Franklin Lakes Recycling Depot
Location: Department of Public Works
500 DeKorte Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday – 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
§ 411-6.2 Recycling depot regulations:
- Dropping off recyclables or any other items at any time other than during the hours of operation is strictly prohibited and shall be a violation of this section.
- Recyclables shall be separated in accordance with the signage at the recycling depot. Failure to separate recyclables in accordance with the signage shall be a violation of this section.
- Recycling depot may be used only by Franklin Lakes residents.
Electronic waste recycling can be dropped off at the Recycling Center located at 500 DeKorte Drive (behind Police HQ), Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Call the DPW at (201) 891-4333 for assistance.
Please make sure you have removed all personal information from items being left in the electronic waste container at the Recycling Center. This includes personal data be cleared and wiped from computers, laptops, cell phones, iPads, tablets or any electronic devices that may contain your personal data.
Electronic Waste items accepted:
Computer Monitors Copy MachinesDVD PlayersFax MachinesHard Drives
SpeakersStereo EquipmentTelevisionsToaster OvensVCR Players
: Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V) are disposed of as normal garbage.
: Place each rechargeable battery in a separate plastic bag at a drop-off box located at the DPW at 500 DeKorte Drive. Types of rechargeable batteries include batteries from:
Button cells (used in hearing aids and watches)
Cordless power tools
Remote control toys
: “trade-in” or recycle at BCUA Hazardous Waste collection days.
for more information.
We are now able to offer textile recycling at the Recycling Center at the DPW (behind Police Headquarters). Residents can place old clothes, shoes, sheets, towels in any condition from nearly new to old and damaged in the bins. The Borough will receive payment, currently $100 per ton from Planet Aid for the textiles. Additionally, any textiles which don’t go into the landfill will benefit the environment and reduce the cost to the Borough of garbage disposal. Click here to obtain a receipt from Planet Aid for clothing placed in the bins.
Now available are book recycling at the Recycling Center at the DPW. Residents can place books in any condition in the bins and the Borough will receive payment $40 per ton of books from Planet Aid. Additionally any books which don’t go into the landfill will benefit the environment and reduce the cost to the Borough of tipping garbage at the landfill.