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Twp. of Washington
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Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676
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Department of Municipal Facilities Garbage / Recycling

Director: Chris Riedel
Acting Superintendent: Thomas Clossey
Secretary: Lisa Anastasio

Email: DMF
Phone:
(201) 664-3268

Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30).                        

 
Q. What do I do with my Household Garbage?

 A. Click here for your options!


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
2014 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 3, 2014
 
Under New Jersey’s Recycling Law, leaves must be composted.  The Township’s composting facility will only accept bulk leaves, free of debris and branches.  Residents are requested to place leaves at the curb for collection by the Township’s equipment n accordance with the ZONES and DATES below.  CREWS WILL WORK FROM WEST TO EAST IN EACH ZONE.  A second pass of each zone shall start after the completion of the first collection.  All leaves are to be placed at the curb no later than December 1, 2014.  To insure that you do not miss your scheduled leaf collection, please consult the following schedule and have your leaves at curbside by the dates listed below.  This schedule coordinates with the ZONE MAP linked to each zone below.
 
ZONE 1 – STARTS NOVEMBER 3
All areas west of Pascack Road, north of East Glen Avenue, and Linwood Avenue up to Washington Avenue.

 
ZONE 2 – STARTS NOVEMBER 10
Area north of Washington Avenue, including areas west of and intersecting with Van Emburgh Avenue.  Also Devon Road, Woodfield Road, Strattford Court, Westgate Road, Pine Lake Drive, Melba Way, and Chimney Ridge Court.
 
ZONE 3 – STARTS NOVEMBER 17
All areas east of Pascack Road, east of Washington Lake and South of Washington Avenue, including south of Ridgewood Road.
ALL LEAVES ARE TO BE PLACED AT CURB NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1st
 
This schedule is only a guide and may be delayed due to inclement weather.  Please be patient.
 
PLASTIC BAGS AND PAPER BAGS ARE NOT TO BE USED EXCEPT ON COUNTY ROADS WHERE RESIDENTS CANNOT RAKE INTO THE STREET.  Call the DMF Office (201-664-3268) to make arrangements for pick up.  Other materials such as debris, grass clippings, and branches are not to be placed with the leaves – THIS INCLUDES COUNTY ROADS!  The DMF Yard will be open on Tuesdays from 7 AM to 3 PM to receive debris onlyTHE YARD IS NO LONGER OPEN ON THURSDAY.  LEAVES AND DEBRIS MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE YARD ON SATURDAYS FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM.  BRING LEAVES TO THE YARD IN BARRELS OR BIODEGRADABLE BAGS ONLY.
 
REMINDER:
  • FOR SAFETY REASONS DO NOT PARK VEHICLES ON LEAVES!
  • DO NOT PLACE LEAVES ON OR NEAR FIRE HYDRANTS.
  • KEEP LEAVES AT LEAST 10 FEET AWAY FROM CATCH BASINS AS PER DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS.
  • LEAVES MAY NOT BE PUT AT CURB OR ALONG STREET LINE MORE THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED COLLECTION DATE.
  • LEAVES MIXED WITH BRANCHES OR DEBRIS WILL CLOG THE LEAF MACHINE AND WILL NOT BE PICKED UP ON COUNTY ROADS.
CHRISTMAS TREES WILL BE PICKED UP AT THE CURB BETWEEN JANUARY 4th -16th, 2015
 
There will be no white goods or metal (refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, barbecue grills, air –conditioners, etc.) picked up during leaf collection.  First pickup of white goods and metal will resume after completion of leaf collection. Please call the DMF garage for the scheduled date so your address can be added to the list for white goods and metal pick up.  NO WHITE GOODS OR METAL GOODS ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE DMF YARD.
 
No construction material, large logs, or recyclable items are accepted at the DMF yard.  The week ending September 12 marks the END of the household debris collection.   If you have any questions or concerns, call 201-664-3268.
 
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO THE LEAF CREWS AND REDUCE SPEED WHEN LEAF COLLECTION EQUIPMENT IS IN SIGHT.

2014 HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN DEBRIS, AND COLLECTION PROGRAM

April 7 - October 24

The Township is pleased to provide a household, garden, debris and grass collection for its residents.  The program has 5 major components as described below. 

Procedures - Debris is picked up in accordance with this schedule with the exception of regular household garbage, recyclable materials, hazardous materials, excessive amounts of branches or logs over 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length, and construction debris more than a wheelbarrow full.

  1. Household Debris - Items will be picked up at the curb, in accordance with the zone you are reside in, during the first full week of the monthPLEASE DO NOT PUT GLASS INTO BAGS!! Click on Zones to determine your area.  The table below along with your zone will establish your pick up dates.  During the months of October thru March there is no special pickup of household debris except for residents moving in or out of the Township.  New residents and residents leaving the Township must call the D.M.F. to arrange a special pickup (201-664-3268)

                                             
             YOUR DAYS FOR DEBRIS PICK-UP - 2014       

  APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
Mon Zone 1 7 5 2 7 4 8
Tues Zone 2 8 6 3 8 5 9
Wed Zone 3 9 7 4 9 6 10
Thurs Zone 4 10 8 5 10 7 11
Fri Zone 5 11 9 6 11 8 12
  1. Grass and garden debris will be picked up at the curb each week in accordance with the schedule.  Grass and garden debris will be picked up only in 20 - 32 gallon containers and must be covered with a lid. Containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.. No plastic bags or boxes may be used.

