WESTFIELD, NJ — Recycling collection schedules and zones will change starting next month as a new recycling vendor begins providing curbside pickup services, officials said Monday.

The town’s announcement of a new recycling provider for 2021 follows the town council’s approval earlier this month of $702,500 in contracts, including $432,500 to Grand Sanitation, of Scotch Plains, for pickup services and $270,000 to Bayshore Recycling, of Keasbey, for the disposal of recyclables.

Where can I find the new schedule?

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The new recycling schedule can be found at westfieldnj.gov/recycling and will be sent to households by the end of the year, officials said. The schedule will also be available on the Recycle Coach cell phone application.

How Can I contact Grand Sanitation?

The customer service number for Grand Sanitation is 908-222-1566 and the vendor’s email is westfieldrecycles@grandsanitation.com.

What are the collection zones?

Grand Sanitation will use 10 collection zones in town. Residents should refer to the map in the upcoming mailer to determine their correct zone, officials said. An online version of the map provides the ability to zoom in for a detailed view of street locations.

Will my collection day be the same?

Assigned collection days may differ from previous years for some households, officials said. Residents are encouraged to view the updated schedule to avoid missing a pickup. Curbside collection begins in Zone 1 on Jan. 4.

What will be accepted?

There will be no changes to what can be placed curbside. Per a change made last year, only plastics labeled #1 and #2 will be collected curbside.

What can we bring to the Conservation Center for free?

Residents can drop off the free of charge, with no permit required, at the Westfield Conservation Center, 1300 Lamberts Mill Road:

  • Curbside recycling items
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Household alkaline batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Scrap metal
  • Household electronics
  • Clothing/shoes
  • Christmas trees

Officials said other free drop-off programs at the Center are offered as availability permits, with updated information posted here. These include recycling for tennis balls, wine corks, plastic toys and food waste. In addition, fee-based options are available for mattresses and bulk waste, officials said.

The Conservation Center will begin its seasonal hours on Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday in January.

For more information on recycling in Westfield, visit westfieldnj.gov/recycling.

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