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Aerosol Cans
Empty aerosol cans without hazardous material can be put in Commingled Recycling.

If the aerosol can used to contain paint, cleaner, solvent or other hazardous material, bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

DO NOT puncture a hole in the can to remove any remaining product, as the can will explode and hurt you. You should also not attempt to remove the spray nozzle on top of the can.
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Empty aerosol cans without hazardous material can be put in Commingled Recycling.

If the aerosol can used to contain paint, cleaner, solvent or other hazardous material, bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

DO NOT puncture a hole in the can to remove any remaining product, as the can will explode and hurt you. You should also not attempt to remove the spray nozzle on top of the can.

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Air Conditioners & Dehumidifiers
If they are in good condition, they can be donated or sold. They are also accepted by New Jersey Clean Energy, who is now offering $25 for eligible air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

If not in good condition, they can be taken to a scrap metal yard (such as Bergen Recycling) or disposed of with white goods. Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.
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If they are in good condition, they can be donated or sold. They are also accepted by New Jersey Clean Energy, who is now offering $25 for eligible air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

If not in good condition, they can be taken to a scrap metal yard (such as Bergen Recycling) or disposed of with white goods. Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
When you call, make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Air Freshener
Electric air fresheners -- Donate to charity if they are in good condition or recycle at the Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW) electronics recycle bin. Do not dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

Paper Air Fresheners -- Garbage

Aerosol Can Fresheners -- Bring to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
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Electric air fresheners -- Donate to charity if they are in good condition or recycle at the Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW) electronics recycle bin. Do not dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

Paper Air Fresheners -- Garbage

Aerosol Can Fresheners -- Bring to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW)
Electronics Recycling Bin
40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia
NJ, 07605
Air Pillow Packaging
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

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Aluminum Foil Containers & Wrap
Also called tin foil.

Rinse clean and put in Commingled Recycling. If food residue can’t be washed off a small section, try ripping off that part and recycling the rest. Lids that are not 100% foil should go in garbage.
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Also called tin foil.

Rinse clean and put in Commingled Recycling. If food residue can’t be washed off a small section, try ripping off that part and recycling the rest. Lids that are not 100% foil should go in garbage.
Asbestos
Call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline for recycling and disposal information. Let professionals handle the removal of asbestos.
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Call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline for recycling and disposal information. Let professionals handle the removal of asbestos.

Locations

Pro Abatement
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
201-293-6305
Automotive Fluids, Filters & Containers
Includes brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, motor oil, antifreeze, air filter, oil filter, batteries, battery acid, car wax, car solvents, engine cleaners, metal polishes, diesel, gasoline, kerosene, gas & diesel additives.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal. No containers larger than five (5) gallons allowed.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Includes brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, motor oil, antifreeze, air filter, oil filter, batteries, battery acid, car wax, car solvents, engine cleaners, metal polishes, diesel, gasoline, kerosene, gas & diesel additives.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal. No containers larger than five (5) gallons allowed.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs

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Baby Stroller & Baby Gear
Donate to charity or sell if they are in good condition.

As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity or sell if they are in good condition.

As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Once Upon a Child
777 Rte 17 S
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-497-6666
Backpacks, Cases, Purses, Bags, Wallets
Donate to charity if they are in good condition for reuse.

If it is in poor condition and made from fabric, put in clothing donation bins. Please try not to dispose of in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition for reuse.

If it is in poor condition and made from fabric, put in clothing donation bins. Please try not to dispose of in the garbage.

Locations

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07604
Leonia Sports Booster Donation Bin
1 Wood Park
C1
Leonia
NJ, 07605
Balloons
Garbage
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Garbage
Barbecues
Donate to charity if they are in good condition, give it to a scrap metal yard to be recycled or contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup for White Goods (make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up). Do not dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition, give it to a scrap metal yard to be recycled or contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup for White Goods (make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up). Do not dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Bathroom Fixtures
If it is good condition, it can be given to Habitat for Humanity or commercial building companies that accept recycled materials.

If it is in poor condition, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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If it is good condition, it can be given to Habitat for Humanity or commercial building companies that accept recycled materials.

If it is in poor condition, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Batteries
Rechargeable -- If it's rechargeable, it's recyclable. Includes cell phone batteries, laptop, camera, computer, cordless phones, radios, camcorders, remote control toys. Rechargeable batteries sometimes look like regular alkaline batteries. The label on the battery will indicate if it is rechargeable. To recycle these batteries, take them to a drop-off bin located at Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Lowes, Home Depot, Verizon Wireless, BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event, or another collection site listed on call2recycle.org

Alkaline -- Garbage

Button Batteries -- Most button cell batteries contain mercury. Dispose at a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event.
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Rechargeable -- If it's rechargeable, it's recyclable. Includes cell phone batteries, laptop, camera, computer, cordless phones, radios, camcorders, remote control toys. Rechargeable batteries sometimes look like regular alkaline batteries. The label on the battery will indicate if it is rechargeable. To recycle these batteries, take them to a drop-off bin located at Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Lowes, Home Depot, Verizon Wireless, BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event, or another collection site listed on call2recycle.org

Alkaline -- Garbage

Button Batteries -- Most button cell batteries contain mercury. Dispose at a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event.
Beds
Manufacturers and retail stores usally accept used mattresses and box springs for recycling. If you can't return to a retail store then donate to charity if they are in good condition.

As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Manufacturers and retail stores usally accept used mattresses and box springs for recycling. If you can't return to a retail store then donate to charity if they are in good condition.

As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Habitat for Humanity
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Bicycles, Tricycles, & Scooters
Donate to charity. Most charities will accept bicycles in any condition. As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Every two years, the Rotary Club of the Palisades (on behalf of Pedals for Progress) hosts a local bike drive. The next one will be in the spring of 2019. (Adult bikes preferred over kids' bikes)
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Donate to charity. Most charities will accept bicycles in any condition. As a last resort, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Every two years, the Rotary Club of the Palisades (on behalf of Pedals for Progress) hosts a local bike drive. The next one will be in the spring of 2019. (Adult bikes preferred over kids' bikes)

Locations

Salvation Army Center
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
Boat Wrap
Call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline for recycling and disposal information.
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Call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline for recycling and disposal information.

Locations

Bergen County Utilities Authorities
298 Mehrhof Rd
Little Ferry
New Jersey, 07643
201-641-2552
Books
If they are in good condition, please consider giving away books for someone else to enjoy.

If it is not reusable, separate the hard covers from the pages. The hard covers go in the Garbage and the pages go in Paper Recycling.
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If they are in good condition, please consider giving away books for someone else to enjoy.

If it is not reusable, separate the hard covers from the pages. The hard covers go in the Garbage and the pages go in Paper Recycling.

Locations

Better World Books Drop Box
Tonnelle Commons
2100 88th St and Tonnelle Ave
North Bergen
NJ, 07047
Leonia Library
227 Fort Lee Rd
Leonia
NJ, 07605
Bubble Wrap
Dispose only in garbage or special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue).

Despite it being a #4 plastic, do not put in borough recycling because it interferes with sorting machinery.
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Dispose only in garbage or special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue).

Despite it being a #4 plastic, do not put in borough recycling because it interferes with sorting machinery.
Candles
Garbage, but can be reused or molded into a new one.
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Garbage, but can be reused or molded into a new one.
Caps & Lids
Metal -- Rinse clean and dispose in Commingled Recycling.

Plastic -- Check for recycle symbol. Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling. Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage. If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.
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Metal -- Rinse clean and dispose in Commingled Recycling.

