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Do You Have Extra Recycling That Doesn't Fit In Your Recycling Cart?

The Borough of Bergenfield has a contactless drop-off Recycling Center!

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)

Containers at the Recycling Center are labeled - please separate your recyclable items & place them in the proper container.

ONLY these recyclable items are accepted at the Recycling Center (clean, empty & dry):

  • gable-topped cartons
  • paper, including shredded paper (shredded paper does NOT go in the recycling carts)
  • newspaper, magazines, junk mail (NO plastic window envelopes)
  • cardboard (flattened)
  • bottles
  • cans
  • plastics (with #1, #2 & #5 ONLY)

At the Recycling Center, ONLY the following (7) types of electronics are accepted:

  • TVs
  • computer monitors
  • computer towers/computer CPUs
  • laptops
  • tablets
  • DESKTOP printers
  • DESKTOP fax machines

NOT ACCEPTED at the Recycling Center (and not allowed in recycling carts):

  • vegetative waste (grass, branches, leaves, etc.)
  • garbage
  • bulk items
  • paint
  • chemicals
  • hazardous waste
  • tires
  • styrofoam
  • plastic bags
  • plastic wrap, plastic film
  • wrapping paper, tissue paper
  • aluminum foil
  • rocks, asphalt, bricks, concrete, stone
  • fencing
  • contractor debris
  • furniture
  • refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, ovens, hot water heaters, etc.
  • ceiling fans, floor fans, air conditioners (AC's)
  • clothing, shoes, linens, bedding, pillows, etc.
  • plastic containers #1, #2, #5 larger than 5-gallons
  • any type of flower pot (clay, plastic, etc.)
  • food, liquid
  • caps
  • hangers
  • hoses
  • flammables
  • gas cans, oil cans
  • batteries
  • vacuum cleaners, grills, pressure washers, microwaves, toaster ovens, etc.
  • VCR's, DVD players, radios, CD players, tape players, gaming systems, etc.
  • scrap metal
  • fire extinguishers
  • propane tanks, aerosol cans, any pressurized container
  • anti-freeze
  • light bulbs
  • dishes, drinking glasses, pots, pans, knives, silverware, etc.
  • toys
  • swing sets, playsets, etc.
  • bicycles, scooters, etc.
  • hard covers from books
  • plastic folders
  • pizza boxes
  • windows
  • laundry baskets
  • plastic shelves, plastic storage containers, plastic drawers, plastic tubs
  • wood
  • rope, chains, hoses
  • wires, cords, cables, speakers, mouse, keyboards
  • phones, cell phones
  • car parts
  • medication

For BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and Recycling Events throughout the year, please CLICK HERE.

Please check your pick-up schedule calendar for materials that the Bergenfield DPW collects curbside, by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions on how or where to dispose of an item, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (closed on holidays), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Update 6/17/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 6/17/20 4:00pm

Total cases = 936; New cases in last 24 hours = 3
Total deaths = 38; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0

  1. Borough parks are open for passive recreation only. Playgrounds are still closed and contact sports are not permitted in parks as per NJ Executive Order.
  2. Boro Hall open weekdays 9am-3pm by appointment only.
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until July 6.
  4. Bergenfield's Emergency Operations Center remains operational.

Update 6/15/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 6/15/20 4:00pm

Total cases = 931; New cases in last 24 hours = 4
Total deaths = 38; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0

  1. Borough parks are open for passive recreation only. Playgrounds are still closed and contact sports are not permitted in parks as per NJ Executive Order.
  2. Boro Hall open weekdays 9am-3pm by appointment only.
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until July 6.
  4. Bergenfield's Emergency Operations Center remains operational.

