Garbage Schedule by Ward

First Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Wednesday evening for pick up on Thursday morning.

Second Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Monday evening for pick up on Tuesday morning.

Third Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Tuesday evening for pick up on Wednesday morning.

Fourth Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Sunday evening for pick up on Monday morning.

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2019 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

There will be no garbage pick up on the City Holiday days listed below. Garbage will be picked up the following day. There WILL BE recycling* picked up for these weeks on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21, 2019 – Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 11, 2019 – Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 18, 2019 – President’s Day
Friday, April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
Monday, September 2, 2019 – Labor Day
Monday, October 14, 2019 - Columbus Day
Monday, November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day
*City Recycling Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm during the regular business day.

Joseph M. DeStefano Jacob S. Tawil, P.E.
Mayor Commissioner of Public Works

J. Miguel Rodrigues Mark Pengel
Alderman-at-Large Deputy Commissioner of Public Works
Be kind to the environment, lower our landfill disposal cost. It is required by Code: Chapter 407-16. Thank you.

City Code: Chapter 407-16

There will be Saturday Recycling pickup for the weeks that have a holiday in them

All recycling must be put in bins and put out the night before the following dates:

January 5, 11, 18, 26

February 1, 8, 16, 23

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 20, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

June 1, 7, 14, 21, 28

July 6, 12, 19, 26

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

September 7, 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 19, 25

November 1, 8, 16, 23, 29

December 6, 13, 20, 28

Acceptable recyclable materials include:

  • plastic containers codes #1-7
  • milk and juice cartons, juice boxes
  • metal cans
  • aluminum cans/empty aerosol cans
  • glass bottles (clear, green and brown)
  • frozen food containers, aluminum foil/foil pans
  • brown/kraft grocery bags
  • newspapers/magazines/catalogs
  • notebook paper/computer, fax and copy paper
  • telephone & paperback books, soft covered workbooks
  • corrugated cardboard
  • construction paper, white and colored ledger paper
  • junk mail/coupons/envelopes

 Unacceptable Items

Paper soiled with grease/paint, etc. Styrofoam, hangers, plastic bags, plastic toys, film plastics, tissues, napkins or paper towels


Middletown Recycling Drop-off Center - 76 Monhagen Avenue - Open Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 3:00PM. Will accept mixed recyclables, mixed paper and yard waste.

NOTE: Please place items in the appropriate containers. DO NOT bring household garbage.

Residential Trash Collection Program

There will be a charge for any bulk trash collected. Appointments can be made at the DPW office once the charge has been paid. Doors must be removed from appliances. Excludes: Car parts, tires, stones, dirt, construction debris, fuel oil, propane tanks, paint and hazardous materials.

There will be no garbage pick up on the City Holiday days listed below.  Garbage will be picked up the following day.  There will be no recycling pick up for the weeks that have any of the holidays below: 


City of Middletown Code requires that all disposables be placed in watertight receptacles as follows:

All materials to be collected should be placed in watertight metallic, plastic or rubberized receptacles having suitable handles and covers, except paper or other combustible material not easily placed in required receptacles. All material not placed in receptacles shall be securely tied and of a size not exceeding eighteen (18) inches in diameter and not over thirty-six (36) inches in length. Receptacles shall have a capacity of not less than ten (10) gallons or over twenty-two (22) gallons. Garbage shall be wrapped in paper before it is deposited in cans or other receptacles.