Tag Archives | Recycling

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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Trash Collection Will Not Take Place Monday, January 2

Trash collection will NOT take place on Monday, January 2 as the landfill will be closed in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday weekend. The collection schedule for residents in the Tuesday zone remains unchanged and regular collection will take place on Tuesday morning. Residents are encouraged to be eco-friendly this holiday season and […]

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Utilize the City’s MyWaste App to Avoid Missed Collection Dates Over the Holidays!

The holidays are underway, leaf collection is happening on a weekly basis and residents are cleaning out their garages for the end of the year. Now is a great time to download the City of New Brunswick’s free MyWaste app to help you dispose of trash and recycling in an efficient and eco-conscious way! MyWaste […]

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STOP! Don’t Throw That Old Computer in the Trash: E-Waste Drop-Off is this Saturday

By Mallory Milestone You already recycle your old paper and plastic, but what about electronics? Technology, just like the items which you typically put in the recycling bin, can be recycled instead of ending up in landfills! Help New Brunswick go green by participating in the City’s August E-Waste Drop Off, scheduled for this Saturday, […]

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2016 Trash and Recycling Schedules Now Available

Trash and recycling collection information is now available for the new year! The DPW’s annual collection schedule is in the process of being mailed to homes and businesses in New Brunswick and is also available at the links below. 2016 Collection Schedule – English 2016 Collection Schedule – Spanish The schedule also contains information regarding […]

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Recycling 101

Recycling can sometimes be confusing. There’s proper disposal to consider for plastics, cans and paper and then you add in those tiny numbers that are supposed to make recycling easier. But the question is, here in New Brunswick, what numbers can you recycle? Well, here’s the answer plus some helpful hints! Always recycle #’s 1 […]

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