Public Works

Recycle Coach

The City of Passaic launched Recycle Coach™, a mobile and web app that contains trash and recycling schedules tailored to individual addresses. 

On the free mobile app, residents can view/export schedules and set up automatic reminders right on their smartphones. The Recycle Coach™ app is free to download and it is available from the App Store and Google Play. 

It’s important to note that the city’s collection schedules are not changing, nor can residents schedule a time for trash and recycling collection. The Recycle Coach™ app is designed to make it easier for residents to remember when to place trash and recycling on the curb for pickup.

Recycle Coach

Solid Waste & Recycling Tips / Consejos De Basura Solida Y Reciclaje

Solid Waste / Basura Solida

As of April 1, 2020 F Basso Jr Rubbish Removal Inc (Basso) handles trash pick-up for the City of Passaic. If you have any questions or concerns you may reach them at 1 844-374-2998 or email F Basso Jr Rubbish Removal Inc.

Bulk pick-up is done with your regular garbage schedule. You are allowed 2 items per pick-up. Items allowed are mattresses, home furniture, box springs.

Please remember that any cloth furniture, including mattresses and box springs, must be wrapped in plastic. It will not be picked up if not wrapped fully.

Por favor de recordar que todos los muebles cubiertos de tela, incluyendo colchones deben de estar envueltos en plastico

Recycling / Reciclaje

News Alert - Gaeta Recycling handles recycling for the city of Passaic. Business districts and schools will get their recycling picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Residential pick up will stay the same. If you have any questions for Gaeta you may call 973-278-6625. Please call Public Works at 973-365-5654 if you have any questions for us. Thank you.

Please make sure plastics with the numbers 1, 2, and 5 only (bottles, jars, tubs, and jugs) glass (bottles and jars) metals (beverage, food cans, clean foil, and metal containers) are placed in an open container. Cardboard, newspapers, and magazines must be flat and tied. No plastic bags.

Asegúrese de que los plásticos con los números 1, 2 y 5 solamente (botellas, frascos, tinas y jarras) de vidrio (botellas y frascos) metales (bebidas, latas de alimentos, papel de aluminio limpio y recipientes de metal) se coloquen en un recipiente abierto. El cartón, los periódicos y las revistas deben estar planos y atados. No hay bolsas de plástico.

What to Do?

Leaves & Grass Clippings

Must be placed into biodegradable bags (paper) on your assigned recycling day. Leaves/grass clippings in plastic bags will not be collected. No garbage or plastics of any kind inside the bags.

Branches & Brush 

Should be tied into bundles not exceeding four feet in length. Collection is on Friday, call Public Works at 973-365-5654 to schedule pickup.

White Goods (Used Appliances, Scrap Metal)

List includes:

  • Air conditioners
  • Dishwashers
  • Grills
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washing machines

Please call Public Works at  973-365-5654 to schedule pickup.


Call Public Works at 973-365-5654 to schedule pickup. Limit 4 tires per household per year free of charge. more than 4 tires $3 charge per tire, payable at Public Works Office prior to pickup.

Construction Debris

The following are some examples:

  • Bricks
  • Cement blocks
  • Floor and ceiling tile
  • Nails
  • Paint
  • Plaster
  • Sheetrock or drywall, studs (wood beams, 2 by 4, etc.)
  • Windows
  • Wood Pallets

These items will not be picked up. It is the homeowners responsibility to dispose of this type of debris.

Covered Electronic Devices

Televisions, small electronics (toasters, microwaves, radios, speakers, monitors) will be picked up and put on a list please call to schedule.  Do not mix with cardboard, paper containers or bottles, glass, plastics containers. Please make sure to call Public Works at 973-365-5654 if you have any questions.