Collection Schedule 2014


 

*Please Take Note: Our schedules have been categorized and divided into districts. The district number printed on the schedule that you received is for Public Works services ONLY. Your present Council Representative and/or Voting Ward has not been changed or affected.

 

 

Collection Schedules below can be viewed and/or downloaded with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You can download Acrobat by clicking here.

 

District 1
EVEN SIDE ONLY WEST CURTIS STREET
District 2
ODD SIDE ONLY WEST CURTIS STREET
District 3
ODD SIDE ONLY ON ROSELLE STREET
District 4
EVEN SIDE ONLY ON ROSELLE STREET

District 5

District 6
District 7 District 8
District 9 District 10

This PDF index of Linden City Streets is a guide for
Garbage * Recycling * Trash collection only.
The voting wards and districts have not been changed.


Collection Hours - Mon thru Fri 6:30am - 3:00pm
 
All sanitation & recycling items must be placed at the curb by 6:00am on your scheduled pick-up day.

The largest garbage can allowed is a 32 Gallon can and when filled, cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.

Please Note: In the event of a severe natural weather occurrence such as a snowstorm or hurricane, all collection services may be delayed or canceled.

Separate trucks collect different items. The following is a key to which items are collected and on which day they will be collected.


S - Scheduled Sanitation Day

Household garbage only (no bulk items) will be collected twice weekly. Remove all recyclable items.

For DISTRICTS 1-2-3-9-10: S day will be Monday & Thursday.

For DISTRICTS 4-5-6-7-8: S day will be Tuesday & Friday.

These days will change only on weeks where holidays fall. Consult your DPW Schedule for changes.
 


R - Scheduled Recycling Day

We will collect the following:

Glass bottles- (clear & colored) that hold baby food / sauces / soda / beer / wine / milk / juice / oil.

Tin & Aluminum cans- that hold pet food / canned fish /vegetables / beer / soft drinks.

Plastic bottles & jugs- that hold soda / milk / juice / shampoo / detergents and empty aerosol cans.

Most of these items will display a recycling triangle with #1 thru #6 stamped on the bottom of the container. Styrofoamฎ – drink cups & fast food containers - may contain the recycling triangle – but should be discarded in the garbage.

ALL ITEMS CAN BE MIXED TOGETHER AFTER A THOROUGH RINSING AND PLACED AT THE CURB IN A STURDY CONTAINER (LABEL THIS CONTAINER AS RECYCLING FOR EFFICIENT PICK-UP). REMEMBER: ITEMS PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED!

For DISTRICTS 1-2-3-9-10: R day will be Monday.

For DISTRICTS 4-5-6-7-8: R day will be Tuesday.

These days will change only on weeks where holidays fall. Consult your DPW Schedule for changes.
 


H – Holiday

No collections or other services are scheduled.


P - Scheduled Newspaper and Paper Collection Day

Once every two weeks we collect cardboard, newspapers, junk mail & magazines.

For Districts 1-2-3-9-10 – P day is every other Thursday unless otherwise noted on your schedule.

For Districts 4-5-6-7-8 – P day is every other Friday unless otherwise noted on your schedule.

The following are mandatory items in our recycling program. If these items are found in your garbage, you will receive a warning to comply. Repeat recycling scofflaws may receive a summons to appear in municipal court and fines totaling upwards of $250.00 per incident can be imposed.

  1. Newspapers - All daily newspapers plus the Sunday News and all its contents. Stack in foot high bundles and tie 2 ways (length & width) with string or twine only.

  2. Corrugated Cardboard – You must first remove all tape, Styrofoamฎ packing materials & plastic bags and throw those things in the garbage. Then, flatten the cardboard and tie 2 ways with string or twine only.

  3. Magazines – mixed paper – stationary – junk mail Treat same as newspapers.

  4. Chipboard – included in this category are gift boxes – cereal boxes – dry food boxes – frozen food boxes – beer sleeves – soda carriers – tissue boxes. Flatten and tie with string or twine only.

