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1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Rockaway Borough Sanitation and Recycling

The Recycling News is an annual, printable publication about Rockaway Borough's Recycling and Sanitation services.
Click here to download your copy.PDF icon. Link opens a PDF file. Note: this is a large file.


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clean Communities Coordinator

Patricia Bussow
Phone Number: 973-627-2000
FAX: 973-627-8274

Recycling Coordinator

Tom Slockbower
Phone Number: 973-627-2000
FAX: 973-627-4592

Curbside Garbage Collection

The town provides for residential garbage collection. Collection is provided once a week on either Thursday or Friday. Call the municipal building or refer to the recycling newsletter for schedule.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Rockaway Borough contracts for single-stream, all-in-one residential curbside recycling. Maximum weight of curbside recycling container is 50 pounds; use multiple containers if needed. The schedule is every other week on Tuesday. See recycling newsletter for specific dates.

Curbside Recycling Collection

Curbside collection of vegetative waste is every other Thursday from Mid-April through Mid-December. See newsletter for routes and dates.

Curbside Bulky Waste Collection

Picked up weekly. Refer to newsletter for your route and day. Scrap metal, white goods, and light iron can only be put curbside on the last Wednesday each month. Please call Blue Diamond at 973-598-9800 to put your address on the metal pick up list.

Municipal Recycling Depot

The Rockaway Borough REcycling Depot is located at the DPW Garage at 21-25 Union St.
The facility is open only to Rockaway Borough residents, businesses, and institutions.

Recycling Schedule Update
Please be advised that effective immediately, the Borough Recycling Center will operate on the following schedule (until further notice):
TUESDAY:       9AM - 2PM
FRIDAY:           9AM - 2PM
SATURDAY:     9AM - 12PM

Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority

For infomation on accepted materials for garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky waste pickup, please refer to the MCUMA webpage:

Household Hazard Waste Drop-Off Events

The MCMUA holds severals hazardous waste drop-off events throughout the year. Click here for the informational flyer and event schedule.PDF icon. Link opens a PDF file.

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