Plastic -- Check for recycle symbol. Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling. Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage. If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.
Car Batteries
Do not dispose in the garbage or recycling. The large lead-acid batteries used in cars and trucks must be taken to an automotive parts store, BCUA or scrap metal yard.
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Do not dispose in the garbage or recycling. The large lead-acid batteries used in cars and trucks must be taken to an automotive parts store, BCUA or scrap metal yard.

Locations

Bergen County Utilities Authority
Foot of Empire Blvd.
Moonachie
NJ
Cardboard
Paper Recycling. Only clean cardboard, please. No grease, oil, food residue or wax coating. Remove plastic, foil liners or wrap. Flatten all items and tie in manageable bundles.

Keep cardboard dry. Even though the paper recycling process introduces water, when you get paper wet and it dries, it manipulates the fibers (as a result, it feels stiffer). Paper mills also don’t want to pay for wet paper because it’s heavier with the extra water weight.

Includes boxes, cereal boxes, cartons, tubes, rolls
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Paper Recycling. Only clean cardboard, please. No grease, oil, food residue or wax coating. Remove plastic, foil liners or wrap. Flatten all items and tie in manageable bundles.

Keep cardboard dry. Even though the paper recycling process introduces water, when you get paper wet and it dries, it manipulates the fibers (as a result, it feels stiffer). Paper mills also don’t want to pay for wet paper because it’s heavier with the extra water weight.

Includes boxes, cereal boxes, cartons, tubes, rolls
Cars, Trucks & Boats
Sell, donate, or contact a nearby scrap metal recycling company.
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Sell, donate, or contact a nearby scrap metal recycling company.

Locations

Vehicles for Veterans
Contact 1-855-811-4838 or schedule a free pickup online at http://www.vehiclesforveterans.org.
1-855-811-4838
Wheels for Wishes
Contact 1-877-431-9474 or schedule a free pickup online at http://www.wheelsforwishes.org/.
1-877-431-9474
Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Cast Iron Bath Tubs
Sell to Bergen Recycling (a scrap metal yard) or donate if it is in good condition.
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Sell to Bergen Recycling (a scrap metal yard) or donate if it is in good condition.

Locations

Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Cat Litter and Pet Waste
Garbage.

If contained in a bag, please remove as much air as possible from the bag. The reason is that when the bag is squeezed by the truck's compressor, trapped air can explode and propel the contents at workers and pedestrians. Which is bad.
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Garbage.

If contained in a bag, please remove as much air as possible from the bag. The reason is that when the bag is squeezed by the truck's compressor, trapped air can explode and propel the contents at workers and pedestrians. Which is bad.
CDs, DVDs, & Cassette Tapes
Garbage or donate to charity if they are in good condition
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Garbage or donate to charity if they are in good condition

Locations

Goodwill
809 NJ-17
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-444-0596
Salvation Army
Contact 1-800-728-7825 or schedule a free pickup at https://satruck.org/ for your donations.
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
1-800-728-7825
Cell Phone Accessories
DO NOT dispose in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

To recycle, donate to charity if they are in good condition or drop off at the Leonia Department of Public Works Electronics Bin.
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DO NOT dispose in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

To recycle, donate to charity if they are in good condition or drop off at the Leonia Department of Public Works Electronics Bin.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Best Buy
2400 bergen Town Center
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
Staples
461-469 West St
Fort Lee
New Jersey, 07024
Cell Phones
DO NOT dispose in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

To recycle, donate to charity if they are in good condition or drop off at the Leonia Department of Public Works Electronics Bin.

Some electronics companies such as Apple and Samsung recycle their own products for free. Send the electronic via mail or in person to these companies.
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DO NOT dispose in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

To recycle, donate to charity if they are in good condition or drop off at the Leonia Department of Public Works Electronics Bin.

Some electronics companies such as Apple and Samsung recycle their own products for free. Send the electronic via mail or in person to these companies.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
(201) 592-5790
Best Buy
2400 bergen Town Center
Paramus
NJ, 07652
Staples
461-469 West St
Fort Lee
NJ, 07024
Cereal Box Liners
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

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Chopsticks, Popsicle Sticks & Tooth Picks
Garbage because it is contamined with food.
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Garbage because it is contamined with food.
Christmas Ornaments
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ , 07604
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are picked up at the curb every weekday in January only (check the Leonia Community Calendar for specific dates). Christmas trees are chipped into mulch so ALL decorations, lights, tinsel, nails, stands and tree bags MUST be removed. (NO BAGS).
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Christmas trees are picked up at the curb every weekday in January only (check the Leonia Community Calendar for specific dates). Christmas trees are chipped into mulch so ALL decorations, lights, tinsel, nails, stands and tree bags MUST be removed. (NO BAGS).
Cigarette and Cigar Butts
Garbage
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Cleaning Supplies
Includes chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaners, dyes, floor care products, floor wax, furniture polish, polish removers, oven cleaners, spray dust cleaners, spot and stain removers, toilet cleaners, upholstery and carpet cleaners.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Includes chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaners, dyes, floor care products, floor wax, furniture polish, polish removers, oven cleaners, spray dust cleaners, spot and stain removers, toilet cleaners, upholstery and carpet cleaners.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
Clothing & Fabric
Clothing or other fabric items such as pillows and blankets in good condition can be reused while clothing in poor condition can be recycled into new products. Donate to charity or drop them off at local clothing donation bin. Please don't throw them in the garbage.

For reuse, donate or sell the following:

Women's professional clothing (Dress for Success)
Men's professional clothing (Career Gear)
Children's clothing (Once Upon A child)

Some sportswear companies accept their products back to break them down and turn them into new products. for example, Patagonia, Columbia, NIKE, and The North Face. Some stores such as H&M, GAP, and American Eagle Outfitters offer in-store recycling textile bins.
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Clothing or other fabric items such as pillows and blankets in good condition can be reused while clothing in poor condition can be recycled into new products. Donate to charity or drop them off at local clothing donation bin. Please don't throw them in the garbage.

For reuse, donate or sell the following:

Women's professional clothing (Dress for Success)
Men's professional clothing (Career Gear)
Children's clothing (Once Upon A child)

Some sportswear companies accept their products back to break them down and turn them into new products. for example, Patagonia, Columbia, NIKE, and The North Face. Some stores such as H&M, GAP, and American Eagle Outfitters offer in-store recycling textile bins.

Locations

Leonia Sports Booster Donation Bin
Your clothing donation helps support the Leonia Sports Boosters, a 501(c)(3) organization fostering and supporting competitive sports among school age Leonians.
1 Wood Park
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
Leonia Methodist Church
396 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
Goodwill
809 NJ-17
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-444-0596
Salvation Army
Contact 1-800-728-7825 or schedule a free pickup online for your donations.
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
1-800-728-7825
Vietnam Veterans of America
Contact 1-800-775-8387 or schedule a free pickup online for your donations.
765 River St
Paterson
New Jersey, 07524
1-800-775-8387
Coat Hanger
Return them to your dry cleaner or donate them to charity. Put broken or damaged hangers in the garbage. Wire, wood and plastic coat hangers are NOT accepted for recycling.
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Return them to your dry cleaner or donate them to charity. Put broken or damaged hangers in the garbage. Wire, wood and plastic coat hangers are NOT accepted for recycling.

