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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
"Rich History, Bright Future"

Recycling and Natural Resources Division

Dr. Charlene W. Gungil
Health Officer and Director
18 Clark Street
Paterson, NJ 07505

Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs
18 Clark Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Manager: Nina Seiden
ninas@passaiccountynj.org
Phone: (973) 305-5738
Fax: (973) 225-0222


The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs coordinates all solid waste and recycling planning functions for the municipalities of Passaic County, to include solid waste and recycling facility reviews, recycling collection and disposal programs, educational programming, and public outreach activities. The Office also administers the NJ Clean Communities litter prevention program, and is responsible for overseeing the in-house solid waste and recycling program for Passaic County’s facilities and parks.
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                                                  2018 Recycling Collection Events


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Household Hazardous Waste Collections

All events are 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

Saturday, April 8th, 2018: Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ (Behind the Ski Barn)

Saturday, June 9th, 2018: West Milford Recycling Center, 30 Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ (Off Marshall Hill Road)

Saturday, October 27th, 2018: Clifton DPW Parking Lot, 307 East 7th Street, Clifton, NJ

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. 

Acceptable Materials

 Pesticides Herbicides Solvents and Thinners   Varnishes and Waxes
 Corrosives and Cleaners Pool Chemicals  Oil Based Products  Aerosol Cans 
 Kerosene Photographic Materials  Fluorescent Bulbs  Car Batteries 
 Used Motor Oil Antifreeze  Old Gasoline  Flares 
Fire Extinguishers  Mercury  Thermometers  Oil Filters  Propane Tanks  

*Small Quantity Commercial Generators (CESQG's) must call (973) 305-5738 to make special arrangements. A nominal fee will be charged.


Unacceptable Materials

 Explosives  Dioxins  Medical Waste Silvex 
 Electronics  Radioactive Materials  Latex paint  Tires



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                      Computer and Electronics Recycling Event

All events are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

Saturday, January 20, 2018: Passaic County Para-transit Facility Parking Lot, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne

Friday, May 4, 2018: Beuhler’s Cultural Center Parking Lot, 950 High Mountain Road, North Haledon

Saturday, May 5, 2018Beuhler’s Cultural Center Parking Lot, 950 High Mountain Road, North Haledon

Friday, September 21, 2018St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, 17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes

Saturday, September 22, 2018St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, 17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. Pre-Registration necessary for all businesses and institutions. 

Acceptable Materials

Computer Systems   Ink and Toner Cartridges  Cell Phones
 Modems  Video Games and Systems  DVDs and Players
 Landline Phones  Stereo Systems  VCRs and VHS Tapes
 Copiers  TVs  Floppy Disks
 Printers  CDs and Players  Radios
 Fax Machines  Computers Games  Phonographgs

Unacceptable Materials

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Washers, and Dryers are not accepted. 


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Document Shredding and Recycling Collection Program

All events are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

Saturday, March 10, 2018: Little Falls Municipal Complex, 225 Main Street, Little Falls

Sunday, June 3, 2018: Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Road, Paterson

Saturday, September 29, 2018: Wanaque Campus, Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque

This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents - proof of residency required. Up to 6 "Banker Boxes" worth of paper accepted per household. (10"x13"x16").

Acceptable Materials

Old Checks Tax Returns Bank Statements 
 Computer Printouts Medical Information (no x-rays or film) Copy Paper 
 Letterhead and Stationery  Utility Bills Personal Documents 


Unacceptable Materials

 Metal Binders  Staples Overnight Shipping Envelopes
 Photographs and Film  Carbon Paper  Other non-paper materials



tire recycle
                         Tire Recycling Collections

All events are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Rain or Shine

Saturday, April 14, 2018: Passaic Campus of Passaic County Community College, 2 Paulison Avenue, Passaic

Sunday, September 16, 2018: Totowa Municipal Complex, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa

Saturday, December 1, 2018: Bloomingdale Municipal Complex, 101 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale


This program is free of charge to Passaic County Residents. We accept up to 8 tires (with or without rims) per household. No Commercially Generated Tires accepted. Proof of residency required. 


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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program

All events are held from 9am to 1:30 p.m., Rain or Shine

Saturday, April 28, 2018: Ringwood Public Library Parking Lot, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood

Sunday, October 14, 2018: Haledon Municipal Complex, 510 Belmont Avenue, Haledon

 
The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling is offering discounted prices on Rain Barrels and Compost Bins. Compost bins cost $55 and Rain Barrels cost $75. Limited supply, cash or check accepted.To order, please visit our on-line store at: www.ecwid.com/store/passaiccompostersale/