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Mosquito Spray Operation Scheduled for August 6

Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing a truck-mounted spraying mission to control adult mosquitoes and larvae using Duet Adulticide and Vectobac WDG larvicide in Bergenfield on August 6. This application will be performed between 4 and 6 a.m. 

During this time, please keep your windows closed and move your pets, pet food and water bowls, clothing, and children’s toys inside. Please also remain indoors with window air conditioners on non-vent and window fans turned off. If you must remain outdoors, avoid direct contact with the spray. This operation is weather dependent and may be postponed until the next day if needed. For more information and possible updates please visit https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mosquito-control/bergen-county-mosquito-control-spray-notice

A map of the spray area is attached. .

Bergen County Mosquito Control - Spraying in Bergenfield on Tuesday, August 6th between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing a truck-mounted spraying mission to control adult mosquitoes and larvae using Duet Adulticide and Vectobac WDG larvicide in Bergenfield on August 6. This application will be performed between the hours of 4-6 AM. Please keep your windows closed and move your pets, pet food and water bowls, clothing, and children’s toys inside during the ULV application. During the time of application, please remain indoors with windows closed and keep window air conditioners on non-vent (closed to the outside air) and window fans turned off. If you must remain outdoors, avoid direct contact with the spray. This operation is weather dependent and may be postponed until the next day. For more information and possible updates please visit https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mosquito-control/bergen-county-mosquito-control-spray-notice

Update 7/31/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 7/31/20 2:00pm

Total cases = 953*; New cases in last 24 hours = 2
Total deaths = 38; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0

  1. Borough parks are open. Please bring hand sanitizer to use while at playgrounds.
  2. Boro Hall open weekdays 9am-3pm by appointment only.

*As audits are conducted and contact tracing is performed, positive cases are expected to increase.

Fresh Produce Available through Meadowlands Family Success Center

The Meadowlands Family Success Center, in partnership with the Meadowlands Area YMCA, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and TabletoTable, are hosting a Drive Thru Produce Distribution event at the Meadowlands Area YMCA every Tuesday in July and August at 9:30 a.m. Food will be available while supplies last. 

The organizations will be providing a free box full of produce to all families who participate. Even though the event is in Bergen County, all families are welcome to attend.

Cars should begin to line up outside the Meadowlands YMCA and continue down Murray Hill Parkway. Staff will be on the streets handing out tickets and controlling traffic.

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Bergenfield Will Close Washington Avenue to Vehicular Traffic on Saturday to Expand Outdoor Dining, Retail Options

After a successful launch of the “Bergenfield: Back in Business” campaign, the Borough will again temporarily close Washington Avenue to vehicular traffic on Saturday, July 25, to encourage residents to dine out and support local small businesses. The street closure will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Main Street and Clinton Avenue.  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses and the hospitality industry particularly hard, and now more than ever they need our continued support to stay afloat,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “Temporarily closing Washington Avenue to vehicular traffic is one way our local government can create new opportunities for local restaurants and retailers to expand their outdoor operations. I encourage all residents who have the means to do so to visit their favorite local business this weekend.” 

The Borough first temporarily closed Washington Avenue last month, with hundreds of residents attending the launch of the program. Bergenfield also plans to close the same stretch of street on Saturday, August 29. 

Bulk Pick-Up This Wednesday 7/29/20 Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant)

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 7/29/2020.

Bulk garbage pick-up in July 2020 has resumed 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..

Local Wendy’s Owner Donates $5,000 to Bergenfield’s Community Food Bank

The owner of the Wendy’s located on Washington Avenue presented Borough officials with a $5,000 check from the restaurant chain for the Bergenfield Community Food Bank. The donation, which was delivered by Oriole Familia on Thursday afternoon, will continue to serve the increased number of food insecure residents in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“In the wake of the global health crisis, Bergenfield has made it a priority to ensure that no individual goes without food on their table on any given day,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “Our continued success in providing residents with the items they need to feed their families, including fresh produce, has been the direct result of the generosity we’ve seen from the community and local businesses. We are incredibly grateful for Mr. Familia and the entire Wendy’s organization for contributing to our mission and for being there to support our residents throughout this challenging time.” 

The food bank is currently operating out Cooper’s Pond and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Residents who are in need of assistance should contact the Borough Administrator’s Office at 201-387-4055 option 6 for more information about how to register. 

Renovations are currently underway to create a permanent food bank in the basement of Borough Hall. The new location is nearing completion and additional information about hours of operations are expected to be made available in the coming week.

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