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Mayor Arvin Amatorio Launches the Borough of Bergenfield Mayor’s Wellness Campaign 2022 to Promote Healthy Living

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Amatorio once again hosts a wellness campaign to promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities between April 24 and June 17, starting with a kick-off on April 24 at Conlon Hall. 

“Last year, we began this campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote general health and wellness. After an overwhelming success last year, we have decided to continue this campaign again in 2022 as we move past the health emergency,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We are launching this campaign to get Bergenfield on a path to good health by providing these daily wellness activities that I hope residents will continue to do even after this program ends. 

Because of the overwhelming level of interest and excitement that existed for last year’s program, the 2022 Mayor’s Wellness Program has expanded even more by offering programs for all ages and interests. There will be Zumba, Yoga, line dancing, Tae Kwon Do, a walk at the park, health education, and various surprises that would enhance both the physical and mental well-being of the residents.

The mayor extends his appreciation to the phenomenal Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Champions, sponsors, volunteers, and the Bergenfield Health Department for helping us to make this possible. 

For more information, you may contact the Borough at 201-387-4055 ext. 6. 

 

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DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: Good Friday 4/15/22

Please review your 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 4/11/22-4/15/22. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Friday 4/15/22 in observance of Good Friday. Changes in the pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar. 

To view your quadrant's 2022 Garbage & Recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1 (Northeast)

Quadrant 2 (Northwest)

Quadrant 3 (Southeast)

Quadrant 4 (Southwest)

Vegetative Waste Pick Up Begins 4/1/22

Regular weekly vegetative waste pickup begins Friday, 4/1/22. Please review your quadrant's 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant. Vegetative waste pickup days are marked with the letter "V" on the front of the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar. Please also review the guidelines on the back of the pickup schedule calendar under the "Vegetative Waste (V)- Grass, Leaves, Branches, Yard Waste" section.

Vegetative waste may be placed in paper bags or in 32-gallon size or less containers that are no heavier than 50lbs each. No plastic bags. Branches must be cut into 4-feet lengths, bundled, tied and place directly at the curb. Please place vegetative waster at the curb no earlier than 6:00pm the evening before a vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant or before 6:00am on the day of a vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant. 

If you need a copy of your 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE. If you have any questions about vegetative waste, please call the DPW office at 201-387-4055, option 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The DPW office hours are Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm (closed on holidays).

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 4/6/22

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling pickup calendars. Please reference your 2022 pickup schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pickup day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars may be found by clicking HERE.

As a reminder, please note:

-Bulk pickup is for residential purposes ONLY.

-The DPW does NOT pick up 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, TV's, compute monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, laptops, tablets, printers or 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 - DOOR 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 place at the curb any earlier than 6:00pm the night before scheduled bulk pick-up. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the scheduled day of the bulk pick-up. 

-There is a bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There is no special pick-ups. Please reference your 2022 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 2022 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/ Unwanted Medication Collection Event 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 now located at the old Hockey Courts, on Twin Boro Ln. (by the old swim club). 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 and put out a the 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 2022 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/ Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event 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 2022 pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste (V) pick up day in your quadrant. 

-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 2022 pick up 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 and/or home 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..

 

Single-Use Carryout Bag and Styrofoam Food Containers Ban to Go Into Effect May 4

BERGENFIELD, NJ – On May 4, 2022, the statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam will take effect, having an impact on business owners as well as consumers. The new law will prohibit stores and restaurants from providing these single-use items in an effort to help the environment and cut down on waste. 

“In the coming days, businesses in Bergenfield and throughout the state will no longer be able to distribute these single-use items that we have gotten used to. As this state ban will impact residents as well as our business owners, it is our goal to educate the public to make this process go smoothly for all of us,” said Mayor Amatorio. “I am asking that the businesses in our community begin making plans for this adjustment soon to limit any possible disruption to your business.” 

Additionally, grocery stores larger than 2,500 square feet will not be allowed to provide or sell single-use paper carryout bags. These stores will only be permitted to sell reusable bags to their customers. 

For more detailed information on the new law and to see all items that this impacts, go to https://www.nj.gov/dep/get-past-plastic/

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Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 3/30/2022

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

 

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick-up calendars. Please reference your 2022 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars may be found by clicking HERE.

 

As a reminder, please note:

-Bulk pickup is for residential purposes ONLY.

-The DPW does NOT pick up 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, TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, laptops, tablets, printers or 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 - (DOOR 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 scheduled bulk pick-up. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the scheduled day of the bulk pick-up.

-There is a bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There is no special pick-ups. Please reference your 2022 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 2022 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/ Mobile Paper Shredding/ Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, date, 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 now located at the old Hockey Courts, on Twin Boro Ln. (by the old swim club). 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 and put out at the 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 2022 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/ Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event 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 2022 pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste (V) pick up day in your quadrant. 

-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 2022 pick up 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 and/or 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..

 

 

 

Bergenfield to Receive Over a Million Dollars for Hickory Ave. Repaving Project

BERGENFIELD, NJ – The Borough of Bergenfield is set to receive $1,021,608 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to fund the Hickory Ave. improvement project. The grant money from the state will cover the cost of most of the work without the Borough needing to bond/budget to pay for the project. 

“I am thrilled to report that we have gotten confirmation that Bergenfield will be getting over a million dollars back from the state in grant money to fund this critical infrastructure project,” said Mayor Amatorio. “I would like to thank Governor Murphy and our state legislators including Senator Lagana, Assemblyman Tully, and Assemblywoman Swain for working with us to make this a reality. We are constantly looking for creative ways to fund projects in the Borough without having to use taxpayer money.”

Grant writing firm Millenium Strategies submitted the proposal on behalf of the Borough. Millennium has been a partner of Bergenfield for years, assisting the Borough in receiving millions of dollars in funding for projects. 

Work on Hickory Ave. will begin in 2022 and more information will be provided to the community at a future date.

 

 

Subcategories

Updates on the impact of the COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("Coronavirus Disease") upon the Bergenfield community, and the actions the Borough is taking

News from the Bergenfield Building Department

News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

News from the Bergenfield Health Department

News from the Bergenfield Public Library

News from the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management

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News from the Bergenfield Recreation Department

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