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Recycling/Garbage/Yard Waste Department

(973) 593-3088
50 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

Yard Waste

Regular Yard Waste Curbside Collection Period -
March 16 To December 16

  • Place in containers no larger than 30 gallons, or biodegradeable paper bags. NO PLASTIC BAGS!
  • Limited to grass, weeds, leaves, hedge trimmings & tree prunings.
  • Containers should have handles, not exceed 80 lbs, and materials cannot stick out more than 1 foot from the top of the container.
  • Logs and large branches cannot be left at the curb.  Twigs and branches up to two inches in diameter, may be tied in 4 foot bundles, or put in reusable containers.
  • If a holiday occurs on your collection day, pickup will occur on Thursday of that week.

Yard Waste - During Non-curbside Collection Period

  • Yard waste, including Christmas trees, may be brought to the Borough Garage Recycling Center on John Avenue on Saturday, January 10, 2015 and Saturday, February 7, 2015, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  

Fall 2015 Leaf Collection: Message from the Borough of Madison Department of Public Works

The town offers three ways for residents to dispose of their leaves:

  • Leave containers at the Curb: Weekly curbside collection of yard waste in containers will start March 16, 2015 and continue until December 16, 2015. We encourage using containers for leaf collection as it is efficient, environmentally friendly and the best option for storm water management. Free leaf bags are available at various municipal offices for Madison residents.
  • Bring to Municipal Garage: Residents can bring leaves to the Municipal Garage on weekdays from October 26 to December 4, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Note, this is weekdays only and no commercial dumping is allowed.
  • Rake to Curb: Collection will start on October 26 and weather permitting will continue until early December. **Please get your leaves to the curb as soon as possible. December 4 is the last day to put out your leaves.**

In order to make curbside collection of leaves more efficient, place the leaves in the street. This allows our workforce to use front-end loaders for pickup when leaves are wet.

Please call the Department of Public Works at 973-593-3088 if you require any additional information.