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Recycling is the law.  Secaucus Recycling Hotline – 201 330-2080. Print/View our Recycling Brochure.

Recycle These Items:

  • Paper, Cardboard, Junk Mail – newspapers, phone books, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, brown paper grocery bags, cereal and tissue boxes, pizza boxes (if clean);
  • Metal cans and aluminum;
  • Plastic, plastic caps and glass bottles and jars;
  • Milk, soup, juice and sauce cartons;
  • The Town of Secaucus recycles plastics with the following numbers: 1, 2, and 5

Do Not Recycle:

  • Plastic bags. Place plastic shopping bags and film in TREX boxes located at the Recreation Center, Town Hall, Library and Sr. Center. Some plastic shopping bags can also be returned directly to retailer; i.e. ShopRite, Best Buy.
  • All plastics with the #3 and #6. Look for the symbol on the bottom of plastic containers.
  • Styrofoam.  It is unrecyclable in New Jersey! 
  • Household glassware such as dishes, mugs, light bulbs, window glass.
  • Hardcover books. Donate them to the library!
  • Paint. Fill remaining paint cans with kitty litter and dispose of as usual.

Call the DPW at 201 330-2080 to schedule a pickup for:

  • Large household times such as white goods which include refrigerators, hot water heaters, dishwashers and other similar appliances;
  • Large items such as mattresses, furniture and construction debris (homeowners only, no contractors);
  • Electronic items such as computers, TVs, etc.;
  • Motor oil, paint, pesticide containers, antifreeze.  Drop off at the DPW Compound at 370 Secaucus Road, 7 days a week from 7:00 – 2:30.
  • Biodegradable bags. Use these free biodegradable bags for your Autumn leaves. DPW has leaf pickup every Wednesday in October and November.

Special Items

  • Expired or Excess Prescription Drugs.  There’s a red, white and blue mailbox located outside Police Headquarters, inside Town Hall, that accepts pills, capsules, patches and pet meds.
  • Batteries and Small Electronics.  Special boxes – Big Green Boxes - have been placed at the Library, Town Hall, the Recreation Center, the High School, both elementary schools and the DPW garage specifically for the purpose of recycling these batteries – Alkaline, NiCd, NiMh, Lead, Silver, Mercury, Lithium; and small electronics – Cell Phones, Power Tools, Calculators, Cameras, PDAs, & Laptops.

If you are not sure about what’s recyclable, please call Amanda Nesheiwat, the Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Secaucus at 201 330-2080.

Call 201 330-2080 to check when special events such as Shred-It or Hazardous Waste Days are planned or visit HCIA website for dates, places and time.