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Tuesday 10/27/20 - Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today (Tuesday 10/27/20), DPW leaf collection crews started on Main Street and worked southward. On the west side, the crews collected leaf piles from W. Main Street to Dudley Drive. On the east side, the crews collected leaf piles from E. Main Street to Lincoln Avenue, Lunn Avenue, and Haven Avenue.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 10/28/20), DPW leaf collection crews will continue collecting leaf piles south of Main Street.

Please click HERE for information on how and when to put your leaves, grass, and branches out for collection.

Board of Adjustment Regular Zoom Meeting - 11/2/2020

Monday, November 2, 2020 8:00 PM-11:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Halloween Guidance from the NJ Department of Health

Traditional Halloween celebrations often involve crowds, close contact between individuals, and activities in closed spaces. It is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives for celebrating the fall season. Outdoor activities, as opposed to indoor parties and events, are recommended. Those planning celebrations or participating in Halloween activities should keep in mind public health recommendations of social and physical distancing, wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth, and hand hygiene. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute for cloth or disposable masks. Individuals should minimize interaction and contact with others who are not a part of their household.

As a reminder, no one should participate in these activities if they or a household member have a known exposure to COVID-19, are sick/symptomatic, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not yet met the criteria for discontinuing isolation.

This year, as New Jersey continues to respond to ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, recommendations for adapting traditional celebrations and considerations for ways to celebrate Halloween safely are listed below. Some communities may choose to cancel Halloween activities, so check with local sources before making plans.

1. Outdoor Door to Door Trick or Treating

a. Those who plan to trick-or-treat should limit their groups to current household members, consider staying local, and limit the number of houses on their route. Social distancing should be practiced between all who are not in the same household.

b. For those putting out treats:

i. Good option: Limit interaction or contact with trick-or-treaters, wear a mask when individuals come to the door, and regularly wash hands.

ii. Better option: Leave a treat bowl on a porch or table or in a place where it may be easily accessed while adhering to social distancing requirements.

iii. Best option: Arrange individually packaged candy so that trick or treaters can grab and go without accessing a shared bowl.

c. Consider coordinating with neighbors to develop a system, such as signs or on/off porch lights, for distinguishing houses participating in trick-or-treating from those that do not wish to participate.

d. Wear a face mask to mitigate against COVID-19 exposure. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute but can be supplemented with a cloth or disposable mask. Children under two should not wear a cloth mask.

e. Candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable. Consider individual non-food “treats” to avoid sharing of food.

f. Practice hand hygiene (wash hands or use hand sanitizer) before leaving your home, after touching objects such as wrapped candy, and when arriving home.

2. Outdoor Trunk or Treating (when children go car to car instead of house to house)

a. Limit the number of participating cars to ensure adequate space for social distancing and minimize crowds. Ensure outdoor area has sufficient space per car to avoid overcrowding and to allow adequate space for social distancing.

b. Follow the outdoor gatherings limitations in effect at the time.

c. Design event in a long line, rather than a circle to ensure social and physical distancing to discourage crowding.

d. Consider having assigned times or multiple shifts to minimize crowding during event.

e. Wear a face mask. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute but can be supplemented with a cloth or disposable mask. Children under two should not wear a cloth mask.

f. Candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable.

g. Practice hand hygiene before the event, after touching objects such as wrapped candy, and after the event.

3. Halloween Parties

a. Avoid large indoor or outdoor parties, which would be subject to the limitations currently in effect on indoor and outdoor gatherings.

b. Keep up to date with the most current restrictions on outdoor and indoor gatherings.

c. Avoid participation in activities that require close contact and/or shared items such as bobbing for apples.

4. Haunted houses, hayrides, and corn mazes

a. Wear a cloth or disposable mask while participating in these activities. As noted above, a costume mask does not suffice.

b. Indoor haunted houses should be avoided because of the possibility of congregation and screaming in close quarters. If hosting a haunted house, ensure visitors maintain an appropriate distance by staggering start times and limiting occupancy. A better option would be to host an outdoor haunted house without live performers.

c. Hayrides should limit the number of passengers per ride and keep openings to the same party. Any shared materials should be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

d. Corn mazes should only permit individuals to proceed in one direction, should limit occupancy according to the applicable restrictions in effect at the time, and should avoid use of shared materials.

e. Entities hosting these events are encouraged to take reservations and/or sell tickets in advance.

5. Examples of socially distant Halloween activities that would require minimal or no additional health and safety protocols include:

a. Virtual activities such as online costume parties.

b. Drive through events where individuals remain in their vehicles and drive through an area/neighborhood with Halloween displays.

c. Carving pumpkins with family.

d. Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween themed decorations.

e. Halloween themed movie nights with family.

 

Halloween guidance flyer

 

Halloween guidance flyer

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 10/28/20

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 10/28/2020.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2020 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars. Please reference your 2020 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2020 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars may be found by clicking HERE.

As a reminder, please note:

- Bulk pickup is for residential properties ONLY.

- The DPW does NOT pickup contractor debris, concrete, bricks, asphalt, rocks, mortar, stone, cultured stone, or any stone-like material, wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, printers, fax machines.

- The limit per bulk day is 4 pieces of household furniture, 2 household appliances (ex. air conditioning (AC) unit, oven, washer, dryer, refrigerator - DOORS MUST BE OFF), and 1 carpet or rug that does not exceed 12 feet in length and/or 1 foot in diameter (including the pad) or a mixture of fragments from a carpet or rug of said size. The DPW will not collect carpets removed professionally.

