Recycling

Guidelines
All acceptable recyclable materials are picked up on Wednesday, and Thursday every other week. View the schedule for your pick-up day.

Please place your recyclables in appropriate receptacles on the curb before 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Do not place recyclables in plastic or paper bags.

Holidays
For garbage collections affected by holidays, view the Recycling and Garbage Calendar 

Click on an item below to find out how to dispose or recycle it.
  1. Batteries
  2. Cardboard
  3. Christmas Trees
  4. Co-Mingled Containers
  5. Computers
  6. Hazardous Waste
  7. Leaf Pick-Up
  8. Mixed Paper
  9. White Goods
  10. Mobile Paper Shredding
  11. Furniture
Household Battery Guidelines
The Edgewater Department of Public Works (DPW) will not accept household batteries.

Throw Away Batteries
Please place alkaline batteries in the regular trash.

Domestically Manufactured batteries made after 1996 no longer contain mercury and are safe to throw away.

Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries still need to be recycled properly. The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will still collect rechargeable batteries from residents and Municipalities that follow the aforementioned guidelines stressing that each battery be individually packaged or by taping the terminal ends.

Rechargeable batteries can also be recycled at participating retail locations including the following:
  • Best Buy
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Office Max
  • Radio Shack
  • Sears
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wal-Mart
To find a Bergen County recycling collection site go to BCUA online.
 
Properly Recycle
There are 2 ways to properly package a rechargeable battery to be recycled:
  1. Place each battery in a separate plastic bag
  2. Tape the terminal ends of the battery