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City of Northfield, Gateway to the Shore
City of Northfield, Gateway to the Shore

Solid Waste and Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is my regular trash collection day?
Please see the map linked here of collection routes.

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What has to be recycled and how do I prepare these items for collection?
Information can be found in the City Code linked below.

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What is my regular yard waste and or recycling collection day?
Use the link provided to view the Northfield Collection Calendar

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How can I get more information about Garbage Collection?
The ACUA collects household garbage five days per week, Monday through Friday. New Residents or those unsure of their collection day can use the map provided via a link on this page, call the ACUA at (609) 272-6950, or the Municipal Clerk’s Office, at (609)641-2832 ext. 125.

• Appropriate containers must be of galvanized or plastic composition, cannot exceed 40 gallons in capacity and be no heavier than 50 pounds when filled. Containers must have a lid or cover and two sturdy handles. A maximum of five (5) containers may be placed at the curb for collection. Plastic bags not less than two mils thick nor larger than 40 gallons may be used if properly tied.
• All approved containers must be placed at the curb where easily accessible. No containers shall be set out prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection, and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Containers must be removed within 12 hours following collection.
• Collections are postponed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the Event Calendar of this website for details of a specific date. Collection changes can also be found on the ACUA website:

Are there rules for bulk collection?
Any large, heavy and/or bulky household appliances, furniture and furnishings, which cannot easily and safely be placed in the common collection vehicles used for removal of solid waste within the City of Northfield are considered bulk waste.
• Household furniture will be accepted. Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office, at (609) 641-2832 ext. 125 to ensure that your particular item is among those that are acceptable.
• A Maximum of three (3) items of bulky trash may be placed out for each collection. The City of Northfield reserves the right to refuse excessively bulky or heavy items.
• Items such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners require a hazardous handling fee of $15 to be paid to the City of Northfield prior to collection. Fees must be paid in advance at the Municipal Clerk’s Office, 1600 Shore Road, Northfield between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These items are collected by Northfield Public Works during the 1st Wednesday of every month.

What are the rules for recyclable metals?
Recyclable Metals:
• The following metal items are collected by Northfield Public Works
• Items such as bed frames and aluminum swing-set frames.
• Collected the 1st WEDNESDAY of every month.
• Items should be placed at the curb along with your normal household garbage; other than items that contain FREON, no special arrangements are necessary.
• The following metal items are collected by the ACUA on your REGULAR RECYCLING COLLECTION DAY
• Aluminum, steel, or tin cans
• Empty paint cans (remove lid)
• Empty aerosol cans (remove cap)

What can I do with Electronic Waste (E-Waste)?
Once each month - the 1st Wednesday each month - residents may put out electronic waste (computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers, desktop printers, desktop fax machines and televisions) for collection by Public Works. Items should be placed at the curb, and no special arrangements are necessary. If Wednesday is your regular trash day, please separate E-waste from your household trash.

Do I have to recycle in Northfield?
*The City of Northfield mandates the separation of Recyclable Materials. Questions regarding Common Recyclables (cans, plastic, paper, etc), and Construction Debris should be directed to the ACUA, (609) 272-6960. Helpful information is also available at The City of Northfield is not responsible for the collection of these items.

What do I do with my yard waste?
Leaves, grass, lawn clippings, shrubbery clippings, tree trimmings and garden refuse are collected weekly. Use the link above to view schedule.
• All grass, weeds, lawn clippings, leaves, etc. must be in a container or bag so that can be readily emptied; maximum of 12 containers in any one day's collection.
• Hedge/shrubbery clippings, tree trimmings and garden refuse will be accepted only if securely tied in bundles not exceeding 36 inches in length and 24 inches in diameter. The total volume must not exceed 12 bundles in any one day's collection.


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6-19  Municipal Offices Closed

6-25  City Council Meeting City Hall Council Chambers
Time: 6:00PM

7-3  NEW! E-Waste AND Metal Collection Day Curbside, private residences only
Time: 7am-3pm

7-4  Connolly Mile Northfield City Hall - 1600 Shore Road
Time: 8:30am

Time: 10AM

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