Locations

New York's Finest Cleaners
134 Fort Lee Rd
Leonia
NJ, 07605
(201) 585-2941
A&A Cleaners of Leonia
422 Broad Ave
Leonia
NJ, 07605
(201) 592-6899
Coffee Cup Lids
Garbage. Made of Plastic #6 (Styrofoam), the lids are not recyclable.
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Garbage. Made of Plastic #6 (Styrofoam), the lids are not recyclable.
Coffee Cups
Disposable paper cups are lined with plastic or wax and are not recyclable. Dispose in the Garbage.
Styrofoam coffee cups (Plastic #6) are not recyclable. Dispose in the garbage.
Metal coffee cups go in recycling.
Ceramic coffee cups in good condition should be donated or disposed in garbage.
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Disposable paper cups are lined with plastic or wax and are not recyclable. Dispose in the Garbage.
Styrofoam coffee cups (Plastic #6) are not recyclable. Dispose in the garbage.
Metal coffee cups go in recycling.
Ceramic coffee cups in good condition should be donated or disposed in garbage.
Computers & Computer Accessories
Computer items include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, ipads, notebooks, printers, peripherals, drives, monitors, screens, mice, keyboards and accessories.

DO NOT dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

Donate to charity if they are in good condition or recycle at the Leonia Department of Public Works.

Some electronics companies such as Apple and Samsung recycle their own products for free. Send the electronic via mail or in person to these companies.
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Computer items include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, ipads, notebooks, printers, peripherals, drives, monitors, screens, mice, keyboards and accessories.

DO NOT dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

Donate to charity if they are in good condition or recycle at the Leonia Department of Public Works.

Some electronics companies such as Apple and Samsung recycle their own products for free. Send the electronic via mail or in person to these companies.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Best Buy
2400 bergen Town Center
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
Staples
461-469 West St
Fort Lee
New Jersey, 07024
Vietnam Veterans of America
Contact 1-800-775-8387 or schedule a pickup online at www.scheduleapickup.com for your donations.
765 River St
Paterson
New Jersey, 07524
1-800-775-8387
Cooking oil and Fats
Garbage
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Crayola Markers
Mail your used markers to the Crayola Factory for recycling or dispose in the Garbage.
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Mail your used markers to the Crayola Factory for recycling or dispose in the Garbage.

Locations

Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square
Easton
PA , 18042
Credit Cards
Garbage or mail to a recycle center
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Garbage or mail to a recycle center
Diapers
Garbage. Dispose both disposable diapers and used cloth diapers in the garbage.
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Garbage. Dispose both disposable diapers and used cloth diapers in the garbage.
Dishwashers
Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works for pick up at 201-592-5790. Leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Be aware that dishwashers can pose a serious suffocation hazard to children who may be playing in the area. Please remove doors from unused appliances.
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Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works for pick up at 201-592-5790. Leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Be aware that dishwashers can pose a serious suffocation hazard to children who may be playing in the area. Please remove doors from unused appliances.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
When you call, make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Dry Cleaning Bags
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

Locations

Stations in Leonia in the plastic bag recycling bins such as: BB Bakery, CVS, Library and Borough Hall
Dryer Lint
Garbage. Only lint made up of cotton can be used for compost.
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Garbage. Only lint made up of cotton can be used for compost.
Dryer Sheets
Garbage
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Egg Cartons
Paper Egg Carton -- Rip off and dispose soiled parts, and then put clean paper egg cartons in Paper Recycling.

Plastic Egg Carton -- Commingled Recycling

Styrofoam Egg Carton -- Garbage only. Styrofoam is not recyclable.
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Paper Egg Carton -- Rip off and dispose soiled parts, and then put clean paper egg cartons in Paper Recycling.

Plastic Egg Carton -- Commingled Recycling

Styrofoam Egg Carton -- Garbage only. Styrofoam is not recyclable.
Electronics
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or bring to the Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW) recycle bin.

DO NOT dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

If your device has a power switch, it’s considered a small electronic. Includes electric watches, alarm clocks, timers, fans, heaters, toys and games, drones, irons, lamps, lights, chandeliers, hair dryers, kitchen appliances, toasters, coffee makers, mixers, blenders, kitchen tools, juicers, slow cookers, roaster ovens, food processors, Crock-pots, Keurig, power tools, impact drivers, angle grinders, reciprocating saws, jigsaws, table saws, nail guns, die grinders, miter saws, circular saws, chainsaws, belt sanders, jointers, impact wrenches, heat guns, hammer drills, routing tools, scroll saws, nailers, oscillating multi-tools, power cords, chargers, remote controllers, Satellite, sewing machine, steamer, steam cleaning, telephones, televisions, Stereos, radios, DVD players, Blu-ray Disc™ players, VCR players, cable/satellite box, camcorder, speakers, digital camera, video camera, candid cameras, Polaroid cameras, camcorders, kodak, video game equipment, vacuum cleaner & floor polisher
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or bring to the Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW) recycle bin.

DO NOT dispose of in the garbage. These electronics may contain hazardous materials and require special handling to recover recyclable components. Be sure to remove any batteries from the device and recycle separately.

If your device has a power switch, it’s considered a small electronic. Includes electric watches, alarm clocks, timers, fans, heaters, toys and games, drones, irons, lamps, lights, chandeliers, hair dryers, kitchen appliances, toasters, coffee makers, mixers, blenders, kitchen tools, juicers, slow cookers, roaster ovens, food processors, Crock-pots, Keurig, power tools, impact drivers, angle grinders, reciprocating saws, jigsaws, table saws, nail guns, die grinders, miter saws, circular saws, chainsaws, belt sanders, jointers, impact wrenches, heat guns, hammer drills, routing tools, scroll saws, nailers, oscillating multi-tools, power cords, chargers, remote controllers, Satellite, sewing machine, steamer, steam cleaning, telephones, televisions, Stereos, radios, DVD players, Blu-ray Disc™ players, VCR players, cable/satellite box, camcorder, speakers, digital camera, video camera, candid cameras, Polaroid cameras, camcorders, kodak, video game equipment, vacuum cleaner & floor polisher

Locations

Vietnam Veterans of America
Contact 1-800-775-8387 or schedule a free pick-up online at www.scheduleapickup.com for your donations.
765 River St
Paterson
New Jersey, 07524
18007758387
Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW)
Electronics Recycling Bin
40 Fort Lee Rd
Leonia
NJ, 07605
Salvation Army
Contact 1-800-728-7825 or schedule a free pickup online
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
18007287825
Envelopes
Goldenrod Envelopes -- These mustard-colored envelopes are not recyclable because goldenrod paper (as well as dark or fluorescent paper) is saturated with hard-to-remove dyes. Dispose only in the Garbage.

Envelopes with plastic windows -- Paper Recycling.

FedEx Envelopes -- Paper FedEx envelopes go in Paper Recycling.

Jiffy Paks -- Jiffy envelopes and paper-padded ones filled with that material resembling dryer lint, go in Paper Recycling.

Padded envelopes with Bubble Wrap: Garbage

Tyvek -- DuPont, the maker of Tyvek, takes these envelopes back and recycles them into plastic lumber. Turn one envelope inside out and stuff others inside it. Mail them to Tyvek Recycle, Attention: Shirley B. Wright, 2400 Elliham Avenue #A, Richmond VA 23237. If you have large quantities (200 to 500), call 866-338-9835 to order a free pouch.
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Goldenrod Envelopes -- These mustard-colored envelopes are not recyclable because goldenrod paper (as well as dark or fluorescent paper) is saturated with hard-to-remove dyes. Dispose only in the Garbage.

