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Mahwah does not dispose of propane tanks. Residents are advised to dispose of them at the Bergen Country Hazardous Waste Collection sites.
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The Bergen Country Utilities Authority (BCUA) holds collections for these items at various times throughout the year. For collection dates and sites, see the Bergen Country Utilities Authority website, or call the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825.
Metal appliances and metal items (other than appliances containing Freon) can be disposed of in two ways. Items such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, humidifiers, bed frames, water heaters etc. can be placed at the curb for regular trash collection (the first pick up of the week during the summer) or brought to the Recycling Center to be disposed of in the dumpster for metal items.
Electronic appliances such as TVs, computers, printers, are no longer allowed in the trash. These items must be brought to the Recycling Center and placed in the electronic recycling container. Any item with a plug may be placed in the electronic recycling container. Often when receiving a delivery for a new appliance, TVs, etc, the vendor will remove the old appliance.
15-6.4 Curbside Placements to Become Township Property:
a). From the time of placement of newspapers, glass, plastic, aluminum and other metal items by any person at the curb for collection by the Township or its authorized agent, pursuant to the rules and regulations herein contained or hereafter promulgated, such newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum and other metal items shall become the sole property of the Township or its authorized agent.
For disposal of any appliances containing a refrigerant (Freon) such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners, please call 973-227-7020 to arrange a date and time to have the appliance picked up at the curb by the Township contracted hauler.
Mahwah does not accept any paint, paint cans or paint brushes. Batteries can be recycled at Mahwah's Recycling Center. Resident are also encouraged to return batteries to the stores where they were purchased. Bergen County Utilities Authority hold collections for Household Hazardous Waste certain times throughout the year at three different locations; Parmaus, Mahwah and Moonachie. For dates and location sites go to the Bergen Country Utilities Authority (BCUA) website. Or call the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825.