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

Director: Vacant
Superintendent: William Lawlor
Secretary: Pat McDermott
Email: DMF
Phone:
(201) 664-3268

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

 
Q. What do I do with my Household Garbage?

 A. Click here for more information


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
2017 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
BEGINS OCTOBER 30
 
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 4, 2017.  To insure that you do not miss your scheduled leaf collection, please consult the following schedule (click here for 2017 Schedule) and have your leaves at curbside by the dates listed below.  
 
ZONE 1 – STARTS OCTOBER 30
Areas west of Pascack Road, north of East Glen Avenue, and Linwood Avenue. 

 
ZONE 2 – STARTS NOVEMBER 6
Area north of Washington Avenue, to Wearimus Road, and 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 13
Areas east of the Musquapsink Brook and Washington Lake and South of Washington Avenue.

 
ALL LEAVES ARE TO BE PLACED AT CURB NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 4th
 
*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 - NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you live on a County Road (Pascack, Washington, Van Emburgh, E. Glen, Linwood, Ridgewood, Wearimus), please put leaves in barrels or brown biodegradable bags.  DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET.

OTHER MATERIALS SUCH AS DEBRIS, GRASS CLIPPNGS, AND BRANCHES ARE NOT TO BE PLACED WITH LEAVES. 
Leaves and other yard debris may be brought to the DMF Yard on Tuesdays from 7 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.  However, leaves being brought to the DMF Yard must be in barrels or biodegradable bags only.  NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Residents bringing material to the DMF Yard MUST display a dumping permit (a.k.a.Ecology facility permit form)  Permits may be purchased for a $10 fee from the Township Clerk at 350 Hudson Avenue Monday thorugh Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Click here for form.


REMINDERS:
  • 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 FROM JANUARY 2 THRU JANUARY 12, 2018.
  • NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL LUMBER, TIRES, COMPRESSED CYLINDERS, OR RECYCLABLE ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE DMF YARD.
  • THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 15 WAS THE END OF HOUSEHOLD DEBRIS COLLECTION.
ELECTRONICS MUST BE RECYCLED

ELECTRONICS CANNOT BE PUT IN THE GARBAGE

 

The BCUA operates a NJDEP approved Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all Bergen County residents located at the foot of Empire Blvd. in Moonochie, NJ.  All types of computer and electronic equipment are collected for recycling.  The Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Contact the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201 807- 8525 for more information. 



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.
 
During the months of October through March there is no special pickup of household debris EXCEPT for residents moving in or out of town, subject to the availability of DMF vehicles.  New residents and residents leaving town must call the DMF to inquire about a pickup.

For informaiton on disposing of Hazardous Waste, please call the Bergen County Utilities Authority at 201-807-5825., or visit www.bcua.org.  Examples of some common hazardous waste include:  paints, automotive products and oils, aerosols, pesticides, propane tanks, gas tanks, and flammable materials.  Questions for RECYCLING issues will be addressed by calling Buldo Sanitation at 201-666-8298.
 
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO THE LEAF CREWS AND REDUCE SPEED WHEN LEAF COLLECTION EQUIPMENT IS IN SIGHT.
 
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 30, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
           Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mahwah - Bergen County Campgaw Reservation- 200 Campgaw Rd.
·         Saturday, May 13, 2017
·         Saturday, July 22, 2017
·         Saturday, September 9, 2017

Moonachie - Bergen County Utilities Authority - Foot of Empire Blvd.
·         Saturday, March 11, 2017
·         Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
*****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 COUNTY residents.  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
2017 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 - As of December 30th, 2016 we recycle every other week rather than just twice a month.   The 2017 Town Calendar will indicate the recycling days for the Northeast and Northwest/South Sides of Town (as defined below).

Northeast Side – All residences north of Ridgewood Road AND east of Pascack Road including the east side of Pascack Road.  (Previously 1st and 3rd Fridays.)
Northwest/South Side – All residences in other parts of Town. (Previously 2nd and 4th Fridays.)


Our next paper shredding and e-recycling event of 2017 is
Saturday, TBA from 9am – 12pm at Town Hall.

 

2017 HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN DEBRIS, AND COLLECTION PROGRAM

APRIL 3 THROUGH OCTOBER 20

The Township is pleased to provide a collection program for grass, garden, and household debris for residents through curbside collection and by drop off to the DMF YARD as reflected below.  It does not include garbage, recyclable materials, electronics and hazardous materials.

     CURBSIDE – EVERY WEEK

  1. Grass and garden debris will be picked up at the curb each week in biodegradable bags or in covered containers no larger than 32 gallons.  Containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.  NO boxes, plastic boxes, containers without a lid, or plastic containers exceeding 50 lbs. may be used.
  2. Branches and limbs up to 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length in bundles should be neatly stacked and tied.  NO LOGS. 
      CURBSIDE – ONCE A MONTH
  1. HOUSEHOLD debris on the following dates.  NO construction materials, household trash, electronics, recyclables or hazardous materials. Please note you may click on each Zone to view the corresponding map.

                                                 YOUR DAYS FOR DEBRIS PICK-UP - 2017      

  APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
Mon Zone 1 3 1 5 10 7 11
Tues Zone 2 4 2 6 11 8 12
Wed Zone 3 5 3 7 12 9 13
Thurs Zone 4 6 4 8 13 10 14
Fri Zone 5 7 5 9 14 11 15



CURBSIDE – Specially Scheduled (Call 201-664-3268)

 
WHITE GOODS other than ELECTRONICS* Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, (with doors removed), Water Heaters, Barbeque Grills, Air Conditioners, etc. will be picked up once a month by request to the DMF.  Please do not put at the curb until a request is made and scheduled.
 
*ELECTRONICS can be brought to the DMF Yard area on the specially scheduled E- Recycling/Shredding Days. See link regarding Bergen County Depot here:  Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot

 
   
*DROP OFF AT DMF YARD BY PERMIT ONLY

SATURDAYS 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    TUESDAYS 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NOTE:  Yard will be closed the week of household debris collection. 
See chart above for those dates.
 
BATTERIES-Auto & Dry Cell Batteries only • WASTE OIL - NO Anti-Freeze NO Gasoline

Items eligible for curbside pickup can be brought to the DMF Yard but NO PLASTIC BAGS.
 
Residents bringing material to the DMF 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 thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
 
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS including paint cans, oil containers, and propane tanks must be brought to Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, on Sunday – April 30, Sunday – June25, and Sunday – October 15 as well as other locations on other dates noted in town calendar.  If there are any questions, you can call the BCUA Environmental Program Hotline: 201-807-5825. 
 
 ELECTRONICS MUST BE RECYCLED

 
   

 ELECTRONICS CANNOT BE PUT IN THE GARBAGE


The BCUA operates a NJDEP approved Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all Bergen County residents located at the foot of Empire Blvd. in Moonochie, NJ.  All types of computer and electronic equipment are collected for recycling.  The Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Contact the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201 807- 8525 for more information. 

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