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Temporary Rescheduling of Collection Services in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

The City of Linden municipal offices, with the exception of uniformed services, will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of the Juneteenth state holiday. Linden DPW will also be closed on this day.

Sanitation (Green Cart) Collection

  • Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 will be on Wednesday, June 16th
  • Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be on Thursday, June 17th.

Grass Collection

  • Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 will be on June 24th (previously scheduled for June 17th).
  • Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be on June 25th (previously scheduled for June 18th).

Bulk Trash

  • District 2 will remain on June 16th.
  • The Recycling Center and DPW yard bulk drop-off will be closed on June 18th and will reopen on Saturday, June 19th.

Business Sanitation / Commingled / Paper Recycling

  • Will be collected on Thursday, June 17th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Linden DPW @ (908) 474-8666.

DPW Will Be Closed on Friday for Good Friday

DPW asks that all residents check their collection schedules as most of the City’s collection days have been moved up. Specifically, Thursday’s collection is today, Wednesday March 31st, and Friday’s collection is tomorrow, Thursday April 1st.

The Recycling Center @ 2 Donaldson Place and Bulk Trash drop-off at the DPW complex will be closed Friday also, but will reopen as usual on Saturday, April 3rd.

Snow Trouble Ticket

If you have a street that needs to be plowed, please fill out and submit the form below. Always feel free to contact Mayor Armstead’s office at 908 474 8495.

Snow Reports

  • Please let us know how to contact you if we need to reach you.
  • Please upload pictures of the area that needs plowing.
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    Accepted file types: jpg, png, heic, .

Additional Snow Removal Operations

Please be advised that additional snow removal operations are in effect in Linden. See below for specifics.

  • Wednesday February 3rd, 8pm – 2am
    • Ashton Ave (Entire Length)
      • Urbanowitz Ave (Bachelor Ave – Ashton Ave)
      • Bachelor Ave (Urbanowitz Ave – US 1)
  • Thursday February 4th, 7am – 3pm
  • Thursday, February 4th, 8pm – 7am

Snow Update

  • Due to the massive snowfall brought on by this Nor’Easter, DPW will be plowing and salting well into Tuesday morning. As a result, commingled (blue cart) recycling tomorrow (Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021) is cancelled.
  • After the storm is over, please put your blue carts out and DPW will work the rest of the week to empty them, starting with Districts 1,2,3 9 & 10, then the rest later in the week, possibly into Saturday.
  • As of now, garbage will still be collected as per the normal schedule.
  • Please do not blow snow into the streets!

Recycling Collection for Monday February 1st, 2021

Due to expected inclement weather conditions, recycling collection for Monday, February 1st 2021 has been cancelled.

Please do your best to keep cars in driveways when possible during snow, to help our DPW snow removal team quickly and efficiently clear the snow from streets.

Thank you!

Garbage Collection – Holiday Reminders

Districts 1,2,3,9 & 10

  • Wednesday December 23rd – garbage pickup and bagged leaves pickup.
  • Wednesday December 30th – garbage pickup.

Districts 4,5,6,7 & 8

  • Thursday December 24th – garbage pickup and bagged leaves pickup.
  • Thursday December 31st – garbage pickup.

The above dates are already on the Recycle Coach app as well as the DPW calendar.

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the Recycling Center will be closed and there will be no trash drop-off at the DPW yard. Both will reopen on (Saturdays) December 26th and January 2nd.

Bulk Trash Rules at DPW Yard

Attention all residents – all non-commercial Linden residents are allowed to dump a limited amount of bulk trash. No construction debris. Household items, such as furniture and appliances are permitted. This convenience is offered to get rid of a few small items before your next scheduled bulk day. Residents are allowed to drop off items once a week. Please click here for an updated list of rules pertaining to bulk trash drop-offs.

Recycle Coach App Updated

Please note that the Recycle Coach app has been updated to reflect the change from manual to automated recycling in Districts 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10. The app also corrected the mistake around the Veterans Day Holiday. Click to access the Recycle Coach web app through your web browser, or download it from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone or tablet.