Department of Public Works

Recycling Cans

Recycling CanRecycling Cans are available for purchase from the DPW.  The cost is $11.00

To purchase a can, please do the following

  • You can pay for and pick up the can(s) at the Municipal Complex, 55 Mayhill Street. 
  • Unfortunately, lids for the recycling cans are not available




Acceptable Items

  • Plastic household containers with the numbers 1, 2 or 5 on the bottom of the container[i.e. Water and Soda Bottles, Detergent, Shampoo & Bleach bottles (narrow neck containers)]
  • Aluminum beverage cans, Aluminum pet food cans, Aluminum foil and Pie Tins
  • Bi-Metal/Steel food cans (All Sizes)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars of every color
  • Plastic 5 gallon buckets, Totes, Soda/Milk Crates, Laundry type baskets
  • Plastic carts, trash cans/lids without wheels and axles and 100% all plastic lawn furniture (no  metal)
  • Non-Electronic Large Plastic toys (i.e. Playhouses, Playschool Toys, etc.)-NO METAL ATTACHED
  • Plastic Tubs and Lids (i.e. Yogurt containers, Margarine Tubs, Ketchup bottles, Syrup bottles)
  • Gable topped milk, juice, soup and other beverage cartons as well as Aseptic cartons

****All acceptable material should be as clean as possible, free of any debris or excess residue



Plastic Bags of any size or color!!
Any Container with a number 3,4,6 or 7 on the bottom!!

  • Drain Pipes
  • Flower Pots
  • Chemical Bottles
  • Coolers
  • Electronics (Any Type)
  • Styrofoam/Packing Peanuts
  • Tool Boxes
  • Plastic Film
  • Plastic Oil Containers -Plastic Food Trays
  • Paint Cans
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Appliances
  • Tar Pails
  • Antifreeze Containers
  • Microwave Trays
  • Pool Liners or Covers
  • Small Plastic Pools
  • Vinyl products/Vinyl Siding
  • General Trash of any type
  • PVC Pipe/Tubing/Plumbing Fixtures
  • Hazardous Materials/Medical Waste
  • Fabrics/Clothing
  • Coat Hangers
  • Vacuum Hoses
  • Pesticide Containers
  • Fast Food Trays
  • Water Hoses/Rubber Hoses
  • Wheels/Tires of any size
  • 55 gallon drums
  • Paper/Cardboard/Wood
  • Styrofoam/Packing Peanuts

Address :   251 2nd Street , Saddle Brook, NJ  07663

Office Hours :  7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Telephone Number : 201-843-3064

Superintendent : Robert Hicswa



Emergencies after hours please contact the Saddle Brook Police Department at (201) 843-7000

Acceptable Yard Waste Includes

Plant trimmings, ivy, tree limbs and branches. Trimmings must be in a container or biodegradable bag.  Branches must be cut to 4ft or shorter and be less than 3” in diameter.  Branches must be bundled and tied.  All containers and bundles must weigh no more than 30 lbs. **Wood boards, decking, fencing, construction material, propane tanks, windows, doors, wood, stumps, toilets, tubs sinks, car batteries, pools, liners, concrete, dirt, stone brick, block, tires, etc. are NOT acceptable.

Grass Clippings

Homeowners must place grass clippings in a covered trash container or biodegradable paper bag, not to exceed 30 pounds per container. Grass should be placed at curbside for pick up on your scheduled Section Yard Waste Pick-up day. Do not place grass clippings at curbside earlier than 7:00 p.m. the evening prior to pick up. Homeowners are encouraged to compost their yard waste by leaving grass clippings to mulch gardens.

Leaf Collection

November 1st until December 10th, leaves must  be placed at the curb in biodegradable bags or containers not to exceed 30 lbs.  Containers and bags should not be placed at curb before 7:00 p.m. the night before collection.   (Leaf pick-up same day as Yard Waste Collection Schedule*)

Solid Waste Collection

Garbage including bulk items: large household items such as a couch, chair, mattress, box spring, dresser, table or any non-appliance type item is picked up by Gaeta Recycling every Wednesday and Saturday excluding Holidays.   Missed collections call 201-843-3064

NOTE :  White Goods, Scrap Metal, Electronics & Computers are picked up by appointment only.  To schedule a pick-up, please contact the Department of Public Works at 201-843-3064 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Yard Waste Collection Schedule


The Township is divided by four sections.  *Please remove all cars from roadways between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Street Sweeper.

Section 1 - Every Monday :

All streets from Wilson Street south to Colonial Avenue; from Fairlawn Parkway west to North Midland Avenue.

Section 2  - Every Tuesday : 

All streets from South Broadway south from Fairlawn Parkway east to Saddle River Road including Jamros Terrace, Kuhn Drive, Bell Avenue, Birk St. and Riverview Avenue

Section 3 - Every Wednesday : 

All Streets from Market Street, Southside of Market Street only, south to Outwater Lane, from Hollywood Avenue west to Midland Avenue

Section 4 - Every Thursday :

All Streets from Pehle Avenue south to Market Street (north side of Market Street only), from Saddle River Road

Local Regulation Regarding Snow Emergencies


NO PARKING WHEN 2" or more of Snow Covers Roadway

Local ordinance 835:196-25 states that no vehicles may be parked on Township streets when 2" or more of snow has accumulated. Vehicle must remain off of the streets until they have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

ATTENTION: The Township Council voted and approved an increase in the fines for violation of the snow emergency parking ordinance. A violation of 835:196-25 will result in a fine of $50 per violation.



Local ordinance 203:168-1 requires sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice within 12 daylight hours of the snow ending.



Local ordinance 203:168-3 states no person shall place or deposit snow or ice, for the purpose of disposing of same, in or upon any public street, avenue, highway or roadway of any kind or in or upon any public sidewalk and walkway.


Bridge & Intersection Improvements at Market Street and Essex Street