At Gaeta recycling “going green” is not just a popular phrase but our mission.  There are multiple ways that our company has incorporated conserving the environment into our daily operation.  Starting with recycling our office waste and implementing a recycling policy to all of our employees, to providing an extensive list of services to our customers.  We are constantly updating our facilities to keep up with the ever changing standards.  We use our MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) to separate the waste collected and recycle more materials from going to our landfills.  Some of our most common recyclables are wood, cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum, tires and concrete. If you don’t see it here please feel free to contact us and see how we can help you save the environment.


Our transfer station accepts a variety of different wood.

  • natural vegetation (trees, branches)

  • wood chips

  • pallets

  • untreated lumber

Cardboard & Paper

Cardboard is our largest recycled product.

  • 1 ton of cardboard = 9 cubic yards of landfill space

  • cardboard and paper is easily recycled and reused


We work to implement recycling services with all of our customers.

  • Only 22% of the 22 billion plastic bottles the world’s population produces gets recycled

  • it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose

  • our plastic gets bailed and shipped to recycling plants


With a little bit of work we can limit the amount of aluminum and metal going into our landfills.

  • aluminum beverage cans return to the grocer's shelf as a new, filled can in as little as 90 days after collection, remelting, rolling, manufacturing and distribution


We work with our local recyclers to make sure that our tires get reused.

  • approximately 290 million tires discarded by Americans each year

  • 80% of those tires get recycled in a variety of different products

  • tires can be burnt up for fuel, used to rebuild our roads, bathroom tiles, floor mats etc.


By recycling concrete and stone you can lower the cost of your disposal

  • we accept clean concrete, natural rocks and stones, asphalt, etc.

  • products are brought to specialized recycling facilities

  • reused as gravel for construction or reprocessed to be used with new concrete mix



Nearly 80 years of experience

Family-owned and operated Gaeta Recycling has been in continuous operation since 1935. We're proud to have multiple generations of our family working in the business for the
past 86 years.

In addition, just about all of our staff members have spent the majority of their professional careers as part of the Gaeta Recycling team. Loyalty to our staff and customers is one of our core values. Our location is in the heart of our varied customer base and affords us the unique opportunity to efficiently manage our accounts. We offer an array of services for solid waste removal for commercial, industrial and municipal needs.


We offer removal and recycling of items such as construction and demolition, stone, wood and asphalt. We also operate our own state certified Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) which allows us to significantly decrease the volume to the landfill in addition to being a member of the NAID AAA Certification program.


The goal of Gaeta Recycling is to provide quality service to our customers and obtain the respect and trust of both our employees and customers.



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278 W Railway Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07503

Counties Served

• Bergen

• Essex

• Hudson

• Middlesex

• Morris

• Passaic

• Sussex

• Union


Gaeta Recycling offers you FREE estimates on roll off container rentals, custom commercial recycling and garbage packages, commercial compaction services and more.

Business Hours
DEP Licensed Vehicles

Monday – Friday 6:30AM - 4:30PM

Saturday 6:30AM - 11:00AM

Residential (non-DEP Licensed Vehicles)

Monday – Friday 6:30

AM - 9:00AM and 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Saturday 6:30AM - 11:00AM

Please call before visiting our transfer station


ALL DEP licensed vehicles, State certified Materials Recovery Facility - MRF.

Approved by US Dept. of Agriculture for international waste disposal.

NAID AAA Certification :
 verifies the qualifications of certified information
destruction providers

Need a free estimate or simply have a question?
Call us 973-278-6625
Fax 973-278-0162
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