Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Annual Clean Up Drop Off Program

The Annual Clean-Up Program takes place at the Auten Road Site which is located at 280 Auten Road, opposite the Auten Road School, next to the Railroad Tracks.  The free program is offered to residents to allow them to dispose of unwanted items. Residents wishing to participate in any of the Department of Public Works programs must first sign up for the Public Works Membership Program. Seniors may participate in either the Drop off Program OR Senior Curbside program, not both.

Registration is available online via Community Pass.

Bulk/Brush Drop Off residents are entitled to one (1) Bulk/Brush Drop Off registration per year, per household.  This program allows residents to dispose of items such as: old furniture, toys, rugs, appliances, bicycles, hot water tanks, old furnaces, etc., as well as yard clean-up brush. 

Brush ONLY residents are entitled to two (2) Brush ONLY registrations per year, per household. This program allows residents the opportunity to dispose of yard clean-up brush.  

Residents ultimately have three (3) opportunities afforded to them during the year to drop off brush when taking advantage of both programs.

COVID-19 Operating Procedure update: W
e will not be scanning or distributing new Membership Cards during this time.  You must pre-register on Community Pass (only online registrations are being accepted at this time) and bring a printed copy of your receipt or your driver's license.  The gate attendant will have a list of registered members for each date to verify your registration.  Please follow these additional Safety Measures to be permitted access to the Auten Road Facility: 

  • Face masks and gloves are required at all times.
  • When you arrive at the gate to check in, crack your window and give the attendant the registrant's last name. Please have an id ready to show.
  • Do not exit your vehicle until instructed to do so.
  • Please follow the signs that are posted at the facility for Bulk and Brush Drop off..
  • Anyone who does not adhere to the rules and safety measures will be turned away.
  • Due to increased security measures currently in place, you will need to provide the registrants name to the gate attendant along with your id or a print out of your registration.  If your date is after normal operations have resumed (we will post an update on the website) and you need a replacement card, you can apply for a new membership card at that time on Community Pass. Please note there is a $5 replacement fee for previously issued cards. If you are a new registrant and do not have a membership card, it is not necessary to apply for a card on Community Pass, you will receive your card at the gate on the date of your scheduled event.


Adjusted 2020 Drop Off Dates
7 am - 3 pm

June: Saturdays: 6th and 27th
July: Saturdays: 11th and 25th
August: Saturdays: 1st and 29th
September: Saturdays: 12th and 26th
October: Saturdays: 3rd and 31st


Hillsborough Township Residents Only 
Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis and you are encouraged to register early.
If you need to reschedule your date you must contact the office to refund your registration in order to register for another date. Failure to do so before the date of the event will forfeit your registration.
Each resident participating in the program must check-in at the gate and present their Membership Card for scanning upon each entry. There will be no access to the Auten Road site without their Membership Card and valid registration to the program.
Registration may not be transferred to another person or household.
The drop off site is open rain or shine
Registrations will be capped at 150 per date for Bulk/Brush Drop Off and 20 per date for Brush Only
Small trailers can be used (2000 lbs. G.V.W. Maximum)
No vehicles over 6,700 lbs. G.V.W.
No hazardous/toxic materials (pesticides/chemicals/herbicides/ creosote)
No recyclables (cardboard/plastic)
No motor oil
No batteries/tires/vehicle parts
No propane tanks
No concrete/blacktop/bricks/pavers
No lumber over 6 feet long and no renovation materials
No tree stumps or logs over 16 inches in diameter
No electronics will be accepted (faxes, TVs/computers/monitors, etc.)
No paint
Freon must be removed from all appliances