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Trash & Recycling Schedule

 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS  & RECYCLING CENTER 
850 Robert K. Chester Way, New Milford, NJ 07476
Telephone: 201-967-8172  - Fax: 201-967-1741

HOURS OF OPERATION
DPW: M - F 
 7:30 AM-3:00 PM  Recycling Center: M - S  7:30 AM-3:00 PM

CONTACTS

Vincent A. Cahill  - CPWM/CRP/CCCC
Director of Public Works / Property Maintenance Officer
/ Zoning Officer

Syl Bresa - CPWM
Superintendent of Public Works

Michael A. Calamari 
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works

Julia M. Burdge  – CRP/SRMP/CCCC
Recycling Coordinator / Clean Communities Coordinator / Administrative Assistant, Public Works

2018 HOLIDAYS
Borough Offices will be closed on the following holidays:

• New Year's Day   • Labor Day
• Martin Luther King Jr.’s B'day   • Columbus Day
• President's Day   • Veterans Day
• Good Friday   • Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
• Memorial Day   • Christmas Eve
• Independence Day   • Christmas Day

*HOLIDAYS OBSERVED FOR GARBAGE & RECYCLING - Please check the calendar for changes to scheduled collections due to Holidays.
 
PLACEMENT OF ANY ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Per Borough Ordinance, items are to be placed curbside AFTER 6:00 PM on the evening prior to the scheduled collection day, NOT BEFORE
DO NOT put the following out until you have called the DPW to schedule a pick up: electronics/metal/appliances/branches.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
During inclement weather the Department of Public Works may determine that the Recycling Center be closed for safety of the residents. Garbage or recyling collection may be cancelled due to ice or snow storms, high winds, heavy rains or other weather-related factors. In this case, remove all materials from the curb. Service will resume on your next scheduled pick up day. The DPW or Office of Emergency Management will do their best to notify residents if recycling is going to be cancelled. However, if you are in doubt, remove your recyclables from the curbside so that snow plows can operate without obstruction.

SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE
 It is the responsibility of the owner or owners of any premises to shovel and remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snow fall ends.

MISSED COLLECTIONS
Residents should call 201-967-8172 to report any missed collections or other related issues.

CARTON RECYCLING INFORMATION
Rinsed "gable" top cartons are now recyclable.  Please place in with your bottles, cans and #1, #2 and #5 plastics.
The Borough does not accept plastic bags of any kind in recycling
Recyclables placed in plastic bags or containers that have plastic bags in them, WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.

Residents must remove the plastic bags. Collection crews will NOT return until the next scheduled pick-up day.

 
DO NOT place recycling in plastic bags
DO NOT put plastic bags in recycling

DO return plastic bags to a grocery store

PLASTIC ITEMS
The ONLY plastic items accepted for recycling are those marked with the following symbols:

Place ALL other plastics in your REGULAR TRASH.

 
PIZZA BOXES
Pizza boxes are NOT recyclable - they go in the regular trash.

CURBSIDE COLLECTION
For New Milford Residents only, the Borough provides a curbside recycling collection program every Thursday, Borough-wide, alternating between commingled (bottles, cans, plastics) and paper/cardboard collection. Refer to the Recycling/Garbage calendar 

 
RECYCLING/GARBAGE CALENDARS
Calendars are mailed to all residents during December of the preceding year.  Replacement Calendars are available at the DPW office & the Borough Clerks office as well as online.

RECYCLING CONTAINERS
New homeowners are provided with one recycling container, free of charge.  New homeowners receive a Welcome Bag which contains the slip entitling them to a free can.  Replacement or additional recycling cans may be purchased at the DPW Office, M-F 7:30AM-3:00PM, for a cost of $14.00 each. Please make checks payable to "Borough of New Milford".

ACCEPTED ITEMS AT THE RECYCLING CENTER:

BATTERIES - Rechargeable batteries and car batteries.  The label on the battery will indicate if it is rechargeable.  Alkaline batteries are no longer considered hazardous waste and can be put into the trash.
 
TIRES - Car tires only.  Rims must be separated from the tire and recycled in a separate bin. No oversized tires are accepted.
 
WASTE OIL - See attendant at the Recycling Center to empty oil cans.
 
TEXTILES - Collection bins are located adjacent to the DPW/Recycling Center for clothing and textile donations.


IN ADDITION, RESIDENTS MAY ALSO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE RECYLING CENTER. 
 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES & SCRAP METAL
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
NEWSPAPERS, PAPER & CARDBOARD (No Pizza Boxes)
COMMINGLED (Bottles/cans/plastic
*) *Marked with #1, 2 or 5  

 CURBSIDE COLLECTION  also available for the above items.
 
