198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201-387-4055

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DPW Notices & Announcements

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
  • 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..