Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm
Ewing, NJ 08628
Ewing Township has contracted with Interstate Waste Services, out of Teaneck, NJ, for residential trash pickup. The answers to frequently asked questions about trash pickup are listed below. If you have additional questions or concerns not addressed here, please contact our Public Works Department or IWS directly. Contact information is listed below.
|Ewing Township Public Works
136 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
|IWS (Interstate Waste Services)
300 Frank W Burr Blvd. Suite 39
Teaneck, NJ 07666
IWS staff are on the road between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Garbage should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, and no earlier than sundown the evening prior to the collection day. Please do not put out trash in advance of that time; it is unsightly and a potential health hazard. It also adds to the potential of increased litter. Additionally, empty garbage cans must be removed from the curb by the end of the collection day.
Trash should be left in covered containers or heavy-duty plastic bags and not exceed 50 pounds each. Loose household items should be placed curbside in bags or cans (Please do not use cardboard boxes that can be recycled).
The garbage collection schedule is currently available in PDF format and via our Recycle Coach app for your phone or computer.
If your street name is not on the list or you need more information, please call Public Works at (609) 882-3382.
Leaves and other yard waste should not be included in with your regular garbage, but placed in biodegradable paper bags, open containers, or tied and bundled as appropriate. Branches and limbs should be cut into 4’ lengths and securely tied in bundles with a total weight not exceeding 50 pounds. DPW staff will pick up a limited number of bags, but residents are always welcome and encouraged to bring them to Jack Stephan Way.
Curbside recycling in Ewing Township is handled by the Mercer County Improvement Authority. Most questions regarding curbside recyclables can be answered by visiting their site. MCIA maintains a quality FAQ as well as a list of items that can and cannot be recycled at the curb. If you need to contact them by phone please call 609-394-0100.
Recycling at the Curbside is conducted by the MCIA on alternate Tuesdays in Ewing. (2022 County-wide curbside schedule) All recyclables must be in official buckets and at the curb by 7:00 a.m. NO ITEMS IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE COLLECTED.
Ewing Township now participates in the state-wide Recycle Coach program, a new customized website/app that provides customized collection calendars based upon your address. Learn more on our Recycle Coach page.
We also offer our own recycling programs, including residential brush drop-off and electronics recycling. Brush can be dropped off at the lot on Jack Stephen Way, off of Parkway Avenue and adjacent to the Naval Jet Propulsion Center. Electronics can no longer be placed out for curbside garbage pick up, but can be dropped off for recycling at the Department of Public Works, Waste Drop Off Convenience Center, located at 136 Scotch Road. More information regarding electronics recycling in New Jersey can be found at E-Cycle New Jersey.
For more information about what can be recycled in our area please see the Ewing Green Team's Ewing Recycles website.
New Jersey's recycling law requires that businesses and apartments must recycle in accordance with local recycling ordinance regulations. Summonses may be issued to anyone who fails to comply with Ewing Township's Recycling Ordinance (Article III of the Solid Waste Ordinance - Recycling).
Check with the management office at your complex to find out where drop-off areas are located and when collection service is offered.
Should maintain their property free of litter. Recycling and providing the proper containers for recyclables will reduce litter and assist in keeping the area around your business more inviting while helping to maintain a better environment.
You are required to recycle the following materials: