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Garbage & Recycling Calendar
March 1, 2017- February 28, 2018
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Please visit our Borough Calendar for Holiday Information

  1. Regular garbage will be collected in all areas on Fridays, limited to two 32-gallon containers, which may be placed curbside. For the Route 57 - East and West Washington Ave. Containers should be placed curbside after 6:00 pm on Thursdays or before 6:00 am on Friday mornings. For all other locations garbage and recycling must be curbside before 7:00 am of the collection day. Stickers are available from Borough Clerk’s office for extra bags at a cost of $2.00 each.

  2. Washington Borough has an ordinance stating no parking once the roads become snow covered. Vehicles in violation of this are subject to ticketing and/or towing. If you have any questions please contact your town clerk for further information.

  3. Vegetative waste collection begins May 2 and ends on Nov. 28, 2017. All yard trimmings or vegetative waste and / or leaves must be in Kraft-type, biodegradable vegetative waste bags or in a covered 32-gallon capacity heavy-duty plastic or galvanized reusable containers.
    (Do not put any branches, dirt, rocks or garbage in containers with leaves or
    vegetative waste.) DO NOT PUT ANY LEAVES IN THE STREET.

  4. Chipping of branches / brush is scheduled two times a year as indicated by “C” on the calendar. Place branches no larger than 4” in diameter, butt end out curbside on the dates indicated as “C”. Do not place out any branches beyond dates indicated on schedule; each area will only have chipping done once starting on that following Monday. If branches fall as a result of a storm during a period when no chipping is scheduled, please call the Borough Hall at 689-3600 Ext. 119 to arrange for off-schedule pick up of the branches

  5. Christmas trees will be collected Jan. 8 - Jan. 19, 2018 only weather permitting. Please have your trees at curbside in a timely manner for chipping. There will be no extension on Christmas tree pick-up beyond the dates specified on the calendar. Disposals will be the responsibility of residents after that date.

  6. Bulk Day – May 19, 2017. See calendar for details