Curbside, Refuse & Recycling Collection

Curbside refuse and recycling collection is provided to all residents of Morristown.  For collection purposes, the Town is divided into two zones, each zone collected two days per week. (North & South Zone Sanitation & Recycling Calendar (English & Spanish)

~Regulations for Collection ~

  • Garbage and recycling cans must be metal or plastic container of substantial construction with a capacity of not less than ten (10), or more than thirty two (32) gallons, with a tight fitting lid and wheels and/or handles of sufficient size and strength to facilitate safe handling of the container when full. Weight of garbage/recycling container cannot exceed fifty (50) pounds.
  • All garbage/recycling shall be drained of all liquids prior to placement in garbage/ recycling container for collection.
  • Garbage/recycling containers shall be placed for collection at ground level and at curbside to insure unimpeded access thereto sanitation/recycling personnel.
  • Garbage/recycling shall not be put out before 5:00 PM on the day before collection and shall be removed from the curb within twenty-four (24) hours.
  • No medical waste shall be placed in any container. (Call DPW office for proper disposal procedures)
  • No building/construction material, concrete, brick, and soil will be collected curbside. 



Building/Construction material Examples:  Windows, doors, toilets, Sheetrock, plywood, wood beams (2x4’s- 4x4’s, 6x6’s, etc.), siding, shingles, fencing, railroad ties, pipes, asphalt, concrete, brick, and soil. Construction and demolition debris (C&DD) means those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, or repair of any manmade physical structure including houses, buildings, industrial or commercial facilities, and roadways.

Regular household trash: Daily waste normally generated by the day-to-day activities of the residents of a single family dwelling.

Large trash:  Bulk items (i.e. furniture)

Co-mingled:  Glass, cans & 1 through 7 plastics

Special Note: There will be no Garbage Collection, Recycling, or Leaf Collection on the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and/or the day before or after Christmas Day depending how it falls in current year. Please check your Zone Schedule by clicking the link above for more detail. However, Garbage Collection, Recycling and Leaf Collection will resume the day following the Holiday, so please be sure to leave your garbage out that evening.