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pumpkins photoCompost your Pumpkins

Through November 30, 2022

Unless you are baking pies (which we highly encourage), please compost them in one of the many compost shed locations throughout the city:

  • Brunswick Community Garden – 174-176 Brunswick St.
  • Canco Park – 70 Dey St.
  • City Hall – 280 Grove St., along Mercer St.
  • Five Corners Library – 678 Newark Ave.
  • Hamilton Park – 8th and McWilliams Place
  • Hamilton Park - 9th & Jersey (two composting drop-off sheds)
  • LCCS – Kensington entrance by JFK Blvd.
  • Riverview Community Garden/Farmer’s Market – 285 Ogden Ave.
  • Newport/Avalon Cove – 2nd Street off of Washington Blvd
  • Municipal Court – 365 Summit Ave.
  • Lafayette/Ercel Webb Park – Lafayette and Woodward


    We can reduce our waste and energy consumption byRecycling recycling. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP):

    • Recycling results in reduced emissions of air and water pollutants.
    • Recycling reduces the need for mining and drilling, both of which cause air and water pollution.
    • Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials. It results in a net reduction for ten major categories of air pollutants (such as nitrogen oxide, particulates, and sulfur oxides) and eight major categories of water pollutants.
    • Recycling leads to reductions in greenhouse gas generation by saving energy needed to extract natural resources, by increased forest carbon sequestration (through the saving of trees), by using less energy in manufacturing and by reducing the amount of waste burned or buried.
    • On average, approximately 1.67 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) equivalents are avoided for every ton of municipal solid waste recycled.

    Contact Info


    • Report an overgrown lot or an illegal dumping incident here.
    • Call 201-547-4400 for more information regarding dumpster rental.
    • The next hazardous waste drop off date is: TBD.  Residents can drop off hazardous waste items at DPW headquarters: 15-17 Linden Ave E, Jersey City, NJ