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Garbage Collection

Household garbage is picked up by a private hauler and must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Pickup will be every Monday and Thursday, south of Palisade Avenue and every Tuesday and Friday north of Palisade Avenue.

Bulk garbage should be placed at the curb and then call the DPW for pick up. Do not leave hazardous waste or construction debris for DPW pick up.

Recycling - Telephone: 201-568-1606
Recycling Coordinator: Mark Neville, CPWM, CRP

is mandatory. Pickup will be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday North of Palisade Avenue and on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday South of Palisade Avenue. There is no recycling pickup on the 5th Wednesday of any month. Recyclables must be curbside prior to 7:00 a.m. on collection day. At present the Borough is collecting newspaper, magazines, advertising mail, cardboard, plastic containers, aluminum cans and glass.

Comingled: includes aluminum cans, plastic containers, tin cans, glass, tetra packs and may be put in the same container.

Paper Products: all paper products including newspapers, junk mail, magazines, office paper, catalogs, paper bags and phone books may be placed in the same container.

Cardboard: includes corrugated, egg cartons, gift boxes etc. These may be flattened and tied together or placed one inside the other.

Collection of Leaves and Garden Debris
Leaves must be separated from other disposable waste. Leaves will not be collected by the scavenger. From mid-March to mid-October of each year, leaves and other garden debris shall be placed in a biodegradable paper bag or container and placed curbside for pickup. Presently, our schedule for garden debris pick up is Monday for the North side and Tuesday for the South side. Branches shall be tied together or placed in containers curbside. Fall leaf pick up begins mid-October through end of November. At this time, leaves shall be placed in loose condition along the curb line of each dwelling unit. A one (1) foot space shall be maintained between the leaf pile and curb to allow for normal surface water flow in the event of rain. Keep leaves away from catch basins to avoid the catch basins from getting clogged. Do not mix branches with the leaves. Our fall leaf schedule pick up is Monday and Tuesday for the North and Thursday and Friday for the South.

 All Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events including paint cans are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine on the scheduled day. Contact person for all Household Hazardous Waste events is Richard Baroch at (201) 807-5825. Visit their web page at for the scheduled events.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT are normally held at the following locations: Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie and at Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institue, Campgaw Rd., Mahwah.

BACKYARD COMPOSTER SALE at Bergen County Utility Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie. Contact number for this event only is (201) 807-5821.

Tire recycling and shredding events are held at BERGEN COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING 327 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus and at the Campgaw Mountain Reservation. Contact number for these events is (201) 807-8683 or visit their site at for scheduled dates.


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  Contact Information

342 Hudson Terrace
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632



Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm

Superintendent: Mark Neville, CPWM, CRP