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Bergenfield Halloween Event Listings

SAVE THE DATES!!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
MOVIE NIGHT AT CONLON HALL 6PM
“GHOSTBUSTERS AFTER LIFE”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
COSTUME PARADE
COOPER’S POND 10AM-12PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
HAUNTED WALK AT THE POND
COOPER’S POND 7PM-10PM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
TRUNK OR TREAT
4:30PM-6:30PM
WASHINGTON AVE

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ED VOLMER AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bergenfield Receives 2022 Safe Routes School Silver Award for Efforts to Improve Student Safety

The Borough of Bergenfield has been recognized by the New Jersey Safe Routes Program (through their affiliate EZ Ride) for its commitment to traffic safety with their coveted Safe Routes School Silver Award. This award qualifies Bergenfield for essential grant funding through the New Jersey Department of Transportation for eligible projects including the installation of ADA compliant sidewalks, bike paths, striping, lighting, signals, and other traffic safety improvements.

“I am very proud on behalf of Bergenfield to receive this reward and acknowledgement because it means we’re succeeding at a very important endeavor…keeping our children safe,” said Bergendfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “We will continue to find innovative ways to improve safety for all pedestrians and grant funding from the NJ Department of Transportation will be a vital resource in that effort.”

With the support of Mayor Amatorio and the Borough Council, a collaborative effort was made between the Borough’s Traffic Safety Committee and the Board of Education to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, as well as encourage students to walk or bike to school. These changes were made in adherence to the Safe Routes guidelines and as a result have established Bergenfield as a Silver Level Community. The Borough will be presented with their award at EZ Ride’s Champions for Change awards event on December 7th.

“It makes our jobs much easier when we know we have genuine partners in our pursuit of improved traffic and pedestrian safety,” said Bergenfield Chief of Police Mustafa Rabboh. “Thank you to the Board of Education and their Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Tully, as well as Mayor Amatorio, the Borough Council, and the Borough’s Traffic Safety Committee for their continued support and efforts towards improving the quality of life for the children of Bergenfield.”

Supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the New Jersey Safe Routes Program is a federal, state, and local effort with a mission to partner with schools and communities to create safer and more appealing conditions for walking, bicycling, and using other wheeled active transportation devices as a healthy part of everyday life and: 

  • Enables and encourages children and youth, including those with disabilities, to travel by foot, bike, or other wheeled devices  
  • Makes walking and bicycling a safer and more appealing transportation option, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age 
  • Facilitates the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution for people of all ages and abilities from all backgrounds and neighborhoods  

Safe Routes projects can focus on physical improvements to the environment, as well as encouragement and educational programs to promote more walking and wheeling in and around the community. 

The NJDOT provides infrastructure grant funding for the Safe Routes to School Program. This federally funded program is administered by NJDOT, in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization.

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Wednesday, 10/26/22

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Wednesday, October 26, 2022.0

Bulk garbage pick=up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling Pickup schedule calendars. Please reference your 2022 pickup schedule calendar to the bulk (B) pick up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling 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, florescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, 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 carpet or rug of said size. The DPW will not collect carpets removed professionally. 

-Water heaters must have 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 days. 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 are 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 and BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, dates, times and 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 CPU's, laptops, tablets, printers and fax machines. The Bergenfield Recycling Center is now located at the old Hockey Courts, on Twin Boro Ln. (by the old swim club.) 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 days 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 days. 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 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 and/or home 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..

 

Bergenfield Fire Department Gives Fire Prevention & Safety Presentation to Jefferson Elementary School

On Friday, October 14, the Bergenfield Fire Department gave their Fire Prevention & Safety presentation to the students of Jefferson Elementary School.
 
The assembly included a student poster contest and trophies were given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
 
Thank you to the Bergenfield Fire Department and all their members for keeping us safe everyday!
 

Voter Registration Deadline for November General Election - October 18, 2022

Tuesday, October 18th is the Voter Registration Deadline for the November General Election.  Applications can be downloaded from the borough website at https://bergenfield.com/voting-information or picked up and delivered to the Borough Clerk’s office on the second floor of Borough Hall located at 198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield. You may also register online at the following link: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register

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