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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. .

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 1/13/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 1/13/2021.

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..

Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 1/6/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 1 (Northeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 1/6/2021.

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..

2021 Garbage & Recycling Pickup Schedule Calendars

The new 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars were hand-delivered to each door by the DPW during the week of 12/21/20. Please find electronic versions of the 2021 schedule below.

2021 SCHEDULE:

Quadrant 1

Quadrant 2

Quadrant 3

Quadrant 4

 

New Year's Day 1/1/21: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

Please review your 2020 & 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 12/28/20-1/1/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed Friday 1/1/21 in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. Changes in pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars.

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

Quadrant 1 

Quadrant 2 

Quadrant 3 

Quadrant 4 

 

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 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. .

 

Christmas Day 12/25/20: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

Please review your 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 12/21/20-12/25/20. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed Friday 12/25/20 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. Changes in pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.

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

Quadrant 1 

Quadrant 2

Quadrant 3 

Quadrant 4 

All garbage & recycling carts 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 2020 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 are being delivered door-to-door by the DPW, starting the week of 12/21, and electronic versions will be posted on the Borough website before the end of the year.

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. .

SUSPENDED: Thursday 12/17/20 Garbage & Recycling Pickups

Due to the large amount of snow expected to fall, garbage and recycling pickups for THURSDAY 12/17 have been SUSPENDEDThe NEW PICKUP DATE is SATURDAY 12/19, starting at 6:00am.

Friday 12/18 remains on schedule per the 2020 pickup schedule calendar for garbage and recycling pickups.

Garbage pickup in Quadrant 2 and Quadrant 4 has been suspended for Thursday 12/17. The NEW PICKUP DATE for garbage in Quadrant 2 and Quadrant 4 is SATURDAY 12/19, starting at 6:00am. Please do not put your garbage cart out until Friday afternoon if you are in Quadrant 2 or Quadrant 4.

Recycling pickup in Quadrant 3 has been suspended for Thursday 12/17. The NEW PICKUP DATE for recycling in Quadrant 3 is SATURDAY 12/19, starting at 6:00am. Please do not put your recycling cart out until Friday afternoon if you are in Quadrant 3.

Garbage pickup in Quadrant 1 and Quadrant 3 remains ON SCHEDULE for Friday 12/18, starting at 6:00am.

Recycling pickup in Quadrant 4 remains ON SCHEDULE for Friday 12/18, starting at 6:00am.

Please remember that there is no parking in the street when roads are snow covered.

Please remember that it is unlawful to shovel, blow, or otherwise move snow into the street.

Please remember to clear the snow off of your vehicle before driving it.

Please clear snow from fire hydrants on or near your property.

If you need a copy of the 2020 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click HERE.

The new 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars will be hand-delivered to each front door beginning next week and will also be posted on the Borough website before the end of the year (www.bergenfield.com)

If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 or email the DPW Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday (12/2/20) - Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today (12/2/20), the DPW leaf collection crews collected leaf piles on the west side of the Borough - south of New Bridge Road from Sussex Road eastward to Windsor Road, and also on Wildrose Avenue, Greenwich Street, and the north end of Windsor Road. On the east side, the crews collected leaf piles on Brook Street, Smith Avenue, Edward Street, O'Neil Street, and Magnolia Street southward to Sylvan Avenue, as well as between the railroad tracks and Washington Avenue from New Bridge Road northward to Columbia Avenue.

Tomorrow (12/3/20), the DPW leaf collection crews will collect leaf piles on the west side of the Borough from Stillman Avenue southward, as well as on Greenwich Drive circle, Highview Avenue, Fairview Avenue, and Luke Street northwards.

There will be no leaf collection on the east side of the Borough tomorrow (12/3/20), as both crews will be working on the west side tomorrow in the areas listed above (12/3/20).

Please click HERE for information on how and when to put your leaves, grass, and branches out for collection.