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  1. What should I do with yard debris, leaves and grass?
  2. What should I do with my tree branches?
  3. Can I dispose of construction debris with my regular garbage?
  4. How can I dispose of household hazardous waste (i.e., paint, pesticides, flourescent bulbs, etc.)?
  5. How do I dispose of computers/electronics and tires?
  6. How do I properly containerize recycling/newspaper for pickup?
  7. Can I drop off recyclable items at the DPW garage?
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1. What should I do with yard debris, leaves and grass?

The leaves and grass clippings from your lawn must be put in 32 gallon pails only (no plastic bags) or brown recyclable bags and put out on your scheduled grass recycling day.


- Last Update: July 26, 2010 which is 1610 days ago. - Top

2. What should I do with my tree branches?

Branches must be cut no longer than 4 feet long and tied in small bundles and put out for Wednesday pickup or can be put out with your regular garbage pickup.


- Last Update: July 23, 2010 which is 1613 days ago. - Top

3. Can I dispose of construction debris with my regular garbage?

No - sheetrock, paneling, concrete, brick and other building materials must be discarded at the owner's expense. It will not be picked up by the garbage contractor.


- Last Update: July 23, 2010 which is 1613 days ago. - Top

4. How can I dispose of household hazardous waste (i.e., paint, pesticides, flourescent bulbs, etc.)?

You must take these items to a household hazardous waste collection site. Refer to www.bcua.org for a listing of all collection dates.


- Last Update: July 23, 2010 which is 1613 days ago. - Top

5. How do I dispose of computers/electronics and tires?

These items must be taken to a computer/electronis and tire recycling site that the Bergen County Utilities Authority provides. Refer to www.bcua.or for a list of collection dates.


- Last Update: July 23, 2010 which is 1613 days ago. - Top

6. How do I properly containerize recycling/newspaper for pickup?

-For mixed paper, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books and soft cover books, corrugated boxes (please flatten), use brown paper bags, a laundry basket, corrugated box or milk crate for paper recycling. -For aluminum and tin cans, mixed color glass, bottle and jars, plastic beverage bottles, dishwasher bottles, detergent bottles, use 32 gallon garbage cans or recyclable pails that can be purchased from the Borough at a cost of $5.00 per pail.


- Last Update: July 23, 2010 which is 1613 days ago. - Top

7. Can I drop off recyclable items at the DPW garage?

There are no facilities to dop off paper or recyclables at the DPW.


- Last Update: July 26, 2010 which is 1610 days ago. - Top

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