Newspapers and Cardboard can either be brought to the Recycling Center or can be bundled, or placed in paper bags, for curbside collection on paper/cardboard recycling day. NO PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE!
Commingled items: Glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, aluminum and tin cans can either be brought to the Recycling Center or placed in a permanent container no larger than 25 gallons, and put out at the curb the night before the scheduled commingled recycling day.
Scrap Metal may be brought to the Recycling Center and placed in the appropriate container.
Tires may be brought to the Recycling Center. There is a nominal fee for recycling tires.
Used Motor Oil may be brought to the Recycling Center and emptied into the tanks available for disposal.
Used Clothing may be brought to the Recycling Center and placed in the appropriate container.
White Goods: Stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers will be picked up curbside. Please call 973-427-7793 to schedule a pick up. You may also bring these items to the Recycling Center.
Electronic Waste: effective January 1, 2011, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99 et seq., prohibits the disposal of covered electronic devices, such as computers, televisions, monitors and portable/laptop computers. These items may be brought to the Recycling Center for disposal. Please call 973-427-7793 to schedule a pick up for larger items.
Construction & Demolition Debris must be brought to an authorized dealer. The Borough’s garbage hauler will only pick up household waste.
HOUSEOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE-The Passaic County Office of Natural Resources offers Household Hazardous Waste Collections three times yearly.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Passaic County Para-transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (West Milford Recycling Center, 30 Lycosky Drive, West Milford)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 (Passaic County Para-transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne).
For further information, call 973-881-4506 or visit their website at http://www.passaiccountynj.org/Index.aspx?NID=151
Batteries-Regular household batteries (alkaline) are considered trash. Rechargeable and NiCad (auto) batteries must be brought to the Recycling Center.
Brush/Branches- Brush and branches no bigger than 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet long can be dropped off at the recycling center. No trees or bases of trees will be picked up curbside, nor will they be accepted at the recycling center. Brush/branch drop off is only permitted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. For more information, please visit our website at http://newjersey.wheelsforwishes.org/.
Vehicles for Veterans is a nonprofit car donation program that benefits disabled veterans with the proceeds from donated vehicles. Click here for details www.vehiclesforveterans.org.
Hawthorne Lions Club Medical Closet - The Lions Club has a medical loan closet, available to residents in Hawthorne and North Haledon. The Club accepts donations and in turn loans medical equipment including, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, commodes and shower seats. Residents who wish to make donations or borrow equipment can contact the Lions through any of the Lions members: Lenny Caruso 973-956-0220; Michael Pasquale 973-423-0909; John Bertollo 973-427-7777 x. 19; Dominic Mele 973-427-8450.