Recycling in Jersey City

We can reduce our waste and energy consumption by recycling.
Jersey City offers residents curbside trash pick up twice a week and recycling pickup once a week.

Jersey City residents must separate curbside recycling into two bins: one for plastic, glass, and aluminum, and one for mixed paper.
Please do not put your recycling into plastic bags. Place your recycling directly into the bins.

Below is general information on recycling in Jersey City. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to the Jersey City Director of Recycling Management Sonia Dublin at (201) 547-4400 or dublins@jcnj.org.

Not sure how to recycle an item?

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Jersey City Division of Sanitation is pleased to announce Recycle Coach, a new statewide platform that promotes recycling education and awareness. Jersey City residents will be able to set personalized reminders on collection days and search how to properly dispose of items.

This app will be available on all Apple, Android, and Google Home and Alexa home products and will send notifications to residents with many features to help us reduce waste and recycle more.

*Please note that Jersey City does not currently recycle coffee paper cups, juice boxes, milk cartons, or other tetra paks.




Why Recycle? According to the EPA:

  • For every one ton of paper we recycle, we save 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water
  • It takes 95% less energy to make a recycled can instead of a new aluminum one
  • One ton of plastic saves 16.3 barrels of petroleum oil
  • 7.5 pounds of air pollutants are prevented by recycling one ton of glass
  • The zero waste industry creates 10 times more jobs than trash