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Montclair Township

Community Services

Steve Wood, Director Community ServicesCommunity Services Building
219 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Steve Wood, Director
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The Department of Community Services is responsible for streets, public property and parks, refuse collection and recycling, shade tree maintenance, snow and leaf removal, and all community infrastructure except the parking and water utilities.

Download monthly refuse/recycling/bulk waste collection schedule and maps.

Reminder to Residents: Refuse Container Size Limit to be Enforced PDF Print E-mail
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35-gallon trash canEffective August 11, 2014 the Township of Montclair will strictly enforce Ordinance § 292-21which limits the size and weight of refuse/garbage containers. For questions, please contact the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711.

Q: What is a suitable refuse container? (Ordinance § 292-21 Suitable Receptacles)

Refuse/Recycling/Bulk Waste Collection Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Download refuse schedule. (Includes collection areas maps.)

Please call the Department of Community Services Service Desk at (973) 509-5711 with any questions.

Q&A for Private Construction in the Public Right-Of-Way PDF Print E-mail
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What are the requirements for work done within Montclair's streets?

Download a PDF version of FAQs for Private Construction in the Public Right-Of-Way - Includes Sample Bond

Leaf Collection Program FAQs PDF Print E-mail
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The Township of Montclair implemented a new leaf collection program in Fall of 2005, which requires leaves to either be placed out for collection in biodegradable bags or be brought loose to the Public Works yard. Raking, blowing, or otherwise depositing leaves into the public streets is no longer permitted. Following are answers to frequently asked questions about the program:

Rules for Public Parks PDF Print E-mail
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• Parks are closed to the public between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. except with a permit. Carey's Woods in Nishuane Park, Mountainside Park Nature Trail Center, and Alonzo Bonsai Wildlife Preserve close at sundown.

• A permit must be obtained for any organized activity in the parks. Contact the Parks and Shade Tree Division at 973-509-5702.

• Cooking is not permitted in township parks.

• Glass containers are not permitted in parks - they may not be carried or used.

• Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.