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News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

Recycling Center Relocated

Beginning Monday, March 14th, 2022, the Borough's Recycling Center will be relocated to the old Hockey Courts, on Twin Boro Ln., Bergenfield (by old swim club)  until further notice. Hours of Operation will remain the same. As construction progresses, please be aware of changes to the traffic patterns around the Borough Hall footprint, and take caution when driving to and around Borough Hall.

 

**Electronics can still be dropped off at the DPW! 

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation! 

DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: Lincoln's Birthday Observation 2/11/22

Please review your 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 2/7/22 - 2/11/22. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Friday 2/11/22 in observance of Lincoln's birthday. 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)

 

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 2/2/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Wednesday, February 2nd, 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 CPUs, 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, 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 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 oem@bergenfield.com.

 

Sewer Back-up Reminder

Due to the unusual amounts of sewer back-ups, please remember to NOT put grease and/or baby wipes into sewer systems, as they could cause back-ups into your house.

Grease solidifies in the pipes and baby wipes get caught in the sewer pipes. 

The proper was to dispose of grease, is to put it in a used container, freezing it and putting it into your garbage pail for pick up. 

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/26/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Wednesday, January 26th, 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 CPUs, 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 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 item, 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 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 waster) 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.

 

 

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/12/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest) this Wednesday, January 12th, 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 CPUs, 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 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, time & 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 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..

 

Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/5/2022

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 1 (Northeast) this Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.

 

Bulk garbage pick-up in 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, vehicles batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/ computer CPUs, 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- 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 scheduled bulk pick-up. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the scheduled day of the bulk pick-up. 

-There is 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 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: TV's, 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 2022 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection 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 2022 pickup schedule calendar for the recycling (R) 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 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.

 

 

BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Sunday 6/13/21

BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Sunday 6/13/2021

9:00am-3:00pm (rain or shine)

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

For the 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection events with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

For the 2021 BCUA Recycling Collection Events flyer with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

BCUA (County) Recycling Event Saturday 6/5/21 in Mahwah

BCUA (County) Tire Recycling, Electronics Recycling, Mobile Paper Shredding & Unwanted Medication Collection Event

Saturday 6/5/2021

9:00am-2:00pm (rain or shine)

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation

200 Campgaw Road

Mahwah, NJ 07430

For the 2021 BCUA Recycling Collection Events flyer with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

For the 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection events with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

 

Free Tree Seedlings for Residents

UPDATE: There are no more tree seedlings left - the last one was given away on Monday 5/3/2021. Please check the Borough website next March/April to see if there will be more tree seedlings to give away in 2022. Thank you!

In case you weren't able to make the free tree seedling give-a-way at Cooper's Pond Park on Sunday 4/25/2021, then please know that there are still free tree seedlings available for distribution to New Jersey residents.

The Borough of Bergenfield has the following tree seedlings available still:

  • White Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida
  • Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica
  • Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
  • White Pine, Pinus strobus
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa

The tree seedlings are bare-root and about 1 foot to 2 feet in height currently. The tree seedlings will be wrapped up and bagged for you, and planting instructions will be provided. Please call or email the DPW Office in advance to make arrangements to receive your free tree seedlings: Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm, phone 201-387-4055 option 3, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..