This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

The Township of Bloomfield wants residents of Bloomfield and Essex County to be aware of several important collection days and events upcoming in the Fall of 2022.

Essex County is holding a hazardous waste collection day on October 1st, from 8:30am-4pm. This will be taking place at the Essex County Fleet Management at 99 West Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove. A few examples of materials that would be included in this are chemicals, oil-based paints and stains, batteries, and pool chemicals. For more information, call (973)-792-9060 or visit]

The Bloomfield semi-annual fall shredding event is back on October 8th, from 9am-12pm in the parking lot at Pulaski Park, at 24 Mt. Vernon Ave. Proof of Bloomfield residency must be presented to participate in the event, and is only available to citizens, not commercial or industrial facilities.

The final collection day being held in Essex County this fall is the Computer & Electronics Collection Day on October 15th, from 8:30am-4pm. This, again, will take place at the Essex County Fleet Management (see above for address).

Due to upcoming holidays, garbage and recycling pickups will be suspended for several days. This will occur on September 5th, November 25th, and December 24th. Garbage pick up will be suspended until the next regularly scheduled day, whereas recycling will be collected the next business day.

Bulk/large items will be picked up on the second garbage day of each week, with a maximum of three items per pickup.

Metal and appliances (no electronics) are picked up very Tuesday, and must be scheduled. The Department of Public Works must be called no later than 3pm the Monday before to schedule this pickup at (973)-680-4127.

Mixed paper, commingled items, cardboard, metal, electronics, and used water filters can be dropped off at the Public Works Yard, at 230 Grove Street, on Saturdays from 9am-1pm every week.

The Recycle Coach App is available for free on iPhone and Android and provides information on citizens’ recycle and garbage pickup schedules, as well as instruction on what materials can be recycled and when.

For commingled recyclables, only plastic recycling codes 1, 2, and 5 are accepted in Bloomfield. If you have any questions regarding recycling, please call (973)-239-3162, and any questions regarding normal garbage (973)-680-4127.