|Superintendent:||Philip Neville (x4088)|
|Assistant Supervisor:||Peter Marsilio|
|Assistant Supervisor:||Ryan Brophy|
|Assistant Supervisor:||Nicholas Watkins|
|Admin. Assistant:||Dixie Rainey|
|Transportation Bus Driver:||Position Vacant|
|Address:||198 N. Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
|Phone:||press 3 for DPW|
Regular garbage pickup, recycling pickup, and vegetative waste pickup remain on schedule as listed on your 2020 pickup schedule calendar. If you are not sure which quadrant you are in, please call or email the DPW Office.
The Recycling Center at 198 N. Washington Ave behind the DPW building is still open regular hours (closed on holidays): Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Plastic bags are NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid) and are NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Plastic bags should be re-used, dropped off at retail store recycling containers (when and where available), or placed in your regular garbage (cart with black lid).
Flower pots are NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid) and are NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Flower pots should be re-used, donated, or placed curbside on bulk garbage collection day.
Shredded paper is NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid). Residents must bring shredded paper to the Recycling Center. Recycling Center hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-3:00PM / Sat 9:00AM-1:00PM / Sun 1:00PM-4:00PM (Closed on Holidays). Recycling Center location: 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall).
Bergenfield now accepts and recycles gable-topped milk, juice, soup, and other beverage cartons, as well as aseptic cartons. Please clean and dry these items, and place them in your recycling cart (green lid). Any questions, please call the DPW Office at option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm.
Do NOT bag recyclables. Place empty, clean & dry recyclables LOOSE in your recycling cart (green lid). Flatten ALL cardboard.
If you have any questions about what does and does not go in your recycling cart (green lid) or in your garbage cart (black lid), then please call the DPW Office Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (closed on holidays).
RECYCLING CENTER INFORMATION:
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-3:00PM / Sat 9:00AM-1:00PM / Sun 1:00PM-4:00PM (Closed on Holidays)
Location: 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall)
ONLY these recyclable materials may be brought to the Recycling Center: gable-topped cartons, paper, newspaper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastics (with #s 1, 2 & 5 ONLY), TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, DESKTOP printers, DESKTOP fax machines.
NOT ALLOWED: Vegetative waste, garbage, bulk items, and all other items not listed above are prohibited at the Recycling Center drop off.
All recycling, garbage, bulk, and vegetative waste must be placed curbside after 6:00pm on the night before or before 6:00am on the day of scheduled pick-up, regardless of the weather.
There is bulk pickup only 4 times a year (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).
We do not pickup contractor debris, concrete, bricks, asphalt, or rocks. We do not pick up wet paint. We do not pick up chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, nor the following e-waste items: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, DESKTOP printers, DESKTOP fax machines.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) also takes care of:
- Sewer Blocks
- Street Signs
- Borough Parks
- Borough-Owned Trees
Pothole repair, sewer blocks, or problems with park trees or park equipment, please call the DPW during business hours at 201-387-4055 Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm.
For sewer emergencies after hours or on weekends, please contact the Police Department at 201-387-4000.
It is not permitted to blow, shovel, or plow snow or ice into the street (see Borough Code Ch. 273 Article III). It is not permitted to park on Borough roads during snow emergencies (see Borough Code Ch. 299 Section 12).
Leaf collection at curbside begins mid-October to early December; check garbage/recycling pickup schedule calendar for exact dates each year. During this period please place your leaves at the curb. After the last date in December, hold leaves until next vegetative waste collection season begins (in April). In the event it is a late season, bag leaves in biodegradable bags (NO plastic bags) and call the DPW Office atoption 3, as the DPW will make arrangements to pick up your leaves. Depending on the weather, sometimes leaf collection at curbside will be extended; contact the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 or check Borough website for updates. The DPW has no control over the weather, leaves must be picked up before it snows. Thank you for your assistance.