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Item Disposal List

Not sure how to dispose of an item. Look for your item in the list below for a quick answer. 

Item List
Item Disposal Location Disposal Notes
Appliances - Metal Recycling  Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Asphalt Private Private disposal or contractor
Batteries - car/truck/etc Private Scrap metal yard or place of purchase
Batteries - household Garbage AAA, AA, C, D, watch types
Batteries - rechargeable Recycling Center See attendant
Block, cinder Private Private disposal or contractor
Books, hard cover Recycling  Pages only! Hard covers are garbage
Books, soft cover Recycling Put out on paper collection day
Box Spring / Mattress Garbage 1 piece of furniture permitted per collection. Box spring / mattress = 1 item
Branches Recycling Yard waste collection / center drop off:  3 foot max length, must be tied. 3 inch diameter max
Brick Private Private disposal or contractor
Brush Recycling Yard waste collection / center drop off
Cardboard Recycling Paper collection / center drop off
Carpet / Rugs Garbage Regular garbage. Max 1 room. Must be cut and tied in 3 foot lengths maximum
Cell phones Recycling Electronics collection / center drop off
Chairs - plastic / wood Garbage 1 piece of furniture per garbage day. 
Chairs - metal Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Chemicals Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Clam Shell Containers Garbage This is not an acceptable plastic for recycling.
Clothing Special Clothing bins at the Recycling Center or Goodwill Stores at various locations. 
Computers & Accessories Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Concrete Private Private disposal. 
Concrete mix Garbage 1 bag per garbage day IF it is still in powder form. Hard concrete bags are private disposal.
Construction Materials Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Deli Containers Garbage This is not an acceptable plastic for recycling.
Dirt Private Private disposal
Dishes Garbage Regular garbage disposal. 
Dishwasher Garbage  Regular garbage disposal
Doors - metal Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Doors - wood Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Electronics Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off. 
Fence - metal Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off. 
Fence - wood Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Fire Extinguisher Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Fruit Containers Garbage This is not an acceptable plastic for recycling
Furnace Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Furniture Garbage Maximum 1 piece of furniture per garbage day. 
Furniture - Metal Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Garbage Cans - plastic Garbage Put a note on the can saying "please take" or "for garbage" or it will not be collected. 
Grass Recycling Yard Waste collection / center drop off
Hangers - Metal Recycling center drop off - metal dumpster
Hangers - Plastic Garbage Regular garbage collection. 
Hazardous Materials Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Helium Tanks Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Hose Garbage Regular garbage collection
Hose reel / caddy Garbage Regular garbage collection
Hot Water Heater Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off.  Must have green plumbing inspection sticker before pickup. 
Junk Mail  Recycling paper collection / center drop off
Leaves Recycling yard waste collection / center drop off
Light bulbs - incandescent  Garbage  Regular garbage collection
Light bulbs - CFL Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection / Home Depot or Lowes may accept
Light bulbs - fluorescent Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection / Home Depot or Lowes may accept.
Logs / Stumps Special Private disposal or center drop off (no commerical vehicles or contractors permitted)
Mattress / box spring Garbage Maximum 1 piece of furniture per garbage day. 
Mirror Garbage Regular garbage collection
Paint - latex Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Paint - oil based Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Paneling Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Picnic Table - metal Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
Picnic Table - wood Garbage Maximum 1 piece of furniture per garbage day. 
Plastic Bags Garbage Regular garbage collection or supermarket drop off.
Plastic Bottles Recycling bottles & cans collection / center drop off
Propane tanks Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Rugs / Carpet Garbage Regular garbage. Max 1 room. Must be cut and tied in 3 foot lengths maximum 
Salt, Bag Garbage 1 bag per garbage day.
Sheet Rock Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Sink - Metal Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off.
Sink - Porcelain Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Sink - Soapstone Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Stereo Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off.
Styrofoam Garbage Regular garbage. Contain to prevent blowing.
Table - wood / plastic Garbage Maximum 1 piece of furniture per garbage day. 
Table - metal Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off.
Tapes - VCR / Cassette Garbage Regular garbage collection
Television Recycling Curbside by appointment (201-794-5341) or center drop off.
Television - Console Garbage Regular garbage collection. Put a note on it for contractor to take.
Television - Projection Garbage Regular garbage colleciton. Put a note on it for contractor to take.
Thermostat w/ mercury Special BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Thermostat Garbage Regular garbage collection
Tiles - any kind Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Toilet Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Toys  Garbage Regular garbage collection
Toys - Plastic Special Second Chance toy drop off at recycling center. 
Tupperware containers Garbage Regular garbage collection
VCR player Recycling Curbside by appointment - 201-794-5341 or Recycling Center drop off
VCR Tapes Garbage Regular garbage collection
Water Softener Garbage Regular garbage collection
Windows Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Wood - processed / construction  Special See construction disposal regulations for options. 
Wood - tree parts Recycling yard waste collection / center drop off
Yogurt Containers Garbage Regular garbage collection. 

 

Last Updated: Thu, 08/12/2021 - 8:12am