Garbage Collection Schedule

For all residents living in the Lake Hopatcong area including all areas of Lake Shawnee, Weldon Road to the Sprint Tower, Lower Berkshire Valley Road and Berkshire Valley Road from Route 15 to Taylor Road: Your pickup days shall be Mondays and Thursdays.

For all residents living in the Milton/Oak Ridge areas including all areas of Lake Stockholm, Ridge Road to the Sparta Line, Berkshire Valley Road from Taylor Road to the Passaic County line: Your pickup days shall be Tuesdays and Fridays.

Size of Bins

Please have your garbage cans at the curb by 6 am to assure pickup. Additionally, all residents are limited to only two-30-gallon standard garbage cans. The hauler will not pick up larger garbage cans made for recycling, 55-gallon drums, landscaping plastic containers, etc. There is no exception to this rule.

Bulk Items

Bulky Metal and Brush and Grass Collection shall be scheduled for Wednesdays. Brush and Grass collection will be scheduled each Wednesday beginning the first Wednesday in April. Bulky Metal pick up is scheduled by appointment. Residents are required to call the Municipal Building Receptionist at 973-697-1500 on Monday morning at 9 am to be scheduled for pickup on Wednesday. Bulky Metal will continue to be collected by appointment only.


Bulky Items (Sofa, Furniture, Mattresses) may still be disposed of on the second pickup of the week, substituting one can of garbage for each bulky item. If you have any questions, you may contact 973-697-1500, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays for assistance


For holidays such as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day (Monday), July 4th, Labor Day (Monday), Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), and Christmas Day: During these days when the holiday falls on a weekday, the scheduled garbage collection day will be made up the next workday with that day’s collection being shifted accordingly to the next day. If this day is a Wednesday, no brush or grass collection will occur that week. Anytime there is a holiday, regardless of which day, there will be no metal or yard waste pickup that week.


If you are need additional information, please call Erica Vinales, Recycling and Garbage Collection Clerk at 973-208-3639.