PLEASE NOTE: Waste Industries handles Livingston’s Garbage and Recycling collections. To speak with customer service, please call 908-436-1966


Livingston’s garbage collection is performed by Waste Industries, LLC

  • Residents should call Waste Industries directly at 908-436-1966 with questions or to report missed pickups.
  • Please Note: The largest size can our garbage collection company employees can lift is 65 gallons.

Know Your Section & Your Garbage Days

View the Sections and Zones by Street to find your garbage and recycling days of the week.

View Garbage Collection Zones Map (PDF) (color coded for days of the week).

6:00 AM

Per Township Code 265-5, trucks may begin picking up on any street at 6:00 a.m. Residents can put out their garbage at the curb after 4:00 p.m. the day before their scheduled pickup day.

If not putting garbage out the evening before, residents must have their garbage out before 6 a.m. on their scheduled day to guarantee pickup on that day. If garbage is not out and trucks pass through, garbage will not be collected. In that case, the resident must simply hold onto their garbage until their next regular collection day. Please note that garbage must be removed from the curbline in this case.

Missed Pickups

Residents with questions about garbage that was placed at the curb on time -- or who have a contract for rear-yard pickup -- but whose garbage was not collected should call Waste Industries at 908-436-1966. Residents may also email Waste Industries.

Weather, Holiday & Collection Updates

In the unlikely event of a disruption in service, Waste Industries will post information on their website. You can also call Waste Industries at 908-436-1966. 

If a holiday or inclement weather prevents Waste Industries, LLC from collecting your garbage, the garbage will instead be picked up on your next regularly scheduled garbage collection day. There is no “make up” day for garbage collection.

Back Door Pickup Service

Waste Industries offers an additional, optional Back Door Trash Removal Service for customers for a fee. Find the rates for this service in Livingston here and call Waste Industries at 908-436-1966 to set up an account.

More Information

For more recycling-related information from Livingston, visit the recycling page. Recycling guidelines, street listings and special recycling event dates can all be found there.

If you have any problems or questions, please call Waste Industries, LLC directly at 908-436-1966. Town Hall cannot help answer garbage collection questions.

Holiday Schedule

There is no garbage pickup on these six holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day