Envelopes with plastic windows -- Paper Recycling.

FedEx Envelopes -- Paper FedEx envelopes go in Paper Recycling.

Jiffy Paks -- Jiffy envelopes and paper-padded ones filled with that material resembling dryer lint, go in Paper Recycling.

Padded envelopes with Bubble Wrap: Garbage

Tyvek -- DuPont, the maker of Tyvek, takes these envelopes back and recycles them into plastic lumber. Turn one envelope inside out and stuff others inside it. Mail them to Tyvek Recycle, Attention: Shirley B. Wright, 2400 Elliham Avenue #A, Richmond VA 23237. If you have large quantities (200 to 500), call 866-338-9835 to order a free pouch.
Exercise Machines
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Eyeglasses
Donate to charity. The Lions Club accepts eyeglasses in all condition.
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Donate to charity. The Lions Club accepts eyeglasses in all condition.

Locations

Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07675
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Lions Club recycle drop box located next to PNC Bank
Filters
Garbage
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Garbage
Flags
Recycle them at the Leonia American Legion Hall. There is a drop-off box for flags in front of the building.
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Recycle them at the Leonia American Legion Hall. There is a drop-off box for flags in front of the building.

Locations

American Legion Hall
399 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
Flour Bags
Garbage because it is contaminated with food.
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Garbage because it is contaminated with food.
Flower Pots
Garbage. If it is made of ceramic or clay and in good condition, donate to charity.
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Garbage. If it is made of ceramic or clay and in good condition, donate to charity.
Foam
Garbage because it is typically made of a non-recyclable Styrofoam (Plastic #6).

Includes florist foam, modelling foam, art Styrofoam.
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Garbage because it is typically made of a non-recyclable Styrofoam (Plastic #6).

Includes florist foam, modelling foam, art Styrofoam.
Food Pouches and Drink Pouches
Includes potato chip bags, snack bags and drink pouches with both aluminum and plastic lining. Dispose in the Garbage. To recycle Honest Kids drink pouches, print a free shipping label from TerraCycle (https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/honest-kids).
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Includes potato chip bags, snack bags and drink pouches with both aluminum and plastic lining. Dispose in the Garbage. To recycle Honest Kids drink pouches, print a free shipping label from TerraCycle (https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/honest-kids).
Food Waste
Vegetables & fruits including peels, pits, cores, cobs and seeds are suitable for composting. Meat, fish, dairy are not suitable for composting and should be put in the garbage.

If you don't compost, put all food in the garbage.
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Vegetables & fruits including peels, pits, cores, cobs and seeds are suitable for composting. Meat, fish, dairy are not suitable for composting and should be put in the garbage.

If you don't compost, put all food in the garbage.
Furniture
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Includes couch, sofa, loveseat, upholstery, recliner, chair, rocking chair, glider, massage chair, ottoman, dresser, table, headboard, nighstand, armoire, wardrobes, bench, stool, island, cart, sideboard, hutch, cabinet, nook, china, pantry, desk, bookcase, console, storage unit, shelves, plastic chairs and tables, picnic tables, deck furniture, patio furniture, bed frame
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Includes couch, sofa, loveseat, upholstery, recliner, chair, rocking chair, glider, massage chair, ottoman, dresser, table, headboard, nighstand, armoire, wardrobes, bench, stool, island, cart, sideboard, hutch, cabinet, nook, china, pantry, desk, bookcase, console, storage unit, shelves, plastic chairs and tables, picnic tables, deck furniture, patio furniture, bed frame

Locations

Goodwill
809 NJ-17
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-444-0596
Salvation Army Center
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
Vietnam Veterans
765 River St
Paterson
New Jersey, 07524
Fuses
Garbage
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Garbage
Garden & Pest Chemicals
Includes weed killer, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, garden dusts, garden sprays, fungicides, fly strips, fertilizer, bug sprays, bug sticks and creams, ant & roach powder, algaecides.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Includes weed killer, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, garden dusts, garden sprays, fungicides, fly strips, fertilizer, bug sprays, bug sticks and creams, ant & roach powder, algaecides.

All these materials contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
Gift Cards, Gift Bags & Gift Wrap
Garbage only.

Ribbons, rope handles, foil-type paper and cards with glitter are all detrimental to the recycling process, so please put these in the garbage.
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Garbage only.

Ribbons, rope handles, foil-type paper and cards with glitter are all detrimental to the recycling process, so please put these in the garbage.
Glass
Rinse clean and put in Commingled Recycling. Labels are ok.

Metal caps -- remove from the bottle and also put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic caps -- check for recycle symbol. Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling. Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage. If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.go in the Garbage.

Includes jars, bottles, cups, drinking glasses, beer mugs, jars.
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Rinse clean and put in Commingled Recycling. Labels are ok.

Metal caps -- remove from the bottle and also put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic caps -- check for recycle symbol. Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling. Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage. If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.go in the Garbage.

Includes jars, bottles, cups, drinking glasses, beer mugs, jars.
Glowsticks
Garbage
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Garbage
Grass Clippings
Leave your grass clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grass clippings provide a natural fertilizer for growing your lawn.

If you must dispose of your grass clippings, DPW will pick up yard waste from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grass clippings provide a natural fertilizer for growing your lawn.

If you must dispose of your grass clippings, DPW will pick up yard waste from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
Guns & Ammunition
Drop them off at the Leonia Police Department.
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Drop them off at the Leonia Police Department.

Locations

Leonia Police Department
1 Wood Park
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
Hair, Feather and Nail Clippings
Fresh or dried flowers, toothpicks, hair, feathers, and small quantities of sawdust are suitable for composting. If you don't compost, dispose in the garbage.
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Fresh or dried flowers, toothpicks, hair, feathers, and small quantities of sawdust are suitable for composting. If you don't compost, dispose in the garbage.
Hand Tools
Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Metal hand tools -- Commingled Recycling

All other dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Metal hand tools -- Commingled Recycling

All other dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07604
Hoses
Garbage. There's almost nothing worse for a recycling sorting line than long stringy items like hoses, Christmas light strings and strapping. The sorting facility calls them "tanglers", and they create worker safety issues and shutdowns. Please put these items in the garbage.
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Garbage. There's almost nothing worse for a recycling sorting line than long stringy items like hoses, Christmas light strings and strapping. The sorting facility calls them "tanglers", and they create worker safety issues and shutdowns. Please put these items in the garbage.
Hot Water Tanks
Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.
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Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
When you call, make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Houseplants
Compost. If you don't compost, dispose with yard waste collected at the curbside by DPW on alternating Mondays (see Leonia Community Calendar).
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Compost. If you don't compost, dispose with yard waste collected at the curbside by DPW on alternating Mondays (see Leonia Community Calendar).
Ice Cream Containers
Garbage only if the wax on the ice cream container is able to be scratched off. If the coating is plastic polymer, then it can go into paper recycling.
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Garbage only if the wax on the ice cream container is able to be scratched off. If the coating is plastic polymer, then it can go into paper recycling.
Ice Packs
Garbage. Do not put the gel down the sink.
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Garbage. Do not put the gel down the sink.
Infant Car Seats
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Once Upon a Child
777 Rte 17 S
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-497-6666
Jewelry and Jewelry Box
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07604
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Keurig Coffee Pods
K-Cup® pods consist of a combination of plastic, aluminum, organic material (coffee grounds) and a paper filter. Unfortunately, today's recycling technology is not set up to recycle these small items even if separated and cleansed.
It is best to avoid single serve coffee makers altogether or use reusable K-Cups available at retailers like CVS, Target and amazon.
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K-Cup® pods consist of a combination of plastic, aluminum, organic material (coffee grounds) and a paper filter. Unfortunately, today's recycling technology is not set up to recycle these small items even if separated and cleansed.
It is best to avoid single serve coffee makers altogether or use reusable K-Cups available at retailers like CVS, Target and amazon.
Kitchen Tools and Gadgets
Donate to charity if they are in good condition. Otherwise, put metal tools and gadgets in Commingled Recycling. If it doesn't have metal then dispose in the Garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition. Otherwise, put metal tools and gadgets in Commingled Recycling. If it doesn't have metal then dispose in the Garbage.

