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Trash & Recycling Schedule

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (DPW)
&
THE RECYCLING CENTER

850 Columbia Street, New Milford, NJ 07676

Telephone: 201-967-8172
Facsimile: 201-967-1741

HOURS OF OPERATION
Department of Public Works: Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM-3:00PM
Recycling Center:                  Monday to Saturday,
7:00 AM-3:00PM

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

Michael A. Calamari
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works

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


HOLIDAYS
The DPW/Recycling Center will be closed on the following holidays:

• New Year's Day   Labor Day
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday   Columbus Day
President's Day   Veterans Day
Good Friday   Thanksgiving Day & day after
Memorial Day   Christmas Day
Independence Day*   *(Sometimes day after)

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED FOR SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTIONS
Please check your Recycling Calendar for changes to scheduled collections due to Holidays.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER
During inclement weather the Department of Public Works may determine that the Recycling Center be closed for safey of the residents. Garbahe 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 collection day.
 
MISSED COLLECTIONS
Residents should call 201-967-8172 to report any missed collections or other related issues.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We DO NOT accept plastic bags. Commingled recycling (bottles, cans and plastics*) MUST be placed curbside in a sturdy container (preferable a designated recycling container). Recyclables placed in plastic bags or containers that have plastic bags in them WILL NO LONGER BE PICKED UP. The plastic bags will need to be removed and your bin will be emptied on your next scheduled collection.  *The ONLY plastic items we accept for recycling are those marked with the following symbols:

ALL other plastics should be placed in your REGULAR TRASH.
GARBAGE & TRASH
(SOLID WASTE) COLLECTION

Curbside collection begins at 6:00 AM on Boulevard and River Rd. Pick up on secondary roads begins at 6:30 AM. Place trash curbside in a sturdy container or sealed plastic bag after 6:00 PM the night before the scheduled collection day.  Missed collections or issues shold be reported to the DPW by calling: 201-967-8172.
 
TRASH & BULK ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER.
Please refer to the Borough’s Calendar for specific collection dates.

HOW CAN YOU RECYCLE?
RecycleThe Borough also operates a Recycling Center located at 850 Columbia Street (behind the Borough Hall, adjacent to the Swim Club) where residents can bring recyclable items Monday-Saturday, 7:00AM-3:00PM
For New Milford residents, 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 
2016 Recycling 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.

RECYCLING CONTAINERS
New homeowners are provided with one recycling container, free of charge.  Replacement or additional recycling cans may be purchased at the DPW Office, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM-3:00PM, for a cost of $12.00. 
WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO THE RECYCLING CENTER? 
WHITE GOODS (HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES) & SCRAP METAL
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
NEWSPAPERS, PAPER & CARDBOARD
COMMINGLED (BOTTLES, CANS & PLASTIC ITEMS)

 
Residents may also choose CURBSIDE COLLECTION for the above items.
 
WHITEGOODS & ELECTRONICS

Collected curbside every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.
*Residents may also call the DPW to schedule a pick up. 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 collection event. 
Examples:  Washing machines dryers stoves refrigerators (door removed), water heaters, metal sinks/tubs, irons, air conditioners, treadmills, metal bed frames, humidifiers, lawnmowers, grills (propane tank removed), garbage disposals/dompactors, metal fincing and poles (without cement attached) metal doors, metal swing sets, scrap metal, electronics,computers and televisions.

BRANCHES


Collected curbside every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Must be tied in bundles or placed in a sturdy container. Loose branches may also be brought to the Recycling Center
*Residents may also call the DPW to schedule a pick up. Collections must be scheduled with the DPW two days in advance by calling 201-967-8172. Do not place curbside until you have called.  Failure to do so may result in a summons.
Do not mix branches with leaves.

LEAVES

Collected curbside November 1st 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. Residents may also bag leaves in paper biodegradeable bags and place curbside.
The Recycling Center now accepts leaves.  Residents may drop them off loose or in biodegradable paper bags Monday thorugh Saturday 7:00 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.
 
WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO THE RECYCLING CENTER BUT NOT PUT OUT FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP?

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
There are two large drums in which waste oil can be dumped.
 
TEXTILES
Collection bins are located adjacent to the DPW/Recycling Center for clothing and textile donations.

ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE BROUGHT TO THE RECYCLING CENTER

GRASS / PLANT CLIPPINGS, LEAVES & VEGETATIVE WASTE 
Collected curbside every Wednesday beginning on the 1st Wednesday in April to the last Wednesday in October. There is no need to call the DPW to schedule. Place in paper bags or garbage cans (absolutely NO plastic bags). The Recycling Center is not permitted to accept grass clippings or leaves at any time. Please refer to the Recycling Calendar for specific collection days
 

LATEX PAINT
Solid waste curbside pick-up only on regular garbage day(s).
Latex paint must be in solid form and may then be placed in your regular trash.  Paint can be air dried or paint hardener crystals can be purchased at the DPW Office for $2.50 per packet (one packet hardens 2/3 gallon) to speed the solidifying process. 
Other types of paint and varnishes are considered hazardous waste and must NOT be place in garbage. Please refer to the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) section below for disposal information.
 
PROPANE TANKS
Please refer to the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) section below for disposal information.
 
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE AND TRASH
Solid waste curbside pick-up only on regular garbage day(s).
 
BULK/FURNITURE ITEMS (NON-METAL)
Solid waste curbside pick-up only on regular garbage day(s).
 
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Residents are responsible for disposal of construction debris
Residents should ensure when using contractors that all construction generated debris is removed by the contractor. 
 
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) holds special collection events for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

2016 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.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION GUIDELINES:

Section G1: Tuesdays
Section G2: Fridays

BOTH Sections collected Tuesdays  & Fridays May 31st to September 9th

TRASH:  Bagged or in cans (not to exceed 40 lbs. when filled). 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. Air dry or use crystals to solidify (sold at hardware stores & DPW).

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


Please follow the following links for more information on recycling.
Stormwater