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    Pompton Lakes DPW
    Mill Street
    Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442
    (973) 835-1465
    FAX (973) 835-1470

    Recycling Center
    Grove Street
    Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442
    (973) 616-5900

    Refer to Borough Section Map (note changes) on last page of Calendar for your section schedule. 
    Schedules are subject to change.  Please refer to the Borough Calendar for daily collection schedule.
    Benjamin Steltzer C.P.W.M.
    Superintendent  D.P.W.
    973-835-1470  (fax)

    Tim Duffy,

    Waste Containers – Solid waste containers shall be maintained in sanitary condition.  No containers shall have ragged or sharp edges or other defects liable to hamper or injure workers collecting solid waste or be in such condition that they are unable to prevent contents from leaking out of the container or precluding vermin, rodents, insects or animals from accessing the contents of the container.  Containers shall be made of metal or plastic with suitable handles, tight fitting covers and shall be water tight.  Containers shall have a capacity of no more than 45 gallons and shall weigh not more than 60 pounds when fully loaded.

    Collection Practices – All recyclable materials shall be separated from the materials which are placed out for solid waste collection.  Solid waste shall have free liquids drained from it. Solid waste containers shall be placed at the curbline of the property or at such other locations as may be designated by the Superintendent of Public Works.  Containers may be placed for collection at any time after 6:00 p.m. the night before collection day and before 6:00 a.m. of the day of collection. Except during declared emergencies or during leaf recycling season, the Borough strives to collect solid waste twice per week. 

    The following materials may not be included with normal waste for collection.
    • Recyclable materials • Contagious disease solid waste including contaminated apparel,
    bedding, etc. • Highly flammable or explosive refuse • Waste oil, tires, appliances • Hazardous Waste • Propane tanks • Construction materials, demolition materials, tree trunks and stumps, cinderblocks, etc.  

    For information on the proper disposal practices for these or any other questionable materials, please contact the Superintendent of Public Works at 973-835-1465.
    Curbside Recycling Information

    Recycling is now mandatory in the Borough of Pompton Lakes. All persons, firms, corporations and other entities, whether public or private, shall be subject to the mandatory recycling provisions of Chapter 160B of the Administrative code of the Borough of Pompton Lakes.  

    Plastics with the Number 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7 in a Triangle, Aluminum Food and Beverage Containers (includes styrofoam), Glass Food and Beverage Containers, Tin Cans, Wax-Coated Containers (Milk & Orange Juice Cartons)

    Cardboard boxes and Tubes (Paper Towels and Toilet Paper), Cereal Boxes, Corrugated Cardboard, Junk Mail, Magazines, Newspapers, Pizza boxes, Soft Cover and Hard Cover Books (with cover ripped off), Wrapping Paper

    Mirrors, Window or Auto Glass, Light Bulbs, Building Products and construction Materials, Pots and Pans, Auto Parts, Batteries 

    Pompton Lakes will no longer collect grass clippings curbside.  “Cut It And Leave It” or bring to Recycling Center. 
    Schedules for Leaf Collection – The Borough of Pompton Lakes will be providing designated collection of leaves from all households (refer to calendar for collection dates), weather permitting.  Leaf collection begins in the month of October and continues through the beginning of December, thereby eliminating one trash pickup day each week for the entire leaf season.  Trash collection shall be restored to twice a week upon ending of leaf season.

    To ensure curbside collection of leaves, the leaves must be either in special biodegradable paper bags (available at the recycling center) or containerized loosely in clean garbage pails and/or trash cans.  Leaves in plastic bags and/or leaves raked into the streets will not be collected.  

    Branch and Brush Collection – Branches must be tied and bundled and cannot exceed
    3 feet in length and must be no wider than 1/2 inch in diameter.  Branches, brush, and thatch pick-up begins in the spring.  Refer to calendar for collection dates. 

    BRANCH OR BRUSH THAT IS IN TRASH CANS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please refer to map enclosed.  Sections 1 & 3 will be collected on Thursday.  Sections 2 & 4 will be collected on Friday.   

    REMEMBER – dumping leaves, grass, or other debris in rivers, streams,
    and lakes is a violation of our Borough Ordinances.

    Recycling Center Information - the Borough Recycling Center, located on Grove Street, is open to all Borough Residents and Businesses.  Residents and Businesses must obtain a Recycling Center Decal which must be shown to the attendant upon entering the Center.  The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 3:30pm

    Recycling Permit stickers required – for more information contact office. 

    Biodegradable paper bags are available at the Recycling Center facility located on Grove Street (973-616-5900), Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  The cost of these bags are .35 cents per bag. 

    You are permitted to bring the following materials to the Recycling Center.  • Waste Oil • Biodegradable Paper Bags • Tires and Batteries • Brush and Tree Limbs • Leaves • Bottles and Cans • Paper and Cardboard. 
    Tires –- Tires may be brought to the Recycling Center at a cost of $2.50 per tire without the rim and $5.00 per tire with the rim. 

    Be advised that leaving materials at the Recycling Center gate is considered illegal dumping and punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.  Propane tanks are not accepted at the Center.
    We encourage those homeowners who have the yard space, to compost their own leaves on site, and /or use the “cut it and leave it” philosophy when doing your lawn work.

    Street Sweeping Information - Borough streets are scheduled to be swept twice each month.  Street sweeping is suspended during the heavy leaf drop period beginning at the end of October with sweeping resuming in mid – December.  The tentative schedule is printed on the calendar.  The schedule may be amended during the year depending on weather conditions, equipment emergencies, etc.  The schedule is offered as a guide to probable dates for sweeping in your area. 

    The Borough asks you to please leave the curb area adjacent to your property free from obstructions or parked cars to insure a more complete sweep.  Please note that this schedule does not pertain to Wanaque Avenue, which is regularly swept by Passaic County crews.
    Household Hazardous Waste and Computer / Electronics collection events are scheduled throughout the year by Passaic County Office of Recycling and Natural Resource located at 1310 Rt. 23 North, Wayne. For more information call the Passaic County Natural Resources Hotline at 973-881-4506.  

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