Garbage Collections, Recycling & Seasonal Debris

There is no garbage or recycling dumping allowed at the Department of Public Works (DPW) or any other Borough property. Curbside pick-up only is allowed.

View the Borough's 2021 Recycling Schedule (PDF).

"WHITE GOODS" (Metal/Appliances & furniture)

The Borough’s sanitation company is Interstate Waste Services (IWS) at 866-342-5497. They should be contacted for all "white goods" (metal and appliances) pick-ups and any problems with garbage or recycling. Furniture (2 items, maximum) can be left for pick-up with the second garbage pick-up.


Electronics/Computers need to be brought to the Department of Public Work Facility at 530 Jane Street for disposal. This is electronics and computers only - no appliances, A/C, vacuums or microwaves. There is also a bin for recycling small printer ink cartridges.

Spring/summer Lawn Debris Pick-up

Interstate Waste Services will collect lawn debris every Monday from April through October. They will not accept plastic bags. Lawn bags or paper bags only, please.  Branches must be tied smaller than 4 feet.

Fall/winter Leaf Pick-up

Fort Lee encourages all residents to bag the leaves in your yard. The DPW will collect leaves periodically throughout the season (November through March) so please leave your collections at your curb for easy pick-up. They will not accept plastic bags; lawn bags or paper bags only, please.


Please leave Christmas trees at the curb, free of plastic bags, décorations/lights or tree stands. Collection of trees will continue through early February. If you live in a high-rise or apartment complex, please follow the instructions of your management.

For any questions regarding tree pick-ups or any other trash pick-ups, please call the Department of Public Works at 201-592-3500 x3632.

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  • Jones Road
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  • Linwood Drive
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