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


Department of Public Works

Superintendent: Philip Neville (x4088)
Supervisor: Robert Giacomelli
Assistant Supervisor: Peter Marsilio
Assistant Supervisor: Ryan Brophy
Assistant Supervisor: Nicholas Watkins
Admin. Assistant: Dixie Rainey
Transportation Bus Driver: Position Vacant
Address: 198 N. Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Phone: 201-387-4055 press 3 for DPW
Fax: 201-387-5482
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-3:30PM


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Bulk garbage pickup has been canceled for the month of April 2020 for all quadrants. To view the announcement, please click here: Bulk Garbage Canceled for April 2020

Regular garbage pickup, recycling pickup, and vegetative waste pickup remain on schedule as listed on your 2020 pickup schedule calendar.

The Recycling Center at 198 N. Washington Ave behind the DPW building is still open regular hours (closed on holidays): Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

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


Bergenfield now accepts and recycles gable-topped milk, juice, soup, and other beverage cartons, as well as aseptic cartons. Please clean and dry these items, and place them in your recycling cart (green lid). Any questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm.

All recycling, garbage, bulk, and vegetative waste must be placed curbside after 6:00pm on the night before or before 6:00am on the day of scheduled pick-up, regardless of the weather.


ONLY these recyclable materials may be brought to the Recycling Center by residents: gable-topped cartons, paper, newspaper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastics (with #s 1, 2 & 5 ONLY), car batteries, rechargeable batteries (NO non-rechargeable batteries); ONLY these electronics and e-waste may be brought to the Recycling Center by residents: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, DESKTOP printers, DESKTOP fax machines. Vegetative waste, garbage, bulk items, and all other items not listed above are prohibited at the Recycling Center drop off.


DPW Recycling Center Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-3PM / Sat 9AM-1PM / Sun 1PM-4PM (Closed on Holidays)


There is bulk pickup only 4 times a year (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).

There is no recycling pickup in your quadrant on a Holiday.
We do not pickup contractor debris, concrete, bricks, asphalt, or rocks.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) also takes care of:

  • Potholes
  • Sewer Blocks
  • Street Signs
  • Borough Parks
  • Borough Owned Trees

Pothole repair, sewer blocks, or problems with park trees or equipment, please call the DPW during business hours at 201-387-4055 Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm.

For sewer emergencies after hours or on weekends, please contact the Police Department at 201-387-4000.

For trimming or removal of Borough trees (planted in Borough right of ways - if you are unsure whether it is a Borough tree or not, call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm), write a letter to the Shade Tree Committee at 198 North Washington Avenue, or e-mail Dixie Rainey, Shade Tree Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your e-mail will be forwarded to the Shade Tree Committee. For emergencies due to storm damage, call the DPW Office during business hours or the Police Department after hours.

It is not permitted to blow, shovel, or plow snow or ice into the street (see Borough Code Ch. 273 Article III). It is not permitted to park on Borough roads during snow emergencies (see Borough Code Ch. 299 Section 12).

Leaf collection at curbside begins mid-October to early December; check garbage/recycling pickup schedule calendar for exact dates each year. During this period please place your leaves at the curb. After the last date in December, hold leaves until next vegetative waste collection season begins (in April). In the event it is a late season, bag leaves in biodegradable bags (NO plastic bags) and call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, as the DPW will make arrangements to pick up your leaves. Depending on the weather, sometimes leaf collection at curbside will be extended; contact the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3 or check Borough website for updates. The DPW has no control over the weather, leaves must be picked up before it snows. Thank you for your assistance.