- Water heaters must have a Borough-issued inspection sticker on them, or they will not be picked up. Please call the Building Department to schedule an inspection: 201-387-4055 option 4

- Bulk may not be placed at the curb any earlier than 6:00pm the night before bulk pick-up collection in your quadrant. Bulk may be placed at the curb after 6:00pm the night before bulk pick-up collection day in your quadrant. Bulk must be placed at the curb at least before 6:00am on the bulk pick-up collection day in your quadrant.

- There is bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There are no special pick-ups. Please reference your 2020 pickup schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

- Please take the following items to a BCUA collection event: wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, electronics. For 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2020 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding Events locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, please click HERE.

- The DPW does NOT collect brick, mortar, stone, concrete, cultured stone, or any stone-like material; the homeowner must dispose of these privately. All bulk refuse generated by a private contractor (contractor debris), or trade waste generated by any business, shall be removed at their own expense and risk.

- The following electronics ONLY are accepted at the Bergenfield Recycling Center:TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, printers, fax machines. The Bergenfield Recycling Center is located at 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall). The Bergenfield Recycling Center hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm (Closed on Holidays).

- PAINT must be dried solid & put out at curb on bulk (B) pickup day ONLY with the lid off. Wet paint must be taken by the resident to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. For 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2020 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding Events locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, please click HERE.

- Vegetative waste (grass, leaves, shrubs, branches, yard waste) is NOT collected on bulk day. Please reference your 2020 pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste (V) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

- Recycling (paper, cardboard, cartons, bottles, cans, plastic #1/#2/#5) is NOT collected on bulk day. Please reference your 2020 pickup schedule calendar for the recycling (R) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

For reference: Ord. No. 17-2517

If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (except for holidays as marked on your 2020 pickup schedule calendar), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To add your cell phone number and/or your home phone number to the Borough's "robo call" important announcement phone call list, please email your name, address, and phone number to the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday 10/26/20 - Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today (Mon 10/26/20), DPW leaf collection crews started from the north side of the Borough and worked southward to Main Street. On the west side, the crews collected leaf piles from Armour Place to Main Street. On the east side, the crews collected leaf piles from Johnson Avenue to Main Street, including Cedar Street, Willow Street, and Davis Drive.

Tomorrow (Tues 10/27/20), DPW leaf collection crews will start from Main Street and work southward. On the west side, the crews will collect leaf piles west of Prospect Avenue. On the east side, the crews will collect leaf piles east of Washington Avenue.

Please click HERE for information on how and when to put your leaves, grass, and branches out for collection.

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Available to Bergenfield Residents on October 27 and October 29

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, in Partnership with the County of Bergen will be hosting a regional community mobile COVID-19 testing site for those with or without symptoms 

Testing will be done at the Richard Rodda Community Center, 250 Colonial Court, in Teaneck on Tuesday, October 27, and at the old ShopRite lot, 814 River Road, in New Milford. Those interested in being tested should arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with proper identification, proof of residency and your insurance card, if applicable. Flu shots will also be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Please note that priority processing will be given to Bergen County public school staff and faculty between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and all testing is weather permitting. For more information, please visit co.bergen.nj.us.

Vote by Mail Ballot Replacements

Please be advised, Vote by Mail ballots have been mailed to all Bergenfield registered voters.  If you never received a ballot, or need a replacement ballot, please call the County at 201-336-7020 or send them an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also pick-up the ballot in-person from the County Clerk's office located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.  If you pick-up the ballot, you may complete your ballot and deposit it into the drop box located in front of the County Clerk's office. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's office at 201-387-4055 ext. 6. 

Vegetative Waste Collection in Cans and in Paper Bags Has Ended as of 10/16/20

Vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags has ended as of 10/16/20, as marked on the 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars. Vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags will resume April 2021. From 10/17/20 - 12/4/20, please put your leaves and grass directly on the street in piles by the curb. Please keep leaf and grass piles away from storm drain grates. Vegetative waste will not be picked up in cans again until April 2021. Please place all leaves and grass in piles directly on the street by the curb. If you have branches, please cut the branches into 4 feet lengths, bundle the branches, tie the branches, and place the branches in a separate pile at the curb. From 10/17/20 - 12/4/20, there is no longer a scheduled pickup day for leaves, grass, and branches (cut into 4 feet, bundled, tied & in separate pile). From 10/19/20 through the beginning of December, the DPW will be going street by street through the Borough collecting leaves, grass, and branches (cut into 4 feet, bundled, tied & in separate pile). The DPW will make several rounds to collect, but please put your material out as soon as possible (before 12/4/20). The approximate area where the DPW ended collection each day, and the approximate area where the DPW will begin collection the next day, will be posted on the Borough website each week day (except for holidays) beginning on 10/26/20. Please check the Borough website for daily collection updates beginning 10/26/20, so that you will have a general idea of where the DPW will be collecting leaves/grass/branches day to day: www.bergenfield.com. Please remember that 12/4/20 will be the last day that leaves/grass/branches can be placed on the street for pickup. After 12/4/20, any remaining leaves/grass/branches must be held until April 2021 when weekly vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags resumes. Please place all of your leaves/grass/branches (cut into 4 feet, bundled, tied & in separate pile) in the street on or before 12/4/20. Please reference the front and back of your 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars for information related to vegetative (V) waste pick-up. For a copy of the 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE.

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