Solid Waste Division

Garbage & Recycling Services
Municipal ServicesWaste Disposal Guides (pdf)

The PMUA Solid Waste Division is responsible for the collection, transport and disposal of garbage and recyclables generated from residential, commercial and municipal properties, in accordance with state and federal laws. Our refuse collection services include standard household garbage, bulky waste and recyclable materials including cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.

The Authority also ensures the proper disposal of all waste dropped off at the Plainfield Transfer Station (also known as PERC – the Plainfield Environmental Resource Center). These materials include recyclable, electronic, bulky and vegetative wastes from local residents, the Department of Public Works, private businesses and other municipalities. Click here for more information on waste drop-off at the PERC Transfer Station.

Residential Waste Collection

PMUA’s residential solid waste collection service includes twice per week garbage and bi-weekly (every two weeks) recycling pickup for single-family up to nine-family properties. Individual containers (carts or dumpsters) are provided to each property to identify and assist with proper source separation of household garbage and recyclable waste. Click here for residential waste disposal rules.

Commercial Waste Collection

PMUA’s contract-based Commercial (High Density) Waste Collection service includes garbage and/or* recycling pick-up for the following types of properties:

  • Residential properties with 10 units or more
  • Businesses
  • Mixed-use buildings

Collection schedules for high density properties are customized to suit the needs of the property. Containers are provided to identify and assist with proper source separation of household garbage and recyclable waste. Click here for commercial / high density waste disposal rules. Want an estimate for your commercial property? Click here, or contact PMUA Sales at 908-226-2518 ext. 258.


*Non-residential commercial customers may be eligible for a recycling-only service contract. Approval subject to review by the PMUA in accordance with the State of New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act. Click here for info on our customized recycle plans.

Municipal Waste Management

Skip the hassle and get a PMUA shared service contract. Click here to learn about our no-bid comprehensive and convenient municipal waste management services.

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