Locations

Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07604
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Large Plastic Toys
Includes plastic slides, plastic playground equipment, plastic playhouses, Little Tykes, plastic toy cars.

Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Includes plastic slides, plastic playground equipment, plastic playhouses, Little Tykes, plastic toy cars.

Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Goodwill
809 NJ-17
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-444-0596
Leaves
DPW picks up from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
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DPW picks up from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
License Plates
Surrender inactive license plate at any Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) location, but not at inspection centers.
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Surrender inactive license plate at any Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) location, but not at inspection centers.
Light Bulbs
Light bulbs -- Recycle at IKEA and Home Depot. Otherwise, dispose in the garbage.

Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs -- These light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and need to be brought to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
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Light bulbs -- Recycle at IKEA and Home Depot. Otherwise, dispose in the garbage.

Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs -- These light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and need to be brought to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
Lighters
Must be empty. Garbage.
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Must be empty. Garbage.
Makeup and Cosmetics
Several stores and manufacturers offer credit and discount for recycling by drop off or through the mail. Otherwise, dispose in the garbage.
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Several stores and manufacturers offer credit and discount for recycling by drop off or through the mail. Otherwise, dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Lush
Drop off at this Location
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Paramus
NJ, 07653
MAC
Drop off at this Location.
400 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack
NJ, 07601
Garnier
Drop off this Location
Matches and Matchsticks
Garbage
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Garbage
Meat Tray Pad
Garbage because the pads become contaminated after touching food.
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Garbage because the pads become contaminated after touching food.
Medical and First Aid Supplies
Garbage because it is contaminated after contact with bodily fluids.
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Garbage because it is contaminated after contact with bodily fluids.
Medical Equipment
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Includes wheelchairs, canes, senior supplies and equipment
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Includes wheelchairs, canes, senior supplies and equipment
Medicine & Supplements
Bottles with medications & supplements should be disposed in a bin located in the Leonia Police Department lobby. Otherwise, pour medication into a sealable plastic bag, mix with dirt, and place the sealed bag in the garbage. Then dispose of the medicine bottle based on the recycle symbol on the bottom. DO NOT pour or flush medicine or supplements down the drain. Many medications cause ecological harm, and our current sewage treatment systems are not completely effective in removing all drugs from waterways.

If the medicine bottle is empty, check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage.
If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.

Includes perscriptions, medications, supplements, vitamins, pills, medications and drugs
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Bottles with medications & supplements should be disposed in a bin located in the Leonia Police Department lobby. Otherwise, pour medication into a sealable plastic bag, mix with dirt, and place the sealed bag in the garbage. Then dispose of the medicine bottle based on the recycle symbol on the bottom. DO NOT pour or flush medicine or supplements down the drain. Many medications cause ecological harm, and our current sewage treatment systems are not completely effective in removing all drugs from waterways.

If the medicine bottle is empty, check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1,2,4,5 go in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3,6,7 dispose in the garbage.
If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.

Includes perscriptions, medications, supplements, vitamins, pills, medications and drugs
Mesh Bags
Commingled Recycling
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Commingled Recycling
Metal Furniture
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose with White Goods (because they are metal). Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose with White Goods (because they are metal). Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.
Milk & Juice Cartons
Drain, rinse and put in Paper Recycling.
Caps, lids, and straws go in the Garbage.
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Drain, rinse and put in Paper Recycling.
Caps, lids, and straws go in the Garbage.
Mops, Brooms & Brushes
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Moth Balls
Moth balls and repellents contain contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
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Moth balls and repellents contain contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
Musical Instruments
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Look at Brooklyn Music School for extra information (Useful link)
Needles
Put your used needles, scalpels, blades, razors, scissors and medical waste in a strong, plastic container and dispose in the garbage to avoid injuries. Sharp medical instruments should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet. NEVER PUT SHARP MEDICAL ITEMS IN RECYCLING.
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Put your used needles, scalpels, blades, razors, scissors and medical waste in a strong, plastic container and dispose in the garbage to avoid injuries. Sharp medical instruments should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet. NEVER PUT SHARP MEDICAL ITEMS IN RECYCLING.
Nespresso Coffee Capsules
Take to a drop-off point or order recycling bags from Nespresso and then mail them back to the manufacturer for recycling. Otherwise, dispose in the Garbage.
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Take to a drop-off point or order recycling bags from Nespresso and then mail them back to the manufacturer for recycling. Otherwise, dispose in the Garbage.

Locations

Nespresso Drop off Point (Closest one)
Williams-Sonoma, 225 Riverside Square Mall
Hackensack
NJ, 07601
201 488 3440
Painting Supplies
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or take to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal. Do not dispose in the garbage or pour down the drain.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste events also accept these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or take to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal. Do not dispose in the garbage or pour down the drain.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste events also accept these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs

Locations

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
NJ, 07675
Paints, Stains, Finishes & Solvents
Includes nail polish, polish remover, rubbing alchol, acetone, ethanol, paint, stains, solvents, strippers, waterproofing, cutting oils, driveway sealers, glues, linseed oil, mineral spirits, naphtha, paint brush cleaners, polyurethane, rust removers, shellacs, lacquers, turpentine, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives.

Only dispose of these items at a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event. Do not dispose in the garbage or pour down the drain.

Usable paint, stains, finishes or solvents -- donate to charity.

Empty metal paint cans -- Remove lid and empty can. If paint has hardened into a solid form, remove and discard it. Both can and lid go in Commingled Recycling.
Empty plastic paint cans -- Garbage
Latex paint -- Garbage

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Includes nail polish, polish remover, rubbing alchol, acetone, ethanol, paint, stains, solvents, strippers, waterproofing, cutting oils, driveway sealers, glues, linseed oil, mineral spirits, naphtha, paint brush cleaners, polyurethane, rust removers, shellacs, lacquers, turpentine, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives.

Only dispose of these items at a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event. Do not dispose in the garbage or pour down the drain.

Usable paint, stains, finishes or solvents -- donate to charity.

Empty metal paint cans -- Remove lid and empty can. If paint has hardened into a solid form, remove and discard it. Both can and lid go in Commingled Recycling.
Empty plastic paint cans -- Garbage
Latex paint -- Garbage

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event also accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs

Locations

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
NJ, 07675
Paper
Paper belongs in Paper Recycling including paper with glue, tape, staples and envelope windows. Even glossy magazines are accepted but be sure to remove any plastic wrappers.

Some papers belong in the Garbage:
- paper contaminated with food residue or grease
- wet paper
- paper towels
- tissue
- paper with a wax coating
- thermal paper (store receipts)
- bright paper (flourescent, goldenrod or dark) because the paper is saturated with hard-to-remove dyes
- wrapping paper, ribbon, gift cards
- anything with glitter or metal foil
- hard cover of books (inside pages are recyclable and soft cover books are recyclable)
- some envelopes (goldenrod colored, bubble wrap lined, Tyvek)
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Paper belongs in Paper Recycling including paper with glue, tape, staples and envelope windows. Even glossy magazines are accepted but be sure to remove any plastic wrappers.

