HOUSEHOLD REFUSE: Household refuse is collected at the rear of the home (rear yard) twice weekly:
WESTSIDE: Monday and Thursday - Westside routes include all homes west of Maple Avenue and those homes on Prospect Street and Maple Avenue.
EASTSIDE: Tuesday and Friday - Eastside collection routes include all homes east of Maple Avenue on both sides of Route 17.
Notice to Residents
Place your refuse container(s) within 20 feet of the house at ground level, at the same location for each collection.
Refuse collectors may not enter any structure, i.e. garages or utility sheds.
§ 165-19. Container specifications.
[Amended 9-13-1988 by Ord. No. 2178; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
A. Garbage and rubbish shall be stored in and collected from watertight metal or plastic waste cans not to exceed 32 gallons in capacity and 80 pounds in gross weight.
B. Yard waste shall be stored in and collected from watertight metal or plastic waste cans not to exceed 32 gallons in capacity and 80 pounds in gross weight or in biodegradable paper bags of a minimum of 100 pounds wet strength, suitably sealed, which shall be collected with the contents thereof.
C. Loose bulk refuse shall be placed out in disposal containers. The containers shall be suitable so that materials will not spill or overflow in the course of pickup.
D. It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner, occupant or lessee to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
Holidays: During holiday weeks please check the Village Calendar for proper collection days.
BULK REFUSE: Bulk refuse is collected curbside on alternating Wednesdays, please check the Village Calendar for proper collection days. Bulk refuse is not collected during holiday weeks.
Bulk refuse should be placed at the curb after 5:00pm the night prior to collection or before 6:00am on the day of collection.
Please place all loose items in disposable containers such as plastic bags. The Village will not be responsible for any non-disposable containers placed out on curbside days.
The Village will not pick up materials over 100 lbs., tree stumps, dirt, rocks, concrete, or building materials.
Bulk refuse will not be collected from the Buff Village Recycling Barrels or the Green and Blue Village Recycling Crates.
On snow days, please shovel a path from the street to your refuse containers so that the collectors may reach them.
Hazardous Waste: Household hazardous waste such as oil paint, thinners, insecticides, and antifreeze, should be saved and taken to the Bergen County Household Waste Disposal programs. Dates are to be announced in the local papers, or call the hotline at 201-807-5825. These dates are typically once in the spring and once in the fall.
Latex (water-based) paint cans should be dried out and placed at the curb for bulk refuse collection.