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News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

Free Tree Seedlings Still Available for Residents

In case you weren't able to make the free tree seedling give-a-way at Cooper's Pond Park on Sunday 4/25/2021, then please know that there are still free tree seedlings available for distribution to New Jersey residents.

The Borough of Bergenfield has the following tree seedlings available still:

  • White Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida
  • Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica
  • Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
  • White Pine, Pinus strobus
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa

The tree seedlings are bare-root and about 1 foot to 2 feet in height currently. The tree seedlings will be wrapped up and bagged for you, and planting instructions will be provided. Please call or email the DPW Office in advance to make arrangements to receive your free tree seedlings: Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm, phone 201-387-4055 option 3, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Quadrant 4 (Southwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/28/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 4 (Southwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/28/2021.

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..

BCUA (County) Recycling Event Sunday 4/25/21 at Bergen Community College in Paramus

BCUA (County) Tire Recycling, Electronics Recycling, Mobile Paper Shredding & Unwanted Medication Collection Event

Sunday 4/25/2021

9:00am-2:00pm (rain or shine)

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

For the 2021 BCUA Recycling Collection Events flyer with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

For the 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection events with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 safety restrictions that will be implemented to ensure the safety of employees and residents attending BCUA collection events, please be advised that there may be wait times. Please plan accordingly.

Drivers must wear a face covering and items can only be stored in trunk or cargo area of the vehicle.

We ask all participants to be patient while we continue to conduct this important program while at the same time implement safety procedures for employees and participants.

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Did you know? The BCUA (County) reopened their Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot on 8/20/2020 at the BCUA's Little Ferry/Moonachie facility.

The BCUA operates a NJDEP approved Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all Bergen County residents. All types of computer and electronic equipment are collected for recycling. The Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot is open Monday through Friday by appointment between the hours of 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Contact the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825 for more information.

Please note, all COVID-19 safety restrictions must be followed. Masks must be worn.

For the BCUA contact page: CLICK HERE 

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/21/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/21/2021.

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..

Quadrant 2 (Northwest) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/14/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 2 (Northwest Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/14/2021.

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..

Vegetative Waste Pickup Begins 4/5/21

Regular weekly vegetative waste pickup begins Monday 4/5/21. Please review your quadrant's 2021 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 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 50 lb 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 the 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for your quadrant, please click HERE. If you have 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).

Quadrant 1 (Northeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/7/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 1 (Northeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/7/2021.

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..

Good Friday 4/2/21: 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 3/29/21-4/2/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Friday 4/2/21 in observance of Good Friday. 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)

Free Tree Seedlings Available Across New Jersey - April & May 2021

Below is a link from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) State Forestry website, with a map and list of locations, dates, and times, for residents to pick up free tree seedlings.

https://www.njparksandforests.org/forest/docs/tree_recovery_nj_pickup_locations2021.pdf

The last page gives “How to Plant a Tree Seedling” instructions.

The Borough of Bergenfield’s free tree seedling give-a-way is listed on page 3, or click the Bergen County area on the map on page 1:

Cooper’s Pond Park on W. Church Street in Bergenfield, NJ

Sunday 4/25/21 from 2pm-4pm

Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

After Thursday 4/22/21, you may contact the DPW Office to find out which species of tree seedlings Bergenfield has received from the State. DPW Office phone #: 201-387-4055 option 3, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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