Some papers belong in the Garbage:
- paper contaminated with food residue or grease
- wet paper
- paper towels
- tissue
- paper with a wax coating
- thermal paper (store receipts)
- bright paper (flourescent, goldenrod or dark) because the paper is saturated with hard-to-remove dyes
- wrapping paper, ribbon, gift cards
- anything with glitter or metal foil
- hard cover of books (inside pages are recyclable and soft cover books are recyclable)
- some envelopes (goldenrod colored, bubble wrap lined, Tyvek)
Paper Receipts
Garbage only.
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Garbage only.
Paper Towels
Separate the paper from the cardboard roll, then:
- Paper goes in Compost or Garbage only. Do not dispose in Paper Recycling.
- Cardboard Roll goes in Paper Recycling.
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Separate the paper from the cardboard roll, then:
- Paper goes in Compost or Garbage only. Do not dispose in Paper Recycling.
- Cardboard Roll goes in Paper Recycling.
Parchment and Wax Paper
Garbage. Soiled and wax-coated paper such as microwave popcorn bags, meat/cheese paper, cookie bags and paper plates belong in the garbage.
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Garbage. Soiled and wax-coated paper such as microwave popcorn bags, meat/cheese paper, cookie bags and paper plates belong in the garbage.
Patio Umbrellas
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Pet Food Bag
Garbage. Paper materials coated in plastic or wax can't be recycled.
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Garbage. Paper materials coated in plastic or wax can't be recycled.
Pet Supplies
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the Garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the Garbage.

Locations

Bergen County Animal Shelter
100 United Lane
Teterboro
NJ, 07608
(201) 229-4600
Bergen County Protect and Rescue
302 2nd Street
Cliffside Park
NJ, 07010
(201) 945-0649
Photo Albums
Donate photo albums in good condition. Items in poor condition go in the garbage.
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Donate photo albums in good condition. Items in poor condition go in the garbage.
Photographs
Garbage
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Garbage
Pianos & Organs
Donate to charity or sell the instrument. Call a professional team to remove the piano and organ since they are heavy and difficult to move. Otherwise, they will go into the garbage and will end up in the landfill.
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Donate to charity or sell the instrument. Call a professional team to remove the piano and organ since they are heavy and difficult to move. Otherwise, they will go into the garbage and will end up in the landfill.
Ping Pong Tables & Large Games
Sell or donate to charity if they are in good condition. If it can't be sold or donated, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Sell or donate to charity if they are in good condition. If it can't be sold or donated, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Pizza Boxes
Cardboard that contains grease, cheese, wax paper liners or any other element is very detrimental to the recycling process. So please, recycle only EMPTY and CLEAN pizza boxes. If you want to, you can rip off and dispose of the soiled part, and place the rest in paper recycling.
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Cardboard that contains grease, cheese, wax paper liners or any other element is very detrimental to the recycling process. So please, recycle only EMPTY and CLEAN pizza boxes. If you want to, you can rip off and dispose of the soiled part, and place the rest in paper recycling.
Plastic #1
Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes soft drink bottles, water bottles, sports drink bottles, salad dressing bottles, vegetable oil bottles, bottle, peanut butter jars, pickle jars, jelly jars, prepared food trays, mouthwash bottles.
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Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes soft drink bottles, water bottles, sports drink bottles, salad dressing bottles, vegetable oil bottles, bottle, peanut butter jars, pickle jars, jelly jars, prepared food trays, mouthwash bottles.
Plastic #2
Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes milk jug, jugs, juice bottles, yogurt tubs, tub, vutter tubs, shampoo bottles, motor oil bottles, bleach bottles, detergent bottles, household cleaner bottles.
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Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes milk jug, jugs, juice bottles, yogurt tubs, tub, vutter tubs, shampoo bottles, motor oil bottles, bleach bottles, detergent bottles, household cleaner bottles.
Plastic #3
Garbage

Includes clear food packaging, children's toys, shower curtains, lawn chairs, pipes, pipe fittings, siding, flooring, fencing, window frames, wire insulation, cable insulation
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Garbage

Includes clear food packaging, children's toys, shower curtains, lawn chairs, pipes, pipe fittings, siding, flooring, fencing, window frames, wire insulation, cable insulation
Plastic #4
Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes squeezable bottles, wash bottles, dispensing bottles, 6 pack rings, beer and soda rings, or molded laboratory equipment.

Dry cleaning bags, bread bags, frozen food bags -- DO NOT put in Commingled Recycling. Only dispose in garbage or special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill. Do not put in borough recycling because it intereferes with sorting machinery.
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Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes squeezable bottles, wash bottles, dispensing bottles, 6 pack rings, beer and soda rings, or molded laboratory equipment.

Dry cleaning bags, bread bags, frozen food bags -- DO NOT put in Commingled Recycling. Only dispose in garbage or special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill. Do not put in borough recycling because it intereferes with sorting machinery.
Plastic #5
Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes ketchup bottles, most yogurt tubs, syrup bottles, straws, dishware, medicine bottles, some auto parts, pails, packing tape
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Clean and put in Commingled Recycling.

Includes ketchup bottles, most yogurt tubs, syrup bottles, straws, dishware, medicine bottles, some auto parts, pails, packing tape
Plastic #6
Garbage

Includes disposable plastes, disposable cutlery, disposable utensils, lunch trays, meat trays, carry out containers, aspirin bottles, CD cases, video cases, packaging peanuts, Solo cups
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Garbage

Includes disposable plastes, disposable cutlery, disposable utensils, lunch trays, meat trays, carry out containers, aspirin bottles, CD cases, video cases, packaging peanuts, Solo cups
Plastic #7
Garbage

Includes 3 and 5 gallon water jugs, some citrus juice bottles, plastic lumber, headlight lenses, safety glasses, gas containers, bullet proof materials, acrylic, nylon, polycarbonate, polylactic acid (a bioplastic)
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Garbage

Includes 3 and 5 gallon water jugs, some citrus juice bottles, plastic lumber, headlight lenses, safety glasses, gas containers, bullet proof materials, acrylic, nylon, polycarbonate, polylactic acid (a bioplastic)
Plastic Bags
Includes grocery bags, produce bags, storage bags, shopping bags.

Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Includes grocery bags, produce bags, storage bags, shopping bags.

Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

Locations

Plastic Bottles
Rinse clean and check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- Commingled Recycling
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage
No recycle symbol -- Garbage

Small plastic and foil lids, caps, pumps and sprayers belong in the garbage.
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Rinse clean and check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- Commingled Recycling
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage
No recycle symbol -- Garbage

Small plastic and foil lids, caps, pumps and sprayers belong in the garbage.
Plastic Can Ring
Commingled Recycling (Plastic #4)
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Commingled Recycling (Plastic #4)
Plastic Cups
Check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- clean and put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage.
No recycle symbol -- Garbage.
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Check the recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- clean and put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage.
No recycle symbol -- Garbage.
Plastic Garden Soil & Mulch Bags
Garbage only. Soil and mulch residue may cause contamination and shouldn't be recycled with other plastic bags.
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Garbage only. Soil and mulch residue may cause contamination and shouldn't be recycled with other plastic bags.
Plastic Newspaper Bags
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

Locations

Plastic Pails, Buckets, Cans & Baskets
Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Otherwise, check the recycling symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Bulk Trash.

