Garbage & Recycling
CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 5th!
Curbside leaf collection is once per week in the Spring (April 1 through May 31), and in the Fall (October
1 through November 30). Leaves must be placed at curbside Monday mornings prior to 6:30 am. Leaf
pickup will start Monday and continue throughout the week. Leaves must be placed in recyclable,
biodegradable brown leaf bags (such as Union Camp, RCI or comparable bag). Bags are available for
purchase at Home Depot, Stop & Shop, Sears and similar stores. Leaves may also be placed loose in trash
cans provided the cans are no larger than 32 gal and weigh no more than 50 lbs. when filled. It is helpful
to label leaf cans. No plastic bags will be accepted at curbside.
Curbside leaf collection also includes small brush (plants, shrubs and tree branches). Brush must not
exceed four feet in length and two inches in diameter and must be tied and bundled, placed in leaf bags or
in cans. Leaves and small brush are accepted throughout the year at the Recycling Center and must be
debagged when dumped. NO LOGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS
ALLOWED, as per State of NJ mandate.
A list of Grass Markets can be found by clicking HERE.
Questions about the Curbside Leaf Collection Program should be directed to Interstate Waste at (866) 342-5497.
May 2021 Recycle Schedule (weeks in GREEN)
CLICK HERE for the full 2021 Recycling Calendar
REMINDER: ALL GARBAGE & RECYCLING MUST BE AT THE CURB BY 6:30AM ON COLLECTION DAY
CURBSIDE MATTRESS/BOX SPRING COLLECTION POLICY CHANGE FROM INTERSTATE WASTE
CLICK HERE for more information.
Interstate Waste is Ringwood's solid waste and recycling contractor. Residential solid waste curbside collection is once a week. Recycling curbside collection is every other week. Recycling and garbage questions or concerns should be directed to Interstate Waste at (866) 342-5497 or the Ringwood Recycling Department at (973) 475-7179.
The Borough also owns and operates our own Recycling Center located at the end of Peter's Mine Road (off Margaret King Avenue). Recycling Center hours are Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. See attached list for recyclable items accepted at the Recycling Center. Christmas trees must be brought to the Recycling Center during the month of January only.
Interstate Waste provides curbside leaf pickup once a week during the months of April, May, October and November. During these weeks, leaf pickup starts on Monday and continues throughout the week. A curbside heavy metal pickup service is also available through the Borough by appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-475-7179.
Please review the 2021 Garbage & Recycling newsletter and the Curbside Recycling Pick Up 2021 Calendar for more details. They can be found on the right hand side of the page under "Garbage/Recycling Documents".
Have you always wondered what the benefits of composting are? Or how composting even works? CLICK HERE for a very informative website that explains it all!
Passaic County Upcoming Events:
CLICK HERE for the PASSAIC COUNTY 2021 PROGRAM DATES
2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
Please note that there will be
strict guidelines for anyone attending these events:
Masks must be worn at all times
Only one person per car may attend
Residents must stay in their cars
We will no longer return gas cans or other containers at HHW events
If leaving car for any reason, social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet must be
CLICK HERE to go to the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs Department website.
TIPS ON HOW TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES
WHERE TO BRING PLASTIC BAGS TO BE RECYCLED.
Though we love the use of reusable bags for shopping, we know that sometimes it just isn't possible. If you do have plastic shopping bags and would like to recycle them, click the link below for places near you that have collection containers for them to be recycled.
SIGN UP FOR RECYCLE COACH BELOW!
When you sign up for Recycle Coach you get alerts as to when your garbage and recycling need to go out, find out how to get rid of certain items, and more! You can download the app so the info is right on your phone.
CLICK HERE to learn more or to sign up!