Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

973-635-0674

54 Fairmount Avenue 
Chatham, NJ

Dispose Of

Chatham Borough has be notified by Suburban Disposal that as of July 1, 2022 there will be an increase in Green Bag prices due to production cost and disposal fee increases:

Large Bags will now be $16.25 per pack of 10

Small Bags will now be $8.50 per pack of 10

 

 Leaf, Brush, and Yard Waste:

Mulch Site Hours of Operation and Rules

The Chatham Borough mulch site is located on Duchamp Place and is open to residents on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 4pm and on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm. Please note: Duchamp Place and Elmwood Avenue are one-way streets heading south on school days and cannot be used to access the mulch area. Please use Center Avenue to Milton Avenue to Duchamp Place to access the mulch site when school is in session. Please watch for children.

Permits are required to access the mulch site and are issued only to residents.

A permit valid for the 2021 season may be obtained upon your first visit to the mulch site. Department of Works personnel will permanently attach the 2021 permit to your vehicle. No one will be admitted without a current permit.

ACCEPTABLE YARD WASTE: The following items may be disposed of at the site in accordance with NJDEP regulations: leaves, hedge clippings, tree limbs up to 4" in diameter. Grass may be disposed of but must be separated from all other yard waste. Plastic bags or containers must be removed from the site. Failure to comply may result in the closing of the area.

UNACCEPTABLE YARD WASTE: The following items may not be disposed of at the site: stumps, concrete, building materials, old fence materials, limbs in excess of 4" in diameter, lumber, landscape ties, lawn furniture, metal items. Please dispose of these type items in a 32-gallon can, or in green bags, an as part of Bulk Waste Collection. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YARD WASTE IN THE STREET.

WOOD CHIPS and PROCESSED MULCH is available at the mulch site to all Borough residents at no charge! Residents who would like a large quantity deliveried to theIr home may schedule a $30 or $50 per load delivery. Please call the Department of Public Works at 973-635-5242 for more information and to make arrangements.

2022 Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves will be collected daily in all zones using the vacuum method until the first week in December. Leaves should not be placed at the curb after Sunday night, December 2nd. The Department of Public Works will schedule one final curbside collection of leaves the week of December 3rd. Once the vacuum crews have passed your house they will not return this season.

In accordance with Borough Ordinance, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE LEAVES IN THE STREET! Leaves should be placed above the curb.

The mulch site will be open for residents and their landscapers Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. (closed for lunch break from 11:45am to 1:00 pm)

Saturday Mulch Hours:12noon to 4pm
Hours for Wednesday November 24, 2021 (day before Thanksgiving): 8am - 12noon
Closed November 25th & 26th (Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving)
Last Saturday open December 4, 2021: 12noon - 4pm

Residents should instruct their landscaper to place leaves above the curb in accordance. Landscapers may also contact the Department of Public Works at 973-635-5242 to make arrangements to bring leaves directly to the mulch site FREE OF CHARGE.

BAGGED LEAF COLLECTION will take place on two days in mid-December. Tuesday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 14th the DPW will pick up leaf bags placed at curbside. Residents are responsible for purchasing paper bags. Plastic bags will not be collected.

Monthly Bulk Pickup Collection:

The Borough provides one bulk pickup collection each month. Please check the monthly calendar for scheduled dates.

ZONE A (streets located north of the rail line) bulk picked up is scheduled on Thursday.

ZONE B (street located south of the rail line) bulk pick up is scheduled for Friday.

If your Bulk Pickup was not collected on your scheduled pickup day please contact Suburban Disposal 973-227-7020 or send an E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acceptable Bulk Pickup Items Include:

Household appliances (must have Freon removed), furniture, carpeting, luggage, and other oversized items too big to fit in a green bag.

One 32-gallon garbage CAN of rubbish may be placed at the curb for pickup. Rubbish is defined as items such as shoes, baskets, flower pots, etc.

Rubbish placed in black garbage bags will NOT be collected. 

Unacceptable Bulk Pickup Items:

Recyclables, hazardous waste, medical waste, car parts, tires, concrete, large amounts of wood or pieces in excess of 5 feet by 2 feet in size, construction debris, cement blocks, windows.

