Mayor Fulop in front of the new city garbage/ recycling containersThe Division of Sanitation is responsible for snow removal, street sweeping, refuse and recycling collection, dumpster rental, and vacant lot management.

Sanitation Inspectors patrol all six wards daily. They respond to concerns about waste management, litter, improperly maintained yards and vacant lots, illegal dumping, and graffiti. Lot crews clear vacant city lots of overgrown weeds, litter and debris.

Transition of Garbage Collection to the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA)

Jersey City has traditionally provided garbage collection to the residents and businesses of the City through a private vendor retained by the City pursuant to a public contract. In August 2020, the City awarded a contract for garbage collection to Regional Industries, LLC. In January 2021 the garbage collection contract with Regional Industries, LLC was assigned to the JCMUA. Pursuant to the assignment of this contract, the JCMUA will now bill residents and businesses directly for garbage pick up, similar to the way that water and sewer services are billed.

Please note: We recommend reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that are posted here and at as a first resource to answer your questions related to this transition of services. If you still have questions after reviewing this document, please direct all service related inquiries for garbage and/or recycling collection to the Jersey City Department of Public Works (JCDPW) at (201) 547-4400. Please direct billing inquiries to Suez Customer Service at (800) 575-4433.
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  • View household collection days here. Report problems at 201-547-4400.
  • Schedule curbside pickup of electronic waste and white goods (televisions and computer monitors, refrigerators, stoves and scrap metal) at 201-547-4400.
  • Report an overgrown lot or an illegal dumping incident here.
  • Call 201-547-4400 for more information regarding dumpster rental.
  • The next hazardous waste drop off date is: TBD.  Residents can drop off hazardous waste items at DPW headquarters: 15-17 Linden Ave E, Jersey City, NJ

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-4400
  • 13-15 Linden Avenue East
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Frank Lamparelli, Director
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