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News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

Free Tree Seedling Give-A-Way for All Residents

For all Bergenfield residents, there will be a free tree seedling give-a-way, hosted by the Bergenfield Shade Tree Committee, on Friday 6/5/20 from 10am-2pm, at the Bergenfield DPW Garage at 198 N. Washington Ave (behind Borough Hall). There will be a table set up in the open air, and a face covering and social distancing will be required. Hand sanitizer will be available.

If you have questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CANCELLED: 6/6/20 BCUA Tires/Electronics/Mobile Paper Shredding Collection Event at Bergen County Campgaw Reservation

PLEASE NOTE, due to COVID-19 concerns/restrictions:

The BCUA’s Saturday, June 6th Tires/Electronics/Mobile Paper Shredding Collection Event scheduled for Bergen County Campgaw Reservation in Mahwah has been cancelled. 

Until further notice, the BCUA has suspended its electronics recycling program and composter sales at its Little Ferry/Moonachie facility.

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2020 BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

2020 BCUA (County) Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Tires/E-Waste/Paper Shredding Events

Memorial Day 5/25/20: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

Please review your 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for the week of 5/25/20-5/29/20. The Borough is closed Monday 5/25/20 in observance of Memorial Day.

To view your quadrant's 2020 pickup schedule calendar, please click the links below:

Quadrant 1

Quadrant 2 

Quadrant 3 

Quadrant 4 

All carts and vegetative waste must be placed at the curb before 6:00am the day of pickup, or after 6:00pm the night before pickup.

Please note: NO PLASTIC BAGS in recycling carts (carts with green lid). Plastic bags may be re-used, recycled at local retail store drop boxes (where available), or placed in the regular garbage. Place your recycling loose in the recycling cart - do not bag your recyclables.

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 (pg. 2) of your 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for pictures and descriptions of the items that are accepted at the Recycling Center.

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. .

CANCELLED: 5/9/20 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Event at Bergen County Campgaw Reservation

PLEASE NOTE, due to COVID-19 concerns/restrictions:

The BCUA’s Saturday, May 9th Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled for Bergen County Campgaw Reservation in Mahwah has been cancelled. 

Until further notice, the BCUA has suspended its electronics recycling program and composter sales at its Little Ferry/Moonachie facility.

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2020 BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

2020 BCUA (County) Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Tires/E-Waste/Paper Shredding Events

DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Schedule

Please review your 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for the upcoming holidays during the week of 4/6/20-4/10/20. The Borough is closed Friday 4/10/20.

To view your quadrant's 2020 pickup schedule calendar, please click the links below:

Quadrant 1

Quadrant 2 

Quadrant 3 

Quadrant 4 

All carts must be placed at the curb before 6:00am the day of pickup, or after 6:00pm the night before pickup.

PLEASE NOTE: Bulk garbage pickup has been canceled for the month of April 2020 for all quadrants. To view the announcement, please click here: Bulk Garbage Canceled for April 2020

Regular garbage pickup, recycling pickup, and vegetative waste pickup remain on schedule as listed on your 2020 pickup schedule calendar.

The Recycling Center at 198 N. Washington Ave behind the DPW building is still open regular hours (closed on holidays): Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

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. .

CANCELLED: 4/5/20 BCUA Hazardous Waste Event & 4/26/20 BCUA Recycling Event at Bergen Community College

PLEASE NOTE, due to COVID-19 concerns/restrictions:

The BCUA’s Sunday, April 5th Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Bergen Community College has been cancelled. 

The BCUA’s Sunday, April 26th Tires/Electronics/Mobile Paper Shredding Collection Event scheduled for Bergen Community College has been cancelled.

Until further notice, the BCUA has suspended its electronics recycling program and composter sales at its Little Ferry/Moonachie facility.

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2020 BCUA (County) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

2020 BCUA (County) Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding Events

For locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click here: 2020 BCUA Tires/E-Waste/Paper Shredding Events

Bulk Garbage Suspended for April 2020

Due to the exposure risks involved with COVID-19, the Borough of Bergenfield has suspended bulk garbage pickup for all quadrants for April 2020. The next bulk garbage pickup is scheduled for July 2020. However, as of now, all bulk garbage pickup has been suspended. Closer to July 2020, the Borough will assess the COVID-19 exposure risk and revisit the scheduling of bulk garbage pickup. At this time, it is only the bulk garbage pickup that has been suspended. Regular garbage pickup, recycling pickup, and vegetative waste pickup remain on schedule as detailed on your 2020 pickup schedule calendar. The drop-off Recycling Center is still open regular hours - please see the back of your 2020 calendar for location, hours of operation, and types of recyclable material that may be dropped off at the Recycling Center. No garbage (bulk or otherwise) is allowed to be dropped off at the Recycling Center or at the DPW. If you need a 2020 pickup schedule calendar, please visit this link: 2020 Trash & Recycling Pickup Schedule and Guidelines. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please see letter from Borough Administrator, Corey Gallo: 

 

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Bergen County Utilities Authority (back gate only)
Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Bergen County Campgaw Reservation
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd., Paramus
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020