  • Items 1 2 3 4 may be combined in a container labeled with recycling stickers and placed at the curb in lieu of tying with twine.

  • Batteries –
    Button Cell – bring to Union Co. Hazardous waste disposal day. Rechargeable – ALL SIZES - bring to retail locations. (Call 1-877-2 recycle)
    Alkaline – ALL SIZES - Throw in garbage. Batteries will no longer be accepted at the Recycling Center.

  • Depending upon the time of year, we will recycle other items on the alternating Thursdays and Fridays that are not Paper collection days. These days are clearly marked on your schedule by the following initials or symbols:


CHRISTMAS TREES - January- REMOVE stands and decorations.


G - GRASS - April thru October
Only the grass clippings from lawn mowing will be accepted. Place in a sturdy container labeled GRASS or in biodegradable paper bags. DO NOT mix in bushes, branches, rocks, dirt or other yard waste with grass clippings and DO NOT PUT GRASS IN PLASTIC BAGS. WE WILL NOT COLLECT GRASS IN PLASTIC BAGS. Grass can never be piled in the curb line


B - BAGGED LEAVES - February - March - November - December

Leaves placed in sturdy containers or biodegradable paper bags will be collected.
LEAVES IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
Do not mix in yard waste with leaves.



T-TRASH DAY

Bulk waste or trash
collection days are scheduled for EACH DISTRICT (4) times this year.
Please make note and adhere to your scheduled trash day. We pay hefty fees to dump our trash; that cost is offset by removing and recycling metals, cardboard and refrigerators. Allowing outsiders to bring in trash cancels out these savings and ultimately we, the taxpayers shoulder the expense. If you see anyone bringing trash from out of town, we urge you to call this department. All calls will be handled discretely and remain totally confidential.

In the instance that you are moving, you must call this department BEFORE PLACING any trash at the curb and if our schedule permits, we will issue to you a special CONFIRMED trash pickup. – THIS SERVICE MAY CARRY A FEE THIS YEAR.

Examples of what is considered trash
Old furniture – yard waste – home improvement by-products – attic contents –shrubbery – toys and games – bbq grills - appliances

Separate trucks collect metals, air conditioners and refrigerators.

We cannot collect whole pallets, truck tires, oil based paint, oil or concrete – asphalt – cinder blocks etc…

*Garbage - (kitchen, bathroom, household waste – putrescible or rotting) will NOT be collected on Trash Day

Answers to trash FAQS

  1. Concrete must be broken off of fence posts before we take the posts.

  2. All fuels and oils must be drained from mowers and blowers prior to
    collection

  3. Propane cylinders must be detached from BBQ grills.

  4. Wood and building materials must be cut to 4’ lengths and all nails removed or bent back prior to collection.

  5. We cannot collect wet paint – driveway sealers – spackles & putty – or waxes in liquid form. Remove the lids and allow product to harden or dry in the sun. Adding cat litter or shredded newspaper will speed this process.

  6. Use heavy duty plastic bags to discard loose trash.

  7. Cardboard boxes will be emptied of trash - but the boxes will then be left for the homeowner to recycle on P day.

Special Notice: The City of Linden is currently under a strict federally mandated tree quarantine in an effort to stop the ASIAN LONG-HORNED BEETLE.  This beetle was unknowingly transported from the Asian continent in an uninspected pallet.  Its main food source and nesting place are hard wood trees that are left totally destroyed when they are finished with them. They then move on to the next tree and the cycle begins all over again. We have revised our rules regarding any services that involve trees or tree by-products as we anticipate a lengthy battle against this pest which could last four years or longer.

  1. We will continue to collect branches, brush and shrubbery but we ask that you do not tie them and leave them as long as possible. 6’ (foot) is the optimum length. Place these branches uniformly at the curb.

  2. We will not provide any firewood until the quarantine is lifted.

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