Superintendent

Recycling

Branch Collection

Garbage Disposal

Leaf Collection



DPW Seasonal Employment

Opportunity 

Please complete the employment application located in the forms section on the home page of this website. E-mail the completed application to Andy@oldtappan.net or fax it to 201-664-3254. You may also drop it off at the Borough Hall

WHERE TO RECYCLE...

DPW 35 Russell Ave
Weekdays 7am-3pm  / Saturdays 9am-1pm

Paper Shredding at OT DPW
                 or
BCUA website:  www.bcua.org

October 21, 2017 9am - 1pm at OT DPW
                  or
Various BCUA Locations CLICK HERE

Scrap Iron/White Goods Call DPW 201-664-4438
or bring to the DPW 
Computers/Electronics

Call  DPW 201-664-4438

Clothing DPW - Clothing Bin
Tires

DPW

Oil and Oil Filters
Anti-freeze
Car  Batteries
See an employee at the DPW
Co-mingled/Paper Cardboard Curb or bring to the DPW
Brush/Branch Clippings Call DPW 201-664-4438
Store Plastic Bags Local Grocery Store
Household Hazardous Waste
(pesticides, paint, etc.)
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
See the BCUA Website

 

For further information about recycling, email or call (201-664-4438) the DPW.

For additional information link to websites:     
RECYCLINGNJ.com - click here
earth911.com - click here

 

A message to Homeowners from NJ Clean Energy Program - For more information CLICK HERE

 

IMPORTANT D.E.P. Recycling Info.

Recycling Economics - click here
Recycling Grass & Leaves - click here
Recycling Plastic bags - click here
Recycling Tips - click here

Recyclables are picked up curbside on Wed. by 7am on day of pick up.

GLASS BOTTLES The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - commingled  (clear, green, and brown), aluminum tin cans and plastic containers (type 1 and 2 plastic, as noted on bottom of container in triangle). Items must be rinsed out and put in a reusable container that weighs no more than 50lbs.

NEWSPAPERS & JUNK MAIL The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (no pick ups on the 5th Wed. of the month). Items may be tied in bundles, in paper grocery bags or in reusable containers not more than 50lbs. Do not place any items in plastic bags. 

RECYLCE CENTER LOCATION  DPW Garage Russell Ave. Open Mon.- Fri., 7am until 3pm, and 9am until 1pm on Saturday (except holidays). In addition to those items picked up curbside, the center accepts cardboard (flattened), used motor oil, car tires, and used clothing. Please bring only those items designated for recycling and place them in the appropriate container. Do NOT place plastic bags in with your recyclables.  Use the curbside pickup whenever possible to prevent an overflow situation at the DPW yard.

We do not accept garbage, construction debris, paint, chemicals, etc. Violators will be prosecuted. If you have any questions as to what is acceptable or where you may dispose of items, please refer to your recycling bulletin or call 201- 664-4438. For additional information on hazardous waste, such as paints, varnishes, chemicals, propane cylinders, etc. contact Bergen County's Household Hazardous Waste Program at 201-807-5825 or the paint recycling hotline at 201-807-8696.  Or on the web at www.njhazwaste.com

 

Bergen County Utilities Authority BCUA    click here

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule click here 

 

WHITE GOODS

APPLIANCES
Refrigerators, stoves, water heaters and other metal items are picked up on Wednesday's. Call 201-664-4438 to arrange for pick up. Be sure to remove the doors from refrigerators & freezers.

FURNITURE
Couches and other types of furniture are picked up by your garbage contractor, contact them directly regarding these items.

IMPORTANT LEAF COLLECTION INFORMATION

 

The Department of Public Works will begin picking up leaves in the street on October 15th and they will be picked up on a continual basis until we begin our last pick up on December 2nd. Leaves may not be placed in the roadway prior to October 9th as per borough ordinance as required by the State and Federal Stormwater Regulations. Leaves must be put out by December 1st to ensure pick up, any snow fall during this time can slow pick up operations. Please do not mix any debris such as branches, brush and rocks in the leaf piles. Rake the leaf piles as close to the curb as possible to insure safe passage of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Do not place leaves on top of or within 10 feet of storm drains and do not block fire hydrants. If you have a landscape contractor please inform them of the above-mentioned items, thank you.

 

Vehicles parked on or close to a leaf pile will make it difficult or impossible to pick up resulting in that pile being passed by. Residents that have basketball backboards in the street are asked to remove them or turn them around, the borough will not be responsible for any damages that might occur.  Thank you for you support in the past and your future cooperation.

 

As we have done in the past we will be recycling Christmas trees during the month of January.  We will pick up on the west side of town (Central Ave. to River Vale) on January 8th & 22nd and the east side (Central Ave. to the state line including Central Ave.) on January 15th & 29th.Branches will also be picked up at this time if time allows. 

 

Wood Mulch and Leaf Compost

Sorry, no more mulch available this year, 2016.  Applications will be available next year on April 17 for delivery May 15 or thereafter.

 

Thank you to all the residents for making this initiative such an extraordinary success.

The Borough does not provide garbage and waste disposal services. Instead, residents have contracts with privately-owned sanitation contractors.

The following is sanitation contractors' contact information:

Buldo Brothers Sanitation Inc.
P.O. Box 326, River Vale, NJ 07675
201-573-1921

Advanced Disposal
P.O.  Box 256, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
201-830-3417

Waste Management
61-75 Broad Avenue, Fairview, NJ 07022
1-800-718-8111

Additional information