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Ramsey Borough Hall
33 N. Central Avenue Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: 201-825-3400
Fax: 201-825-1745






 2017 Recycling Newsletter

Prescription Drug Take-Back is now available at ANY TIME.  2016 was a record year for this program with the collection of 290 pounds of unwanted drugs.  Bring your unwanted drugs to the Police Station and help us reach a new record in 2017.


Same time---Same place
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.---Southbound train parking lot
in front of DPW


The Recycling Committee meets quarterly on the first Thursday of March, June, September, and December at 7:30 p.m.  The Recycling Committee's next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m., in Borough Hall.  The public is welcome. 

Ramsey Recycling Center Hours
     8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
     3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday evenings from April thru September
     9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from April thru November
     9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays from December thru March
Closed on all holidays observed by the borough.

Please help us recycle.  There are recycling and garbage containers on Main Street, at the library, the Farmers' Market, Finch Park, and MacFarran Field.  Please use the containers. 

Need a new recycling container or an extra one?  Stop by Borough Hall.  Containers are available for $11.  New residents are invited to pick up a blue plastic container, free of charge.                                              

For many years, the United States has sold and shipped most of its recyclables to China.  The Chinese manufacturers were accepting many more types of plastics than the United States manufacturers were which expanded the list of plastic products which could be recycled.  However, starting in the summer of 2013, China established new policies to eliminate "dirty recyclables."  The good news for Ramsey is that we have only one problem, plastics.  The only plastics which will be accepted are those clean plastics marked #1, 2, or 5, basically water and soda bottles.  But please note that any frozen food microwave trays or food platters which are marked #1, 2, or 5 are not acceptable. 

The Borough of Ramsey will once again accept THIN PLASTIC BAGS from Ramsey residents at our RECYCLING CENTER ONLY.  There are containers set up for you to conveniently drop off thin plastic.

Supermarket plastic shopping bags
Newspaper plastic sleeves
Dry cleaning clear plastic bags


Thank you for your recycling help.

Reminder-Shop Rite accepts supermarket plastic bags.

Electronic Waste-We now pick up electronic waste curbside for all seniors or for all residents if an item weighs over one hundred pounds.  Please call borough hall at 201-825-3400 and schedule a pick-up.  DPW will pick up curbside on Mondays, weather permitting.  Electronic waste must be recycled; it's the law.  Please bring all electronics to the Recycling Center.  Our vendor assures us they destroy all hard drives.  If you have concern about your information, remove the hard drive yourself and hit it with a hammer.

Upcoming Dates---

Old tires will now be accepted at the Recycling Center dumpster during regular business hours.  Please note that motor oil and auto batteries are not accepted at the Recycling Center. 

Saturdays, May 6, July 15, and October 7 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)-Shredding Day at the southbound train parking lot in front of DPW Shredding can include tax refunds, personal papers, old bills, canceled checks, etc.  Staples, paper clips, or rubber bands do not need to be removed.                      

BCUA Hazardous Waste Days-Saturdays, May 13, July 22, and September 9 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah; Sundays, April 30, June 25, and October 15 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus; and Saturdays, March 11 and November 18 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Bergen County Utilities Authority, foot of Empire Boulevard, Moonachie.

Bergen County Recycling and Shredding Dates- 
Computer/Electronics Recycling, Tire Recycling and Paper Shredding-Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, August 19, and Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, October 23.  Recycling and Shredding Events are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine

CALL BCUA HOTLINE with any questions, 201-807-5825.  Visit www.bcua.org for full list of items accepted
Scrap Metal-There is a dumpster at the Recycling Center for fencing, poles, shelving, pipes, or any other metal.  This does not include White Goods.  White goods are still picked up curbside on the second Wednesday of each month.  Please call 201-825-3400 and schedule your pick-up at least two or three days in advance.

Cardboard-Please recycle all cardboard.  CARDBOARD IS NOT GARBAGE.  You should put your flattened cardboard out with your newspapers on your recycling day or bring them to the Recycling Center. 

Books-Recycle your paperbacks curbside or use the paper dumpster at the Recycling Center.  The covers must be removed from hardcover books and placed in the garbage.  Please remember that the Friends of the Ramsey Library sponsor book sales throughout the year.

Clothing-There are three Goodwill containers at the Recycling Center for clothing and other textiles.  Textiles include old clothing, old bedding, and usable old shoes.  Goodwill puts 100% of any donations to good and charitable use.

Leaf and Lawn Information 
Leaf Pick Up schedules will be mailed to all residents in October.   Leaves are to be brought to the curb by residents. Do not bag or create hazard by piling in street.  Do not include branches, shrubs, grass, plants or rocks with leaves.  Leaves may be brought to the recycling center year round.



                            Recycling Committee

Harvey Ranzi, Chairman
Michael Barrow, Vice-Chairman
Jeff Kehoe
Stanley Rutkowski
Henry Schumacher                        
Angela Weber

Harry Smith, Recycling Coordinator, 201-825-3400, ext. 229
Karen Dey, Secretary
Councilman Harry Weber


March 2017

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December 2017

March 2016

June 2016

September 2016

December 2016-No Meeting


2011-2015 minutes



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