For missed pick-ups of garbage and/or recyclables, please call the contractors, as follows:
Garbage & Recyclables: Future Sanitation – 973-778-3232
Yard Waste & Bagged Leaves: Gaeta – 973-278-6625
If your scheduled pick up day falls on a holiday, your garbage/recycling will be picked up the following day.
For other questions on garbage and recycling not answered on this website, call Public Works at 973-427-5330
Garbage is collected once a week. Your garbage must be to the curb by 6am. Your garbage cannot weigh more than 50lbs, per can. All garbage brought to the curb, except for garbage during bulky waste, must be in garbage cans. IF THERE IS ANY recyclable material in your garbage, garbage will not be collected. See warnings and stickers.
- Recycling is collected every other week. It must be at the curb by 6 am.
Zone 1 Wednesday
Zone 2 Thursday
Zone 3 Tuesday
Zone 4 Friday
Weeks of 2013: January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10 June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, October 28, November 11, November 25, December 9, December 23
- Glass bottles, plastic bottles (#1 and #2 in a triangle on the bottom, neck narrower than the body) and metal cans that have had food or drink in them (including pet food) can be mixed together in one container.
- Cardboard has to be flattened and tied or flattened and placed inside a cardboard box.
- Paper products (Junk mail, soft cover books, newspaper, boxes, school paper, file folders, cereal boxes, pasta boxes, school paper), must be placed in a brown paper bag. Paper will not be picked up if it is in a rigid container.
- Shredded paper must be placed in a brown paper bag with the top folded down and taped closed.
Your recyclables can also be brought to the recycling center.
The recycling center is located behind the baseball fields on Wagaraw Road. Ryerson Way is the name of the driveway into the recreation/recycling complex. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 9AM until 3:45PM and on Sundays from 11:30 until 3:15PM.
Bulky Waste is collected on your first garbage collection day of the month. There is a limit to six bulky items per pickup. A bulky item can be a piece of furniture, an extra bag of garbage, a door, toilet, or window. It cannot be construction debris, metal, an appliance, an electronic, or recyclable. If there is more than six additional items at the curb, the additional items will not be collected.
|Table and chairs
||counts as two bulky waste items
|Bag of garbage
||each bag counts as 1 item
||call for metal pickup (973) 427-5330
||bring to the center, $5.00 fee
||bring to the center $2.00 fee
||call (973) 427-5330 for a pick up
Business Solid Waste and Recycling
There is no limit to the amount of recycling a business can put to the curb. For more information on rules and schedule for municipal curbside collection, see above.
If a business has a dumpster, it must be screened from public view.
New Jersey State Law forbids any business from mixing recycling with garbage. In Hawthorne, if a business does not recycle, a summons will be written with the business owner being fined.
Businesses can use the recycling center for all of their recycling needs.
In the first quarter of every year, businesses receive a questionnaire that must be returned to the Hawthorne Office of Recycling regarding their recycling program. This report is required by state law.