections can be made anytime between 6 a.m. and sunset on the designated days. Residents may place materials at the curb for collection on the preceding evening. All materials should be placed adjacent to the curb (at the edge of the road between the sidewalk and curb) but not within the roadway and be in containers not exceeding 35 gallons in volume or 50 pounds in weight.

Garbage Curbside Collection

Garbage collections for Section one (1) shall be on Monday and Thursday and Section two (2) shall be on Tuesday and Friday. Residents may place up to three 35-gallon containers of household garbage at the curb on each of their scheduled days for collection (no container should exceed 50 lbs). Condominium dumpster pick-ups follow the same schedule. Collection of bulk items will be on the second scheduled garbage collection day of the week.

Recycling Curbside Collection

Single Stream Recycling

Single Stream Recycling will be collected every Wednesday. Materials to be included for single stream curbside collection are:
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Magazines
  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Other Paper / Junk Mail (including Phone Books)
  • Plastics (with a Number 1, 2, or 5 on the bottom, inside the recycling symbol)
  • Steel (Tin) cans
  • Gable Top Containers: Those milk, orange juice etc. 
Note: These recyclables should be clean of any material and placed in a rigid container not exceeding thirty five (35) gallons in capacity or fifty (50) pounds in weight.

Vegetative Waste (Grass Clippings, Brush, Leaves) Curbside Collection

The curbside collection of vegetative waste is limited to single-family residential homes and will take place April through December. Collection of vegetative waste for Sections one (1) and two (2) shall be on the first garbage pickup day of the week (Section 1 - Monday; Section 2 - Tuesday).

Please read the Materials Mandated to be Recycled in the Township of Montville prior to placing any items at the curb for instructions on the appropriate way to prepare the materials for collection. Residents are prohibited from placing piles of leaves or any other loose vegetative material at the curb.

Recycling Materials Not Collected at Curbside


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Morris County MUA HHW Program: Information is available regarding the permanent HHW Facility in Mt. Olive as well as periodic HHW collection days throughout the County.

Construction, Demolition, Re-Modeling Debris & Tires

Residents are prohibited form placing construction, demolition, home re-modeling materials, and tires out for curbside collection. These materials must be disposed of at a Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MC MUA) Transfer Station. Additional information may be found at the MC MUA Website.

Holidays & Inclement Weather

Collections will not be made on the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day (as celebrated)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
If one of these holidays falls on a collection day, please store your material until the next scheduled collection day. In case of inclement weather, if the contractor is unable to collect the garbage or recycling that day, that collection will be skipped unless otherwise indicated (check the Township's homepage for additional information if this situation arises)

Business Recycling in Montville Township

Township businesses are required to recycle. In addition, all businesses must submit an Annual Tonnage Report to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator by March 1st. Please review The Annual Tonnage Report Request Letter and FAQ Sheet (PDF) for more information on completing the Annual Tonnage Report Form (PDF). Any additional questions regarding recycling at your business should be directed to the Engineering Department.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact the Engineering Department.

External Resources

  • Recycling New Jersey - Recycling NJ provides practical and straight-forward advice for how New Jersey citizens can reduce the amount of waste their households produce, with simple tips for waste reduction or reuse that do not require dramatic changes in lifestyle. It also provides general information for recycling in your community.
  • Earth 911 - Earth 911 is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country. Its Recycling Directory is very comprehensive.