Garbage Collection

Welcome to the Garbage Collection Information Center.  Please check back frequently for updates.

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*If you have any issues with your garbage not being picked up, please call FILCO directly at 1-(833) GO FILCO or 1-(833)-463-4526.

Last updated: 02-13-24-1203AM


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2024 Bulk Trash List


Garbage Collection Map

Click on the image below to view the new Garbage Collection Map

Garbage Collection Map


Search Bulk Pickup Zones by Address

Please use the tool below to find your Bulk Pickup Zone:

Click Here To Find Your Bulk Pickup Zone


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHY IS THERE A CHANGE IN THE BULK TRASH PICKUP?
For over 20 years, the City of Paterson has used the same garbage collection program. As costs for municipal garbage collection rise, the Administration, in collaboration with other departments and advisement from consulting firms, looked for alternative ways to reduce costs. By separating the Bulk Trash from the Solid Waste (regular garbage), the City estimates saving $200,000 monthly.

WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?
Effective January 2, 2024, the Department of Public Works will pick up Bulk Waste, or residents may drop it off at the City Yard.

WHAT ARE THE FEES?
The first Bulk Waste pickup is free. Drop-off at the City Yard is free.

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A BULK PICKUP?

A bulk pickup should be scheduled online at: https://www.SDLPortal.com and click: “Sign Up” to create an account and submit your request.

  • 1st Curbside Pick Up - Free
  • Drop Off at the City Yard – Free

WHERE IS THE DROP OFF LOCATION?
Bulk Waste can be dropped off at the City Yard at 402 East 16th St., Paterson, NJ.

WHAT ARE THE DROP OFF TIMES?
Drop off will be Monday through Saturday, 8 AM - 6 PM, and Sunday, 8 AM - 1 PM.

NOTE: VISITING THE CITY YARD
Before entering the drop-off center, proof of residency is required. Additionally, unless prior arrangements are made with the Department of Public Works, commercial vehicles are prohibited in the facility.


Find my Schedule Tools and Apps

Please enter your address in the tool below to find your Waste and Recycling Pick-up schedule.  You can also download the Recycling Coach App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.


Schedule a Bulk Pickup

A bulk pickup should be scheduled online at: https://www.SDLPortal.com

Click on Sign Up” in the top right corner to create an account and submit your request.

  • Curbside Pick Up - Free
  • Drop Off at the City Yard – Free

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Additional Documents and Guides

2024 Garbage Collection Map

2024 Garbage Collection Information Booklet (ENGLISH)

2024 Garbage Collection Information Booklet (SPANISH)

Wednesday December 20, 2023- 5:00PM Virtual Town Hall Meeting