SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Department of Public Property is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Residential Cleanup Permit. Applications and fees will be accepted in person, via mail or online. The Permit Fee is $100 for each 750 lbs. of material.

The deadline for obtaining permits is Thursday at the end of business day for the following sections:

  • Section 1 - May 28,
  • Section 2 - June 4,
  • Section 3 - June 11 and
  • Section 4 - June 18. 

All materials must be at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the week designated for your section, but not before the preceding Wednesday. Any unauthorized material or materials that exceed the weight limitation as determined by designated officials and/or the contractors will be left at the curb and must be removed by the end of the collection day.

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Residents should report any illegal dumping activity by calling the police department at (908) 322-7100.

A list of acceptable materials can be found in the Public Property Messenger. Call (908) 322-6700 ext. 243 or 244 with any questions.


Payment is made online through Community Pass. Visit www.scotchplainsnj.gov and clink the link on the right-hand side “Community Pass.” A placard will be mailed to you and must be displayed in the front window of your home to be visible from street. 

When registering for Bulk Permit, select “Scotch Plains Municipal” in drop down menu, click Continue then select “2015 Bulk Permit” and click Register Now. Complete the registration form, including selecting your correct cleanup section, approximate cleanup weight, and payment method.