Department of Public
Works -- Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A calendar explaining
recycling and solid waste pickup can be obtained at the Municipal Building or at the
Public Library (320 Boulevard). For further information -- 201-288-1072.
Handle cylinders gently avoid damage. (Dents, gouges and rust can weaken cylinders.)
Always keep cylinders upright and when transporting, secure in position. (Bouncing around could damage the cylinder or valve.)
Keep your vehicle well ventilated when transporting cylinders. (A leak inside a closed car is dangerous.)
Dont leave cylinder in a vehicle after filling. (Sitting in a hot vehicle can cause the safety relief valve to discharge gas!)
No propane gas cylinder should be scrapped, destroyed, cut with a torch, punctured or have the service valve removed by the general public.
The purpose of this informational fact sheet is to set forth-general safety practices for the use and disposal of propane gas cylinders. It is important that residents recognize and address any hazards associated with the use, recycling and disposal of these cylinders.
Disposal in the municipal solid waste stream is prohibited. Hasbrouck Heights no longer accepts propane cylinders for disposal and/or recycling. There are some alternative disposal options. However, prior to the disposal of your propane cylinder, the following information may be helpful during use.
Propane, like all fuels, is stored energy! Properly handled, energy is useful, convenient and safe. However, if accidentally released, energy can be destructive. PROPANE GAS CYLINDERS ARE NOT TOYS! Handle your stored energy with respect.
Propane gas is actually odorless. A "rotten egg" odor is put into the gas so that its easy to detect if a leak occurs. Be sure everyone in your family is familiar with the distinctive odor. If you smell the "ROTTEN EGG odor near or around your propane gas cylinder immediately contact your local Police and/or Fire Department.
When not in use, keep the valve tightly closed and plugged with the "POL" left handed thread plug. This will seal the propane gas cylinder and help prevent leaks if the service valve is accidentally opened. Never store propane gas cylinders inside an enclosed structure (leaks would be dangerous indoors or in unventilated areas). Store and use outdoors only.
One alternative to disposing of propane cylinders is to have your local propane gas supplier inspect your cylinder for dents, gouges, defects, bulges, leakage, corrosion or excessive rust. Once the inspection is completed and the cylinder is approved, it will be requalified, and stamped with the requalification date. Subsequently, the cylinder may now he safely stored, sold, or donated.
If signs or defect are observed,
your cylinder will not be requalified and you will be required to remove the cylinder from
service. Consult your local propane gas supplier for instructions on the safe disposal
and/or recycling of the cylinder.
The easiest way for you to dispose of leftover paint is too use it all up. Apply a second coat or touch-up area, which needs improvement.
Leftover paint can be given to someone who has a need for the product. Contact neighbors, friends, relatives, church, theater groups, high schools, recreation departments, or community service organizations. Many of these groups will gratefully accept "LEFTOVER" paint.
Latex paints must be left to dry by removing the lid or can be poured into an absorbent material such as kitty litter, shredded newspaper or sawdust. This should be done in an area, which is away from children and animals. Allow the remaining material to dry completely and dispose of the dried materials in your regular trash.
After the latex paint is emptied
from the can, the can then is placed with other recycled cans to be collected as
Oil Based Paint Recycling (A.K.A. Solvent-based or alkyd)
Oil-based (also known as solvent-based or alkyd) paint requires special disposal. Solvent-based paints are ignitable and present a particular hazard and should be disposed as a household hazardous waste.
These products should never be emptied into storm sewers, household drains or on the ground. Residents should save their solvent-based paint for the Bergen County Utilities Authority Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days.
For more information on
Recycling, please call the Recycling Hotline 288-4112 For more information on
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal please call the Hotline 807-5825.
Hasbrouck Heights prides itself in the rapid, efficient clearing of Borough streets when a snow or ice condition occurs. By clearing and maintaining a safe road system, residents are assured of access to all parts of the Borough and the continuance of essential services.
In effort to ensure the smooth operation of Borough snow vehicles, please use the following guidelines:
In the event you cannot clear a safe path to the receptacles, we ask that you consider placing the receptacles at a safe location in front of your house temporarily. This way collection is assured.
Please be patient on the bad days we must take every precaution to avoid injury to our personnel.
To our residents dismay,
but to ensure the best flow of traffic, snow is plowed to the street curb. We realize this
may cause some inconvenience and re-shoveling and we regret this necessary inconvenience.
Garbage is any non-recyclable
waste material generated from the kitchen. Garbage shall be in plastic bags placed in
metal or rigid plastic containers with handles and covers. No loose garbage in cans will
be picked up. Disposable diapers shall be placed in double plastic bags. Garbage will be
picked up from the rear of the home. Containers shall not exceed 32 gallons in capacity.
Drums and inground pit cans are not acceptable. Containers shall be kept at the rear of
the premises with a maximum of two containers per household. IMPORTANT: All containers
must be safely accessible. Dogs loose on the premises and locked gates will prevent
collection. If garbage is placed at the curb for pickup, it must be in rigid containers,
Trash is household material such
as furniture, rugs, toys, books with covers and clothes/shoe boxes, barbecue grills,
mattresses, microwaves, irons, vacuum cleaners, all wood products etc., but shall not
include rocks, dirt and concrete. No more than 8 trash items shall be placed at the curb
on collection day. Trash shall not be cast, dumped or thrown into the street or set out to
the curb in a loose condition. Material must be in containers with handles or tied in
bundles not to exceed 40 pounds. Cat litter and dog feces shall be placed in double
plastic bags and disposed of as trash.
