New Jersey Recycling Websites is run by volunteers.

We came up with the idea of making a new recycling website for New Jersey, that brings together the recycling schemes run by the towns, counties and businesses of New Jersey, so that residents of New Jersey will have one website providing recycling information for the state. We hope that by pulling this information together into a single website, we make it easier for NJ residents to reduce the amount of waste they discard in the general trash.

Curbside Recycling in Bergen County

Leonia recycling proposal May 2017

Announcement by Julie Ulbrich for the Leonia Environmental Commission.

At Monday night’s council meeting (May 1, 2017), the Leonia Environmental Commission introduced a new system of trash collection and management called “pay-as-you-throw.” This program is designed to dramatically reduce Leonia's waste expenditure while generating much needed municipal revenue for the town.


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Much of this discussion takes place 
on the town email lists.
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Suggestions, comments?

We are looking for suggestions about donating or selling:
  • Kitchen:  small appliances, utensils, pots and pans, dishes
  • Decorative items:  glassware, china cups and bowls
  • Linens:  serviceable sheets, tablecloths;  clean but worn out sheets and towels (grandmother reported that a "rag collector" would take these - way back when)
  • Medical items: wheelchairs, walkers
  • Blankets and quilts, curtains
  • Furniture:  dining tables, china cabinets, chairs
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Craft supplies, shells, corks
  • Old toys, baseball cards, vinyl records
  • Costume jewelry
  • Book shelves - and books
  • students going off to college 
  • annual bazaars or fund-raisers held by local organizations - who to contact 
  • local businesses that take items on consignment

Some of your fellow Leonians are dealing with downsizing and estate sales.
The goal is to decrease the amount of material added to the landfill.
All suggestions are welcome.  Please write to

Leonia Borough services

The Leonia Department of Public Works picks up garbage, trash, recyclables, yard waste and white goods.   All collectibles should be at the curb by 7 a.m. and no earlier than 5 p.m. on the preceding day.   See the Borough Calendar (thanks to the BOE) to confirm pick up dates.

Bulk Trash
  • Household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other miscellaneous items 
  • Picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly
Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers in brown bag - not commingled with other paper 
  • Cardboard boxes broken down and stacked, then tied with cord
  • The residue of mixed paper in a plastic container
Co-Mingled Containers
  • Glass bottles and jars, cans, all plastic containers numbered 1 through 7 
  • All containers must be rinsed
  • Picked up on alternating Wednesdays. Place at curb in hard receptacles, not in Plastic Bags
White Goods
  • Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners and miscellaneous metal items
  • The DPW will schedule a pick up of these items. Call 201-592-5790; leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up. 
Yard Waste
  • Branches, brush, clippings
  • Pick ups are on alternating Mondays unless there is a Holiday.  Refer to the pick-up schedule in the Community Calendar or on the Web-site. This service is available March through November of the calendar year.  Do not place in Plastic Bags. 
 Loose Leaves
  • Can be raked into piles at the curb from October through December.  Do not place in Plastic Bags. 
  • All electronics (televisions, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines) must be recycled. They can be brought to the DPW garage on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 8AM-3PM.

especially § 243-18. Separation of recyclables required; preparation for collection.

Safely dispose of medications

"As a reminder, we accept unused, unwanted or expired medicines at the police department 24/7 with no questions asked or ID needed. This program is for both residents and non-residents. I'm very happy to report that we took in 70 pounds of medicines in the 4th quarter of 2015. "

Chief Tom Rowe
Leonia Police

Advance Housing Inc.

Advance Housing Inc. provides services to individuals who are in need of supportive housing to live independently and productively in the community. This agency needs household articles for their clients:  new or gently used kitchen equipment, small furniture, linens.

Email Jacki Szabo (a Leonia resident and Vice President of Clinical Services) to offer donations.

Habitat for Humanity

Paterson Habitat ReStore is a social enterprise of Paterson Habitat for Humanity. It was established to be a self-sustaining funding source for PHFH and to provide our local community with low-cost building and home improvement materials. The ReStore sells donated materials including new and gently used furniture, appliances, lumber, hardware, vintage and unique items to the public.

We accept donations of new and gently used residential building supplies and furniture that we determine will sell in our retail store. Typically we DO NOT accept material that is labeled for industrial, professional or commercial use.

See their List of Acceptable Items.   After you have viewed the list you can set up an donation through their online form.

Bergen County Recycling

Bergen County Utilities Authority schedules recycling events several times a year for Bergen County residents only.

Computer and Electronics Recycling
  • The BCUA collects all types of computer and electronic equipment such as monitors, Computer Processing Units (CPU's), laptop computers, printers, keyboards, fax machines, hard drives, modems, speakers, power sources and wiring for recycling and reuse.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
  • The BCUA will accept items such as paints, automotive products, pesticides, aerosols, flammable materials, etc. that are used around your home on a daily basis.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Support veterans by donating used clothing and other household items to the non-profit charity, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Your donation will help provide essential services to ALL veterans. You can schedule a clothing donation pick up online.

Bergen County Freecycle

"Bergen County Freecycle (TM) is open to all who want to see their beloved and formerly useful possessions in a good home. Declutter your home without feeling guilty and wasteful...You can post any object that you'd like to get rid of (no, we don't take ex-spouses....) whether it's a chair, a guitar, textbooks, or a plant. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! " 

Join this Yahoo group with your Yahoo account.  If you don't have an account, you can create a Yahoo ID at this site.

Items are listed as "offered" or "wanted" or "taken".