 Medication:

Chatham Borough Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in the “MedReturn” boxes available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the following locations:

Madison Police Headquarters
62 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-3000

https://www.rosenet.org/653/Medication-Return

Chatham Township Police Department

401 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 377-0100
http://www.ctpd.net/medicine-drop-box.html

More information on the Prescription Drug Drop Box Program for expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs is available from the Sheriff's Office (https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/drug/)

 Solid Waste Collection Routes By Street

ROUTE A - Collection days are Monday and Thursday for the following streets located north of the Railroad:

BARTOW LANE 
BOWERS LANE 
BURGESS STREET 
CARMINE STREET 
CENTER AVENUE 
CENTER PLACE 
CENTER STREET 
CHAUCER PLACE 
CLARK STREET 
COLEMAN AVENUE 
COLEMAN AVENUE E. 
COLEMAN AVENUE W. 
COLONIAL WAY 
CORNELL PLACE 
DIVISION AVENUE 
DUCHAMP PLACE 
DUNBAR STREET 
ELLERS DRIVE 
ELM PLACE 
ELMWOOD AVENUE 
FERN AVENUE 
FIREHOUSE PLAZA 
FRONT STREET 
GARDEN AVENUE 
GARDEN PLACE 
HARDING STREET 
HARVARD STREET 
HEDGES AVENUE 
HENDERSON ROAD 
HILLSIDE AVENUE (#2-64) 
JACKSON AVENUE 
JESSICA COURT 
JOHN STREET 
KIMBALL STREET 
KINGS ROAD 
LAFAYETTE AVENUE (#20-48) 
LINDSAY COURT 
LLOYDS LANE 
MAIN STREET 
MARTIN PLACE 
MEADOW ROAD 
MILTON AVENUE 
MINTON AVENUE 
MYRTLE AVENUE 
N. SUMMIT AVENUE 
N. HILLSIDE AVENUE 
N. PASSAIC AVENUE 
OGDEN STREET 
PARROTT MILL ROAD 
PASSAIC LANE 
PRINCETON STREET 
REGINA COURT 
ROOSEVELT AVENUE 
ROWAN ROAD 
RUTGERS STREET 
S. PASSAIC AVENUE 
SUMMIT AVENUE 
TAFT STREET 
TALLMADGE AVENUE 
UNIVERSITY AVENUE 
VAN DOREN AVENUE 
VINCENT STREET 
VINE STREET 
WARD PLACE 
WASHINGTON AVE (#2-32) 
WESTON AVENUE 
WILSON STREET 
YALE STREET 

ROUTE B - Collection days are Tuesday and Friday the following list of streets south of Railroad:

AMHERST ROAD 
BONNELL STREET 
BRIDGE STREET 
BROADVIEW TERRACE 
CHANDLER ROAD 
CHARLES PLACE 
CHATHAM STREET 
CHERRY LANE 
CHESTNUT STREET 
DELLWOOD AVENUE 
DEMPSTER ROAD 
EDGEHILL AVENUE 
EDGEWOOD ROAD 
ESSEX ROAD 
FAIRFAX TERRACE 
FAIRMOUNT AVENUE 
FAIRVIEW AVENUE 
FULLER AVENUE 
GIRARD AVENUE 
GREENWOOD AVENUE 
HIGHLAND AVENUE 
HILLSIDE AVENUE (#66-314) 
INWOOD CIRCLE 
INWOOD ROAD 
LACKAWANNA AVENUE 
LAFAYETTE AVENUE (#50-143) 
LAFAYETTE PLACE 
LINCOLN AVENUE 
LONGWOOD AVE (EVEN 2-28) 
LUM AVENUE 
MAPLE STREET 
MEADOWBROOK ROAD 
MERCER AVENUE 
OAK DRIVE 
OLIVER STREET 
ORCHARD ROAD 
OVERLOOK ROAD 
PENN TERRACE 
PERRIN STREET 
PIHLMAN PLACE 
RAYMOND STREET 
RED ROAD 
RIVER ROAD 
ROSE TERRACE 
SCHINDLER COURT 
SECOND STREET 
SOMERSET AVENUE 
ST. JAMES STREET 
SUSSEX AVENUE 
WALNUT STREET 
WASHINGTON AVE (#34-272) 
WATCHUNG AVENUE 
WILLOW STREET 
WOODLAND ROAD 
WOODS LANE