Electronic Waste will be picked
up only on Wednesday after Newspaper collection. E-Waste items are computers,
monitors, towers, keyboards, printers, telephones, stereos, radios and televisions.
Newspapers in bundles must be
tied and placed at the curb. NO plastic or paper bags. Newspapers are collected with
magazines, cardboard, telephone books, etc.
Corrugated waffle type cardboard
and brown paper bags must be flattened, tied and placed at the curb. NO pizza boxes.
Cardboard is collected with newspapers, magazines, telephone books, etc.
All magazines, catalogs, junk
mail, telephone books, computer paper and hard covered books with covers removed must be
tied in bundles and placed at the curb. Magazines, etc. are collected with cardboard and
(flashlight, radio, toy, watch, etc.,) must be placed in plastic bag and placed on top of
All plastic and glass household
bottles, tin, aluminum cans, empty oil base & latex paint cans may be placed at the
curb in an upright container with handles no larger than 32 gallons. NO EMPTY ARESOL CANS,
PLASTIC PLANT CONTAINERS, PLASTIC TOYS OR FOOD TRAYS WILL BE ACCEPTED with recyclable. DO
NOT US PLASTIC BAGS.
Stoves, washing machines, dryers,
dishwashers, air conditioners, freezers and refrigerators may be placed at the curb.
Freezers and refrigerator doors must be removed.
Grass collections includes hedge
clippings, garden plants, flowers, vines and small twigs. Grass pick-up begins April 9th
and end ends on October 19th. Place at curb in paper sacks or upright
containers with handles not to exceed 32 gallons. After October 19th, the
beginning of the leaf season, grass may be raked into the street along with leaves. Grass
will not be collected in plastic bags. Grass is not collected with garbage but is picked
up by a separate truck.
Leaves are accepted at the
recycling depot at any time in paper sacks or upright containers. Leaves may be raked into
the street from October 19th through December 1st, and will be picked up on a
non-scheduled but on-going basis. Leaves in plastic bags are not acceptable. Branches are
not accepted with a leaf pick up.
Branches and shrubs must be tied
in bundles not to exceed 5 feet in length. Limbs more than 3 inches in diameter and stumps
will not be collected. Branches may be put into containers but plastic or paper bags must
not be used. No more than 8 bundles or containers shall be placed at the curb on
collection day. Branches & Shrubs are not collected with garbage but picked up by a
separate truck. Branches brought to the Recycling Center must be tied in bundles.
Christmas trees will be picked up
on Thursday for Zone 1 and Friday for Zone 2. Please remove tree stands, rope and plastic
bags. Artificial Christmas trees are disposed of on trash days.
Article II Sidewalk Maintenance Adopted 10-5-28 as Ord. No. 424
The owner or owners, tenant or tenants of lands abutting or bordering upon sidewalks shall remove all snow and ice from the same within twelve (12) hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon. Within the Boulevard business section, normally cleared by the Department of Public Works of accummulated snow, the sidewalks shall be cleared to within one (1) foot of the curb.
The owner or owners, tenant or tenants of lands abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks and gutters of public streets, avenues, highways and public places shall remove all grass, weeds and other impediments therefrom after notice to remove the same. All grass and weeds shall be cut to a height of less than four (4) inches from the ground.
In case the owner or owners or
tenants of lands abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks and gutters of public streets,
avenues, highways and public places shall refuse or neglect to remove all snow or ice from
the same within twelve (12) hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall
thereon or all grass and weeds and other impediments therefrom after three (3) days
notice, the Superintendent of Public Works may cause such work to be done under his
direction, and he shall certify the cost thereof to the Council.
Directions to Recycling Center
Hazardous materials, thinners, turpentine, solvents, and oil-based paints are NOT ACCEPTED AT ANYTIME. Cans with quantity of paint will not be COLLECTED or ACCEPTED by the DPW. NO liquid propane gas tanks will be COLLECTED OR ACCEPTED by the DPW. NO sheet rock, concrete, bricks, patio block, tile, dirt or topsoil will be COLLECTED OR ACCEPTED by the DPW. NO EXCEPTIONS. Call the Bergen County Utility Authority (B.C.U.A.) Hazardous Waste Hotline (201) 807-5825 for information for hazardous material disposal. (See fact sheet).
No resident shall place trash and/or recycled items at the curb before 7:00p.m. on the day prior to scheduled collection day, nor later than 6:00a.m. on the scheduled collection day. We recommend placing scheduled material at the curb at night prior to collection day.
All contractors performing work or services must remove all debris and/or material resulting from their work. Contractors including landscapers, carpet installers, tree service, etc.
The Recycling Center is open Monday -
Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The following items must be brought to the Recycling Center:
METAL PRODUCTS such as pipes, cabinets, sheds, fences, swing sets and above ground pool structures, CAR BATTERIES, USED MOTOR OIL, TIRES AND ANTI-FREEZE.