Garbage & Recycling Pickup
All garbage and recycling pickup is handled by Interstate Waste Services.
Please contact them directly at (973) 623-7600 if you have any questions regarding your scheduled trash pickup.
Please refer to the 2023 recycling calendar for your scheduled pickup dates.
Important notice: no plastic bags. Please refrain from using plastic bags when putting you recycling to the curb or your recycling will not be picked up.
The Recycling Center located at 325 Piermont Road, is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. This center is for residents only. Commercial vehicles are not permitted at the recycling center at any time.
Please note that we will no longer be collecting "alkaline batteries" at the DPW for recycling.
If you wish to continue recycling batteries click here for a list of dropoff sites.
The collection of recyclables will take place on Monday & Thursday. It must be placed curbside before 7:00am. Each street in town has been assigned a day for pick-up. Commingle and Newspapers will be picked up on alternating weeks. Please click here for your assigned day. Commingled which includes glass, aluminum, tin, and plastic containers, must be placed in barrels. Paper and cardboard must be tied and bundled, or placed in paper bags.
Grass and Garden debris will be collected curbside on Wednesdays, March through November. It must be placed in barrels no larger than 30 gallons (DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS). Branches must be less than four feet in length, tied in bundles, and placed at the curb.
Christmas trees will be recycled on Wednesdays during the month of January. Please have your trees at the curb by 7:00am. Please be sure to remove all decorations and lights before placing at the curb.
Materials accepted at the Recycling Center are:
- Commingled (DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS)
- Paper, including newspaper, junk mail, catalogs, magazines, telephone books and paperback books
- Cardboard, including corrugated and chipboard. Please flatten cardboard boxes to maximize space in container.
- Leaves, brush and branches
- Batteries – vehicle and rechargeable only
- Vehicle motor oil
- Tires (auto only)
- Scrap metal
- TV’s and Electronics
Construction material will not be accepted at the recycling center. Construction material includes lumber, windows, doors, roofing, siding, and wooden fence. Rock, concrete, stone, asphalt, propane tanks and furniture are also not accepted. You must use a private contractor to dispose of these materials. Consult the Yellow Pages under “Rubbish and Garbage Removal”.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Program:
Hazardous waste items such as oil base paints, solvents and thinners, gasoline, antifreeze, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides are not accepted at the Recycling Center. These items can be disposed of on the Hazardous Waste Collections Days sponsored each year by the Bergen County Utilities Authority.
Please contact the BCUA Hazardous Waste Hotline at 201-807-5825 or visit their website for a list of dates and additional information.
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