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Former Bergenfield Councilman, Accomplished Firefighter Charles Steinel Passes Away

Charles K. Steinel

 

December 6, 1954 – March 2, 2022

 

Charlie hailed from a long line of public servants which laid the foundation for his entire life in public service - serving his community and helping others to his very last day. Raised in Union City, Charlie became a Union City Fireman and then elevated to the rank of Fire Captain with North Hudson Regional Fire Department. During his time as a firefighter, he served as Union City FMBA Local 12 President, then State FMBA Legislative Chairman, State FMBA Northern District Vice President and State FMBA President. Charlie absolutely loved the fire service and always wanted to teach the profession to others. 

He accomplished this as an instructor at the Bergen County Fire Academy for almost 17 years. His public service continued in his hometown of Bergenfield as a Councilman and his numerous years as a Board of Adjustment Member. In October of 1993, The Star-Ledger named Charlie the “Jerseyan of the Week” in recognition of his public service career.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife Catherine Steinel of 32 years and his two loyal fur-baby companions Teddy and Sky. Charlie is also survived by his siblings, Richard J. Steinel Jr., Gail Steinel, Nancy Sabatiel and her husband Fernando, and Robert Steinel-Duboue and his wife Camille; nieces and nephews Samantha Sabatiel, Madison and Meaghan Steinel-

Duboue, Richard J. Steinel III, Michael Rodriguez and Vanessa Hoppe. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Richard J. Steinel, Sr. and Helen M. Steinel (nee O’Brien). Visitation for Charlie will be held at Leber Funeral Home in Union City on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass shall be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Bergenfield. Cremation services shall be private.

 

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Bergenfield Officially Reopening to Public on Tuesday

Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, the Borough of Bergenfield will officially reopen to the public for all business, and resume normal operating hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Residents will be required to wear face masks while indoor any municipal building until further notice. Access to the parking behind Borough Hall and directly in front of the DPW Depot are no longer available… please see the parking graphic attached for parking availability around the Borough Hall footprint.  All documentation, payments, and services will resume to in- person beginning Tuesday March 1st.  As construction progresses please be aware of changes to the traffic patterns around the Borough Hall footprint, and take caution when driving to and around Borough Hall. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation.

 

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DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule: Lincoln's Birthday Observation 2/11/22

Please review your 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick up schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 2/7/22 - 2/11/22. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Friday 2/11/22 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 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)

 

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 2/2/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick-up calendars. Please reference your 2022 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling pick-up 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, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TV's, 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 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 scheduled bulk pick-up. 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 is 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 & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event 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 and put out at the 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 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 day. Please reference your 2022 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 2022 pick up 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 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 oem@bergenfield.com.

 

Sewer Back-up Reminder

Due to the unusual amounts of sewer back-ups, please remember to NOT put grease and/or baby wipes into sewer systems, as they could cause back-ups into your house.

Grease solidifies in the pipes and baby wipes get caught in the sewer pipes. 

The proper was to dispose of grease, is to put it in a used container, freezing it and putting it into your garbage pail for pick up. 

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/26/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Wednesday, January 26th, 2022.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick-up calendars. Please reference your 2022 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling pick-up 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, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TV's, 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 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 scheduled bulk pick-up. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the scheduled day of the bulk pick-up.

-There is bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There is 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 & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, dates, times & list of accepted item, 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 and put out at the 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 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 waster) is NOT collected on bulk day. Please reference your 2022 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 2022 pick up 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 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 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wednesday 1/12/2022

There is a bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest) this Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. 

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2022 Garbage & Recycling pick-up calendars. Please reference your 2022 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2022 garbage & recycling pick-up 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, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TV's, 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 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 scheduled bulk pick-up. Bulk must be ready no later than 6:00am on the scheduled day of the bulk pick-up. 

-There is bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There is 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 & BCUA 2022 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Event locations, dates, time & 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 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 day. Please reference your 2022 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 2022 pick up 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 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..

 

How to join Mayor & Council Reorganization Meeting on January 4, 2022

Mayor & Council Reorganization Meeting
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 4, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Borough of Bergenfield Mayor & Council Reorganization Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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