Garbage

The Village has side-yard pickup. Garbage must be out on the scheduled pickup day no later than 6 a.m. and visible. Each street has two (2) designated “garbage” days of the week.

GARBAGE: The term “garbage” shall be held to mean normal and usual kitchen and household waste, primarily perishable or disposable items such as leftover food matter, food packaging and containers (including cartons); disposable plastic eating utensils, dishes, pots, pans, glass and crockery. However, notwithstanding any other provision, the term “GARBAGE” SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE.

Trash

Trash (bulk items) are picked up on the second day pickup with your regular garbage but must be placed at the curb.

TRASH: The term “TRASH” shall be held to mean the following: Any item of solid waste not encompassed within the definition herein of garbage, which is non-toxic and is placed in a clearly fastened container or bag, which is filled at a maximum weight of sixty (60) pounds and a maximum volume capacity of thirty (30) gallons. Said items include discardable household items of a durable nature; garden, yard and lawn waste such as grass clippings, leaves and tree branches; ashes and other refuse resulting from the burning of wood and/or coal for heating purposes.

Acceptable Trash

The carter will take the following “trash” on the second (2nd) garbage day of the week placed curbside by 6:00AM:

  • Mattress/box spring
  • Washers/dryers
  • Pool heaters
  • Hot water tanks
  • Wall ovens
  • Furniture
  • Christmas tress
  • Dishwashers
  • Lawn mowers
  • Snow blowers
  • Window air-conditioners
  • Trampoline
  • Mirrors (must be taped up)
  • Refrigerators and freezers (doors and freon must be removed)
  • Gym equipment (broken down and manageable)
  • Carpet (cut up into 4 feet in length, bundled and tied)
  • Tires (car tires will only be picked up if you obtain a disposal sticker from Village Hall at a fee of $5.00 each tire. When purchasing new tires, you should leave old ones with the dealer to avoid this expense)

 

Unacceptable Trash

Materials left over from home improvements and remodeling projects and/or refuse from demolished or newly constructed buildings are not considered trash!

Please make arrangements with your contractor to remove these materials or make private arrangements with the Carter to remove any of the items listed below. When you call them to make arrangements they will give you a price before they take anything, 845-268-0400, or you can take them to the Town dump in Hillburn. For hours, directions, or a phone number see below.

The carter will NOT accept any of the following trash:

  • Bathtubs
  • Toilets
  • Cabinets
  • Shower doors
  • Windows
  • Lumber
  • Sinks
  • Concrete
  • Sheet rock
  • Decking
  • Paneling
  • Railroad ties
  • Water softeners
  • Insulation pipes
  • Built-in appliances
  • Heating units
  • Household improvement items
  • Cast iron boilers
  • Rocks
  • Stones
  • Brick
  • Construction materials
  • Empty paint cans (Fire Training Center)

Recyclables

Place bins curbside the night before collection or by 6:00AM. Bring bins in immediately after collection. THIS IS A MANDATORY PROGRAM, PLEASE COOPERATE. Recycling collection is every Wednesday.

  • BLUE SQUARE BIN – Newspaper, office paper, grocery bags, notebook paper, construction paper, soft cover workbooks, telephone books, paperback books, magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes. Corrugated boxes must be broken down flat and tied together with string.
  • ROUND GREEN BIN – Glass bottles, aluminum cans, tin containers, milk cartons, juice boxes, aluminum foil (pie plates, etc.)
  • TREE BRANCHES – No larger than 6 in. in diameter and less than 4 ft. in length, tied and bundled, yard debris/grass clippings (placed in brown recyclable brown bags, leaves (placed in brown biodegradable bags)

Leaves and Tree Branches

Place place curbside the night before collection or by 6:00AM. Pick up is every Tuesday.

No larger than 6 in. in diameter and less than 4 ft. in length, tied and bundled, yard debris/grass clippings (placed in brown recyclable brown bags, leaves (placed in brown biodegradable bags)

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Collection

WHERE
Fire Training Center in Pomona, 845-364-2444
Operating Schedule is Monday – Friday from 8:00AM to 1:00PM

WHAT YOU CAN BRING
Oil and latex paint (all paint products), Household cleaners, pool chemicals, 20 lbs. BBQ propane tanks, antifreeze, computer, televisions, electronic equipment, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, driveway sealers, motor oil and oil filters

WHAT YOU CAN NOT BRING
Empty containers, Sharps containers, tires, compressed gas tanks (oxygen tanks, acetylene tanks), construction material, medical biological or pharmaceutical waste, air conditioner, kitchen appliance, hand tools and vacuum cleaners.

For more information visit the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority website.

Town of Ramapo Dump

Open Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Directions: Take Route 59 west through Main Street (Lafayette Avenue) in Suffern. At the end, make a right, go over tracks, and stay left. Approximately 2 miles down, make a right on Torne Valley Road. Take that 1.5 miles, weight station is ahead on right.

Composting

  • Can compost leaves, grass and food scrapes except meat and dairy products.
  • Easy to assemble and easy to use.
  • Has a locking lid and secures to the ground for rodent  resistance.
  • Made with 50% recycled plastic.
  • Aesthetic appearance.
  • Distribution will accompany a hands-on educational component.
  • For a composting bin contact Solid Waste Authority or visit the website.

 If you are interested, call Solid Waste Authority, 845-753-2200

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