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Bernards Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Bernards trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Bernards is in New Jersey with Parsippany-Troy Hills to the northeast, Mount Olive to the northwest, Plainfield and Piscataway to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Bernards Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.bernards.org/public-works-page-list/335-recycle-coach

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If your usual pickup day falls on one of these holidays, your collection will be rescheduled to the following weekday.

Bernards Trash Collection Map

Bernards Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.bernards.org/resident/trash for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

The permit card is loaded with four (4) credits per calendar year to dispose of Bulky Household Waste. Examples of Bulky Waste are; furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting and padding.  The minimum number of credits charged for a visit will be one. A sample schedule follows:

A. Car or Station Wagon = One Credit Used
B. MiniVan, Small Trailer = Two Credits Used
C. Small Pickup = Two Credits Used
D. Full Size Pickups = Four Credits Used

Partial credits may be charged for B, C or D above if, in the determination of the gate attendant, the material delivered constitutes half or less of the capacity of the vehicle (i.e. a half full pickup may be charged two credits instead of four based upon the attendant’s estimate). 

No credits are charged for the following goods:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum & non-ferrous scrap
  • Leaves, brush, wood waste
  • Computer, high grade white and mixed office paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Glass containers
  • Heavy iron
  • Newsprint
  • Plastic containers such as soda bottles
  • Tires ($5 charge, $10 with rim)
  • White goods & light iron
  • Computers and Electronics
  • TV’s ($16.00 charge has been waived until further notice)

Auto & light truck tires without rims will be accepted at a cost of $5 per tire; any tire with a rim will cost $10. No heavy truck or equipment tires will be accepted.

Additional credits may be purchased at the Pill Hill Facility. Current cost is $60 per credit.  

Lost cards will be replaced on a fee basis of $20.00. Payment must be made by check to Bernards Township.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous or Toxic Waste
  • Grass Clippings, Stumps
  • Asbestos & Asphalt Shingles
  • Insulation
  • Latex, Water or Oil Based Paint
  • Antifreeze, Transmission & Brake Fluids
  • Concrete, Brick, Concrete Blocks 
  • Bituminous Concrete/Dirt Mothballs/Disinfectants
  • Fuel Tanks of any type of Propane Tanks
  • Fuels, Floor & Furniture Polish
  • Car Batteries, Food Products
  • Junk Cars, Common Household Garbage
  • Diapers Railroad Ties
  • Fluorescent Bulbs

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Bernards and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.bernards.org/public-works-page-list/335-recycle-coach

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Abington?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.bernards.org/resident/trash

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.bernards.org/public-works-page-list/335-recycle-coach

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts in the morning. Don’t place your bin out before 6pm the night before collection. You could be looking at a summons with a monetary fine of up to $500.

How can I contact the Bernards Public Works Department?

Department of Public Works Office @ 908-204-3084

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Bernards trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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