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


Brush Drop-off

TEMPORARY Location change beginning May 6: 136 Scotch Road
M-S: 7:30am - 2:30pm


  • Closed 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch
  • Closed periodically for mulching and cleanups. (look for website notices)

Bulk Items

Scotch Road (Public Works): 
Wed & Sat: 7:30am - 2:00pm

Pass purchase required.  Those not having a pass must get one from the Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, and the Municipal Building Receptionist on the Upper Level on M- F only.

Electronic Items

Include: desktop or personal computers, computer monitors, portable computers, desktop printers, desktop fax machines, and TVs.

Mon-  Sat: 7:00am - 3:00pm.  

Closed on Township Holidays 

Learn more

Bulk Drop-Off Procedures

For 136 Scotch Rd Facility 

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/updated March 8,2024).  Each Ewing address is now entitled to 10 pickup truck load drop-off visits to the facility per year with the purchase of a $50 bulk validation card.


A photo ID is required to complete your card registration.

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

All households are restricted to 10 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.  

Residents from separate households may not share a Validation Card regardless of whether the residential bulk waste originated from another residential address within the Township. 

Validation Cards used in violation of this order shall be seized and not returned and any remaining drop-offs associated with that address will be vacated for that calendar year.

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 Mayor's Executive Order dated March 8, 2024.



1609 Olden Ave
(enter via Dover Ave. off Prospect Street)

  • 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 and Yard Waste

Residents shall give their best effort to avoid placing material for curbside collection near parked vehicles, utility poles, mailboxes etc.  Materials placed too close to objects will disrupt the collection process. Yard Waste (i.e. leaves and grass clippings) shall be bagged or containerized separate from brush.

The pickup schedule is somewhat weather dependent and will be the day after your garbage pick-up.  To keep our storm drains clear, ensure better water quality, and to comply with NJDEP environmental protection guidelines, no loose leaves are permitted at the curb.

Yard Waste

  • Leaves and other yard waste should be placed in biodegradable PAPER bags or open containers.  Yard waste should NOT be included with your regular garbage.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

Brush Waste

Curbside collections of brush ceases in the months of November, December, and January to facilitate leaf pickup. During these months the Township enforces a “Leaves Only” policy for cur,bside collection. All brush and yard trimmings left at the curb will be reported to Code Enforcement. In the event of a large storm, the Township would provide curbside brush collection until storm damage has been cleared.

  • Brush shall not include whole trees, tree trunks or branches exceeding six inches diameter.
  • Brush placed at the curb for collection shall be cut into no larger than four-foot lengths.
  • Branches and limbs may be securely tied in bundles with a total weight not exceeding 50 pounds.

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.