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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
"Rich History, Bright Future"

Recycling and Natural Resources Division

Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs
18 Clark Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Manager: Nina Seiden
ninas@passaiccountynj.org
Phone: (973) 305-5738
Fax: (973) 225-0222


The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs coordinates all solid waste and recycling planning functions for the municipalities of Passaic County, to include solid waste and recycling facility reviews, recycling collection and disposal programs, educational programming, and public outreach activities. The Office also administers the NJ Clean Communities litter prevention program, and is responsible for overseeing the in-house solid waste and recycling program for Passaic County’s facilities and parks. View Passaic County designated recyclable materials

 

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Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Collection sites open 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

hazardous recycle  Sunday, April 7: Passaic County Para-Transit Facility
1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ 07470 (Behind the Ski Barn)

 Saturday, June 8: West Milford Recycling Center
30 Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480 (Off Marshall Hill Road)

 Sunday, September 8: Passaic County Community College 
Wanaque Campus: 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07465

 Saturday, November 9: City of Passaic Borough Hall
333 Passaic Street, Passaic, NJ 07055 
(Parking Lot on corner of Passaic Street and State Street) 


This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. 

Acceptable Materials

 Pesticides Herbicides Solvents and Thinners   Varnishes and Waxes
 Corrosives and Cleaners Pool Chemicals  Oil Based Products  Aerosol Cans 
 Kerosene Photographic Materials  Fluorescent Bulbs  Car Batteries 
 Used Motor Oil Antifreeze  Old Gasoline  Flares 
Fire Extinguishers  Mercury  Thermometers  Oil Filters  Propane Tanks  

*Small Quantity Commercial Generators (CESQG's) must call (973) 305-5738 to make special arrangements. A nominal fee will be charged.


Unacceptable Materials

 Explosives  Dioxins  Medical Waste Silvex 
 Electronics  Radioactive Materials  Latex paint  Tires


Computer and Electronics Recycling Events  

 Collection sites open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

 electronics recycle Saturday, January 12: Passaic County Para-Transit Facility 
1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ 07470 (Behind the Ski Barn)

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
Passaic County Para-Transit Facility
1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ 07470 (Behind the Ski Barn)

Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18: 
Hawthorne Memorial Pool

32 May Street, Hawthorne, NJ 07506 (off Wagaraw Road)

Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5: 
Beuhler's Cultural Center

950 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, NJ 07508

 This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. Pre-Registration necessary for all businesses and institutions. 

Acceptable Materials

Computer Systems   Ink and Toner Cartridges  Cell Phones
 Modems  Video Games and Systems  DVDs and Players
 Landline Phones  Stereo Systems  VCRs and VHS Tapes
 Copiers  TVs  Floppy Disks
 Printers  CDs and Players  Radios
 Fax Machines  Computers Games  Phonographs

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Washers, and Dryers are not accepted


Document Shredding and Recycling Collection Program 
 
 Collection sites open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

paper recycle Sunday, March 31: Passaic County Para-Transit Facility
1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ 07470 (Behind Ski Barn) 

Sunday, June 2: Passaic County Community College
Wanaque Campus: 500 Union Avenue, NJ 07465

Saturday, September 14: Passaic County Dept. of Senior Services
930 Riverview Drive, Totowa, NJ 07512

Saturday, November 23: Paterson Museum
2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07501

 

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. Up to 6 "Banker Boxes" worth of paper accepted per household. (10"x13"x16"). Participants must take back containers all documents were brought in. 

Acceptable Materials

Old Checks Tax Returns Bank Statements 
 Computer Printouts Medical Information (no x-rays or film) Copy Paper 
 Letterhead and Stationery  Utility Bills Personal Documents 


Unacceptable Materials

 Metal Binders  Staples Overnight Shipping Envelopes
 Photographs and Film  Carbon Paper  Other non-paper materials



Used Bicycle and Sewing Machine Collection Event 
We are collecting bikes and sewing machines to be to good use in the devleoping world in countries like Ghana, Tanzanisa, Albania, Fiji and Guatemala. 

Bicycle Recycling      
  • Bikes should be rust free
  • No children's tricycles
  • Bikes with flat tires or needing repairs accepted
  • Portable sewing machines must be working
       This event will be open 9:00 a.m. to Noon - Rain or Shine

       Saturday, October 26: Woodland Park Municipal Complex 
       5 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

       Donations are tax deductable and a receipt will be provided
       on site. For more information, please call (973) 305-5738. 








  

 
Tire Recycling Collections

 Collection sites open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

tire recycle  Saturday, April 27: Haledon Municipal Complex
Sunday, September 15: Clifton Boys & Girls Club 
Sunday, December 8: Bloomingdale Municipal Complex
101 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale, NJ 07403 

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents. We accept up to 8 tires (with or without rims) per household. No Commercially Generated Tires accepted. Proof of residency required.
 



Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program
 compost bin   Events open 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Rain or Shine 

Saturday, May 11: 
Ringwood Public Library Parking Lot

30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Saturday, September 28: 
Passaic Valley High School Parking Lot

100 E. Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424 

Open to All - no residency required


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The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling is offering discounted prices on Rain Barrels and Compost Bins. Compost bins cost $54.95 (includes free scrap bucket) and Rain Barrels cost $69.95. Prices include tax; cash or check accepted. Limited supply. To order, please visit our online store at: www.passaiccompostersale.ecwid.com.