The Recycling Center

203 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (behind Fire Headquarters)
Open 8AM - 3PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (closed Wednesdays / closed Sundays)
(201) 670-3373
  • Glass bottles and jars: all colors
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, and dairy tubs only No: Plastic fruit/vegetable/bakery/deli containers/food trays/cups/utensils are not accepted
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Food and Beverage Cartons: Shelf-Stable "flat top" and Refrigerated "gable top" (e.g. milk, juice, soup, broth, wine)
  • Newsprint Magazines, catalogs, office paper, and direct mail
  • Corrugated cardboard and paper bags
  • Appliances and metals
  • Tires
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Clothing and Textiles including shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, pillowcases and stuffed animals. (No rags, no fabric scraps, no pillows, no toys and no household goods. These items are a hardship and expense to dispose of.)
  • 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.)
  • Foam Packaging (Only white, clean "block" type foam material - must be free of tape, ink, and labels -No packing peanuts - No egg cartons, cups, or food containers - No colored foam to No wet or dirty foam)
  • Vegetable Cooking Oil (Only Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Grape Seed, Olive, Palm, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame, Soybean, Sunflower, and Vegetable)
  • Batteries - rechargeables and button cell only. (For proper handling, visit How Do I Dispose of.)
  • Books for Donation (Hard and Soft Covered) - must be in good, readable condition with an ISBN barcode label on the book cover before being placed in our book donation box. (For donation, we cannot accept books that do not have an ISBN barcode on the cover. We also cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines or water damaged books.)
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Review the Green Guide to prepare
for your visit to the Center.