Food Pantry Update

The food pantry for Bergenfield residents has been moved to Cooper's Pond. It will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until Borough Hall is reopened. For those in need or for more information, please call Borough Hall at 201-387-4055 ext. 6

Small business help from Bergen County

COUNTY OF BERGEN ANNOUNCES GRANT PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR MUNICIPALTIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 
Bergen County CARES provides Direct Reimbursement to Municipalities and Small Business Grants up to $10,000 for eligible local businesses
 
HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen will launch a grant program to provide relief for municipalities straddled with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and small businesses financially impacted by the government ordered shutdown. The programs, which utilize CARES Act relief funds, will provide direct reimbursement to municipalities for costs associated with health officials, law enforcement, personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing improvements.  “Non-essential” businesses that were forced to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 can receive up to $10,000 in financial relief to cover rent, property mortgage, and utilities expenses.
 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious financial impact on governments and business communities across the country.  It is important that we use available resources to support the municipalities in their efforts to combat the spread of the pandemic and one of the hardest hit sectors, small, mom and pop shops, who were forced to close their doors. These local businesses are the backbone of Main Street, Bergen County and it is important to support our fellow neighbors as we begin to reopen. This is why I am proud to announce the Bergen County CARES Municipal Reimbursement and Small Business Grant Programs,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.
 
 
 
"We understand our small Main Street businesses deemed non-essential during the shutdown have struggled to survive. Your continued survival and thriving is essential to us in Bergen County, and we encourage you to apply for this assistance with your rent, business mortgage, utility or other costs,” said Bergen County Freeholder Chairwoman Mary Amoroso. “We are also sensitive to the challenges our municipalities face to provide the critical resources needed to end this pandemic.”
 
 
Under the Bergen CARES Municipal Reimbursement Program, all 70 municipalities are entitled to direct reimbursement from the County for COVID-19 related expenses identified in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These expenses include payroll expenses for health care workers and public safety employees, PPE and building improvements. 
 
 
To qualify for the Bergen County CARES Small Business Grant program, scheduled to receive applications mid-July, businesses must fall under the following criteria:
 
·       Businesses with a physical location in Bergen County, NJ. Home-based businesses are eligible.
 
·       Businesses deemed “non-essential” within the classification of “Businesses Required to Close” as per the Governor’s Executive Order No. 104, dated March 16, 2020
 
·       Businesses with 1 - 19 full-time employees
 
·       Sole-proprietorships; LLCs; LLPs; Corporations; and S-Corporations are eligible.
 
·       Businesses owned by county employees and elected officials, as well as their immediate families, are not eligible
 
·       Businesses must have been open and operating on March 1, 2020
 
Priority will first be given to businesses who have not received any Federal grant assistance, New Jersey Economic Development Authority grants or US Small Business Administration grant or other grant assistance.
 
 
 
The Bergen County CARES Municipal Reimbursement and Small Business Grant Programs are funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Federal relief fund. The County of Bergen intends to begin accepting applications for both programs by the end of the month. A subsequent announcement will be made regarding the small business grant application process. Questions about the County’s grant programs can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 

Update 6/11/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 6/11/20 7:00pm

Total cases = 926; New cases in last 24 hours = 1
Total deaths = 37; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0

  1. NJ "Stay-at-home" order has been rescinded.
  2. Limits on indoor & outdoor gatherings increased by the State.
  3. Borough parks are open for passive recreation only. Playgrounds are still closed and contact sports are not permitted in parks as per NJ Executive Order.
  4. Boro Hall open weekdays 9am-3pm by appointment only.
  5. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until July 6.
  6. Bergenfield's Emergency Operations Center remains operational.

Update 6/12/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 6/12/20 4:00pm

Total cases = 927; New cases in last 24 hours = 1
Total deaths = 38; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 1

  1. Borough parks are open for passive recreation only. Playgrounds are still closed and contact sports are not permitted in parks as per NJ Executive Order.
  2. Boro Hall open weekdays 9am-3pm by appointment only.
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until July 6.
  4. Bergenfield's Emergency Operations Center remains operational.

6/14 Protest notice

On Sunday, June 14th, there will be a peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter that will begin at 1:45 pm beginning and ending at Bergenfield High School. The anticipated protest march could potentially affect the following street closures: Prospect Avenue, Clinton Avenue, Columbia Avenue, & Washington Avenue. The protest will conclude at approximately 5:00pm. Bergenfield embraces the right of citizens to gather peacefully in a safe environment and to voice their concerns as related to the injustices and inequalities that exist in society. Bergenfield supports all victims of racial inequality and violence. We understand these events have been traumatic and painful and are committed to embrace open dialogue on issues of race and racism no matter how difficult or uncomfortable. For everyone's safety, if you plan to attend, please follow social distancing protocols and wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

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