Recycling Division

CURRENT RECYCLING NEWS:

BANNERShredDayRescheduled

 

Ridgewood is the first municipality in Bergen County to purchase an expanded polystyrene densifier, making the recycling of foam packaging a permanent option for its residents. Checkout our fun, two-minute video to see how the recycling process works!


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.

 

For more information on curbside recycling, click here
Click here to see a listing of Do's and Don'ts specific to "What Goes in the Recycling Barrel"

To find out your curbside recycling day, please use Recycle Coach, a mobile application available for free download on Google Play or the App Store.  Or, to use our service address lookup, click here.

Items collected curbside
  • Glass bottles & jars: all colors *
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, & dairy tubs only (NO:  Plastic fruit/vegetable/bakery/deli containers/food trays/cups/utensils are not accepted) *
  • Aluminum & steel cans
  • Food & Beverage Cartons: Shelf-Stable "flat top" and Refrigerated "gable top" (e.g. milk, juice, soup, broth, wine)
  • 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
Items accepted at the recycling center
  • Glass bottles & jars: all colors *
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, & dairy tubs only (NO:  Plastic fruit/vegetable/bakery/deli containers/food trays/cups/utensils are not accepted)*
  • Aluminum & steel cans
  • Food & Beverage Cartons: Shelf-Stable "flat top" and Refrigerated "gable top" (e.g. milk, juice, soup, broth, wine)
  • Newsprint
  • Magazines, catalogues, office paper, and direct mail
  • Corrugated cardboard and paper bags
  • Appliances & metals
  • Tires
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Clothing & 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, & labels -No packing peanuts - No egg cartons, cups, or food containers - No colored foam - No wet or dirty foam)
  • Vegetable Cooking Oil (Only Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Grapeseed, Olive, Palm, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame, Soybean, Sunflower, & Vegetable)
  • Batteries - rechargeables & button cell only. (For proper handling, click here.)
  • Books for Donation (Hard & 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.)

    *Click here for information on Bottle Caps


Hours of Operation - Recycling Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday and Saturday
8:00AM-3:00PM
(Closed Wednesday)

203 E Glen Ave
(Behind Fire HQ)
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5500, ext. 5526

Contacts - Recycling

  • Johanna Luttrell
    Recycling Program Aide

    Email: jluttrell@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5500, ext. 4266

  • Sean Hamlin
    Supervisor / Recycling Coordinator

    Email: shamlin@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5500, ext. 6115

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If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the MIS Department - 201-670-5500 x2222 or by email mis@ridgewoodnj.net.

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