Recycling Division

CURRENT RECYCLING NEWS:

October 27, 2018 is DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Ridgewood residents are invited to clean out their medicine cabinets safely and anonymously at Ridgewood Police Headquarters on October 27, 2018 from 10am – 2pm.  Concerning this event, The United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website states: “The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.”

Please spread the word.

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IMPORTANT RECYCLING REMINDERS:
- Plastic bags are not allowed in the recycling barrel.Plastic Bag Red Line sm2
- Always use the official Village of Ridgewood barrel for collection of bottles & cans.


The Village of Ridgewood provides residential curbside collection of many recyclable materials. We also operate a full-service recycling center.

Items collected curbside include:VOR Barrel rotated

    • Glass bottles & jars: all colors *
    • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, & dairy tubs (fruit/vegetable/bakery/deli containers & food trays are not accepted) *
    • Aluminum & steel cans
    • Food & Beverage Cartons: Shelf-Stable (flat top) and Refrigerated (gable top)
    • Newsprint
    • Magazines, catalogues, office paper, and direct mail
    • Corrugated cardboard and paper bags
    • Appliances & metals
    • Tires
    • Automobile Batteries
      *Click here for information on Bottle Caps


For more information on curbside recycling, click here
To find out your curbside recycling day, click here.

Items accepted at the recycling center include:

    • Glass bottles & jars: all colors *
    • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, & dairy tubs (fruit/vegetable/bakery/deli containers & food trays are not accepted)*
    • Aluminum & steel cans
    • Food & Beverage Cartons: Shelf-Stable (flat top) and Refrigerated (gable top)
    • Newsprint
    • Magazines, catalogues, office paper, and direct mail
    • Corrugated cardboard and paper bags
    • Appliances & metals
    • Tires
    • Automobile Batteries
    • Clothing (reusable, new, and damaged)
    • Inkjet and Laser Printer Cartridges
    • Electronics (TVs, VCRs, DVD players, monitors, computers, printers, desktop copy machines, hard drives, video game consoles, radios, stereos, cellular phones, electronic tablets, e-book readers, etc.)
    • Batteries - rechargeables & button cell only. (For proper handling, click here.)
      *Click here for information on Bottle Caps
Name Position Phone
Johanna Luttrell Recycling Program Aide 201-670-5500;266
Edward A. Bethune Supervisor / Acting Recycling Coordinator 201-670-5579
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