Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm

(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Brush and Bulk Waste

Scotch Road Convenience Center


Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off):
M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

  • Site closed from 11:30 - 12:30 M - S.
  • Closed periodically for mulching and cleanups. (look for website notices)

Scotch Road (Public Works): 
Bulk Items (Closed for the winter)
Fri & Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

  • Site closed from 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch
  • Will reopen Friday March 17th, 2023

Pass required.  Those not having a pass must get one from the Municipal Building Receptionist on the Upper Level on M- F only.

Electronic Items

Mon-  Sat: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm.  

Closed on Township Holidays 

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Bulk Drop-Off Procedures

For 136 Scotch Rd Facility 

(Closed for winter, will reopen March 17th, 2023)

To save tax dollars and end abuses of Convenience Center privileges by non-residents and commercial entities Ewing Township has instituted a structured process for dropping off bulk waste at the Convenience Center on 136 Scotch Road (as of March 1, 2019).  Each Ewing address is now entitled to 12 NO FEE drop-off visits to the facility per year.


Each household user who wishes to use the facility must obtain their own Bulk Drop-Off Validation Card from our Community Pass system.

A photo ID is required to complete your card registration.

To save some time, you may choose to register each household user in Community Pass online in advance. However, an in-person visit to have your picture taken and receive your card is required to complete the registration.

All households are restricted to 12 visits to the facility annually. The validation cards may not be recharged for more visits and you cannot purchase more visits for your cards. Card use is not transferable and bulk waste generated from outside Ewing Township is not permitted.


Convenience Center privileges are limited to legal residents of Ewing Township only. The following groups are excluded from the Convenience Center: commercial entities, County, State of Federal governments, and non-residents of the Township living in student dormitories and/or housing located on the campus of The College of New Jersey. Contractors are not allowed. Materials may not be dropped off in vehicles with commercial plates.

Each separate trip to the Convenience Center shall constitute a separate drop-off for purposes of calculating each resident's twelve residential bulk waste drop-offs, even if occurring on the same day.  

Quantity and size limitations

  • One car, SUV or standard pickup truck bed filled with materials constitutes one drop-off
  • One utility trailer filled with materials  constitutes one drop-off.
  • Overage (2 drop-offs) - if the materials rises more than 2 feet above the bed of the truck or trailer.

 Utility Trailer restrictions

  •  Maximum of 6 x 8 in size.
  • Not enclosed
  • Must be towed by a car or SUV, no pickups.  

For full details see Executive Order 2A



Jack Stephan Way
(off of Parkway Avenue, at the old Naval Jet Propulsion Center)
  • Yard waste
  • Leaves, loose or bagged
    in biodegradable bags
  • Tree parts
Department of Public Works
(136 Scotch Road)
  • Large household waste & materials
  • Windows with glass removed
  • Furniture and lamps
  • Toilets and fixtures
  • Boxes and wood debris
  • Small amounts of sheetrock, wood and flooring
  • Small appliances

Brush Waste

Spring Clean Up

Ewing Township provides curbside brush pickup in the spring for approximately two months for residents.

  • Leaves and other yard waste should be placed in biodegradable PAPER bags, open containers, or tied and bundled as appropriate. Yard waste should NOT be included in with your regular garbage.
  • Branches and limbs should be cut into 4’ lengths and securely tied in bundles with a total weight not exceeding 50 pounds.
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS will be collected. Biodegradable PAPER leaf bags ONLY will be collected.

Residents may obtain Biodegradable PAPER leaf bags from the Department of Public Works facility at 136 Scotch Road. (Call (609) 882-3382 for availability.)

Under no circumstances should loose or piled grass be placed at the curb. We encourage you to leave your grass clippings on your lawn for a healthier lawn. For more information about this see our Grasscycling page.

Fall Leaf Collection

Ewing Township provides curbside leaf collection in the fall for residents. The pickup schedule is weather dependent and will be the day after your garbage pick up.  To keep our storm drains clear, insure better water quality, and to comply with NJDEP environmental protection guidelines, no loose leaves or brush are permitted at the curb.  Leaves and other yard debris (including grass) must be bagged in biodegradable PAPER bags (containers may be used as an alternative). 

Residents may obtain Biodegradable PAPER leaf bags from the Department of Public Works facility at 136 Scotch Road. (Call (609) 882-3382 for availability.)

Post-Holiday Christmas Tree Pickup

Township staff begins Christmas Tree pickup at curbside beginning the first weekday after New Year's Day and continues through the month. Please double check to make sure that all ornaments, lights and tinsel have been removed as the Township practices tree recycling. Residents are also welcome to drop their tree off at the Jack Stephan Way Convenience Center. All trees collected by Township staff are brought to the Jack Stephan Way site to be chipped and shredded.

Leaf and Brush Recycling

Ewing Township encourages you to consider a better way to handle your grass clippings and autumn leaf drop – by composting. This process recharges your yards with your own organic debris instead of giving it away by bagging or piling leaves out at the curb. There are a number of really simple environmentally friendly ways to handle your grass clippings and leaf drop that don’t starve your yard and also decrease your impact on municipal services to save $$$.

Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission provide more detailed information following:

Grasscycling FAQs

Will grasscycling make my lawn look bad?
No! Follow the 1/3 rule-mow often enough so that no more than 1/3 of the length of the grass is cut. The short clippings decompose quickly and will not cover the grass surface.

Does grasscycling cause thatch buildup?
No! Grasscycling does not contribute to thatch problems. Research has shown that grass roots and stems are the primary cause of thatch, not grass clippings.

Does grasscycling spread lawn disease?
No! Improper watering and fertilizing are the primary causes of turf grass disease. If a favorable environment for disease is present, it will occur, whether grass clippings are left on the lawn or not.

Does grasscycling require special equipment?
A special mower is not needed to grasscycle. Regular lawn mowers can be used by removing the collection bag and adding a blade adapter, which will cut up and pulverize grass even more finely. Also, check with your local mower dealer about mulching mowers that finely cut up grass clippings and return them to the lawn. Electric mulching mowers can also help reduce air pollution.

Commercial Collection

The Township no longer provides solid waste removal for any commercial properties, which includes trash, bulk items and recyclables. It is NJ LAW to recycle. The Mercer County Improvement Authority does provide pick up for small businesses. Contact MCIA @ (609) 278-8086 for more information on small business recycling.