The Recycling Division is responsible for implementing and educating residents about the recycling program, collection of recyclables, recycling enforcement, clean communities program implementation and overseeing the garbage contractor. In 2005, the Recycling Division recycled tons of materials.
Residents are encouraged to reduce as much waste as possible to help reduce the costs of garbage disposal. One of the ways residents can reduce waste is by backyard composting.
The Recycling Office is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:15 PM.
The 2006 Recycling and Garbage Handbook is expected to be placed in the mail, the first week of March. You can also call the recycling office at 973-546-2200 and request a Recycling/Garbage Handbook.
Leaf schedules are mailed out the first week of September. Leaf bags can be pickeed up free at the Department of Public Works yard located at 413 Midland Avenue (behind the police station) between the hours of 7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Monday to Friday. Leaves will only be picked up in the brown leaf bags provided by the City on your sweeper day. Failure to put your leaves in these bags will result in a summons. No plastic bags will be accepted. Call the DPW for pick up or drop off the bags at the DPW after check in at the office.
All residences were given a blue recycling barrel in 1995. These barrels are the property of the City of Garfield and must remain with the property in the event it is sold. They are required in order to receive a certificate of occupancy. Please mark your barrel with your full address. Recycling barrels are no longer available. The DPW has recycling labels available that can be placed on a barrel purchased by the home owner.
Listing files in 'Recycling Division'
SAM GAROFALO- RECYCLING COORIDINATOR
Phone: (973) 546-2200