From the Township of Montclair:
The Department of Community Services is seeing a significant decrease in its workforce due to COVID-19, even with substantial protective and social distancing measures in place since March 2020 – this includes employees testing positive and those who were exposed to the virus. Required quarantining for both groups will impact staffing levels for several weeks.
Due to this unprecedented impact on staffing, the following collection schedules will be implemented effective Friday, February 26:
Curbside recycling collection will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
Recycling drop-off at the Community Services yard (219 North Fullerton Avenue) will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to allow residents an opportunity to dispose of their accumulating recyclables.
The existing refuse collection schedule will continue without interruption.
All other non-essential DCS operations and activities will be temporarily suspended until further notice to allow all available personnel to assist with refuse collection operations.
Recycling and refuse left curbside on Wednesday, February 24 and on Thursday, February 25 will be collected however, given staffing levels, crews may not be able to complete pick-ups on those days. If your refuse or recycling is not picked up on either day, please leave it at the curb and it will be collected on or before Saturday, February 27.
Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.