If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Otherwise, check the recycling symbol:
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Bulk Trash.

If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Plastic Plates
Check the recycle symbol.
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- clean and put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage.
If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.
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Check the recycle symbol.
Plastic #1, #2, #4, #5 -- clean and put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic #3, #6, #7 -- Garbage.
If there is no recycle symbol, dispose in the garbage.
Plastic Signs
Garbage.

Metal rods should be separated and put in Commingled Recycling.
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Garbage.

Metal rods should be separated and put in Commingled Recycling.
Plastic Utensils
Garbage.

Disposable plastic forks, spoons and knives are typically made of Styrofoam and cannot be recycled.
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Garbage.

Disposable plastic forks, spoons and knives are typically made of Styrofoam and cannot be recycled.
Plastic Wrap
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

Locations

Plates, Platters, Bowls and Mugs
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage. Selling them is a popular option, typically at a yard sale.

Includes dishware made of ceramic, porcelain, china, melamine, earthenware, stoneware.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage. Selling them is a popular option, typically at a yard sale.

Includes dishware made of ceramic, porcelain, china, melamine, earthenware, stoneware.
Pool Chemicals
Do not pour down the drain or dispose in the garbage. Bring them to an BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Do not pour down the drain or dispose in the garbage. Bring them to an BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
Printer Cartridges
Return to the manufacturer or retailer for recycling. Dispose in the garbage only as a last resort.
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Return to the manufacturer or retailer for recycling. Dispose in the garbage only as a last resort.

Locations

Staples
461-469 West St
Fort Lee
NJ, 07024
Propane Tanks
Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

All other compressed cylinders, including oxygen and acetylene tanks, must be taken back to the manufacturer or a drop-off location.
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Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

All other compressed cylinders, including oxygen and acetylene tanks, must be taken back to the manufacturer or a drop-off location.
Refrigerators and Freezers
If they are in good condition, they can be donated, sold, or contact New Jersey Clean Energy for free pick up and $50 for eligible refrigerators.

If not in good condition, they can be sold at a scrap metal yard (such as Bergen Recycling).

Leonia Department of Public Works will also schedule a pick up. Call and leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.

Do not dispose in the garbage.
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If they are in good condition, they can be donated, sold, or contact New Jersey Clean Energy for free pick up and $50 for eligible refrigerators.

If not in good condition, they can be sold at a scrap metal yard (such as Bergen Recycling).

Leonia Department of Public Works will also schedule a pick up. Call and leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.

Do not dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
When you call, make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Religious Items
To correctly dispose of religious items, please consult with your spiritual leader.
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To correctly dispose of religious items, please consult with your spiritual leader.
Rock salt
Garbage
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Garbage
Rope
Garbage. There's almost nothing worse for a recycling sorting line than long stringy items like hoses, Christmas light strings and strapping. The sorting facility calls them "tanglers", and they create worker safety issues and shutdowns. So PLEASE - put these items in the garbage.
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Garbage. There's almost nothing worse for a recycling sorting line than long stringy items like hoses, Christmas light strings and strapping. The sorting facility calls them "tanglers", and they create worker safety issues and shutdowns. So PLEASE - put these items in the garbage.
Sewing and Knitting Supplies
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage. Selling them is a popular option, typically at a yard sale.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage. Selling them is a popular option, typically at a yard sale.
Shoes, Boots, Sandals & Slippers
Shoes in good condition can be reused while shoes in poor condition can be recycled into new products. Please don't throw them in the garbage.

Some sportswear companies accept their products back to break them down and turn them into new products. for example, Patagonia, Columbia, NIKE, and The North Face. Some stores such as H&M, GAP, and American Eagle Outfitters offer in-store recycling textile bins.
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Shoes in good condition can be reused while shoes in poor condition can be recycled into new products. Please don't throw them in the garbage.

Some sportswear companies accept their products back to break them down and turn them into new products. for example, Patagonia, Columbia, NIKE, and The North Face. Some stores such as H&M, GAP, and American Eagle Outfitters offer in-store recycling textile bins.

Locations

Leonia Sports Booster Donation Bin
Your shoe donation helps support the Leonia Sports Boosters, a 501(c)(3) organization fostering and supporting competitive sports among school age Leonians.
1 Wood Park
Leonia
NJ, 07605
Leonia Methodist Church
396 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
Goodwill
809 NJ-17
Paramus
New Jersey, 07652
201-444-0596
Vietnam Veterans of America
Contact 1-800-775-8387 or schedule a free pickup online at www.scheduleapickup.com for your donations.
765 River St
Paterson
New Jersey, 07524
1-800-775-8387
Salvation Army
Contact 1-800-728-7825 or schedule a free pickup online at https://satruck.org/ for your donations.
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
1-800-728-7825
Shopping Carts
Return to the business or contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.

Do not dispose in the garbage.
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Return to the business or contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.

Do not dispose in the garbage.
Shredded Paper
Bring sensitive documents to the BCUA Mobile Paper Shredding Program for free.

If you shred paper at home or office, bring your shredded paper to the BCUA event. It can also be disposed in Paper Recycling by closing shredded paper in a box or paper bag.
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Bring sensitive documents to the BCUA Mobile Paper Shredding Program for free.

If you shred paper at home or office, bring your shredded paper to the BCUA event. It can also be disposed in Paper Recycling by closing shredded paper in a box or paper bag.
Silica Gel Packets
Garbage
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Small Plastic Toys
Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Otherwise, check for a recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, 2, 3, 5 -- Commingled Recycling
Plastic #4, 6, 7 -- Garbage
No recycle symbol -- Garbage
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition.

Otherwise, check for a recycle symbol:
Plastic #1, 2, 3, 5 -- Commingled Recycling
Plastic #4, 6, 7 -- Garbage
No recycle symbol -- Garbage
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
DO NOT PUT IN GARBAGE OR RECYCLING. Some have small amounts of radioactive material and must be mailed back to the manufacturer. If it is radioactive, the label will say "This product is designed to detect products of combustion using ionization technology. It contains 0.9 micro curie of Americium-241, a radioactive material" or use the international symbol for radiation.

All other smoke & carbon monoxide alarms must be taken to Leonia Department of Public Works electronics recycling bin.
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DO NOT PUT IN GARBAGE OR RECYCLING. Some have small amounts of radioactive material and must be mailed back to the manufacturer. If it is radioactive, the label will say "This product is designed to detect products of combustion using ionization technology. It contains 0.9 micro curie of Americium-241, a radioactive material" or use the international symbol for radiation.

All other smoke & carbon monoxide alarms must be taken to Leonia Department of Public Works electronics recycling bin.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works (DPW)
Electronics Recycling Bin
40 Fort Lee Rd
C1
Leonia
NJ, 07605
9177148263
Sports Equipment
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash (household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other misc. item) which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly. Refer to the Community Calendar or the web-site for pick up schedule.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash (household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other misc. item) which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly. Refer to the Community Calendar or the web-site for pick up schedule.

Locations

Salvation Army Drop Box
If the items are too large and will not fit inside the drop box, you can schedule a free pickup or take it to a center instead.
1600 River Road
Teaneck
New Jersey, 07666
Salvation Army Center
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
Straws
Garbage, straws are too thin and small to be recycled. TRY TO NOT USE STRAWS!!

