Verona has a very strong curbside pick-up program for garbage and recycling.
The VEC recommends that all residents download the Remynder App for all updates on all collection services. Residents can also refer to the 2020 Township Calendar for information regarding the type of collection on any given date.
For further information on Verona’s collection regulations, please refer to Township Code CHAPTER 111 (RECYCLING, SOURCE SEPARATION OF LEAVES AND GARBAGE COLLECTION)
Verona Curbside Waste Collection
- Regular Garbage collection occurs twice weekly.
- Bulk Waste Collection: Furniture, fencing, rolled carpets, and other large items weighing less than 100 lbs. Construction waste is not considered bulk waste and will not be collected.
- Yard Waste: Collected from Spring through the Fall, the township collects biodegradable bags containing yard waste, grass clippings, leaves as well as tied bundles of hedge clippings weighing no more than 50 lbs. and branches no larger than 2” in diameter. Yard waste does not include collection of downed or removed trees. Residents must pay for their own tree removal. Additionally, the Township no longer has a leaf dump and therefore residents must provide for their own large yard waste carting.
- Christmas Tree Collection occurs throughout the month of January.
Verona Curbside Recycling Collection
Commingled Glass, Plastic, and Aluminum
Items must be free of food residue and must NOT be in plastic bags. Please use the township receptacles for curbside pickup.
- Glass bottles (all colors
- Glass jars (all colors)
- Food cans
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic bottles (types 1,2 & 5)
- Clamshell containers (types 1,2 & 5)- all others are garbage
- Empty aerosol cans (which contained a food, health or beauty products are garbage –all other products in aerosol cans are HHW )
- Microwave trays (the glass or plastic trays found in your microwave oven)
- Plastic bags ( Plastic bags can jam sorting equipment ) Bring to local supermarket i.e. Kings, Shopright or Foodtown
- Motor oil and antifreeze bottles ( empty place in garbage )
- Plastic flower trays and pots
- Hard plastic toys
- Plastic coat hangers
- Plastic drum and crates (hard plastic)
- Prescription bottles (white and brown)
- Plastic cups, knives, spoons and forks
- Window glass
- Drinking glasses
- Light bulbs (florescent and CFL) HHW
- Pyrex glass
- Glass candle jars (Yankee Candle etc.)
- Glass vases
- Pool chemical containers ( HHW )
- Pesticide containers ( HHW )
- 5 gallon pails (spackle, driveway sealer and paint- bulk garbage )
- No broken glass (garbage)
- No Styrofoam of any kind ( garbage )
- Plastics coded #3, #4, #6, #7
Corrugated Cardboard & Mixed Paper
Please remove all packing materials, tape etc and break boxes down–collapse/cut boxes into 3 ft x 2 ft x 8 in bundles. Wet cardboard weighs more than dry cardboard and we pay for tonnage. Please keep this in mind during inclement collection days.
- All envelopes
- Copy paper
- Paperback books
- Hardcover books (with hard cover removed)
- Phone books
- Office paper
- Greeting cards
- Non-metallic gift wrap (flatten)
- Tissue boxes
- Brown bags
- Paper tissue rolls
- Newspaper inserts
- Chipboard boxes including cereal, cookie, pasta, cake, crackers, detergent (remove plastic liner, flatten and shake out crumbs)
- Poster board (without foam backing)
- Backing from writing pads
- Shredded paper (Place in brown shopping bags with the open end stapled shut not open)
- Waxed paper and corrugated boxed
- Tissue paper
- Paper towels
- Frozen food boxes (these boxes have a sprayed on coating to prevent the paperboard from getting wet)
- Paper plates
- Paper cups
- Metallic and plastic coated paper
- Carbon paper
- Labels/sticker paper
- Manila envelopes with plastic bubbles or Tyvek envelopes
- Pet food bags (Lined with plastic)
- Furnace filters
- Pizza boxes stained with food, oil, or grease
The Township Recycling Center is located at 10 Commerce Court. Residents may bring their recyclable items to the center on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:30am- 3:30 pm.
Residents may also purchase biodegradable yard waste bags for $0.35 per bag from the Public Works Administrative building located at 10 Commerce Court.
Disposal of Other Items
Electronic Waste is no longer acceptable for disposal at the Recycling Center. The Township and Essex County conduct multiple Collection Days each year for your cell phones, old Computers, TV’s etc. Collections by the County are held in Cedar Grove at the Essex County Public Works Building at 99 West Bradford Avenue. Collections by Verona’s DPW are held at the DPW garage at 5 Ozone Avenue.
Hazardous Waste collection days are provided by Essex County yearly. Collections are held in Cedar Grove at the Essex County Public Works Building at 99 West Bradford Avenue.
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Household cleaners; bleach, air fresheners and floor wax
- Paint thinners and solvents
- Oil-based paints, stains and varnishes
- Aerosol spray products
- Rechargeable batteries
- Mercury-containing products (thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent bulbs and ballasts).
- Automotive liquids (anti-freeze and steering fluid)
- Car batteries
- Hair coloring products
- Lighter fluid
- Driveway sealer
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid
- Propane tanks (barbecue type)
- Chemistry sets
- Pool chemicals
- Latex Paint
- Regulated Medical Waste or Infectious Waste
- Explosives, Munitions, Reactive Materials
- Unlabeled or Unidentified Items
- Commercial or Industrial Waste
- Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Empty Containers
- Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D 9V)
Propane Tanks that are empty can be dropped-off at the Recycling Center only after receiving a permit from Public Works for $5.00 per tank. Public Works Office at 10 Commerce Court is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Gently Used Clothing may be donated to many of our local churches or Veteran’s Organizations. It may also be brought to the Township’s recycling center and placed in the designated container for donation.
Cooking Oil and Grease of industrial quantities should be privately collected. Residentially produced oil and grease should be sealed in a non-recyclable container for disposal in your regular garbage.