198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201-387-4055


State of Emergency declared 1/9/24 5:00PM

Please be advised Governor has declared a State of Emergency effective at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 in anticipation of severe storms causing hazardous weather conditions including heavy rain, high winds, and flash flooding.

Visit New Jersey Office of Emergency Management | ReadyNJ for important weather updates and safety information. 

📌Here are a few tips to stay safe:
• Build an emergency kit/go-bag in case you have to leave immediately or if utility services are cut off.
• Learn how to receive weather alerts.
• If you live in areas prone to flooding, move vehicles to higher ground.
• Plan how you will leave and where you will go if you are advised to evacuate by local officials.
• Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
• Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. De-clutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Check sump pumps and consider installing a backup battery.
• Secure loose items in your yard such as garbage bins and lawn decorations.
• Know how to report a power outage to your utility company. Learn more at https://nj.gov/njoem/plan-prepare/public-utilities.shtml.
• NEVER drive through flooded areas. Water may be deeper than you think. Turn Around, Don't Drown!
• Visit 511nj.org for traffic updates.
⚠️Flood Warning vs Flood Watch
A flood WATCH means BE PREPARED.
When a Warning occurs, it means flooding is imminent or already occurring. When a Flood Watch is in effect, it means flooding is possible in your area.

Pickleball @ Conlon Hall

Pickleball at Conlon Hall

18 N Williams St 

Bergenfield NJ 07621


Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 7pm

Pickle Ball is Free for all Residents! 

Nets are set up and there are some paddles and balls but if you have your own paddle bring it.

For questions call Recreation Director Ed Volmer @ (201) 387-4055 option 6

Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/10/24

There is a bulk pick-up in Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Wednesday, January 10th, 2024.

Bulk garbage pickup is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2024 Garbage & Recycling Pickup schedule calendars. Please reference your 2024 pickup calendar to the (B) pick up in your quadrant. 2024 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, TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, 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 the scheduled bulk pick-up days. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the schedule 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 2024 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 2024 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2024 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 bricks, mortar, stone, concrete, cultured stone, or any stone-like materials: the homeowner must dispose of these privately. All bulk refuse generated by a private contractor (construction 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: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, 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 for 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 2024 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and BCUA 2024 Tire Recycling/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 2024 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 2024 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.

Bergenfield Introduces GovPilot: A New Era of Online Convenience for Residents


**Bergenfield Introduces GovPilot: A New Era of Online Convenience for Residents**

*BERGENFIELD, January 1, 2024 — The Borough of Bergenfield is proud to announce the introduction of GovPilot, a cutting-edge online platform that will revolutionize the way residents interact with several Borough departments. Starting January 1st, 2024, residents will have the convenience of submitting online payments for various services through GovPilot, beginning with the Health Department, Building Department, and Fire Prevention.

GovPilot represents a significant step forward in making essential services more accessible and efficient for Bergenfield residents. The initial phase will include the ability to submit online payments for Health Department services such as pet registration, nail and hair salon permits, and daycare services. Additionally, residents can use GovPilot for online payments related to construction permits through the Building Department and services provided by the Fire Prevention Department.

Mayor Arvin Amatorio expressed his enthusiasm for the implementation of GovPilot, stating, "The Borough continues to make strides in innovation, making our departments more accessible and easier for residents to do business. As we roll out this program, we hope to see additional departments come online and be more responsive to the residents of Bergenfield."

This user-friendly platform aims to streamline processes, reduce paperwork, and enhance the overall experience for residents engaging with Borough services. The online payment functionality is just the beginning, as the Borough plans to continue upgrading GovPilot to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Residents are encouraged to check back for updates as more departments are expected to join GovPilot in the future, providing increased convenience and responsiveness to the diverse needs of Bergenfield's population.

Main Page: Borough of Bergenfield, NJ Online Application Forms (govpilot.com)

Frequently Used: 




For more information on how to use GovPilot and the services currently available, please visit the official Borough of Bergenfield website or contact Borough Hall (201) 387-4055.


Board of Health Meeting (January Meeting) 1/09/24

Topic: Board of Health Meeting

Time: Jan 9, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Press Release 2024 Reorganization


Bergenfield, NJ - January 2, 2024

**Mayor Arvin Amatorio and Council Members Sworn in for New Terms, Outlining Vision for the Future of Bergenfield**

In a significant ceremony on January 2nd, 2024, Mayor Arvin Amatorio was sworn in for his second term as Mayor of Bergenfield. Councilman Marc Pascual, entering his second term, and Councilman Domingo Almonte, commencing his first term, were also sworn in during the ceremony. Bergen County Clerk John Hogan officiated the swearing-in, reading the election certification for the 2023 election.

State Senator Joe Lagana (LD38) had the honor of swearing in Mayor Amatorio. Senator Lagana praised Mayor Amatorio's unwavering dedication to Bergenfield, acknowledging his pivotal role in elevating the town to be a shining example within the legislative district.

Assemblywoman Lisa Swain administered the oath of office to Councilman Marc Pascual, commending his steadfast commitment to diversity and tireless efforts for the betterment of Bergenfield. Assemblyman Chris Tully, a former Bergenfield Councilman, swore in Councilman Almonte, expressing gratitude for Almonte's contributions to the community and recognizing his understanding of what it takes to make Bergenfield truly great.

Bergen County Commissioners Tom Sullivan, Germaine Ortiz, and Rafael Marte, alongside Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented the newly sworn-in officials with proclamations from their respective offices. The special guest, Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, extended her congratulations to the Mayor and Council, commending their dedication to diversity. Mayor Amatorio presented Mrs. Murphy with a ceremonial key to the city, symbolizing the strong partnership between state and local leadership.

Notable figures in attendance included Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Alpine Mayor Paul Tomasko, Bergen County Democratic Chairman Paul Juliano, Wood-Ridge Council President Ezio Altamura, and former Bergenfield Mayors Bob Gallione and Robert Rivas.

Mayor Amatorio took the opportunity to present his State of the Borough Address, outlining his vision for the upcoming term. Key initiatives include infrastructure upgrades, continued focus on road improvement, economic redevelopment, and ongoing enhancements to local parks such as Vivyen Field and the Recreation Center at Memorial Park. Reflecting on his first term, Mayor Amatorio highlighted accomplishments, including road improvements, the completion of a new borough hall, phase one of Vivyen Field, the acquisition of Conlon Hall for an indoor recreation area, an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic, all achieved without property tax increases over the past three years.

“Bergenfield is an amazing place where our diversity is reflected in those elected to represent us, said Mayor Armatorio. “We express a great deal of gratitude to the First Lady Tammy Murphy for attending and acknowledging the great work we do here every day for our residents.”

As Bergenfield embarks on this new chapter, the community eagerly anticipates the positive changes and continued progress under the leadership of Mayor Arvin Amatorio and the dedicated council members.


Updates on the impact of the COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("Coronavirus Disease") upon the Bergenfield community, and the actions the Borough is taking

News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

News from the Bergenfield Health Department

News from the Bergenfield Public Library

News from the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management

News from the Bergenfield Recreation Department

News from the Bergenfield Tax Office

Periodic messages from Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio

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