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Yes. Organic debris must be sorted into three categories -- grass, leaves, and all other debris -- and deposited on the ground in designated areas at the Center. Recyclables must be sorted into categories and placed in designated containers. Recyclables may be brought year-round during normal operating hours to the Center -- no permit is necessary. View a list of acceptable recycling items.
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Any resident who wishes to dispose of the following organic debris from their property may purchase a permit in the form of a decal for their vehicle:
Note that items cannot exceed two feet in length. The fee for the season is $60 for Westfield residents, and $120 for Scotch Plains residents.
Seasonal permits will be sold online only beginning Monday, March 14. No permits will be sold at the Center. Once you complete your online transaction, please keep a record of your confirmation page (by phone or paper) and bring it with you to your first trip to the Center. Display it, along with identification, in your window. A Department of Public Works employee will verify your purchase and will then place the seasonal decal on your vehicle.
Only non-commercial cars, vans, pick-up trucks, and utility trailers with a maximum capacity of three cubic yards may use the Center.
Pick-up trucks with dump bodies, high sideboards, and insertable dump bodies, as well as any vehicles with commercial plates, are not permitted to use the Center.
Please note that a permit is not necessary to deposit Christmas trees (January through March only) or leaves (fall only) at the Center.
Any materials not listed as acceptable may not be deposited at the Center.
No. Commercial landscapers have access to other facilities to dispose of organic debris. (Please take note that during leaf collection season, residents may authorize their lawn care provider to deposit their leaves to the Conservation Center. See "Information for Landscape Contractors".)
All containers and bags used to transport organic debris or recyclables to the Center cannot be left at the Center and, therefore, must be removed by the Center user.
Please email the Department of Public Works or visit them at 959 N Avenue W, or call 908-789-4100, weekdays during normal business hours for instructions if you incur any of the following circumstances:
Residents have several options to choose from. Among them: