Recycling Information

Recycling Information

Protect our water and land from pollution, while gaining revenue for our borough. Allendale receives revenue on recycled items, which go to helping maintain our green community. Additionally, the borough saves money when reducing solid waste lineage. By sharing responsibility and making small changes in our daily routines, we can make a difference.

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Paper, Cardboard and Newspaper

Allendale is going dual stream! Starting January 1, 2015 Allendale is improving its curbside recycling program by introducing a simple, efficient way to recycle cardboard and mixed paper. On your recycling Thursday, place your cardboard, junk mail, and newspaper in one container at your curb after 6 PM the night before.

The Department of Public Works encourages residents to bring any of these items to Allendale’s Recycling Center. At the Recycling Center, labeled bins make recycling quick and easy. Materials should be left loose, and put in the proper, provided container.

Items Accepted
Newspaper and inserts
Cardboard boxes/press board
Cereal, pasta, tissue boxes, toilet paper roll, paper towel roll
Junk mail, envelopes, office paper, construction paper
Brown Paper Bags
Magazines, catalogs, phone books, soft covered books
Shredded paper
Empty and unsoiled pizza boxes
Non-metallic wrapping paper and greeting cards

Items NOT Accepted
Paper soiled with grease, paint, etc.
Wax-coated paper
Hard covered books (if the covers are removed, then acceptable to recycle)

Commingled Recycling
Curbside commingled recycling takes place on every other Thursday. On your recycling Thursday, place your commingled recycling at your curb after 6 PM the Night BeforeCommingled recycled items may be placed together in one container, no larger than 30 gallons ONLY. No Plastic Bags. See link below for further information.
Please rinse all items of debris before placing them out for collection; the town gets financially penalized when items are recycled with residue and caps left on.

Scrap Metal

The collection of scrap metal is on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the curb.
Acceptable items must be at least 75% metal. Please make sure all items are visible at the curb.
Items must be placed at the curb after 6 PM the Night Before on the day of collection.

Collected Items
cookie sheets
coat hangers
cast-iron radiators
a/c units*.

*By law, appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. containing Freon or CFC’s must be certified the Freon or CFC’s have been removed by a certified person or vendor and that a sticker (supplied by the removal company) is attached to the appliance.  Appliances without a sticker will not be collected.



Move Outs
Residents must call (201) 818-4410 two weeks prior to the moving date to plan for a special, one-time collection of items that you will not be taking with you.  The collection day will be with your regular garbage/bulk collection.  Some recycled items, such as paper, books, magazines, textiles (towels, sheets, etc.), will not be collected curbside but can be brought to the Recycling Center.

Plan accordingly by checking collection dates for all recyclable items.  The borough recommends donating furniture that moving residents will not be using in their new homes.  Please click on the organization names for more information on their pick-up service: Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Vietnam Veterans of America.


Recycling Center

The center is located at 300 West Crescent Avenue.

The hours of operation from April 10, 2021 to December 12, 2021 are

Saturday – 9 am to 3 pm

Sunday –  9am to 1pm

Items that Can be Dropped Off
Commingled recyclables (loose, not in plastic bags)
Junk mail/magazines/newspapers (loose)
Soft-covered books
Office paper
Shredded paper (loose)

Items that Cannot be Dropped Off
Household garbage
Bulky trash
Scrap metal
Hazardous waste
Plastic bags/film/wrapping
Automobile batteries

Please place items in the appropriate container for recycling.