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Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 1/27/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 1/27/2021.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2021 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars. Please reference your 2021 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2021 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 2021 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 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2021 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: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 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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..

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE. REGISTERING FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Bergenfield residents who qualify to be vaccinated must register on the State website: visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.

For those unable to register for a COVID vaccine online, you can call in to the State call center at 855-568-0545 for assistance. This number will be "live" from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning Monday, January 25, 2021.

Going forward, the future vaccination lists for Bergenfield will be generated from those registered from our community. So, the more people who register, the more of the supply of the vaccine our community will potentially be eligible receive.

Planning Board Reorganization and Regular Meeting on 1/25/21

When: Monday, January 25, 2021 8:00 PM-10:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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COVID links

NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
Please use the link above to know more about the following:
Pre-Register for the Covid-19 Vaccine. Enroll in NJ State’s Vaccination Registration Portal. https://covidvaccine.nj.gov
Who is eligible for Covid-19 Vaccination?
How to get vaccinated if you are eligible?
Frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Frequently Asked Questions About Covid-19 Vaccine—CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Register and use V-Safe
Get vaccinated.
Get your smartphone.
Get started with v-safe.
Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.
https://vsafe.cdc.gov

Ensuring Safety of Covid-19 Vaccines by CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html

COVID-19 Vaccine and Eligibility Requirements

New Jersey has begun vaccinating healthcare professionals, first responders, seniors and those with underlying health conditions with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The following outlines who qualifies to receive the vaccine and pertinent information: 

  • Effective, January 14, individuals 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the CDC, and individuals 65+ are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. These individuals join health care workers, individuals in high-risk congregate care settings, and first responders as eligible.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for persons 16 years of age and older under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, however the Moderna vaccine is recommended for individuals 18 years and older. Not all sites administer both vaccines, so it is important to check with your vaccination site before scheduling a visit to ensure you are eligible.
  • Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine. 
  • Smoking is included as a risk factor on the CDC list of high risk conditions and individuals 16-64 with a smoking addiction are now eligible for the vaccine. Smoking puts individuals at higher risk for more severe disease. If an individual who smokes gets COVID, they face a significantly high risk for severe complications, mechanical ventilation, and death.  Our goal is to save as many lives as possible and to promote vaccination among the groups at highest risk. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US as well as in NJ (except for COVID-19).
  • Documentation or proof of eligibility is not required to schedule an appointment for vaccination or to be vaccinated.
  • Vaccinations are available to individuals who live, work, or are being educated in New Jersey. So some individuals who are not NJ residents may be vaccinated in this State.However, some county-operated sites may restrict vaccination at their locations to those who work, live, or are being educated in their county. However, the State encourages all vaccination sites to make appointments available to all eligible individuals.
  • Residents of group homes and long-term care facilities are currently eligible for a vaccine and permitted to schedule an appointment at an open vaccine location.
  • Vaccination sites have been directed to establish waiting lists and not waste any dose. If a vaccination site has a vial left at the end of the day and can’t find someone eligible to vaccinate, the site is permitted to in urgent circumstances, vaccinate an individual not currently in an eligible priority group.


Bergenfield residents who qualify to be vaccinated should visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine or https://www.newbridgehealth.org/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Bergenfield Municipal Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Borough Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As a result of this, the Bergenfield food pantry will instead be open for residents on Tuesday, January 19 for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Additionally, the Bergenfield Health Department will conduct its annual rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Department of Public Works Garage located directly behind the Bergenfield Borough Hall at 198 N. Washington Ave. More information is available here


As a reminder, the Borough is offering free COVID-19 testing for all residents on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1 S. Washington Avenue, the former Payless Shoe store. Residents wishing to be tested can make an appointment online here.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/18/21: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

 

Please review your 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 1/18/21-1/22/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed Monday 1/18/21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Changes in pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no bulk pickup in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) until Wednesday 1/27/21, and bulk pickup in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) will be on Wednesday 2/3/21. 

To view your quadrant's 2021 pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1

Quadrant 2

Quadrant 3

Quadrant 4

 

All garbage & recycling carts & bulk must be placed at the curb before 6:00am the day of pickup, but not sooner than 6:00pm the night before pickup.

The Recycling Center at 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building, is open regular hours (closed on holidays): Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please see the back (page 2) of your garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for pictures and descriptions of the items that are accepted at the Recycling Center, or review the information on the DPW section of the Borough website by clicking HERE.

The new 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars were delivered door-to-door by the DPW during the week of 12/21/20. Electronic versions are posted on the Borough website at: http://bergenfield.com/trash-recycling

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 & 2021 pickup schedule calendar), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How to join Mayor & Council meeting on 1/12/21

Subject: Mayor & Council meeting
Location: Virtual
Start: Tue 1/19/2021 8:00 PM

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Free rabies clinic on Sunday, 1/17/21

The Bergenfield Health Department will conduct its annual rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. The clinic will be held at the Department of Public Works Garage located directly behind the Bergenfield Borough Hall at 198 North Washington Ave.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, this clinic will be a drive-thru clinic. You will remain in your vehicle until instructed otherwise.

Dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three months of age, please bring proof of any prior rabies vaccine (tags are not acceptable). If you do not have proof of prior vaccination, your pet will receive a 1-year vaccination.

IMPORTANT: If your pets' rabies vaccination expires any time before November 1st, 2021, you MUST vaccinate your pet in January of 2021 in order to obtain a license. Please remember that licensing is required by January 31st to avoid late fees.

PLEASE NOTE: License Fees will no longer be collected at the rabies clinic.

Further questions can be directed to the Bergenfield Health Department at 201-387-4055 ext. 5.

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