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Department of Public Works

225 Main Street Little Falls, NJ 07424 Attn: Recycling Dept.

Sindle Avenue Little Falls, NJ 07424 Phone: (973) 256-6815, (973) 256-0309

Solid Waste

Garbage must be at curb by 6:00 AM; containers are not to be placed in the street for pick up. Click My Schedule below for list of streets included in Sections I and II.

SECTION I: Pickup days are Monday and Thursday except for holidays. NO PICKUP on the following holiday days in 2016:

  • May 30 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 5 - Labor Day
  • November 24 - Thanksgiving Day

SECTION II: Pickup days are Tuesday and Friday except for holidays. NO PICKUP on the following holiday days in 2016:

  • January 1 - New Years Day


Recycling collections of newspapers and cardboard are done on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted on the calendar. Recycling collections of commingled articles are done on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted on the calendar.

Recycling Center Hours:
Weekdays: 7 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 9 AM – 2 PM

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8 AM – 3:30 PM

2017 Recycling and Garbage Schedule Now Available

The 2017 Recycling and Garbage Schedule is available for download by clicking this link. The remaining dates for no garbage pickup are as follows:

Section I
May 29—Memorial Day
September 4—Labor Day
November 23—Thanksgiving Day
December 25—Christmas Day

Section II
July 4—Independence Day


ALUMINUM CANS - Put loose, rinsed, drained cans into recycling roll-off marked for aluminum cans (soda, beer, etc.).

APPLIANCES and METAL SCRAP - Refrigerators, stoves, washers, air conditioners, doors, pipes, fencing, gutters etc. dropped off or picked up (a fee of $5.00 per item for pickup) paid in advance at the Recycling Office, Sindle Ave. (DPW Yard) or Municipal Building, 225 Main Street, or mailed to the Township of Little Falls, 225 Main Street, Attn: Recycling Dept. Pickups will be made within a couple of days once fee is paid.

BULK ITEMS - Large bulk items can be put out at curb 2nd (second) trash collection of the week. One item per week.

CARDBOARD - Place in recycling compactor truck marked for cardboard. Cardboard shall consist of corrugated cardboard and can include chipboard. Chipboard is cereal boxes, macaroni boxes, cake boxes, shoe boxes, etc. Pizza boxes are recyclable. Bundle & tie cardboard. Do not include any cardboard item that is wax coated.

CLOTHES - Clothes can be placed in boxes available at the recycling center.

COMMINGLED CONTAINERS - Rinsed glass food and beverage containers, tin and bi metal cans, and plastic containers with #1 thru 7 put in recycling roll off marked for Commingled Containers. Containers with contents must weigh no more than 40 lbs.

ELECTRONICS - Computers, monitors, components, telephones, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, TVs, etc. may be dropped off at the recycling center. Residents may also schedule a pick-up of these items by calling (973) 256-6815. There is a $5.00 fee to pick up TVs larger than 35 inches and/or console TVs.

GRASS - will be collected curbside in paper biodegradable bags only, SECTION I on Monday, SECTION II on Tuesday. Bags must be out by 6 a.m. during grass season. Residents can also drop off their grass at the recycling center by the marked area. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Bags with grass must weigh no more than 40 lbs.

HOLIDAY TREES - Trees will be picked up curbside during the month of January as weather and schedule permits or residents can drop them off at the Recycling Center in the marked area.

LEAVES - Leaves will be collected in paper biodegradable bags only. Section I will be collected on Monday, Section II will be collected on Tuesday (must be to the curb by 6 a.m.). Bags will be picked up until snow is on ground. Residents can also drop off their leaves at the recycling center by the marked area. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Bags with leaves must weigh no more than 40 lbs. (Loose leaves are not permitted to be placed in street.) REMINDER - Residents who use Landscapers, Yard Maintenance Firms and Individual Contractors working in Little Falls must remove all debris resulting from their work.

MOTOR OIL - can be dropped off at the recycling center between 11 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. See attendant on duty for disposal. If no attendant is present DO NOT drop off oil. DO NOT mix oil with anti-freeze or any other liquids.

MIXED NEWSPAPERS - Place in recycling roll-off or dumpster marked for newspapers. Mixed newspapers shall consist of newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, paperback books, office paper, school paper and brown bags, and chipboard (chipboard is cereal boxes, macaroni boxes, cake boxes, shoe boxes, etc.). Bundle & tie newspapers.

PAINTS, CHEMICALS, PROPANE TANKS, ETC. - We are not permitted by law to accept these items. Do not bring these items to the recycling yard. Please call the Passaic County Office of Recycling at 973-881-4506 for disposal information.

TIRES - Auto tires and small truck tires could be brought to the Recycling Center at Sindle Avenue. FEES: Car tires - $4.00 per tire; Truck tires - $15.00 per tire

TREE BRANCHES - You must call 256-6815 to be put on schedule for pick-up. No longer than 10 feet in length, stack and bundle neatly with ends in one direction. NO ROOTS. NO TREE STUMPS. Placed at the curb, NOT IN THE STREET.


DPW Superintendent
Phillip Simone
Phone: 973-256-0309
E-mail: psimone@lfnj.com
DPW Secretary
Joyce Swartz
Phone: 973-256-0309
Fax: 973-256-6554
E-mail: jswartz@lfnj.com
Senior Bus Driver
Kevin Nendze

Please call for information/application to ride the Senior bus.
Phone: 201-994-6831

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