198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201-387-4055

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Trash & Recycling Pickup Schedule and Guidelines

SCHEDULE:

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

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 . The next bulk garbage pickup is scheduled for July 2020. However, as of now, all bulk garbage pickup has been suspended. Mid-June 2020, the Borough will assess the COVID-19 exposure risk and revisit the scheduling of bulk garbage pickup. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (and your information will be forwarded to Bergenfield OEM).

Regular garbage pickup, recycling pickup, and vegetative waste pickup remain on schedule as listed on your Trash & Recycling Pick-Up Schedule for 2020. Please see links above to download a copy of your quadrant's calendar. If you are not sure which quadrant you are in, please call or email the DPW Office.

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..

 

RECYCLING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plastic bags are NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid) and are NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Plastic bags should be re-used, dropped off at retail store recycling containers (when and where available), or placed in your regular garbage (cart with black lid).

Flower pots are NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid) and are NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Flower pots should be re-used, donated, or placed curbside on bulk garbage collection day.

Shredded paper is NOT accepted in the recycling carts (green lid). Residents must bring shredded paper to the Recycling Center. Recycling Center hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-3:00PM / Sat 9:00AM-1:00PM / Sun 1:00PM-4:00PM (Closed on Holidays). Recycling Center location: 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall).

Bergenfield now accepts and recycles gable-topped milk, juice, soup, and other beverage cartons, as well as aseptic cartons. Please clean and dry these items, and place them in your recycling cart (green lid). Any questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm.

Do NOT bag recyclables. Place empty, clean & dry recyclables LOOSE in your recycling cart (green lid). Flatten ALL cardboard.

If you have any questions about what does and does not go in your recycling cart (green lid) or in your garbage cart (black lid), then please call the DPW Office Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (closed on holidays).

 

RECYCLING CENTER INFORMATION:

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-3:00PM / Sat 9:00AM-1:00PM / Sun 1:00PM-4:00PM (Closed on Holidays)

Location: 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall)

ONLY these recyclable materials may be brought to the Recycling Center: gable-topped cartons, paper, newspaper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastics (with #s 1, 2 & 5 ONLY), TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, DESKTOP printers, DESKTOP fax machines.

NOT ALLOWED: Vegetative waste, garbage, bulk items, and all other items not listed above are prohibited at the Recycling Center drop off.

NO Styrofoam allowed at Recycling Center. NO plastic bags allowed at Recycling Center.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

All recycling, garbage, bulk, and vegetative waste must be placed curbside after 6:00pm on the night before or before 6:00am on the day of scheduled pickup, regardless of the weather. Please reference the garbage & recycling calendar for "R" recycling, "G" garbage, "B" bulk, and "V" vegetative waste pickup days.

There is bulk pickup on scheduled bulk pickup days only - no special pickups. Please reference the garbage & recycling calendar for "B" bulk pickup days.

We do not pickup contractor debris, concrete, bricks, asphalt, or rocks. We do not pick up wet paint. We do not pick up chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, nor the following e-waste items: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, DESKTOP printers, DESKTOP fax machines.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) also takes care of:

Potholes

Sewer Blocks

Street Signs

Borough Parks

Borough-Owned Trees

Pothole repair, sewer blocks, street signs, or problems with park trees or park equipment, please call the DPW during business hours at 201-387-4055 Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm.

For sewer emergencies after hours, on weekends, or on holidays, please contact the Police Department at 201-387-4000.

For trimming or removal of Borough Shade Trees (planted in Borough right of ways - if you are unsure whether it is a Borough tree or not, call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm), write a letter to the Shade Tree Committee at 198 North Washington Avenue, or e-mail Dixie Rainey, Shade Tree Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your e-mail will be forwarded to the Shade Tree Committee. For emergencies due to storm damage, call the DPW Office during business hours or the Police Department after hours.

It is not permitted to blow, shovel, or plow snow or ice into the street (see Borough Code Ch. 273 Article III). It is not permitted to park on Borough roads during snow emergencies (see Borough Code Ch. 299 Section 12).

Leaf collection at curbside begins mid-October to early December; check garbage/recycling pickup schedule calendar for exact dates each year. During this period please place your leaves at the curb. After the last date in December, hold leaves until next vegetative waste collection season begins (in April). In the event it is a late season, bag leaves in biodegradable bags (NO plastic bags) and call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, as the DPW will make arrangements to pick up your leaves. Depending on the weather, sometimes leaf collection at curbside will be extended; contact the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 or check Borough website for updates. The DPW has no control over the weather, leaves must be picked up before it snows. Thank you for your assistance.