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DPW - Garbage / Recycling

 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS  & RECYCLING CENTER 
850 Robert Chester Way, New Milford, NJ 07646
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
Missed Collection Information - 201-967-8172


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 / Admin Assist, Public Works


2019 BOROUGH HOLIDAYSPlease check the calendar for changes to scheduled collections due to Holidays.
Borough Offices will be closed on the following holidays:
• New Year's Day   • Memorial Day • Veterans Day
• Martin Luther King Jr.’s B'day   • Independence Day & Day after • Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
• President's Day   • Labor Day • Christmas Day
• Good Friday   • Columbus Day  

2019 Borough DPW Garbage / Recycling Calendar
Pick Ups - Leaves, Branches, Bulk
Accepted Recycling Items
Pertinent Ordinances- Pet Waste, Curbside Collection, Shoveling, No Parking, Noise etc.
Inclement Weather Concerns
Frequently Asked Recycling Questions (FAQ's)
Paper Shredding Events
2019 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 
2019 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

Recycling Flyers
Recycle Coach - Download the Free App Here

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. Please see 2019 Recycling/Garbage Calendar for schedule.

 
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".

 
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***

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.