Garbage Collection

As we embark on the new year, I want to inform you of changes in our garbage collection program for 2024. We have utilized the same garbage collection program for over two decades but due to the increasing costs, my administration decided to make strategic changes to avoid $200,000 in additional costs monthly. This will allow us to allocate resources efficiently while maintaining our commitment to high-quality services. 

Please, find below your daily pickup schedule, how to request your bulk trash pickup, and more. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to ensure our city's continued well-being and prosperity.

Sincerely,
Mayor Andre Sayegh

Please use the links below to find information on the 2024 Garbage Collection Program:

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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.

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My Garbage / Recycling Schedule

Please type in your address and find out your garbage and recycling days. You can also download the Recycling Coach App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.


Garbage Pickup Zone (by address)

Click Here To Find Your Pickup Zone

Garbage Collection Map

Click Here For A Detailed Map


How To Schedule my Bulk Pickup

Step 1:
Click Here to Create an Account on SDL

Step 2:
Select the Bulk Pickup form (English and Spanish versions available)

Step 3:
Submit your information, including your corresponding Zone and the items to pickup

Step 4:
Check your email (and "Spam" folder). You will receive a confirmation of your submission. Please check back the status for "Accepted" or "Denied" within 24 hours. If “Accepted”, remember to place the items on the curb by 6am on that day.

Additional help:

  • If you have trouble signing up for SDL please click here    
  • If you have trouble verifying your SDL account, please click here
  • If you have any other bulk pickup questions please contact the Dept. of Public Works 

Schedule Bulk Pickup Form

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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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. Bulk pickups will only occur on weekends, upon request. Please make sure to submit your request no later than 4pm Thursday prior to the weekend.

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

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

6. 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.


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2024 Bulk Trash List


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