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2023 Public Works

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Recycling Collection and Center Hours

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Recycling Collection (Every Wednesday)                         

  1. Single Stream Recycling – All recyclables (glass, plastic, aluminum tin, paper and cardboard) can now be put in one container.   There is no need to separate these items for recycling pick up.
  2. Plastic bags CANNOT be recycled with regular recycling.
  3. Recyclables MUST be at the curb by 6 a.m.  In the event of heavy snowfall or flooding, collection may be cancelled until the next regularly scheduled pick up date.
  4. DO NOT put any recyclables in plastic bags.   Newspapers may be put in paper bags.
  5. Only CLEAN #1, #2 and #5 plastics, aluminum and “tin” (steel/ferrous) cans, glass bottles (all colors), and CLEAN paper and cardboard should be included in your comingled collection.  
  6. A plastic bag drop box is located at the Municipal Complex, 1st Floor.

METAL (Appliances) – All types of metals must be recycled.   Metal will be picked up by appointment by calling 201-664-2349.

PAINT – If paint is latex, take off cover, let dry and put out for garbage collection.  If paint is enamel, it must be taken to Bergen County Hazardous Waste Collection Day.  The number for BCUE is 201-807-5825

USED MOTOR OIL RECYCLING – Bring used oil in a sealed container to the Recycling Center.  There must be nothing but used oil in the container.

ELECTRONICS MUST BE RECYCLED – They cannot be put in garbage. Westwood residents are requested to drop off the following items to the recycling center:   computers, lap tops, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, modems, speakers, TVs (not consoles), radios, telephones and VCRs.


BATTERY RECYCLING –If it is Rechargeable, it is Recyclable.  To prevent short-circuiting of non-alkaline batteries for recycling, residents must individually bag each battery or tape each of the terminal ends prior to recycling.   Used car batteries may also be brought to the Recycling Center.

Christmas Tree Recycling will be Monday through Friday, beginning December 27, 2022 through January 30, 2023.  Trees must be placed on curb.  After January 30, 2023 all trees must be brought to Recycling Center.


Recycling Center Hours

6:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Gate closes at 12 noon)

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