Dept. of Municipal Facilities / Garbage / Recycling

Director: Dan Scudieri                                                                                                                           STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN
Superintendent: William Lawlor
Secretary: 
Email: DMF
Phone: (201) 664-3268
Office Hours: M thru F 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (closed for lunch 12:00 -12:30).               


ECOLOGY FACILITY PERMIT FORM - (DMF Yard Sticker)
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 Ave. on the 2nd Fl 
 •  Monday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm  •  Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30am - 4:30 pm  •  Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

In an effort to better service the residents of Washington Township our curbside recycling hauler has requested a new pick-up day.  To minimize weekend activity conducted by Buldo in the Township they have requested that Wednesday become our new recycling pick-up day. 


•  RECYCLING PICK UP DAY CHANGE -  In an effort to better service the residents of Washington Township our curbside recycling hauler has requested a new pick-up day.  To minimize weekend activity conducted by Buldo in the Township they have requested that Wednesday become our new recycling pick-up day. This change will become effective on March 4, 2020 starting with the Northeast Zone, followed by Northwest and South Zone on March 11, 2020.  Please make note of the schedule for the next several weeks:

3/04/20                Northeast Zone 
3/11/20                Northwest and South Zone       
3/18/20                Northeast Zone 
3/25/20                Northwest and South Zone 
4/01/20                Northeast Zone 
4/08/20                Northwest and South Zone

 

HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE  
The Township of Washington does not collect your regular household garbage.  You must make arrangements with a waste hauler licensed by the State of New Jersey.  Please call the number listed above to arrange directly for pick-up of your household trash and to obtain updates on pricing and bag options. Among waste haulers that have operated in the Township in the last several years are:

Waste Management of Northeast NJ
61-75 Broad Ave.
Fairview, NJ 07022
800-633-9096

Buldo Sanitation, Inc.     
591 Cleveland Ave.
River Vale, NJ 07675
201-666-8361               

2020 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). Questions for RECYCLING issues will be addressed by calling Buldo Sanitation at 201-666-8298.

PICK UP SCHEDULE - We recycle every other week on Wednesdays beginning in March of 2020.  Recycling is picked up by Buldo Sanitation who can be reached at 201-666-8298. The Township Calendar will indicate the recycling days for the Northeast and Northwest/South Sides of Town. Northeast Side - All residences north of Ridgewood Rd AND east of Pascack Rd including the east side of Pascack Road. Northwest/South Side– All residences in other parts of Town. 

NEW - STYROFOAM  RECYCLING COLLECTION BIN - The Township of Washington Green Team is starting a new Styrofoam recycling program begining Saturday, December 14th. Our Department of Municipal Facilities will now accept EPS foam sheets, coolers and packaging to be recycled during regular operating hours. (Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and Tuesdays 7:00 AM-3:00 PM) This program is open to all Township residents (non commercial) for drop off at the DMF yard by ecology permit (DMF sticker) only. This program was funded by a Grant from the State. Please click here for futher information on the types of acceptable styrofoam.


2020 HOUSEHOLD (BULK) AND GARDEN DEBRIS COLLECTION PROGRAM 

GRASS COLLECTION APRIL 6 - OCT 23  /  HOUSEHOLD (BULK) COLLECTION APRIL 13 - SEP 18

The Township is pleased to provide a collection program for grass, garden, and household debris (a.ka. bulk pick up) 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 GRASS & GARDEN DEBRIS – EVERY WEEK

GRASS & 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.
BRANCHES & LIMBS up to 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length in bundles should be neatly stacked and tied.  NO LOGS. 
      
CURBSIDE HOUSEHOLD DEBRIS (BULK) PICK UP– ONCE A MONTH
HOUSEHOLD DEBRIS (BULK) will be picked up at the curb once a month. NO construction materials, household trash, electronics, recyclables or hazardous materials may be placed at the curb.  To find out your pick up day, please click on each Zone to view the corresponding map in the chart below.
 

YOUR DAYS FOR DEBRIS PICK-UP - 2020

  APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
Mon Zone 1 13 4 1 6 3 14
Tues Zone 2 14 5 2 7 4 15
Wed Zone 3 15 6 3 8 5 16
Thurs Zone 4 16 7 4 9 6 17
Fri Zone 5 17 8 5 10 7 18



CURBSIDE  - Specially Scheduled by appointment (Call 201-664-3268) WHITE GOODS i.e. Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, (doors removed), Water Heaters, BBQ Grills, Air Conditioners, etc. will be picked by appointment. Please call the DMF to schedule if you have an item to be picked up.

