Garbage Collection

Kearny is divided into three residential and one business district zone for garbage collection and recycling. Regular household garbage is collected twice weekly in the three residential zones and seven times weekly in the business district.

Important Topics

Appliances and Metal

Large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc. (sometimes called “white goods”) and other items made of metal are collected by appointment only. Call the Kearny DPW to schedule an appointment.

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste collected in Kearny consists of large items of waste material such as, furniture, mattresses, carpeting and small amounts of debris from home repair projects. Town residents are allowed two (2) bulk items of waste each scheduled garbage pickup. Also once a month there is a “Clean Out” day scheduled, please refer to the recycling calendar for the scheduled day. The town garbage contractor is not obligated to collect construction from major repair or renovation projects, regardless of whether the work is being done by the property owner or a contractor. In these cases, the property owner should contract with a waste hauler to remove construction debris. Please note that all mattresses or box springs put out for collection must be wrapped in plastic.

Business District Collection Zone

Zone 4: Sunday to Saturday, 7 Days per week: All of Kearny Avenue, Midland Avenue from Kearny Avenue to Davis Avenue, Elm Street from the railroad tracks to Midland Avenue.

Residential Collection Zones

Zone 1: Tuesday and Friday Collection: All streets west of Kearny Avenue, but not including Kearny Avenue from the southern border with the Borough of East Newark to the railroad cut.

Zone 2: Monday and Thursday Collection: All streets east of Kearny Avenue, but not including Kearny Avenue from the southern border with the Town of Harrison to Midland Avenue

Zone 3: Wednesday and Saturday Collection: All streets of Kearny north of Midland Avenue on the east side of Kearny Avenue to the Belleville Pike and all of Kearny north of the railroad cut on the west side of Kearny Avenue to the Belleville Pike.