We can reduce our waste and energy consumption byRecycling recycling. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP):

    • Recycling results in reduced emissions of air and water pollutants.
    • Recycling reduces the need for mining and drilling, both of which cause air and water pollution.
    • Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials. It results in a net reduction for ten major categories of air pollutants (such as nitrogen oxide, particulates, and sulfur oxides) and eight major categories of water pollutants.
    • Recycling leads to reductions in greenhouse gas generation by saving energy needed to extract natural resources, by increased forest carbon sequestration (through the saving of trees), by using less energy in manufacturing and by reducing the amount of waste burned or buried.
    • On average, approximately 1.67 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) equivalents are avoided for every ton of municipal solid waste recycled.

    Contact Info


    • Report an overgrown lot or an illegal dumping incident here.
    • Call 201-547-4400 for more information regarding dumpster rental.
    • The next hazardous waste drop off date is: TBD.  Residents can drop off hazardous waste items at DPW headquarters: 15-17 Linden Ave E, Jersey City, NJ