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News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

Vegetative Waste Pick Up Begins

Regular weekly vegetative waste pickup begins the week of April 3rd, 2023. Please review your quadrant's 2023 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 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 50lbs 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 a vegetative waste pickup day in your quadrant. 

If you need a copy of your 2023 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE. If you have any quest about vegetative waste pickup, 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). 

DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: Good Friday 4/7/23

Please review your 2023 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pick up schedule during the week of 4/3/23 to 4/6/23. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW will be closed on Friday, April 6th, 2023 in observance of Good Friday. Changes in the pick up schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.

To view your quadrant's 2023 Garbage & Recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1 (Northeast)

Quadrant 2 (Northwest)

Quadrant 3 (Southeast)

Quadrant 4 (Southwest)

Vegetative Waste Pick Up Begins 4/3/23

Regular weekly vegetative waste pickup begins Monday, 4/3/23. Please review the quadrant's 2023 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 font 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 50lbs 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 your 2023 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE. If you have any 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). 

Garbage/Recycling Cart Pricing Update

As of March 1, 2023, the Borough will receive a shipment of new garbage/recycling carts. Due to a price increase, the new cost for the 95gal garbage/recycling cart is $63.00ea.

If you have any questions, please call the DPW at 201-387-4055, opt 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: President's Day 2/20/23

Please review your 2023 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pick up schedule during the week of 2/20/23 to 2/24/2023. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2023 in observance of President's Day. Changes in the pick up schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar. 

To view your quadrant's 2023 Garbage & Recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1 (Northeast)

Quadrant 2 (Northwest)

Quadrant 3 (Southeast)

Quadrant 4 (Southwest)

DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: Lincoln's Birthday 2/13/23

Please review your 2023 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 2/13/23 to 2/17/23. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2023 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. Changes in the pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.

To view your quadrant's 2023 Garbage & Recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1 (Northeast)

Quadrant 2 (Northwest)

Quadrant 3 (Southeast)

Quadrant 4 (Southwest)

 

 

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. 

Bulk garbage pickup is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2023 Garbage & Recycling Pickup schedule calendars. Please reference your 2023 pickup schedule calendar to the bulk (B) pick up day in your quadrant. 2023 garbage & recycling calendar can 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 materials, wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, 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 carpet removed professionally. 

-Water heaters must have borough-issued inspection stickers 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 2023 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, and electronics. For 2023 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2023 Tire Recycling/Electronics Reng/ 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 DPW building: TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, laptops, tablets, printer and fax machines. The Bergenfield DPW is located at 198 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield. Office hours are Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm. The electronic drop off is closed on weekends and 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 2023 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2023 Tire Recyling/ Electronics/ Mobile Paper Shredding/ Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, dates, times and list of accepted items, please click HERE.

-Vegetative waste (grass, leaves, shrubs, branches, yard waste) is NOT collected on bulk days. Please reference your 2023 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 2023 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..

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023.

Bulk garbage pickup is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2023 Garbage & Recycling Pickup schedule calendars. Please reference your 2023 pickup schedule calendar to the bulk (B) pick up day in your quadrant. 2023 garbage & recycling calendar can 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 materials, wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, 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 carpet removed professionally. 

-Water heaters must have borough-issued inspection stickers 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 2023 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, and electronics. For 2023 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2023 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 DPW building: TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, laptops, tablets, printer and fax machines. The Bergenfield DPW is located at 198 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield. Office hours are Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm. The electronic drop off is closed on weekends and 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 2023 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2023 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/ Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, dates, times and list of accepted items, please click HERE.

-Vegetative waste (grass, leaves, shrubs, branches, yard waste) is NOT collected on bulk days. Please reference your 2023 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 2023 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..

 

 

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest) on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.

Bulk garbage pickup is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2023 Garbage & Recycling Pickup schedule calendars. Please reference your 2023 pickup schedule calendar to the bulk (B) pick up day in your quadrant. 2023 garbage & recycling calendar can 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 materials, wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, 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 stickers 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 2023 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, and 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 DPW building: TV's, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPU's, laptops, tablets, printers and fax machines. The Bergenfield DPW is located at 198 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield. Office hours are Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm. The electronic drop off is closed on weekends and 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 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.

-Vegetative waste (grass, leaves, shrubs, branches, yard waste) is NOT collected on bulk days. Please reference your 2023 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 2023 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.