Click on this link: 2022 River Vale Recycling Calendar (PDF) to find out when your recycling will be picked up, or click on the "Recycle Coach APP" tab to the left to utilize this new and helpful recycling tool!
Paper and cardboard must be separated from commingled recyclables due to rising costs

Drop Off

While curbside recycling is still available to residents, dumpsters are also located at 320 Rivervale Road, the DPW building, for residents to drop off recyclables Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am - 2:30pm.  The Recycling Center is closed on weekends and holidays.

Only the following recyclable items are permitted to be dropped off & collected:
  • Commingled - Properly Rinsed Aluminum and Tin Cans, Glass and Plastic #1, 2 and 5 ONLY. NO PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED.
  • Paper - Newspaper, Books, Magazines
  • Cardboard - BROKEN DOWN Cardboard Boxes. Please make sure boxes are flattened and do not contain packing materials nor anything else.
Garbage collection is a separate, private service and is not provided by the Township's DPW.

Electronics Recycling

We now have Electronics Recycling added to our Initiative. You may now drop off your electronics for recycling Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am - 2:30pm. at the River Vale DPW office located at 320 Rivervale Road.

White Goods / Metals 

  • Picked up on Thursdays
  • Please call the DPW at 201-664-2346, ext. 1400 to schedule a pick up of white goods and metals (large appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, etc.)

Hazardous Waste

Take Your Hazardous Waste to a Safer Place!
BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for 2022 which includes recycling and  events for Bergen County residents.

Check with the Bergen County Utilities Authority 201-641-2552 for a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials for collection as well as paper shredding events.

Paper Shredding 

SAVE THE DATE! October 8, 2022 Free paper shredding for River Vale and Montvale residents will be held at 1 Memorial Drive, Montvale from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.