Garbage & Recycling
4/15/2021: NEWS: Hawthorne has contracted with Recycle Track Systems (RTS). RTS has a contract with B&B Disposal Company, who continues to pick up all Garbage and Recycling at the curb.
If your Garbage or Recycling was missed, if there are spills in the street, or if you have an issue or concern with B&B Disposal Company, Hawthorne residents are instructed to contact RTS Customer Service directly at 833-787-2266 or email RTS directly at Hawthorne@rts.com
For Yard Waste issues, or misses, please contact directly Gaeta at
- Yard waste and 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.
Passaic County Solid Waste & Recycling Programs for 2021
REMINDER: Yard Waste must be out before 7 am on your Collection Day. Gaeta collects from 7 am until 10:30 am. If the trucks pick up in your area and your Yard Waste was not out, the trucks will not go back for Yard Waste being put out late, for these are not ’misses’. Please hold until the next week for pick up on your day. Yard Waste should be put in barrels or brown bags only. It will not be picked up in plastic bags of any type.
THERE IS NO ASSISTANCE FROM THE WORKERS. IF YOU PUT IT IN YOUR VEHICLE, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. OUR STAFF IS ADHERING TO THE CDC’S RECOMMENDATION OF 6’ SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM OTHERS IN ORDER TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE.
ACCEPTING: tires, motor oil, pallets, carpet, propane tanks, bottles, cans, plastics, cardboard, paper, electronics, metal, hard plastic, brush, branches and yard waste. Cash only - prefer exact change. Thank you.
B&B picks up at curb plastics #1, #2, and #5, as well as cardboard and paper.
Gaeta picks up at curb yard waste and vegetation in brown bags or containers weekly - no plastic bags.
Please place items at curb night before for pickup the next morning. If items aren’t placed at curb after 7 am and B&B or Gaeta has already picked up in your area, unfortunately the company will not be able to go back. Thank you.
CONSTRUCTION & DEBRIS:
C&D will be collected at the Recycling Center 9 am - 12 noon as follows:
Saturday, May 8 & 22
Saturday, June 12 & 26
Saturday, July 10 & 24
Saturday, August 7 & 21
Saturday, September 11 & 25
Saturday, October 9 & 23
Saturday, November 13 & 27
Saturday, December 11
Forms can be found at Borough Hall (lobby).
For other questions on garbage and recycling not answered on this website, call Public Works at 973-427-5330.
Garbage / recycling information at your fingertips! You get:
- A personalized collection schedule
- Custom pickup reminders
- A "What Goes Where?" search tool
- And more!
Learn more in a Recycling Coach informational flyer (PDF).