Bergen County Utilities Authority, Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Schedule and locations (Paramus, Mahwah and Moonachie), list of acceptable and unacceptable material, and further information
Alternative disposal options
Mobile paper shredding
The JunkLuggers of Northern New Jersey
Sustainable junk removal and disposal services for residential and commercial properties. Unwanted items get donated, repurposed or recycled. No removal of hazardous materials. Schedule free estimate.
Restore, Bergen County Habitat for Humanity, Westwood
ReStores are donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances and home accessories. ** No acceptance of items which are excessively scratched, soiled, damaged, extremely out of style or in need of repair. ** No bedding, books, exercise and office equipment, china and kitchen cabinets and toys.
Information on donating and request for pick up
Clothing & Household goods
Donate household items, including clothing, shoes, purses, small home furnishings, electronics, toys, and more. Items have to be small and light enough for one person to easily lift and carry. No large furniture, appliances, tires, food, and no hazardous materials. Schedule free donation pickup.
Donate gently used clothes, shoes and household items. ** No furniture or large items. Schedule a pickup in NJ.
United Breast Cancer Foundation
Donate reusable items like clothing, shoes, household goods, bedding and linen, electronics, toys and books. ** No furniture, appliances, beds, swing sets and trampolines, encyclopedias or magazines, “box” TVs. Website provides further information on donation guidelines and how to schedule a pick-up.
Women's Right Information Center, Closter
“Career closet” accepts clothing donations at Past & Present Consignment Shop. All donated items no older than 5 years, on hangers, in-season and suited for job environments. Call for drop-off hours in advance.
“There’s a closet for us” accepts new and gently-used, in-season clothing and shoes for adult women, men and children. Call for hours and drop-off times..
Hackensack (201-727-8215) and Elmwood Park (201-794-4670)
All of Goodwill’s stores accept donations of gently-used clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, handbags, luggage, household goods and other items in good condition. Also offers to schedule a pickup for more than 50 bags/boxes (request online form).
Community Thrift Shop, Midland Park
Accepts gently used, in season clothing, shoes and accessories, toys, electronics, bric-a-brac, linens and books; profits go to 60 local charities. Further information and hours online.
Paramus (201-291-0505), Ramsey (201-669-3053) and East Rutherford (201-514-7407)
In cooperation with the charity organization “Soles4Souls”, donate new or gently-worn shoes at any DSW store.
Schedule pickup online. Accepts gently used clothing and household goods on behalf of a number of charitable organizations including American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sister of Long Island Donation Center, Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia. Items must weigh 50 pounds or less. ** No large furniture, appliances, mattresses, recyclables or tube TVs or tube computer monitors. Click for list of acceptable items.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, Nationwide
Accepting old cell phones to refurbish or recycle, drop off locations and further information online. ** No laptops or computers.
Food & Hygiene
Phone: 201-265-2100 xt.6102
Accepts small donations of food, personal hygiene, laundry detergent, and paper goods items.
SA Social Services Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity
Phone: 201-444-2980 to arrange drop off
Food Pantry accepting perishable and non perishable food items, personal care items, and household cleaning and paper products. Fresh vegetables, dairy and meat products.
Bergen County Housing, Health & Human Services Center
Current shelter wish list and contact information for clothing donations on website. As needs change, before dropping off any donations at the Center, all donations must be confirmed, and a delivery date/time arranged.
Family Promise of Bergen County (Ridgewood)
Accepting new toiletries in individual sample sizes: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, hand cream, etc. for their shelters
Bergen County Animal Shelter, Teterboro
Accepting donations of clean sheets, towels, blankets or comforters, and all kind of pet food and supplies. Wishlist and further information on website.
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter, Oakland
Visit the website for a general wishlist.
Sell children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear
BookScouter: Sell textbooks and used books online, vendors compete to buy books.
Poshmark and Vinted: Sell clothes and shoes online.
Rebag and The RealReal: Sell designer fashion pieces, handbags and shoes online.