Recycling / Solid Waste

Town-wide Collection Residential Solid Waste and Recyclables for Borough Residents

In 1997, the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus created the Solid Waste Commission and undertook the task of receiving bids for town-wide residential solid waste and recycling collection. The utility established two zones for collection and rates, which are listed in the following pages.
After the completion of a formal bidding process, the Borough has signed a new five-year contract with Suburban Disposal for the collection of our solid waste and recycling. Suburban was the only bidder, as other haulers will not offer the in-yard service our residents have come to expectSolid Waste rates will be increasing over the next few years as we phase in the increase. Major changes to recycling cost and market conditions are trending up substantially.
The 2024 rates for homes west of West Saddle River Road (most homes in town), rate zone A, will be $230.00 per quarter. For homes east of RT 17, and north of Hollywood Ave, and those on and east of West Saddle River Road, rate zone B, the new rate will be $260.00 per quarter. See the list for schedule and zone clarity!



Solid Waste collection is contracted for by the Borough, through the Solid Waste Utility, for residential pickup only. Our hauler is Suburban Disposal. Although payments are made to the Borough complaints are made directly to the hauler for missed pick ups and other issues via email. Payments are due the 15th of January, April, July and October; and the bill is mailed once a year at the end of December. If you wish, feel free to pay the whole year at one time. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE GARBAGE CONTAINERS AT THE CURB BECAUSE YOU PAY FOR REAR/SIDE YARD SERVICE.

Yard Waste  - A monthly bulk trash pickup and three containers per pickup of grass and other bagged or bundled vegetation waste, tree limbs, discarded shrubs on the regular collection between April 1st through October 31st are provided for curbside pickup. Collection of yard waste between November 1st and March 31st will only be on your monthly Saturday bulk trash pickup day. The containers may at no time exceed 50 lbs. in weight or they may not be picked-up. See schedule for specific dates.

Bulk Waste  - Once per month Saturday curbside collection of bulky, nonperishable items. This includes such items as small appliances, furniture, lawn equipment and white goods.  Demolition/construction debris limited to two 50 pound bundles/containers with a maximum length of 4 feet.

RECYCLING - Is every other Wednesday per district 

  1. Commingled (all glass, aluminum cans, tin cans and plastic containers, types 1-2, may be placed outside your home for pickup in the blue recycling buckets provided by the Borough, at the same location where your garbage is collected. You can identify which type plastic a container is by looking for the number inside a triangle imprinted on the bottom of the container.
  2. Newspaper, shiny paper should be put into brown paper bags and cardboard (should broken down) in one box or bundled
  3. Motor oil must be taken to the Recycling Center.
  4. Annexed is a list of various household items and where they fit into the recycling program.
  5. Borough Recycling Center is open Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday closed.