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DPW - Garbage / Recycling
COVID-19 Notice - The DPW office is closed to the public.  The office is staffed and accepting phone calls.  The recycling center is open during its regularly scheduled hours of operation including Saturdays. 

 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS  & RECYCLING CENTER 
850 Robert Chester Way, New Milford, NJ 07646
Telephone: 201-967-8172  - Fax: 201-967-1741

HOURS OF OPERATION
DPW: M - F 
 7:30 AM-3:00 PM  • 
Recycling Center:  Monday - Saturday  7:30 AM-3:00 PM


CONTACTS


Vincent A. Cahill  - CPWM/CRP/CCCC - Director of Public Works / Property Maintenance Officer / Zoning Officer

Syl Bresa - CPWM - Superintendent of Public Works

Michael A. Calamari  - Assistant Superintendent of Public Works


2020 BOROUGH HOLIDAYSPlease check the calendar for changes to scheduled collections due to Holidays.

Borough Offices will be closed on the following holidays:
• New Year's Day   • Memorial Day • Veterans Day
• Martin Luther King Jr.’s B'day   • Independence Day  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
• President's Day   • Labor Day • Christmas Eve Day
• Good Friday   • Columbus Day • New Year's Eve Day

2021 Borough DPW Garbage / Recycling Calendar
Pick Ups - Leaves, Branches, Bulk
Accepted Recycling Items
Pertinent Ordinances- Pet Waste, Curbside Collection, Shoveling, No Parking, Noise etc.
Inclement Weather Concerns
Frequently Asked Recycling Questions (FAQ's)

Paper Shredding Events
2021 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 
2021 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

Recycling Flyers
Recycle Coach - Download the Free App Here
Sewer Flyers -Do Not Flush Reminders

CURBSIDE COLLECTION
For New Milford Residents only, the Borough provides a curbside recycling collection program every Thursday, Borough-wide, alternating between commingled (bottles, cans, plastics) and paper/cardboard collection. Please see 2019 Recycling/Garbage Calendar for schedule.

 
RECYCLING/GARBAGE CALENDARS
Calendars are mailed to all residents during December of the preceding year.  Replacement Calendars are available at the DPW office & the Borough Clerks office as well as online.

RECYCLING CONTAINERS
New homeowners are provided with one recycling container, free of charge.  New homeowners receive a Welcome Bag which contains the slip entitling them to a free can.  Replacement or additional recycling cans may be purchased at the DPW Office, M-F 7:30AM-3:00PM, for a cost of $16.00 each and an additional $5.00 for lid. Please make checks payable to "Borough of New Milford".

 
GARBAGE / TRASH COLLECTION
Curbside Collection begins at 6:00 AM on Boulevard and River Road.  Pick-up on secondary roads begins at 6:30 AM. Place trash curbside in a sturdy container or sealed plastic bags AFTER 6:00 PM the night before collection day.

MISSED COLLECTIONS or issues should be reported to the DPW by calling 201-967-8172.

***TRASH & BULK ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER***

TRASH:  Bagged or in cans (not to exceed 40 lbs. when filled). Allowed amount: up to 5 containers & 4 bags.

BULK ITEM: 1 non-metal item per pick-up (example: sofa, chair, mattress, box spring, toilet, wooden furniture).

LATEX PAINT: Must be in solid form. Use paint hardening crystals (sold at hardware stores) or clumping cat litter to harden. 

CARPET:  Cut to 3 ft. lengths, tied & bundled (no more than 5 bundles per pick up).

WOOD:  Cut to 3 ft. lengths, tied & bundled (no more than 5 bundles per pick-up).

BATTERIES: Only rechargeable batteries are recyclable. Alkaline batteries place in trash.  


Please follow the following links for more information on recycling.