BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2015 Residential Clean-Up Program will begin Sept. 14 in Section #3 and will continue through October 23. All acceptable materials must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on the first clean up day scheduled for a section, but not more than two days in advance.
The contractor will cover each street only once. Therefore, the township stresses the importance for materials for pick up are at the curb for collection on the first day for each section.
Small, loose items will be picked up only if suitably placed in a wood, metal, or other substantial container and the weight of the container and contents do not exceed 59 pounds.
All containers with debris in them will be picked up and disposed of by the scavenger unless clearly marked "RETURN CONTAINER'. B state law, doors on cabinets, appliances, and refrigerators must be removed as a safety precaution. Boards, swings, monkey bars and similar items must be dismantled and cut to maximum of (4) feet in length. Equipment with a containers of, gasoline, solvent, lacquer, acids, alkalis, etc. should not be put out for collection. Please report any unauthorized scavenging or scattering of debris to the Police Department at (908)464-1111. Please report to Police Department any unauthorized dropping off of material.
Materials that will be picked up (Acceptable materials are not limited to the below items:) Appliances*, Books, Cabinets, Car Rims, Car Tires (off rim), Clothing, Couches, Doors, Refrigerators, Fence (cut to 4 ft.), Fence Posts (cut, only wood), Furniture, Garden Tools, Mattresses, Paneling (cut to 4 ft.), Wire Fence (rolled), Rugs, Screens, Sinks, Storm Doors, Storm Windows, Stoves, Toilets, and Toys.
Materials that will not be picked up: Ashes, Automobile Parts, Branches/yard and garden debris, Complete Window Unit, Concrete Blocks, Garbage, Grass, Materials from alterations, Stumps, Sheet rock in large quantities, Deck wood, Materials from additions, Newspapers, Magazines, Paint, Material from business/industry, Propane Tanks, Solvents/lacquer/acid or their containers.
2015 Schedule for Residential Clean-Up:
Section #3 - September 14th through September 18th - Area bounded by Mountain Avenue, Diamond Hill Road, Twin Falls Road, Green Brook, and the Township’s westerly boundary, including Emerson Lane and Dogwood Lane area.
Section #4 – September 21th through September 25th - Area bounded by the railroad, Plainfield Avenue, Mountain Avenue, and the Township’s westerly boundary, including the Park Avenue area.
Section #5 – September 28th through October 2nd - Area bounded by the railroad, the Passaic River, and the Township’s easterly boundary. Entire area between the railroad and the river.
Section #1 – October 5th through October 9th - Area of Countryside to Diamond Hill Road and Twin Falls Road, including the Twin Falls area.
No Pick-up for the week of October 12th to October 16th.
Section #2 – October 19th through October 23rd - Area bounded by Mountain Avenue, Plainfield Avenue, the railroad line and the Township’s easterly boundary to Martins Lane.