Greenstar Recycling - Paterson, NJ

Greenstar Paterson

Greenstar is the largest residential recycler in Passaic County in Northern New Jersey. The company is located 12 miles from the port of Newark, NJ (second largest export terminal for waste paper and plastics in the U.S.) with three million people living within 25 miles. Family owned since 1924, the business has a long and well-respected history with strong local relationships with municipalities, haulers, exporters and direct commercial accounts.

Greenstar operates a dual-stream recycle sorting facility processing waste paper, old corrugated cardboard, bottles and cans at its site in Paterson, servicing the city, county and private solid waste haulers. We have a history of innovation in the industry being the first to install high density balers and automated commingled sorting systems. It will also be the first company in the area to offer single stream recycling.

"Dear Gordon,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance to the town of Wyckoff.  The recycling event you encouraged Wyckoff to participate in - shredding of personal documents was very successful and very well received by our residents.  It was because of your insistence that we participated and now it has become a  bi-annual recycling event. 

Our next shredding event is sponsored by the Bergen County Utility Authority and is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 at our recycling center.  We feel that by holding this event at our recycling center, it will create more community awareness and generate greater participation by our residents. 

The Township of Wyckoff appreciates the resources Greenstar offered.  This recycling event will help Wyckoff approach our Nifty-Fifty goal and make our community greener."

Robert J. Shannon, Jr., 3-15-2012
Township Administrator
Township of Wyckoff


"I would like to thank Gordon Sabol and Greenstar Recycling for helping us to coordinate our Shred and Electronics Event on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

 The event was extremely successful as we filled an 18 cubic foot truck with electronics as well as a 24 cubic foot truck with shredded paper.  This event keeps these materials out of landfills."

Lisa Schieli, 1-12-2012
Recycling Coordinator
City of Maywood


"Dear Greenstar,

It's hard to believe that two months have gone by since our Family Festival Celebration Day in October.  I would like to take the opportunity during this holiday season to thank you for your support.  You were an important part of the success of this community wide celebration!  It took a lot of hard work and dedication to plan, organize and implement the town day and you helped to make it all possible.

Our Town Day went extremely well with close to 2,000 people enjoying such a wide array of fun, food and festivities.  The cooperation was wonderful.  After several days of rain, we were very lucky to have such good weather.

Again, thank you for participating in this Family Festival Day--the support, enthusiasm, and volunteerism were exceptional!  Your commitment to the community is greatly appreciated.  Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!"

Janet Sobkowicz, 12-15-2011
Township of Washington, New Jersey


"Dear Mr. Sabol,

On behalf of the officers and members of the Golden Seniors of the Township of Washington, I would like to thank you for the lovely bags that you gave to us.  They are attractive and useful and we all appreciate your generosity."

Frances Karabin, 12-10-2011
Corresponding Secretary
Township of Washington, New Jersey


"Dear Mr. Sabol,

I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of the City of Paterson Division of Recreation Soccer program.  Thank you for the tickets to the soccer game.  The kids and coaches had a great time.

Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful in allowing us to attend a wonderful Houston Dynamo game at PPL Park.

Your assistance means so much to us, but even more to the City of Paterson Division of Recreation Instructional soccer league.  Please feel free to come visit our camp anytime and share the joy of our campers and their love for the game of soccer."

Danilo E. Inoa Sr., 08-11-2011
Supervisor, Division of Recreation
City of Paterson, New Jersey


"Dear Mr. Sabol,

On behalf of the Wyckoff Environmental Commission and Green Team, I would like to thank you for taking the time to grant our group a tour of your Paterson facility.

Due to a scheduling conflict I was not able to attend, but several members informed me that your facility was very impressive and the tour was very interesting and educational.  All who attended appreciated the opportunity.

One of our goals is to raise awareness in our community regarding recycling and how our citizens can increase their household recycling rate.  The opportunity that you afforded us has given us some valuable knowledge that we can use to educate Wyckoff, in order that we may improve our recycling efforts."

Alex Cascardo, 06-23-2011
Environmental Commissioner
Town of Wyckoff, New Jersey


"Dear Gordon,

Thank you for providing the vehicle from All Shred Services this past Saturday at Wyckoff Town Hall.  The response from the residents was overwhelming and positive.  I am told this was the most positive response you have experienced through making this service available.

I received many compliments on the program and resident requests for the event to be rescheduled.  Please advise me if we can re-schedule the vehicle for another Saturday in the fall.  We plan to promote the event with our single stream recycling information.

Thanks to GREENSTAR RECYCLING and you for providing this event to the Township of Wyckoff."

Robert Shannon, 05-02-2011
Township Administrator
Town of Wyckoff, New Jersey




  • All paper
  • Junk mail
  • Glossy paper and magazines
  • Newspaper and phone books
  • Manila and brown folders
  • Cardboard (corrugated and non-corrugated)
  • Glass of any color
  • Plastics #1 - #7
  • Tin and aluminum
  • Metal food containers
  • Empty aerosol cans

Not Accepted:

  • Household trash (garbage) / food waste
  • Construction and demolition materials
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Paint cans / motor oils
  • Oils, flammable liquids
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Clothes
  • Concrete / cement
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toner cartridges
  • Glass pane and Pyrex

Greenstar - Paterson

59-85 Florida Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07503

Phone: (973) 345-2293
Fax: (973) 279-5639

Hours of Operation:
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Contact: General Manager, Gordon Sabol

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