Township of Mahwah, NJ
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   General
      - Are there recycling programs available to Bergen County residents for items such as Tires / Computers / Electronics?
      - Can I place old appliances at the curb for pick up with my trash?
      - Can items at curbside be picked up by public?
      - How do I dispose of a refrigerator, freezer, or room air conditioner?
      - How do I dispose of construction material? Can it go out with my regular trash for collection?
      - How do I dispose of Hazardous Household Waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, etc.
      - How do I report a problem with a streetlight?
      - Where can I dispose of Propane Tanks?
 


    General
          Are there recycling programs available to Bergen County residents for items such as Tires / Computers / Electronics?
The Bergen Country Utilities Authority (BCUA)  holds collections for these items at various times throughout the year.   For collection dates and sites go to www.bcua.org or call the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825


          Can I place old appliances at the curb for pick up with my trash?
Metal appliances and metal items (other than appliances containing Freon)  can be disposed of in two ways.  Items such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, humidifiers, bed frames, water heaters etc. can be placed at tthe curb for regular trash collection ( the first pick up of the week during the summer) or brought to the Recycling Center to be disposed of in the dumpster for metal items.   

Electronic appliances such as TVs, computers, printers, are no longer allowed in the trash.   These items must be brought to the Recycling Center and placed in the electronic recycling container.  Any item with a plug may be placed in the electronic recycling container.    Often when receiving a delivery for a new appliance, TVs, etc,  the vendor will remove the old appliance.


          Can items at curbside be picked up by public?
15-6.4 Cubside Placements to Become Township Porperty.
a).  From the time of placement of newspapers, glass, plastic, aluminum and other metal items by any person at the curb for collection by the Township or its authorized agent, pursuant to the rules and regulations herein contained or hereafter promulgated, such newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum and other metal items shall become the sole property of the Township or its authorized agent.  


          How do I dispose of a refrigerator, freezer, or room air conditioner?
For disposal of any appliances containing a refrigerant (Freon) such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners, please call 1-973-227-7020 to arrange a date and time to have the appliance picked up at the curb by the Township contracted hauler.


          How do I dispose of construction material? Can it go out with my regular trash for collection?

No, it may not be disposed of with your household trash.  Residents are required to dispose of construction material on their own.  The collection contract is for residential household waste only. 


          How do I dispose of Hazardous Household Waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, etc.
Mahwah does not accept any paint, paint cans or paint brushes.  Batteries can be recycled at Mahwah's Recycling Center.  Resident are also encouraged to return batteries to the stores where they were purchased.   Bergen County Utilities Authority hold collections for Household Hazardous Waste certain times throughout the year at three different locations; Parmaus, Mahwah and Moonachie.  For dates and location sites go to www.bcua.org.  Or call the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825.


 


          How do I report a problem with a streetlight?
Click on the link below to report problems with streetlights.  

https://www.oru.com/contactforms/outdoorlightproblem/index.html


          Where can I dispose of Propane Tanks?

Mahwah does not dispose of propane tanks.   Residents are advised to dispose of them at the Bergen Country Hazardous Waste Collection sites.  For more information go to www.bcua.org
   


 



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