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Bergenfield Holds Successful Litter Cleanup Event

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Members of the community came out this Sunday in an effort to help keep Bergenfield clean by picking up litter in Coopers Pond Park. Residents joined Mayor Amatorio, Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Zur and Councilman Marc Pasual for the event where tree seedlings were also given out. 

 

“I would like to thank all of the residents that came out to support our work to keep Bergenfield clean and free of litter,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We live in a beautiful community and it is imperative that we do everything that we can to make sure that our Borough remains that way.”

 

Supplies such as gloves, pickers and safety vests were distributed by the Bergenfield DPW. These supplies were purchased through a Clean Communities grant which is administered by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council.

 

“This Sunday was a tremendous success and we were able to pick up over 10 bags of litter in just a couple of hours,” said Councilman and Shade Tree Committee Liaison Marc Pascual. “Our DPW does a great job keeping Bergenfield clean however, it is up to all of us to ensure that we do not litter and that we treat our neighborhoods well.” 

 

Residents had the opportunity to take free tree seedlings during the event to be planted at home. The seedlings offered included Black Gum, Mockernut Hickory, Pin Oak, White Flowering Dogwood, and White Pine. 

 

There are still free tree seedlings available. Residents may contact the Bergenfield DPW Office to make arrangements to receive seedlings: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm, phone 201-387-4055 option 3, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

During the event, DPW Superintendent Phil Neville was on hand to answer all of the participants’ tree questions: which tree would be right for them, what area and type of soil to plant in, how to plant, how big the tree would grow, how to care for it as it grows, etc. Mr. Neville has over 30 years of experience in the tree care industry and is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (NJCTE). Mr. Neville is also the Bergenfield Shade Tree Committee’s professional consultant. 

 

The Bergenfield Clean Communities program holds a few volunteer litter cleanups in public spaces throughout the year that are open to all members of the community. In between the litter cleanups open to all, any community group is welcome to contact the Bergenfield DPW Office to set up a cleanup for their group.

 

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Free Citizenship Information Session for Bergenfield residents on 5/19/21

The Bergenfield Public Library is hosting a free (virtual) information session with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday, May 19, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about the citizenship process from Kelly Ayala of USCIS. This session is free. Space is limited. If you would like to join, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 201-387-4040 ext. 2837 for the Zoom link.

How to join Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on May 3, 2021

When: May 3, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Zoning board of Adjustment Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Free Tree Seedlings for Residents

UPDATE: There are no more tree seedlings left - the last one was given away on Monday 5/3/2021. Please check the Borough website next March/April to see if there will be more tree seedlings to give away in 2022. Thank you!

In case you weren't able to make the free tree seedling give-a-way at Cooper's Pond Park on Sunday 4/25/2021, then please know that there are still free tree seedlings available for distribution to New Jersey residents.

The Borough of Bergenfield has the following tree seedlings available still:

  • White Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida
  • Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica
  • Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
  • White Pine, Pinus strobus
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa

The tree seedlings are bare-root and about 1 foot to 2 feet in height currently. The tree seedlings will be wrapped up and bagged for you, and planting instructions will be provided. Please call or email the DPW Office in advance to make arrangements to receive your free tree seedlings: Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm, phone 201-387-4055 option 3, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bergenfield DPW to Host Litter Cleanup Event, Give Away Tree Seedlings at Coopers Pond Park This Sunday from 2-4pm

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- The Borough is continuing to take a proactive approach to keep Bergenfield beautiful, environmentally friendly and sustainable.The Bergenfield DPW will be hosting a litter cleanup event at Coopers Pond Park on Sunday, April 25 from 2-4pm and giving out tree seedlings to participants to plant themselves at home.

 

“We are all so lucky to live in such an outstandingly safe and clean community,” said Mayor Amatorio. “In order to continue to keep Bergenfield clean it takes work, which is why we set up this event around Earth Day. Please join us and our neighbors as we take steps to keep our neighborhoods clean and work towards a more sustainable community.”

 

Cleanup supplies including gloves and pickers will be provided through funding from the Bergenfield Clean Communities grant. For any additional information, contact the Bergenfield DPW at 201-387-4055 option 3 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/28/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/28/2021.

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..

Bergenfield Raises Armenian Flag in Honor of Lives Lost During Armenian Genocide

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- The Borough of Bergenfield raised the Armenian flag in honor of the lives lost during the Armenian genocide of 1915-1917. During the genocide roughly one million Armenian were killed. The flag was raised on Saturday, April 24 and remained up until Monday morning. 

 

“Our Borough raises the flags of many different communities throughout the year as a celebration of our diversity,” said Mayor Amatorio. “By raising the Armenian flag we are vowing never to forget the horrible genocide that occured 106 years ago so that we will never repeat such an attrocity.” 

 

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Bergenfield DPW to Host Litter Cleanup Event This Sunday from 2-4pm

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- The Borough is continuing to take a proactive approach to keep Bergenfield beautiful, environmentally friendly and sustainable.The Bergenfield DPW will be hosting a litter cleanup event on Sunday, April 25 from 2-4pm. The DPW will additionally be giving out tree seedlings to participants to plant at home. 

 

“We are all so lucky to live in such an outstandingly safe and clean community,” said Mayor Amatorio. “In order to continue to keep Bergenfield clean it takes work, which is why we set up this event around Earth Day. Please join us and our neighbors as we take steps to keep our neighborhoods clean and work towards a more sustainable community.”

 

Cleanup supplies including gloves and pickers will be provided through funding from the Bergenfield Clean Communities grant. For any additional information, contact the Bergenfield DPW at 201-387-4055 option 3 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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