Garbage and Recycling Services
The PSWSU 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 Utility Division also ensures the proper disposal of all waste dropped off at the Plainfield Transfer Station, also known as the Plainfield Environmental Resource Center (PERC). These materials include recyclable, electronic, bulky, and vegetative wastes from local residents, the Department of Public Works, private businesses, and other municipalities.Residential Waste Collection
PSWSU’s residential solid waste collection service includes twice per week garbage and once per week (alternating materials) 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.
Per the PSWSU Rules & Regulations, residential customers requesting replacement or additional carts will be assessed a charge of $60.00 per cart.
Commercial Waste Collection
PSWSU’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
- 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 PSWSU at 908-226-2518.
*Non-residential commercial customers may be eligible for a recycling-only service contract. Approval subject to review by PSWSU in accordance with the State of New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act.