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Garbage & Recycling                    

Interstate Waste is Ringwood's solid waste and recycling contractor. Residential solid waste curbside collection is once a week. Recycling curbside collection is every other week.  Recycling and garbage questions or concerns should be directed to Interstate Waste at (866) 342-5497 or the Ringwood Recycling Department at (973) 475-7179.

The Borough also owns and operates our own Recycling Center located at the end of Peter's Mine Road (off Margaret King Aevnue).  Recycling Center hours are Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  See attached list for recyclable items accepted at the Recycling Center.  Christmas trees must be brought to the Recycling Center during the month of January only.

Interstate Waste provides curbside leaf pickup once a week during the months of April, May, October and November.  During these weeks, leaf pickup starts on Monday and continues throughout the week.  A curbside heavy metal pickup service is also available through the Borough by appointment by e-mailing or call 973-475-7179.

Please review the 2020 Garbage & Recycling newsletter and the Curbside Recycling Pick Up 2020 Calendar for more details. They can be found on the right hand side of the page under "Public Works Documents."


Have you always wondered what the benefits of composting are? Or how composting even works?  CLICK HERE for a very informative website that explains it all!


Passaic County Upcoming Events (updated 6/19/20): CLICK HERE

Please note that there will be strict guidelines for anyone attending these events:

1)      Masks must be worn at all times

2)      Only one person per car may attend

3)      Residents must stay in their cars

4)      We will no longer return gas cans or other containers at HHW events

5)      If leaving car for any reason, social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet must be adhered to.

Or CLICK HERE to go to the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs Department website.  




When you sign up for Recycle Coach you get alerts as to when your garbage and recycling need to go out, find out how to get rid of certain items, and more!  You can download the app so the info is right on your phone.  Check it out below!



















































Additional Links

Listing files in 'Garbage/Recycling Documents'