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News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

ON SCHEDULE: Recycling & Garbage Pickup on Fri 2/19/21

Recycling and garbage pickups for today (Friday 2/19/21) remain on schedule as per the 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars. If you need a copy of your quadrant's 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click HERE.

On schedule: Garbage pickup in Quadrant 1 and in Quadrant 3 began at 6:00am this morning (Friday 2/19/21).

On schedule: Recycling pickup in Quadrant 4 began at 6:00am this morning (Friday 2/19/21).

Please continue to check the Borough website for up-to-date information and announcements: www.bergenfield.com

ON SCHEDULE: Recycling & Garbage Pickup on Thurs 2/18/21

Recycling and garbage pickups for today (Thursday 2/18/21) remain on schedule as per the 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars. If you need a copy of your quadrant's 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click HERE.

On schedule: Garbage pickup in Quadrant 2 and in Quadrant 4 began at 6:00am this morning (Thursday 2/18/21).

On schedule: Recycling pickup in Quadrant 3 began at 6:00am this morning (Thursday 2/18/21).

Please continue to check the Borough website for up-to-date information and announcements: www.bergenfield.com

 

Lincoln's Birthday 2/12/21 & Presidents' Day 2/15/21: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

Please review your 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 2/8/21-2/12/21 and also during the week of 2/15/21-2/19/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Friday 2/12/21 and also on 2/15/21 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Changes in the pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.

To view your quadrant's 2021 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)

Pickup Schedule for Wed 2/3/21 Through Fri 2/5/21

*** The information below remains the same as of Thursday 2/4/21 at 7:00am & as of Friday 2/5/21 at 7:00am ***

AS OF WEDNESDAY 2/3/2021 AT 7:00AM:

All pickups listed below remain on schedule as of the date and time of this posting:

Bulk pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Wednesday 2/3/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 2 (Northwest) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Recycling pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 1 (Northeast) for Friday 2/5/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) on Friday 2/5/21.

Recycling pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Friday 2/5/21.

***The garbage and recycling pickups that were cancelled on Monday 2/1/21 and Tuesday 2/2/21 will not be rescheduled.***

Please refrain from throwing snow back into the street. Please place the snow you clear from your sidewalks and driveway on the right-of-way.

Please continue checking the Borough website for up-to-date information: www.bergenfield.com .

The Recycling Center is open its regular hours, but if you are able to bring your recycling over the weekend or next week, then that would be appreciated, as the DPW will have a lot of trucks and equipment coming and going in that area during the week. Please remember that you are required to separate cardboard, paper, and commingled and place each material in its separate container in the Recycling Center. The containers at the Recycling Center have signs to direct you on which container to put each material in. Thank you.

CANCELLED: Recycling & Garbage Pickup on Tues 2/2/21

THE INFO BELOW REMAINS THE SAME AS OF WEDNESDAY 2/3/2021 AT 7:00AM:

***UPDATE as of Tuesday 2/2/2021 at 3:30pm***

As announced yesterday, please note the following:

Recycling pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 2 (Northwest) on Tuesday 2/2/21.

Garbage pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 1 (Northeast) for Tuesday 2/2/21.

Garbage pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) for Tuesday 2/2/21.

***The garbage and recycling pickups that were cancelled on Monday 2/1/21 and Tuesday 2/2/21 will not be rescheduled.*** 

 

THE INFO BELOW REMAINS THE SAME AS OF WEDNESDAY 2/3/2021 AT 7:00AM:

***UPDATE as of Tuesday 2/2/2021 at 3:30pm***

All pickups listed below remain on schedule as of the date and time of this posting:

Bulk pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Wednesday 2/3/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 2 (Northwest) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Recycling pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) on Thursday 2/4/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 1 (Northeast) for Friday 2/5/21.

Garbage pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) on Friday 2/5/21.

Recycling pickup is on schedule for Quadrant 4 (Southwest) on Friday 2/5/21.

***The garbage and recycling pickups that were cancelled on Monday 2/1/21 and Tuesday 2/2/21 will not be rescheduled.***

 

Please refrain from throwing snow back into the street. Please place the snow you clear from your sidewalks and driveway on the right-of-way.

Please continue checking the Borough website for up-to-date information regarding any additional changes that may become necessary: www.bergenfield.com .

Please note that the Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday 2/2/21.

The Recycling Center will be open regular hours on Tuesday 2/2/21, but if you are able to bring your recycling later in the week, that would be appreciated, as the DPW will have a lot of trucks and equipment coming and going in that area during the snow event.

CANCELLED: Recycling & Garbage Pickup on Tues 2/2/21

***The information below remains the same as of Tuesday 2/2/2021 at 7:00am***

UPDATE as of Monday 2/1/2021 at 5:15pm:

Recycling pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 2 (Northwest) on Tuesday 2/2/21.

Garbage pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 1 (Northeast) for Tuesday 2/2/21.

Garbage pickup has been cancelled for Quadrant 3 (Southeast) for Tuesday 2/2/21.

All other pickups, from Wednesday 2/3/21 onward, including bulk pickup in Quadrant 4 (Southwest), remain on schedule as of the date and time of this posting.

Please continue checking the Borough website for up-to-date information regarding any additional changes that may become necessary: www.bergenfield.com .

Please note that the Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday 2/2/21.

The Recycling Center will be open regular hours on Tuesday 2/2/21, but if you are able to bring your recycling later in the week, that would be appreciated, as the DPW will have a lot of trucks and equipment coming and going in that area during the snow event.

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 2/3/21

*** As of 7:00am on Monday 2/1/2021, bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant) remains on schedule for this Wednesday 2/3/2021. Please continue checking the Borough website for any further updates or changes in pickup schedule that may become necessary: www.bergenfield.com . ***

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..

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 1/27/21

As of 4:00am on Wednesday 1/27/2021, bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast Quadrant) remains on schedule for pickup on Wednesday 1/27/2021 despite the weather. If you are in Quadrant 3 and have bulk garbage items, please have your bulk garbage items out on the curb before 6:00am on Wednesday 1/27/2021.

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..

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/18/21: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

 

Please review your 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 1/18/21-1/22/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed Monday 1/18/21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Changes in pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no bulk pickup in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) until Wednesday 1/27/21, and bulk pickup in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) will be on Wednesday 2/3/21. 

To view your quadrant's 2021 pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1

Quadrant 2

Quadrant 3

Quadrant 4

 

All garbage & recycling carts & bulk must be placed at the curb before 6:00am the day of pickup, but not sooner than 6:00pm the night before pickup.

The Recycling Center at 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building, is open regular hours (closed on holidays): Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please see the back (page 2) of your garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for pictures and descriptions of the items that are accepted at the Recycling Center, or review the information on the DPW section of the Borough website by clicking HERE.

The new 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendars were delivered door-to-door by the DPW during the week of 12/21/20. Electronic versions are posted on the Borough website at: http://bergenfield.com/trash-recycling

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 & 2021 pickup schedule calendar), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 1/13/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 1/13/2021.

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..