Garbage & Recycling

EFFECTIVE: FEBRUARY 6, 2019

For economic reasons beyond our control, the Township of Montville will switch back to the dual stream recycling program that it discontinued in 2011 when it adopted the single stream recycling system.  Beginning Wednesday, February 6, 2019, residents will be required to separate bottles/cans/plastics from paper/cardboard and put them at the curb on alternating Wednesdays.  

PLEASE NOTE: The Township of Montville CANNOT pick up recyclables that are placed in plastic bags.  Items in plastic bags will be left at the curb.


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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.

*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.

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).

Residents are prohibited from placing piles of leaves or any other loose vegetative material at the curb.

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 from placing construction, demolition, home re-modeling materials, and tires out for curbside collection. These materials must be disposed of at a Morris Country Municipal Utilities Authority (MC MUA) Transfer Station. 

Holidays & Inclement Weather
Collections will not be made on the following holidays:
- New Years 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.)