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Bergenfield High School Students Create Special Earth Day Video

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- In celebration of Earth Day 2021, which will take place on April 22, Bergenfield High School students created a video to educate residents on the do's and don'ts of recycling. The stars of the video were Ms. Katelyn King's LLD Engineering class who studied the Borough's recycling rules to ensure an accurate video would be sent out to Bergenfield families. 

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Bergenfield Public Library and DPW to Host Earth Day Celebration Thursday, April 22

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the Bergenfield Public Library and DPW are inviting residents to a special event on Thursday, April 22 at 4pm. Participants will receive a tote bag with goodies such as planter seeds, soil, a plant marker and more!

 

“Creating a more sustainable and environmentally conscious generation is undoubtedly a great thing,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “I am grateful to our hardworking staff at the DPW and Library for putting this event together and for teaching our kids valuable skills that they can take with them through life.”

 

The event is open to all ages. Children in attendance will be given the opportunity to plant their seeds in person at the library if weather and public health rules permit. Winners of the third and fifth grade Bergenfield Schools Earth Day posters contest will be proudly displayed during the celebration. 

 

“I am thrilled that we are teaching Bergenfield kids from a young age critical lessons on gardening, recycling and sustainability,” said Councilman Rafael Marte, Chair of the DPW and Parks Committee. “Thank you to our outstanding municipal employees for making this event possible and for always going above and beyond for our residents.”

 

This event will be in person, outside of the library if the weather and health emergency allows. Space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required in accordance with CDC guidelines. If circumstances do not permit, take home kits will be offered.

 

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Planning Board Meeting Link via Zoom on 4/19/21

Topic: Planning Board MeetingTopic: Planning Board Meeting
Time: Apr 19, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/14/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/14/2021.

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 Mayor & Council Special Closed Session Meeting via Zoom - 4/12/21

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Apr 12, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Bergenfield M&C Special Meeting - Monday -April 12, 2021 - 11:00AM

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Bergenfield Vaccinates 200 Seniors at Murray Hill Senior Center

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Bergenfield, in partnership with the Housing Authority of Bergen County and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco was able to vaccinate 200 seniors at Murray Hill Senior Center. The vaccines were administered by Bergen New Bridge Medical staff on April 7.  

 

“It is critical that we vaccinate our most vulnerable populations as quickly as possible to ensure that they are protected from COVID-19,” said Mayor Amatorio. “I would like to thank Bergen County Executive Tedesco and the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Bergen County Lynn Bartlett for working with us to make this happen. Their support and help throughout this process has been invaluable.”

This comes in addition to the 200 doses of vaccine that the Borough secured from the state that will go towards vaccinating homebound residents and the daily vaccinations taking place at Conlon Hall.

 

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Vegetative Waste Pickup Begins 4/5/21

Regular weekly vegetative waste pickup begins Monday 4/5/21. Please review your quadrant's 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant. Vegetative waste pickup days are marked with the letter "V" on the front of the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar. Please also review the guidelines on the back of the pickup schedule calendar under the "Vegetative Waste (V) - Grass, Leaves, Branches, Yard Waste" section.

Vegetative waste may be placed in paper bags or in 32-gallon size or less containers that are no heavier than 50 lb each. No plastic bags. Branches must be cut into 4-feet lengths, bundled, tied, and placed directly at the curb. Please place vegetative waste at the curb no earlier than 6:00pm the evening before a vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant or before 6:00am on the day of a vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant.

If you need a copy of the 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE. If you have questions about vegetative waste, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The DPW Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm (closed on holidays).

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