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Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Board of Health Public meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th 2020 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 20th 2020 at 7:00PM. Due to the current state of emergency and public health emergency declared by Governor Murphy pursuant to Executive Order No. 103, and in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Members of the public can join this meeting from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Members of the public who join this meeting will be able to give public comment during the open hearing portions of the meeting. Below, please find the link to the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/92893435143?pwd=Zmphbm9iMjhjbFR4RGlvSStzM0hjQT09

Bergenfield Foodbank Moves to New Home in Borough Hall

The Bergenfield Community Foodbank has moved to its permanent home in the basement of Borough Hall. The foodbank will be open on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone visiting the foodbank is asked to use the Building Department entrance on the right side of Borough Hall. 

The foodbank is continuing to accept food and monetary donations. For more information about how to contribute, visit the foodbank or to discuss how the Borough can assist those who cannot leave their homes, please call 201-387-4055 ext. 6.

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 10/21/20

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 10/21/2020.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2020 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars. Please reference your 2020 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2020 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 2020 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 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2020 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding 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 2020 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2020 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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..

NJDEP Hosting Free Fishing Day on Saturday, October 17

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is hosting its annual Free Fishing Day on Saturday, October 17. During this time, fishers are permitted to fish without first purchasing a license and all other state regulations apply. 

Bergenfield residents are reminded that Coopers Pond is open for catch and release fishing. 

For more information, visit the Division of Fish and Wildlife website

Wood Mulch Available for Pickup at Windsor Road Site

There is wood mulch available for pickup at the Windsor Road site. The mulch is available on a first come basis until it is gone. There is no charge for picking up mulch. The mulch is available for pickup Monday-Friday from 7:30am-3:00pm when the gate is open (closed on weekends, closed on holidays). The mulch pickup site is located on Windsor Road in Bergenfield, between New Bridge Road and Maiden Lane. If you have any questions, please call the Bergenfield 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. .

How to join 10/19/20 Zoning Board meeting

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COVID-19 Update 10/13/20

COVID-19 UPDATE 10/13/20
Total cases = 1,069; New cases in last 7 days = 8
Total deaths = 38; Total deaths in last 7 days = 0

Notes regarding the new cases over last 7 days:
-ages: 5 teenagers, 1 in their 20s, and 2 in their 30s.
-3 males, 5 females.
-No patients in critical condition

NOTE: Positive cases are reported here, on average, 2-4 days after the lab obtains
the positive result due to the time it takes the lab to submit the result to the
state database. Unfortunately, this is the only state-designated process available
for us to obtain test results and we have no control over the timeliness of the
reporting by the labs.

Bergen County Prevention Coalition Hosting Interactive Educational Seminar for Parents

The Bergen County Prevention Coalition is hosting an interactive seminar to help parents identify potentially concerning items found in their teenage child’s bedroom. “Hidden in Plain Sight” will be held on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The event includes a virtual recreating of a teen’s bedroom, a Kahoot game and presentation on some of the items found and their uses. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday, October 25. 

Information on how to join by Zoom can be found in the flyer below.

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