News from Bergenfield: Notices, Announcements, & Community Events
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
There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Wednesday, October 19th, 2022.
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 for the bulk (B) pick up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling schedule 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
Vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags has ended as of 10/14/22, as marked on the 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars. Vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags will resume April 2023. From 10/17/22 to 12/10/22, please put your leaves and grass directly on the street in piles by the curb. PLEASE KEEP LEAF AND GRASS PILES AWAY FROM STORM DRAIN GRATES. Vegetative waste will not be picked up in cans again until April 2023. If you have branches, please cut the branches into 4 feet lengths, bundle the branches, tie the branches and place the branches in a separate pile at the curb. From 10/17/22 to 12/10/22, there is no longer a scheduled pickup day for leaves, grass, and branches (cut into 4 feet length, bundled, tied & in separate pile). From the week of 10/17/22 through the beginning of December, the DPW will be going street by street through the Borough collecting leaves, grass, and branches. The DPW will make several rounds to collect, but please put your material out as soon as possible (before 12/10/22). The approximate area where the DPW ended collection each day, and the approximate area where the DPW will begin collection the next day will be posted on the Borough website each week day (except for holidays) beginning 10/24/22. Please check the Borough website for daily collection updates, beginning 10/24/22, so that you will have a general idea of where the DPW will be collecting leaves/grass/branches day to day: Borough of Bergenfield.
Please remember that 12/10/22 will be the last day that leaves/grass/branches can be placed on the street for pickup. After 12/10/22, any remaining leaves/grass/branches must be held until April 2023 when weekly vegetative waste collection in cans and in paper bags resume.
Please reference the front and back of your 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars for information related to vegetative (V) waste pick-up. For a copy of the 2022 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE.
9:00am-3:00pm (rain or shine)
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
(Entry via Paramus Rd. only)
For 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection and 2022 BCUA Recycling collection events with locations, dated, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.
In recognition of his service to our country, Colonel Floyd Thompson was posthumously honored at a recent Borough Council meeting by Mayor Arvin Amatorio, Council Members, and the Bergenfield Veterans Advisory Committee, who spoke of his tremendous sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
“Veterans like Colonel Floyd Thompson helped build Bergenfield as well as this country, and deserve more recognition than we are capable of giving. I want to thank Colonel Thompson for his service and the Veterans Advisory Committee for ensuring we pay the proper respects to our local veterans,” said Mayor Amatorio.
Floyd James Thompson was born in Bergenfield, NJ, on July 8, 1933, the son of a bus driver. He worked in a grocery store and graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1951. He married Alyca DeVries a year after graduating and was drafted in 1956. A slight, freckle-faced young man, he was accepted into officers training and became a lieutenant.
After a stint in Korea, he was assigned to the Special Forces, known for their distinctive green berets. In 1964 he was sent to South Vietnam where a plane he was flying in was shot down during a reconnaissance mission. He suffered a broken back in the crash and was subsequently captured, tortured, and imprisoned in North Vietnam until his release in 1973, having been held captive for nine years. Following his release he returned home and continued serving in the Army until a stroke forced his retirement in 1981. He is survived by his daughters Laura, Ruth, and Pamela, as well as his son Floyd Jr.
Colonel Thompson has long been recognized as one of Bergenfield’s greatest heroes, with the Bergenfield High School field already having been named after him many years ago. The banner presented by the Veterans Advisory Committee at the Council meeting will be hung in front of Borough Hall.
The Bergenfield Veterans Advisory Committee advises the Mayor and Council on matters of importance to Veterans in our Borough. As such, the Committee provides recommendations on programs, policies, and practices designed to assist Veterans, acts as a central clearinghouse for information, programs and services relating to Veterans and celebrates and honors the achievements of Veterans in Bergenfield.
The Bergenfield Lions Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Conlon Hall. Proceeds will go towards high school student scholarships. Adults $10, children 6-11 $5, children 5 and under are free.
For More Information, please contact the Bergenfield Health Department @ (201) 387-4055 Ext. 5
Please review your 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 10/10/22-10/14/22. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW will be closed on Monday 10/10/22 in observance of Columbus Day. Changes in the pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.
To view your quadrant's 2022 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)
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