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F.A.Q.'s
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS....

What items CANNOT be brought to the Recycling Center?

HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE 

Utilize the trash curbside collection program.  The Recycling Center CANNOT accept trash at ANY TIME.

BULK/FURNITURE ITEMS (NON-METAL)

Utilize the trash curbside collection program.  The Recycling Center CANNOT accept trash at ANY TIME.

HARD PLASTIC ITEMS/TOYS
These items are non-recyclable! The Recycling Center CANNOT accept hard plastic items/toys at ANY TIME.

PROPANE TANKS

Propane tanks are hazardous waste. Take tanks to any tank filling station or bring to one of the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) Household Hazardous Waste events. For more information: visit bcua.org or call Hazardous Waste Hotline: 201-807-8696.
 
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Residents are responsible for disposal of construction debrisUNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should construction debris be placed out for trash collection.  When using contractors, residents should make sure that all construction-generated debris is removed by the contractor.

LATEX PAINT DISPOSAL
Option 1:  Trash disposal
BEFORE placing in trash, paint MUST be hardened.
If paint is still liquid, stir a drying agent (sand, clumping cat litter or Quick Dry granules*) into the can *sold at most hardware shops. AFTER the paint has hardened, place can in the trash with LID OFF.
Option 2: Liquid paint
Cans containing liquid paint can be taken to a Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) Household Hazardous Waste events. For more information: visit bcua.org or call Hazardous Waste Hotline: 201-807-8696.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) holds special collection events for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
2019 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 
2019 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

You can also contact the BCUA’s Hazardous Waste Hotline at 201- 807-5825 for advice and further information or visit the BCUA’s website: www.bcua.org.