Recycling

Recyclables must be placed at curbside by 6:00 AM of your scheduled day, rain or shine!
Call before 12:00 PM on your recycling day if your recyclables are missed.

Eastside Park
Area 1
Riverside
Area 2
Hillcrest
Area 3
Lakeview
Area 4
Wrigley Park
Area 5
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
People's Park
Area 6
Eastside
Area 7
Stoney Road / Totowa
Area 8
South Paterson
Area 9
West / No. Side
Area 10
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

REMEMBER:
There will be no recycling collection on these holidays.
Recycling pickup will be on your next scheduled day.
(Not the following day or week)

 

Watch Cablevision Channel 73 and the Herald News for any schedule changes or announcements.


Recyclable Materials

Aluminum, Tin, Glass and Plastic:
These items can be mixed and must be placed in a re-usable container. Please do not use plastic bags. Each time plastic bags are found in a truck of recyclable material the city is charged an additional fee.

Metal:
Yes No
Vegetable Cans
Pet Food Cans
Milk Cans
Fruit Cans
Soda Cans
Juice Cans
Beer Cans
Meat Cans
Cookie Tins
Spray Cans
Paint Cans
Shaving Cream Cans
Pie Plates
Tin Foil
Scrap Metal
Metal Hangers
Glass:
Yes No
Juice Bottles
Soda Bottles
Baby Food Jars
Instant Coffee Jars
Beer Bottles
Liquor Bottles
Mustard Jars
Ketchup Bottles
Pickle Jars
Similar Glass Containers
Window Glass
Cups
Drinking Glasses
Dishes
Light Bulbs
Porcelain
Plates
Makeup Jars
Flower Vases / Pots
Mirrors
Heat Resistant Ovenware
Plastics:
Yes No
Soda Bottles
Milk Containers
Water Containers
Detergent Containers
Juice Containers
Plastic Bags
Waxed Containers
Styrofoam Products
(cold cut / meat trays)
Plastic Hangers
These symbols indicate the type of plastic containers that can be placed in your commingled mix. These numbers are located on the bottom of plastic containers.




Newspaper:
Newspapers must be placed in brown bags or bundled with string.

Yes No
Paperback Books
Hard Cover Books
(with binding removed)
All sections of the
newspaper including
the magazine section.
Junk Mail
Brown Paper Bags
Catalogs
Magazines
Telephone Books
Gift Wrap Paper
Poster Paper




Cardboard:
Brown corrugated cardboard boxes must be flattened down, tied in bundles and placed curbside on your recycling day. Cardboard cannot be waxed or contain garbage of any kind.

Yes No
Corrugated Gift Boxes
Food Boxes




White Goods:
White Goods must be placed out on the curb and called in to the Recycling Office to arrange a pick-up. Refrigerator doors must be removed.

Yes No
Refrigerators
Stoves
Washers
Dryers
Hot Water Heaters
Dishwashers
Freezers
Air Conditioners
Motorcycles
Vehicle Parts
Furniture




Tires:
Tires must be called into the City Yard at 973-321-3324.


You may also bring your recyclables to the City yard located at
402 East 16th Street and 10th Ave.

Remember, recycling is the law and you may be subject to a $1,000 fine for failure to do so.



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