UNION, NJ - Union's 2020 Recycling Calendar is available.

According to the Township, the 2020 Township of Union Calendars should be reaching homes in the upcoming days.  Details of the trash and recycling calendar are below:

Garbage pick up in the West Zone (from Stuyvesant Avenue to the Springfield border) - Monday and Thursday

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  • Monday - bulk and trash
  • Thursday - trash and grass or leaf

Garbage pick up in the East Zone (from Stuyvesant Avenue to the Elizabeth border) - Tuesday and Friday

  • Tuesday - bulk and trash
  • Friday - trash and grass or leaf

Grass collection begins May 7; ends Oct. 30.  Leaf collection begins Nov. 5; ends Dec. 31.


  • Special pick up dates:  Jan 4 (comingle recycling pickup) and Nov. 28 and Dec. 26 (glass pick up only)
  • No garbage picks up on:  Jan. 1, May 25, Sept. 7, Nov. 26 and Dec. 25
  • Christmas trees can be put out on any garbage pickup day
  • Grass and leaf will be collected on Thursdays and Fridays only, as noted above
  • There will be a Special Spring Collection (leaves only) on April 23 and 24, 30, and May 1.  Follow the regular grass and leaf collection schedule.
  • Recycling:
    • Comingling includes plastic, glass and tin.  Material should not be put in plastic bags.
    • Brown goods include paper and cardboard