Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

(201) 664-1849

Recycling Information

No Commercial Recycling allowed

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Recycle Center Location:  DPW Garage, 35 Russell Ave.

Open: Mon.- Fri., 7am until 3pm, and 9am until 3pm on Saturday (except holidays).
In addition to those items picked up curbside, the center accepts cardboard (flattened), used motor oil, 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.

For a printout the Recycling Update click here

For further information about recycling, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (201-664-4438) the DPW.


     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
See below for your 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. 


Paper Shredding:
   Mobile unit at O.T. DPW 
   BCUA website:

October 12, 2024    9am - 1pm at OT DPW
Various BCUA Locations Click here

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

Drop off at DPW

Clothing Drop off at DPW 

The DPW is no long accepting Tires

Oil and Oil Filters; Anti-freeze; Car Batteries   DPW no longer accepts this - refer to BCUA for disposal
Co-mingled/Paper Cardboard Drop off at DPW or Curb pick-up (see calendar)  
Brush/Branch Clippings Call DPW 201-664-4438
Store Plastic Bags Local Grocery Store
Household Hazardous Waste (pesticides, paint, etc.)   Household Hazardous Waste Collections


For additional information:
D.E.P. Recycling Info.
Recycling Economics - click here
Recycling Grass & Leaves - click here
Recycling Plastic bags - click here
Recycling FAQ’s - click here
Bergen County Utilities Authority BCUA    click here
NJ Clean Energy Program   Click here
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule click here