Recycling

Click on this link: 2021 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.  We will only allow access to one car at a time, and six-foot social distance must be maintained at all times. Face masks and gloves must be worn while dropping off recyclables.  The Recycling Center is closed on weekends and holidays. If dropping off recycling at the River Vale Recycling Center, items cannot be left in plastic bags!  Plastic bags can be recycled at local supermarkets.  

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 every Thursday
  • Please call the DPW at 201-664-2346, ext. 1400 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a pick up of white goods and metals.

Hazardous Waste


Take Your Hazardous Waste to a Safer Place!
BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for 2021 which includes recycling and paper shredding 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.


Paper Shredding 


RIVER VALE’S 4th ANNUAL SHREDDING EVENT

JUNE 12, 2021 from 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
MARK LANE COMPLEX

BCUA SHREDDING EVENT: RIVER VALE & MONTVALE

OCTOBER 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
MONTVALE DPW