All businesses and residents in Bergen County are required to recycle.

Did you know? All businesses and residents in Bergen County are required to recycle.

Municipalities are required by state law to have a recycling ordinance in place that specifies those recyclable materials that must be recycled from the residential, commercial and institutional (schools, hospitals, etc.) sectors.

Counties are required by state law to have a county recycling plan in place that specifies, among other things, those recyclable materials that must be recycled from the residential, commercial and institutional (schools, hospitals, etc.) sectors throughout the county.

Click here for a list of those materials that must be recycled in Bergen County.

Information from the Bergen County Utilities Authority website.

Designated Recyclables for Commercial Sector (including institutions)

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • High-Grade Office Paper
  • Glass Beverage Containers
  • Ferrous Scrap
  • White Goods
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Mixed Paper
  • Construction and Demolition Debris (concrete, brick, tree parts, nonferrous/ferrous metal, asphalt, corrugated cardboard; where practical)
  • Type 1 and 2 Plastic Containers

Designated Recyclables for Residential Sector

  • Newspaper
  • Glass Beverage Containers
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Ferrous Scrap
  • Leaves
  • White Goods
  • Tin Cans
  • Grass
  • Construction and Demolition Debris (concrete, brick, tree parts, nonferrous/ferrous metal, asphalt, corrugated cardboard; where practical)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Mixed Paper
  • Type 1 and 2 Plastic Containers

Bergen County Utilities Authority
Foot of Mehrhof Road, PO Box 9
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
201-641-2552
www.bcua.org

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