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Grass Clippings Reminder

The following Ordinance has been adopted as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Prepared by the Linden Department of Community Services, Division of Engineering & Department of Public Works.

Click here to view and/or download the Grass Clippings Reminder.

  • It is illegal to blow grass/lawn clippings into the street
  • According to Ordinance 49-79, it is a violation to sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street.
  • Professional Lawn services and residents can be cited for violations of these rules.
  • If you have someone mow you lawn, remind them to dispose of grass clippings appropriately, or you will pay twice for their service and the citation
  • City of Linden Public Works will collect grass clippings in a sturdy container labeled GRASS, of in a paper bag. Do not mix twigs, branches, rocks, or dirt with grass clippings. Clippings in PLASTIC bags will not be collected. Click here to view your Collection Schedule.

Important Reminder from Linden DPW

The Department of Public Works will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO trash collection or grass collection this week!

This closure will affect the following schedule changes for the rest of the week:

  • Brown cart – paper & cardboard materials will be collected on Tuesday, September 5th in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10.
  • Brown cart – paper & cardboard materials will be collected on Wednesday, September 6th in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.    
  • All Business garbage collection will also be on Wednesday, September 6th.
  • Garbage collection for Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 will be on Thursday, September 7th.
  • Garbage collection for Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be on Friday, September 8th.
  • There will be NO trash collection or grass collection this week.

Public Works Week

May 21 through May 27 is National Public Works Week. During this week, let’s all acknowledge and recognize the constant hard work that our Public Works team performs for Linden residents all year!

Click here to download the National Public Works Week flyer.

Do you have a compliment or something nice to say to our Public Works team? If so, then please feel free to fill out the form below.

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Department of Public Works Automated Collection Tutorial

Watch the tutorial video from the Department of Public Works to learn about garbage collection and recycling guidelines for the City of Linden.

Click here to view the Department of Public Works Automated Collection Tutorial

For more information about your garbage collection schedule, please call the Department of Public Works at (908) 474-8666.

  • The Linden Recycling Center hours are as follows:
    • Monday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Tuesday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Wednesday from 7am until 8pm
    • Thursday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Friday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Saturday from 8am until 2pm

Recycling Center – Extended Hours

Starting Wednesday July 6, 2022 through October 2022, the City of Linden is extending the hours at its Recycling Center on Wednesdays only, until 8pm.

The pilot program to extend the Linden Recycling Center hours will occur on Wednesdays only, until 8pm, through October 2022. The extended hours on Wednesdays will allow Linden residents with later work schedules to drop off their recyclables. The Recycling Center hours will remain the same for the other days of the week.

  • The Linden Recycling Center hours are as follows:
    • Monday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Tuesday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Wednesday from 7am until 2:30pm (beginning July 6 through October, 2022, Wednesday hours will be from 7am until 8pm)
    • Thursday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Friday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Saturday from 8am until 2pm
  • Where: 2 Donaldson Place

Mobile Paper Shredding Event

Bring all your sensitive papers for shredding by a licensed recycler. This is a free event, with drive up contactless service and is open to all Linden residents. While supplies last, residents will receive a reusable shopping bag.

Rules to Remember

  • Confidential or personal documents – no magazines or junk mail.
  • Clean and dry documents.
  • Boxes and/or plastic bags are not permitted and will be returned.

For more information call Linden Department of Public Works at (908) 474-8666

Important Message From the Linden Public Works Department – New Collection Schedules Posted

Thanks in advance for your attention and cooperation.

What not to flush, and how to prevent backups.

Help maintain a healthy sewer system in our community!

We continue to be proactive in our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to this public health emergency our equipment is experiencing blockages from “flushable” and disinfectant wipes. With the increased use of wipes (“flushable”, wet, baby, anti-bacterial, disinfectant) and paper towels, we are reminding all residents to PLEASE make sure you put these items in the trash and do not flush them down the toilet!

“Flushable wipes” are often marketed as an alternative to toilet paper and claim to be “flushable” and “sewer safe.” However…

  • These wipes DO NOT break down when flushed in both private household plumbing and the public sewer system.
  • Serious blockages resulting in septic and sewer backups may occur.
  • Disposable wipes, even those labeled ‘flushable’ should be disposed of in the trash, not flushed down the toilet.

Read the informative flyer for more information. Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy sewer system in our community!