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WHAT IS TO BE RECYCLED
How To Prepare It

The following “Recyclable Materials” will be collected curbside by the Township.
Effective January 1, 2008, the Township Recycling regulations will change to the following:  all glass, plastic, tin and aluminum recyclable items can be placed in the same container for curbside pickup by the Township Recycling Department.  Residents can place these items at the curb in containers no larger than 40 gallons.  The schedule for recycling material will remain the same; there are no changes in service. Please refer to the Township web site "Calendar of Events" for 2014 schedule or click here for recycling schedule, including the recycling section listing. The remaining material (newspaper, magazines and cardboard) are to be prepared using existing regulations as listed below.    Residents who wish to continue to separate their recycling material can do so at the Recycling Center on North Railroad Avenue, which is open Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm and on Saturdays from 7:00am to 1:00pm.  Residents in Fardale can still separate items at Co. #4 Firehouse on Fardale Avenue on Saturdays between the hours of 8:00am to 11:30am.  (Please check the schedule for the Saturdays this service is not available).  If there are any questions, please call the Department of Public Works - 201-529-3344.

  1. Newspapers: Newspapers must be bundled and string tied. NO brown bags, magazines or junk mail are to be included in the bundles. Bundles should not be more than 30 pounds in weight.
  2. Magazines: must be bundled and string tied. No newspapers, brown bags or junk mail are to be included in the bundles. Bundles should not be more than 30 pounds in weight.
  3. Cardboard: Cardboard should be folded or cut and string tied in bundles weighing no more than 30 pounds. For large amounts of cardboard, call the recycling center for special arrangements.
  4. Aluminum & Metal Cans: Food and beverage cans only. All labels must be removed and insides should be rinsed clean. 
  5. Glass: All glass goods should be rinsed clean and unbroken. No mirrors, plate glass, china, light bulbs, ceramic or porcelain goods will be collected.  
  6. Plastic: Only plastic beverage containers WITH CAPS REMOVED will be collected.

    ALL GLASS, ALUMINUM AND TIN LEFT AT CURBSIDE MUST BE IN REUSABLE CONTAINERS! ALL ITEMS LEFT AT CURBSIDE IN PAPER OR PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE LEFT AT THE CURB.

    All recyclables must be at curb by 7:00 a.m.

    Pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. - each street is picked up ONCE.

    In case of snow there will be no pickup - pickup will be on your next regular scheduled pickup day.

    RECYCLING CENTER HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 


Factories, Warehouse, Office complexes, Service Stations, Hotels and all commercial establishments are required to comply with the Recycling Act.

Business pickups will be on Thursday and Friday of every week.  If there is a problem establishing a program, the Recycling Coordinator will assist.  When recycling materials are prepared for pickup they must follow the same criteria as for a curbside pickup.

The following multiple family residences have "on premise depots" for all recyclable items to be picked up.  There will be no curbside pick-up for these associations.  For further information call your management group or condo association.

Bogerts Ranch Estates                            Mall Apartments
Brookside Manor                                       Paddington Square
Chapel Greens                                          Pond Meadows
Franklin Crossing                                      Kilmer Woods I, II, III
Ramapo Brae                                             Lindvale Garden Apartments
Ramapo Garden Apartments                  Rolling Hills Apartments
Ridge Gardens

The following items may be dropped off at the Recycling Center located at 142 North Railroad Avenue:

 
 
 
 
AUTO BATTERIES
 Car batteries only
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES
Barrels provided for disposal
CARDBOARD
Must be cut and bundled 
SCRAP METAL
All metal waste and household appliances 
NEWSPAPER
No brown or plastic bags
MAGAZINES
No brown or plastic bags
GLASS                                                                                             Containers provided for deposit
PLASTIC
Barrels provided for deposit
TIN CANS
Barrels provided for deposit
ALUMINUM
Barrels provided for deposit
MIXED PAPER                                                            Office files, computer, brown bags, all paper products
ELECTRONICS
Computers, TVs, radios, microwaves

The Township Recycling Center does not accept used motor oil, antifreeze, tires of any size, paint, paint cans or propane tanks of any size. These items can be disposed of through the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Collection Program. Contact 201-807-5825 for further information.  In addition, refrigerators/freezers and air conditioners are not accepted at the Recycling Center.  They are picked up at no charge by calling Suburban Disposal Inc. at 1-973-227-7020.
 




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