Recycling Center

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the operation of the Recycling/Convenience Center and Vegetative Compost Facility, which is located in the rear of the DPW yard. The site also takes:

  • Computers and television sets
  • Old tires
  • Used clothing for Goodwill charities
  • Scrap Metal
  • Plastic Bags are NO LONGER accepted at center (as of June 2021).  Shop- Rite and Home Depot have collection bins.
Check your recycling schedule for the operation hours of the center.
2022 Holiday Closures: 1/1, 1/17, 2/21, 4/15, 5/30, 7/4, 9/5, 10/10, 11/24 & 12/26

Recycling Newsletter

View the borough's recycling newsletter.

Two Tisdale School students recently decided to raise money with a lemonade stand, as their third grade profile project, and donate the proceeds to the Ramsey Recycling Department to help purchase new recycling barrels.
recycling project
Pictured are students Luke Wren and Josh Alto, with DPW Assistant Superintendent Tom Lanning and Councilman Harry Weber.


Shredding Day 2022

May 7th & September 24th 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Prescription Drug Take-Back


Prescription Drug Take-Back Collection Box  is available any time in the police station lobby. Bring your unwanted drugs to the Ramsey Police Station. Pills can be combined into one container. Liquids and needles not accepted.

Recycling Container Pick Up


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

Bergen County Hazardous Waste Collection Event Information

Bergen County sponsors Household Hazardous Waster collection events throughout the year. Click on flyer to view dates, locations and items accepted: 2022 FLYER


Bergen County Recycling Events Information

Bergen County sponsors several shredding days, see flyer for dates and locations:

Smoke Detector Disposal FAQ's