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City Recycling Coordinator Receives Statewide Recycling Excellence Award

City of New Brunswick Recycling Coordinator Donna Caputo was recently named as the 2017 recipient of the Recycling Excellence (REX) Award from the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR). The REX Award is given each year to an active ANJR member who, according to the organization, “embraces the vision and values of ANJR (and) promotes […]

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Community Groups Clean Over a Ton of Litter and Recycling in New Brunswick

An estimated 2,075 pounds of trash and 885 pounds of recycling were removed from City streets and wooded areas following a weekend of productive community litter cleanups in New Brunswick. On Saturday, October 14, a team of 19 Unity Square volunteers  cleaned 325 pounds of trash and 210 pounds of recycling from streets in the […]

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Free Leaf Bags for Residents at DPW

New Brunswick residents are invited to take advantage of free biodegradable leaf bags, courtesy of New Brunswick DPW, to dispose of their leaves in an eco-friendly manner.

New Brunswick residents may pick up 20 free biodegradable leaf bags at the City DPW building Wednesdays through November 29 between the hours of 11 a.m and 2 p.m.

Residents should bring a New Jersey drivers license, current deed, Municipal ID, tax bill or utility bill with a current address to show residency.

Additional bags are available for purchase in bundles of 10 for $3.50 each.

Full biodegradable leaf bags will be collected on Wednesdays in November and December throughout the City. Leaves may also be bagged in clear, plastic bags for pickup, no dark bags will be accepted.

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Free Leaf Bags Available to Residents on Wednesdays at New Brunswick DPW

New Brunswick residents are invited to take advantage of free biodegradable leaf bags, courtesy of New Brunswick DPW, to dispose of their leaves in an eco-friendly manner. New Brunswick residents may pick up 20 free biodegradable leaf bags at the City DPW building at 400 Jersey Avenue on Wednesdays as of October 18 running through November 29, between the hours […]

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Important Information Regarding Labor Day Week Trash and Recycling Collection

There will be no trash or recycling collected on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Recycling will instead be collected on Saturday, September 9, for residents in the Monday Zone only. Monday Zone residents should place recycling on the curb Friday, September 8 after 5 p.m for collection on the morning of Saturday, September 9.

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A Monumental Year for Project Move Out

College couches, beds and appliances that were once used for post-final exam exhaustion and mac’n cheese attempts found themselves curbside for school’s end. But because of an ongoing partnership between the City of New Brunswick and Rutgers University, those items were collected in an eco-friendly way that has seen its most enthusiastic participation yet. In […]

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Urban Cleanup Week 2017 was a success!

School Kids Sweep Up Day was successful for another year as 5th graders from Redshaw, Livingston, Lord Stirling and Lincoln Annex schools removed approximately 1,220 pounds of trash and 490 pounds of recyclables for an estimated total of .85 tons off the streets in their neighborhoods. All was taken by the New Brunswick DPW for […]

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DPW Asks Residents to Pitch Wipes in Trash, Recycle Cooking Oil to Preserve City Sewers

Wet wipes and cooking oil are common household items that end up in the daily trash, but they must be disposed of properly or they can cause problems for our wastewater systems! These items, when flushed or rinsed down drains, cause clogging and maintenance problems in household pipes as well as City sewer lines and wastewater […]

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Rutgers Volunteers Partner with City to Clean Neighborhood Streets

Rutgers University students were responsible for cleaning 1,200 pounds of litter and 615 pounds of recycling off our City streets this past weekend during the first volunteer litter cleanup of the season! Student volunteers with Rutgers University Alternative Breaks Program, the Rutgers Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and Rutgers American Medical Students (RU […]

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