Yard Waste Collection
Yard Waste refers to grass clippings, plant trimmings, branches, twigs, and leaves.
The yard waste collection program begins on April 15th. Follow the collection schedule for your property, as contained in the annual printed Green Guide, on the Recycle Coach mobile application, on the Village website, and in the printed Village calendar.
For curbside pickup, place grass clippings and brush in a barrel (no larger than 32 gallons or heavier than 80 pounds), or in a paper biodegradable lawn/leaf bag. Branches (up to 3 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter – no logs) should be bundled and tied. All items must be placed at the curb. No plastic bags or Village recycling barrels will be picked up.
From October 21 to December 20, leaves are to be placed directly in the street in accordance with the schedule for your respective area. A schedule and instructions will be sent to your home in October. Branches/brush will not be collected curbside during leaf collection season, but may be brought to the Recycling Center during normal working hours.
Yard Waste & Leaf Drop-off
Yard waste and leaves are accepted for drop-off at the recycling center, located at 203 E. Glen Avenue (behind Fire Headquarters) from 8am - 3pm, Monday through Saturday. To dispose of yard waste at the recycling center, residents must have proof of residency. Plastic bags of vegetative waste may be brought to the Recycling Center, but must be slit open and emptied into the truck by residents.
Compost & Mulch
At times, compost and/or mulch that is processed at Ridgewood's compost site is made available to Ridgewood residents. Please call 201-670-5585 for information.
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Village of Ridgewood - Tax Collector 3rd Quarter Tax Payments Due no Later than Monday, August 12th The Tax Collector is responsible for billing, collection, reporting and enforcing property taxes for the Village of Ridgewood. Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. As per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, “The validity of any tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall NOT be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a tax bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes and assessments.” There is a 10 day grace period for property tax payments. Payments must be received in this office no later than the 10th. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or holiday, taxes are due by the next business day. Postmark is not accepted. Late payments are charged interest at a rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% on the balance. Since August 10th falls on a Saturday, third quarter taxes are due no later than Monday, August 12, 2019. Please mail your payments to the Village of Ridgewood Tax Collector, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3287 or payments may be dropped off in the yellow Village mail box at the rear main entrance. You may also wish to consider enrolling in our ACH program where property tax payments would be automatically deducted from your checking account when due. New enrollments or changes must be received at least two weeks prior to the due date. Taxes may also be paid online from our web site. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.
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