WESTFIELD, NJ – After concern over the program’s finances, residents will be able to rid their homes of bulk waste this month through the town's annual program.

The municipality announced on Facebook Monday that it has met the minimum number of registrants needed to run the residential bulk waste pickup program – commonly referred to as “junk day.”

The town also has extended its deadline to register for a pickup until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Residents may register on the town's website, on the bulk waste page.

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Pickup days will vary by ward, the announcement said:

  • Ward 1 pickups will happen the week of Sept. 24
  • Ward 2 pickups will happen the week of Oct. 1
  • Ward 3 pickups will happen the week of Oct. 8
  • Ward 4 pickups will happen the week of Oct. 15

The annual pickup was postponed this summer after no company initially bid for the job.

In July, the waste and recycling firm, Republic Services, submitted a bid to run the program for $185 per household pickup, which amounts to $105 more than the town paid for the service last year.

Municipal officials had said the town would only run the program if enough residents signed up to make it profitable.

Email Staff Writer Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net