WHITEGOODS, METAL & ELECTRONICS
Collected curbside every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Collection MUST be scheduled with the DPW two days in advance by calling 201-967-8172. Residents may also bring these items to a BCUA event

Examples:  Electronics, computers, televisions, washing machines, dryers, stoves, refrigerators (door removed), humidifiers, water heaters, garbage disposals/compactors, lawnmowers, grills (propane tank removed), air conditioners, treadmills, metal items - bed frames, fencing and poles (without cement attached), swing sets and scrap metal.

BRANCHES  - 2 Options  
DO NOT MIX BRANCHES WITH LEAVES
 
1.  Curbside - scheduled branch collection is on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month. Place in a sturdy container or tie and bundle.

Curbside Collection MUST be scheduled with the DPW two days in advance by calling 201-967-8172. DO NOT PLACE CURBSIDE UNTIL YOU HAVE CALLED AND ARE ON THE LIST. Failure to do so may result in a summons.

2. Loose branches may be brought to the Recycling Center

 
LEAVES - 2 Options

1.  Curbside Collection - October 15th thru December 31st. 
Residents may rake leaves to the curb line removing all brush, branches, yard waste and garbage. Leaves must be ten feet from catch basins pursuant to NJ Storm Water Regulations. 

2.  Bagging - Residents may also bag leaves in paper biodegradable bags and place curbside.

The Recycling Center accepts leaves.  Residents may bring leaves to the Recycling Center loose or in biodegradable paper bags M - S  7:30 AM-3:00 PM.

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
Curbside collection of Christmas trees will be the 2nd week of the month of January. *Please remove the following items from your Christmas trees before setting out for collection:  plastic bags, strings of lights, ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and nails.

GRASS / PLANT CLIPPINGS & VEGETATIVE WASTE 

Curbside Collection -  Collected Borough-wide EVERY Wednesday, April to October.  NO NEED TO CALL 
Place in paper bags or garbage cans - NO plastic bags.

Residents are encouraged to recycle grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn when mowing.  

 
PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS - Rain or Shine!
Saturday, May 5th & Saturday, November 3rd
Recycling Center, 850 Robert K. Chester Way
  • Recycle unwanted confidential paper documents by safely shredding them
  • Observe materials being shredded
  • Limit of 4 bags or boxes. Weight no more than 25 lbs each
  • No non-paper items, binders, photos, carbon paper, plastic or shipping envelopes

GARBAGE / TRASH COLLECTION

Curbside Collection begins at 6:00 AM on Boulevard and River Road.  Pick-up on secondary roads begins at 6:30 AM. Place trash curbside in a sturdy container or sealed plastic bags AFTER 6:00 PM the night before collection day.
MISSED COLLECTIONS or issues should be reported to the DPW by calling 201-967-8172.

TRASH & BULK ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER

Section G1: Tuesdays
Section G2: Fridays

2018 SUMMER COLLECTION

BOTH Sections collected Tuesdays  & Fridays May 29th to Sept. 7th

TRASH:  Bagged or in cans (not to exceed 40 lbs. when filled). Allowed amount: up to 5 containers & 4 bags.

BULK ITEM: 1 non-metal item per pick-up (example: sofa, chair, mattress, box spring, toilet, wooden furniture).

LATEX PAINT: Must be in solid form. Use paint hardening crystals (sold at hardware stores) or clumping cat litter to harden. 

CARPET:  Cut to 3 ft. lengths, tied & bundled (no more than 5 bundles per pick up).

WOOD:  Cut to 3 ft. lengths, tied & bundled (no more than 5 bundles per pick-up).

BATTERIES: Only rechargeable batteries are recyclable. Alkaline batteries place in trash.  


Please follow the following links for more information on recycling.
 
All Collection Sites Open (rain or shine)  at 9:00 AM and Close Promptly at 3:00 PM. Collections are Free for Bergen County Residents-ID is required

Paramus - Bergen Community College - 400 Paramus Rd.
           Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
           Sunday, October 14, 2018

MahwahCampgaw Reservation- 200 Campgaw Rd.
          Saturday, May 8, 2018
          Saturday, July 21, 2018
          Saturday, September 8, 2018

MoonachieBC Utilities Authority - Foot of Empire Blvd.
         Saturday, March 10, 2018
         Saturday, November 17, 2018
 
*****Do not bring Computers/Electronics/Tires on the Above Dates*****  
 
The Bergen County Utilities Authority operates a Computer and Electronics Recycling Center for all BERGEN COUNTY residents. The Recycling Center is open Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  No appointment necessay.  Please contact the Recycle Hotline at 201-807-5825 for more information.
COMMONLY 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 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 pain 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).
♦ 2018 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 

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.
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