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"Rich History, Bright Future"

Recycling and Natural Resources Division

With immense interest in the health and safety of our guests, staff and community, we have canceled upcoming events due to COVID-19 concerns through April 30, 2020.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time. We look forward to reconnecting.



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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2020 Recycling Collection Events 

After Holiday Collection
Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Computer and Electronics Recycling Events
Document Shredding and Recycling Collection Program
Used Bicycle and Sewing Machine Collection Event
Tire Recycling Collections
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program
Medical Sharps (Syringes) Collection


After Holiday Collection

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

January 25, 2020: Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House
675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Snow Date: February 1, 2020

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. Businesses and institutions must call 973-305-5738 for pre-registration. 

Acceptable Materials

 Monitors  Copiers  VCR and VHS Tapes
 Hard Drives  Printers  Floppy Disks
 Cell Phones  Televisions  Stereo Systems
 CDs/DVDs and Players   Video Games/Game Systems   Radios
Ink Jet and Laser Cartridges  Telephones/Systems  


Unacceptable Materials

 Air Conditioners   Washers/Dryers 
Refrigerators   Freezers 



Household Hazardous Waste Collections

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

hazardous recycle  Sunday, March 29: Clifton DPW
 307 E. 7th Street, Clifton, NJ 07011

 Sunday, April 19: Wanaque Campus of PCCC
 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07420

 Saturday, May 30: West Milford Recycling Center
 30 Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480

 Saturday, September 26: Passaic City Hall
 333 Passaic Street, Passaic, NJ 07055 (Employee Parking Lot)

 Saturday, October 24: Ringwood Park and Ride
 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ 07456

 Sunday, November 22: Wanaque Campus of PCCC
 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07420


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 Friday, April 3: St. Mary's Church Parking Lot
10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 

Saturday, April 4: St. Mary's Church Parking Lot
10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Friday, June 12: Bloomingdale Borough Hall
101 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

Saturday, June 13: Bloomingdale Borough Hall
101 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

Friday, October 2: John W. Rea House
675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Saturday, October 3: John W. Rea House
675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506


 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 Saturday, June 6: Passaic County Department of Senior Services
930 Riverview Drive, Totowa, NJ 07512 

Saturday, September 12: Haledon Borough Hall
510 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, NJ 07508

Saturday, November 21: 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 put to good use in the developing world in countries like Ghana, Tanzania, 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

       Sunday, November 1: Woodland Park Borough Hall
       5 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 


       Donations are tax deductible 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, March 28: Buehler's Cultural Center
950 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, NJ 07508

Saturday, October 10: Little Falls Municipal Complex
225 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424

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 

Sunday, April 5
Wayne Township Municipal Parking Lot
475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Sunday, October 4
St. Mary's Church Parking Lot
10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

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.

 


Medical Sharps/Medications Collection

Collection sites open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine
 
SyringeSunday, May 3: Prospect Park Borough Hall
106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling, in partnership with Mayor Khairullah, the Municipal Council and the Recycling/Clean Communities Program of the Borough of Prospect Park, will host a Medical Sharps (syringes)/Medication Collection Event, rain or shine, on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prospect Park Municipal Building parking lot. 
 
Medical syringes are the only accepted materials. Syringes must be brought for collection in a rigid container with a lid. This event is open to residents only; no doctors' offices will be accepted.



Special Links


Passaic County Designated Recyclable Materials

NJDEP Electronic Waste Management 
NJDEP Storm Water Management 
NJDEP Recycling Information 
NJDEP Main Website