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Recycling Division - Common Item Disposal List

 Item Recycling Garbage Disposal Notes
Appliances Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Asphalt No No Private disposal
Batteries - Rechargeable Yes No Recycling Center drop off
Batteries - household No Yes Regular garbage
Batteries - Car/truck/etc No No Private disposal - scrap metal yard or place of purchase
Block, Cinder No No Private disposal
Books, hardcover Yes* No Remove hard covers the pages are part of paper recycling
Books, softcover Yes No Paper recycling
Box Spring / Mattress No Yes 1 bulk item permitted per garbage day. No appointment
Branches Yes No Yard waste - 3 ft length, bundled and tied. 3 inch max diameter
Brick No No Private disposal
Brush Yes No Yard waste
Cardboard Yes No Paper recycling
Carpet No Yes Regular garbage. Cut and tied in 3 ft lengths. One room per collection.
Cell Phones Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Chairs - wood or plastic No Yes Regular garbage
Chairs - metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center. 
Chemicals No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Clothing Yes No Drop off bins at Recycling Center.
Computers & accessories Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Concrete No No Private disposal
Concrete mix (in bag) No Yes 1 bag per garbage collection.
Construction Materials No No See construction regulations
Dirt No No Private disposal
Dishes No Yes Regular garbage collection
Dishwasher - metal tub Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Dishwasher - plastic tub No Yes Regular garbage collection
Doors - wood No No See construction regulations
Doors - metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Electronics Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Fence - wood  No No  See construction regulations
Fence - metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Furnace  Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Furniture No Yes 1 piece of furniture (bulk) per garbage collection
Furniture - metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Grass Yes No Yard waste collection
Hazardous Materials No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Helium Tanks No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection  
Hose No Yes Regular garbage
Hose Reel / Hose Caddy  No Yes Regular garbage
Hot Water Heater Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center. Must have inspection decal from Building Department.
Junk Mail  Yes No Paper collection
Leaves Yes No Yard waste collection 
Light bulbs No Yes Regular garbage
Light bulbs - CFL No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Light bulbs - Fluorescent No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Logs / Stumps Yes No Contractor - private disposal. Resident may drop at recycling center.
Mattress / box spring No Yes 1 bulk item permitted per garbage day. No appointment
Mirrors No Yes Regular garbage
Paint No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
Paneling No No See construction regulations
Picnic Table No Yes Regular garbage as furniture
Plastic bags NO! Yes Regular garbage or bring to a supermarket that collects them
Propane Tank No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection  
Rugs No Yes Regular garage. Cut and tied in 3 ft lengths.
Salt, bag No Yes Regular garbage
Sheet Rock No No See construction regulations 
Sink - porcelain No No See construction regulations
Sink - soapstone No No Private disposal
Sink - metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Stereo Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Styrofoam No Yes Regular garbage - contained to prevent being windblown
Tables - non-metallic No Yes 1 piece of furniture (bulk) per garbage collection
Tables - metallic Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.
Tapes (cassette / VCR) No Yes Regular garbage
Television Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center. 
Television - console or projection No Yes Regular garbage. Leave a note on it for them to take
Thermostat w/ mercury No No BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
Thermostat No Yes Regular garbage
Tiles No No See construction regulations
Toilet No No See construction regulations
Toys, plastic Yes No Second Chance Toys Drop off at Recycling Center
Toys, metal Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center. 
Toys, other No Yes Regular garbage
VCR player Yes No Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or Recycling Center.  
VCR tapes No Yes Regular garbage
Water softener No Yes Regular garbage
Windows No No See construction regulations
Wood, processed No No See construction regulations
Wood, tree parts Yes No Yard waste collection. See regulations for limitations