Purchase paper straws or aluminum straws.
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Garbage, straws are too thin and small to be recycled. TRY TO NOT USE STRAWS!!

Purchase paper straws or aluminum straws.
Styrofoam Cups and Food Containers
Garbage. Styrofoam (Plastic #6) food containers cannot be recycled.
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Garbage. Styrofoam (Plastic #6) food containers cannot be recycled.
Styrofoam Packaging
Bring to a Styrofoam (polystyrene) recycling event or dispose in the Garbage. DO NOT dispose in borough recycling.
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Bring to a Styrofoam (polystyrene) recycling event or dispose in the Garbage. DO NOT dispose in borough recycling.

Locations

Styrofoam Packaging Inserts Location
Foam Pack Industries 72 Fadem Rd
Springfield Township
NJ, 07081
Leonia Styrofoam Drive
Leonia Styrofoam Drive at the Leonia Public Library parking lot twice per year on days: September 22nd, 2018 and June 8th, 2019
Styrofoam Peanuts
Garbage or bring to a recycling center or event.

Styrofoam peanuts are a Plastic #6 and cannot be recycled.
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Garbage or bring to a recycling center or event.

Styrofoam peanuts are a Plastic #6 and cannot be recycled.

Locations

UPS Store
96 Linwood Plaza Rte 9 W
Fort Lee
NJ, 07024
Suitcases, Trunks and Chests
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Salvation Army Drop Box
If the items are too large and will not fit inside the drop box, you can schedule a free pickup or take it to a center instead.
1600 River Road
Teaneck
New Jersey, 07666
Salvation Army Center
7425 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen
New Jersey, 07047
Tape
Garbage
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Garbage
Tents
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
Tetra Pak Beverage Cartons
Rinse clean, remove caps, and dispose in Paper Recycling.

Plastic lids go in the Garbage.
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Rinse clean, remove caps, and dispose in Paper Recycling.

Plastic lids go in the Garbage.
Thermometers
DO NOT DISPOSE IN GARBAGE OR BOROUGH RECYCLING. Many themostats and thermometers contain small amounts of mercury.

Bring your thermostats, thermometers, and other mercury devices to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
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DO NOT DISPOSE IN GARBAGE OR BOROUGH RECYCLING. Many themostats and thermometers contain small amounts of mercury.

Bring your thermostats, thermometers, and other mercury devices to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.
Tires
Most tire shops accept old tires for recycling or bring to the BCUA Tire Recycling Event (limit of four tires per delivery).
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Most tire shops accept old tires for recycling or bring to the BCUA Tire Recycling Event (limit of four tires per delivery).
Tissue
Compost or Garbage only. Do not dispose in Paper Recycling.
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Compost or Garbage only. Do not dispose in Paper Recycling.
Toilets & Bathtubs
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Toothpaste Tube
Garbage
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Garbage
Toys, Puzzles and Games
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.

Videogames, consoles and controllers that are in good condition can be sold to Gamestop or any game shops.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.

Videogames, consoles and controllers that are in good condition can be sold to Gamestop or any game shops.

Locations

Leonia High school
Toys for Tots is a program to give away good conditioned toys, can be donated at Leonia High School Service Club.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
121 Carver Ave
Westwood,
NJ, 07675
Goodwill
1 Plant Road
Hasbrouck Heights
NJ, 07604
Trailers & RVs
Sell or donate. You could also dismantle it yourself and sell certain parts of it. Contact county recycling coordinator for more information
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Sell or donate. You could also dismantle it yourself and sell certain parts of it. Contact county recycling coordinator for more information

Locations

Vehicles for Veterans
Contact 1-855-811-4838 or schedule a free pickup online at http://www.vehiclesforveterans.org.
1-855-811-4838
Wheels for Wishes
Contact 1-877-431-9474 or schedule a free pickup online at http://www.wheelsforwishes.org/.
1-877-431-9474
Bergen Recycling
18 Hill Place
Bergenfield
New Jersey, 07621
201-384-9494
Twist Ties and Plastic Clips
Garbage
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Garbage
Vinyl Records
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
Vinyl Siding, Fencing & Lattice
If it is in good condition, donate to Habitat for Humanity to be reused in their projects.

If unusable, dispose in Bulk Trash (household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other misc. item”) which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly. Refer to the Community Calendar or the web-site for pick up schedule.
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If it is in good condition, donate to Habitat for Humanity to be reused in their projects.

If unusable, dispose in Bulk Trash (household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other misc. item”) which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly. Refer to the Community Calendar or the web-site for pick up schedule.

Locations

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Wallpaper
Garbage
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Garbage
Water Coolers
The refrigerant gas used in these items is harmful to the environment. A licensed air conditioning technician must remove this gas and certify the item prior. Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.
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The refrigerant gas used in these items is harmful to the environment. A licensed air conditioning technician must remove this gas and certify the item prior. Contact the Leonia Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup; make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. Do not dispose in the garbage.

Locations

Leonia Department of Public Works
When you call, make sure to leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.
312 Broad Ave
Leonia
New Jersey, 07605
201-592-5790
Waxed Cardboard Box
Garbage, because it is lined with wax
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Garbage, because it is lined with wax
Wicker Basket
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in the garbage.
Window Blinds
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Windows & Doors
Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).
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Donate to charity if they are in good condition or dispose in Bulk Trash which is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly (refer to the Leonia Community Calendar or the Leonia Borough website for pick up schedule).

Locations

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Call your local store to confirm store hours and to ensure that they accept your item(s).
121 Carver Ave
Westwood
New Jersey, 07675
201-500-5009
Windshield Wipers
Garbage
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Garbage
Wine Corks
Wood corks can be put it in your compost. If you don't compost, dispose in the garbage.

Plastic corks go in the garbage.
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Wood corks can be put it in your compost. If you don't compost, dispose in the garbage.

Plastic corks go in the garbage.
Wood Box
Garbage
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Garbage
X-Rays
Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
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Bring them to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event for safe disposal.

BCUA Household Hazardous Waste event accepts these materials:
- aerosol cans
- disinfectants
- drain cleaners
- blacktop sealers
- solvents & thinners
- paints & varnishes (all types)
- glue
- bug spray
- fertilizer
- herbicides
- insecticides
- pesticides
- gasoline
- kerosene
- lighter fluid
- propane gas cylinders (1 lb. and 20 lb. only)
- oil filters (used)
- used motor oil
- anti-freeze
- batteries (vehicle & rechargeable only)
- thermostats
- thermometers
- photographic chemicals
- mercury switches
- fire extinguishers
- flourescent light bulbs
Yard Waste
Yard Waste includes tree branches, hedges and shrub trimming, garden plants, weeds, grass clippings, pumpkins, straw, hay, and corn stalks.

DPW picks up from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
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Yard Waste includes tree branches, hedges and shrub trimming, garden plants, weeds, grass clippings, pumpkins, straw, hay, and corn stalks.

DPW picks up from the curb on alternating Mondays (March through November, except holidays). Do not use plastic bags.
Zipper Storage Bags
Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.
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Garbage. Despite it being a #4 plastic, it is not recycled by the borough because it interferes with sorting machinery.

These can be recycled. Please bring to special plastic recycling bins located at CVS, Leonia Library, Borough Hall or nearby stores (all recycled plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue). By recycling your plastic film and plastic bags in the special plastic recycling bins, you will help us win a Trex bench and keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfill.

Locations

Stations in Leonia in the plastic bag recycling bins such as: BB Bakery, CVS, Library and Borough Hall