WHITE GOODS other than ELECTRONICS* - Please do not put at the curb until a request is made and scheduled.
(There is no pick up of white goods during leaf collection).
 
*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 IS BY PERMIT ONLY

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

NOTE:  DMF Yard will be CLOSED the week of household debris (bulk) collection. 
See chart above for those dates.
HOUSEHOLD DEBRIS (BULK) DROP OFF -  NO construction materials, household trash, electronics, recyclables or hazardous materials. No more than 10 items. Please note you may click on each Zone to view the corresponding map.
 
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. If there are any questions, you can call the BCUA Environmental Program Hotline: 201-807-5825. 

 
 
 

 ELECTRONICS MUST BE RECYCLED AND CANNOT BE PUT IN THE GARBAGE

 
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 

2020 BCUA Househould Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule 

The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will once again conduct eight household hazardous waste collection events in 2020 throughout the county. Collections are Free for Bergen County Residents - ID is required.  Household hazardous waste will be accepted from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, (rain or shine) at the following centrally located areas:

Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie
Saturday, March 7th
Saturday, November 14th

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus
Sunday, April 5th
Sunday, June 14th
Sunday, October 18th

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
Saturday, May 9th
Saturday, July 18th
Saturday, September 12th

*Please do NOT bring Computers/Electronics/Tires on the Above Dates


2020 BCUA Regional Collection Events Sites & Dates 

The BCUA conducts computer and electronic collection events during the year throughout the county. The 2019 events will be at the following locations and dates:

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus
Sunday, April 26th
Saturday, August 15th

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
Saturday, June 6th
Sunday, October 4th

Materials will be collected between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine

Tire Recycling, Computer/Electronic, & Paper Shredding on the Above Dates


                                          2020 PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS
                     A SHREDDING ONLY EVENT will take place on April 25, 2020.
                                                             9:00 am–1:00 pm 

                      All events will take place in the Municipal Complex Parking Lot
Bring your papers to be shredded. NO books, binder clips or three ring binders please. 

2020 PAPER SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENTS
 
SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENT will take place on TBA 2020.
9:00 am–1:00 pm 
All events will take place in the Municipal Complex Parking Lot Bring your papers to be shredded
and electronic items to be disposed of properly. NO books, binder clips or three ring binders please. 
Electronics included: Computers, Printers, Scanners, Monitors, TV's VHS / DVD players etc.
 
TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
2020 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
      BEGINS NOVEMBER 2, 2020
 
 
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 in 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 6, 2020.  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.  
 
ZONE 1 – STARTS NOVEMBER 2
Areas west of Pascack Road, north of East Glen Avenue, and Linwood Avenue. 
 
ZONE 2 – STARTS NOVEMBER 9
Area north of Washington Avenue, to Wearimus Road, and areas west of and intersecting with Van Emburgh Avenue.  Also Devon Rd., Woodfield Rd., Strattford Court, Westgate Rd., Pine Lake Dr., Melba Way, and Chimney Ridge Court.
 
ZONE 3 – STARTS NOVEMBER 16
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 8th
 
*This schedule is only a guide and may be delayed due to inclement weather.  Please be patient*.

DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET. 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.  PLASTIC BAGS AND PAPER BAGS ARE NOT TO BE USED - NO EXCEPTIONS.  
 
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 Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. However, leaves being brought to the DMF Yard must be in barrels or biodegradable bags only.  NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

*During leaf collection season, the DMF yard will be closed Tuesday but remain open on Saturday
 
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 STARTING JANUARY 7 AND WILL LAST ABOUT 2 WEEKS. THERE IS NO SET SCHEDULE PICKUP.
  • NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL LUMBER, TIRES, COMPRESSED CYLINDERS, OR RECYCLABLE ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE DMF YARD.
  • THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 13 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.

                                             WHITE GOODS (Household Appliances)  PICK UP 

Please call the DMF garage at (201) 664-3268 to schedule an appointment for white goods and metal pick up. 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.

 

*NO WHITE GOODS OR METAL GOODS ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE DMF YARD


For informaiton on disposing of Hazardous Waste, please call the Bergen County Utilities Authority at 201-807-5825., or visit www.bcua.org.  (2019 collection schedule listed below) Examples of some common hazardous waste include:  paints, automotive products and oils, aerosols, pesticides, propane tanks, gas tanks, and flammable materials.