Public Works

235 Hall Street
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Supervisor: Ron Safar

Per the Recycling Guide, grass clippings must be brought to the Yard and deposited in the grass clippings dumpster.  The DPW will not be picking these up.  We are prohibited from doing so by the County which is concerned with contaminations from the clippings that mingle with the brush/limbs in the back of the Yard.  For all information regarding normal time periods from DPW pick up of yard waste, please see the Recycling Guide linked below.

Leaf Pick-up:  October to December; April to May.  Must be bagged.
Tree Limbs: collected March, April and September
Grass and Yard Waste: no pick-up.  May be brought to the Yard and placed in the appropriate dumpster.

For a list of dates in which the DPW Yard is closed, click here.

Paint Drop Off: Second Saturday each month, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

The Recycling Yard accepts curbside recyclables, metal, leaves, grass, brush, clothing, and plastics. For a list of acceptable items, click here.

For the 2019 Dunellen Recycling Guide, click here.

If You Have a Problem with Your Recycling Pickup:

To determine the cause of a service interruption, please note whether:

It’s your day or week and/or your recycling was put out by the curb no later than 6 a.m.
Your entire street’s recycling has been affected
A container no larger than 32 gallon has been used
Any unapproved items are mixed in with your recycling
Your recycling was placed in plastic bags, which are not permitted

If you still have a concern, comment or question regarding your recycling pick-up, please send an email to, making sure to leave a name, address and telephone number in the body of the message so that a representative may contact you at their earliest availability.”

For the 2018 Roll-Off Schedule, click here.  The 2019 schedule will be announced in Summer 2019.
(Disposal of general household rubbish, furniture and scrap metal)

                                                     2018 Fall Leaf Program 
                                         (2019 dates will likely be similar to 2018)

Leaf bags will be available starting October 1, 2018, free of charge to all Borough residents. Packs of twenty (20) can be picked up at the Borough Garage, Recycling Center. Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM or Wednesday (October & November) evenings at the Library 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Leaf bags will not be handed out after December 31st.

Paper leaf bags will be picked up once a week at the curb. This service will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue through December. (NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE PICKED UP INCLUDING THE BIG ORANGE PUMPKIN BAGS)

For your convenience BAGGED LEAVES may be dropped off at the Recycling Center on Hall Street, during the recycling hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

No Branch pick-up during leaf collection period.


Curbside Collection Schedule for recycling materials, 2019
(cardboard, plastic and metal bottles and cans, bundled newspapers)

January 9, 23
February 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 4, 18
May 1, 15, 29
June 12, 26
July 10, 24
August 7, 21
September 4, 18
October 2, 16, 30
November 13, 27
December 11, 28