  2. Branches and limbs - trimmed by the resident ( not exceeding 15 branches) up to 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length will be picked up according to the schedule in your Zone( Click above to determine your Zone).  Place them at the curb neatly stacked and tied

  3. White Goods - (Refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, barbeque grills, and air conditioners, etc.) will be picked up twice a month, by appointment only.  Please call the D.M.F. to schedule a date before placing the item at the curb. This pickup does not include computers or microwave ovens.

  4. Debris Drop Off - Anything eligible for pickup can be brought to the D.M.F. Yard on Hudson Ave. on Tuesdays between 7:00AM and 3:00PM, and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  Branches and limbs may be brought to the yard in containers or tied in bundles, no plastic bags.

  5. The yard will be closed on Tuesdays during the weeks of Household Debris pickup.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  1. Household debris will be limited to 10 items per pickup

  2. No more than a wheelbarrow full of construction material will be picked up or accepted at the yard.

  3. Excessive amounts of branches or tree limbs exceeding 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length will NOT be picked up at the curb by the DMF.  Branches and tree limbs must be tied

  4. Garden debris and grass will not be picked up in plastic bags.  Biodegradable bags will be accepted.

  5. Nothing is to be placed at the curb before 6:00pm, the day before your pickup.

  6. Paint cans, oil containers, propane tanks, computers and other hazardous material will not be picked up.  See the /home/180006394/180006394/Images/BC 2014_hazardous waste schedule.pdfHazardous Waste schedule at the bottom of this page. If there are any questions you can call the BCUA Environmental Program Hotline: 201-807-5825. Computers and electronics can also be brought to Westwood's Department of Public Works.

  7. Batteries - Auto and dry cell batteries ( hearing aids, watches, flashlights, etc.) can be brought to the D.M.F. yard for proper disposal. Waste Oil Monday-Friday - NO Anti-Freeze..

  8. Residents must furnish their own reusable containers

  9. Residents bringing material to the D.M.F. yard must display their dumping permit on their vehicle or dumping will not be permitted.  Permits may be purchased from the Township Clerk at 350 Hudson Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

REMEMBER - NO CONSTUCTION MATERIAL, LARGE LOGS,
OR RECYCLABLE ITEMS ACCEPTED AT THE DMF YARD.

2014 RECYCLING PROGRAM

 
Glass, aluminum beverage cans, plastic and tin cans will be collected curbside co-mingled (mixed). Co-mingled will consist of the following:  Aluminum Cans (UBC), Tin Cans (Steel, Tin and Bi-Metal Cans), Plastic labeled with numbers 1 through 7, Glass Bottles (Clear, Brown, and Green only), Milk Cartons (gable top cartons), and Aseptic packages (shelf stable juice boxes).  This means that all colors of glass (white, brown, green), aluminum beverage containers, steel cans, and plastic containers can be placed in the same receptacle for collection according to your section on the map. Newspapers and magazine, junk mail and corrugated cardboard will be collected curbside in either brown paper bags or tied twice in 12 inch high bundles (no plastic bags).
 
 
PICK UP SCHEDULE - Pascack Road and all areas east and north of Ridgewood Road will be collected on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Friday.  All areas west of Pascack Road and south of Ridgewood Road will be collected on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Fridays.  There will be no recycling collection on any fifth (5th) Friday.
Our next paper shredding and e-recycling event of 2014 will be held on
Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 9am – 12pm at Town Hall.

 
 
All Collection Sites Open (rain or shine)  at 9:00 AM and Close Promptly at 3:00 PM. Collections are Free for Bergen County Residents - ID is required
Paramus - Bergen Community College - 400 Paramus Road
           Sunday, April 6, 2014
  Sunday, June 22, 2014
           Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mahwah - Bergen County Campgaw Reservation- 200 Campgaw Rd.
·         Saturday, May 17, 2014
·         Saturday, September 6, 2014
·         Saturday, November 1, 2014

Moonachie - Bergen County Utilities Authority - Foot of Empire Blvd.
·         Saturday, March 8, 2014
·         Saturday, July 19, 2014
 
*****Please do not bring Computers/Electronics/Tires on the Above Dates*****  
 
 The Bergen County Utilities Authority operates a Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all BERGEN COUNTYresidents.  The Recycling Depot is open Monday to Friday between 8:00am and Noon.  Materials are accepted by appointment only.  Please contact the Recycle Hotline at 201-807-5825 to schedule an appointment or for more information.For more information go to: www.bcua.org
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