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Frances Weston
DPW Secretary

201-767-3330 ext 219
[Send an email]

Briant Bodrato


Billy Guyt

Assistant Superintendent

Garbage & Recycling – Interstate Waste Services

  • Garbage pickup on Mondays and Thursdays including holidays

  • Recycling pickup on Wednesdays. Each Wednesday rotates between Newspaper/Cardboard and Commingled. Please refer to the Borough Calendar for specifics

  • Garbage and recycling should be brought to the curb no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before pickup

Report a problem to the DPW

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Useful Forms & Information

Borough Code
Borough Code now on internet, to access click on link below

Department of Public Works (DPW)

2024 Recycling and Waste Guide

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Spring Clean Up/Grass Barrel Pick Up 2024

Grass and leaves are picked up in barrels no larger than 32 gallons for the Spring Clean Up Season. Pick-up will be made every Thursday starting on April 11 and ending to October 10. The vendor will complete barrel pick-up by approximately 11:15 AM on Thursdays.

Do not rake to the curb. It is now permissible to place materials in biodegradable (paper) bags. Materials placed in plastic bags cannot be picked up. Branches 3 feet and under must be tied and bundled with twine. Barrels containing branches will not be picked up.

Stack branches on your property with all ends facing the same way which may be cut up to 12 feet in length. Make sure they are free from logs and stumps. ALL BRANCHES MUST BE PLACED INSIDE THE CURB LINE, NOT IN THE STREET. Please call 201-767-3330 Ext. 219 for any questions.

Leaf collection info. Grass Barrel Pick-Up Ends October 10th. Leaf collection will begin the week of October 21.

The DPW will begin leaf collection the week of October 21. To better serve you, the following is needed to facilitate the pick up of leaves . . . .

  • NO BAGS OF ANY KIND will be collected.​

  • Pile leaves and grass neatly at the curb NOT to obstruct traffic in the street.​

  • Do NOT mix debris with leaves such as rocks, wood, branches, etc.​

  • Leaves should NOT be piled around fire hydrants, light poles, signs, trees, etc.​

  • Do NOT place leaves within ten (10) feet of either side of a storm drain.​

  • Vehicles parked in the street prevent us from working along the curb and collecting your leaves.​

  • The DPW is NOT responsible for any damage to basketball backboards that are located at the curb.​

  • Leaves will be continually picked up until December 7th. The leaves MUST be at the curb by December 5th.​

  • Any leaves left at the curb beyond December 7th are in violation of Borough Ordinance #830-2006 and you will be subject to a fine.

During leaf season, NO BRANCHES will be collected. If there is a need for branches to be stacked, they must be kept on your property as placing them in the street is in violation of Borough Ordinance #830-2006. Chipping will resume mid-December, weather permitting.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the D.P.W. Secretary at 201/767-3330, extension 219.

Stormwater Regulations are imposed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on all municipalities.


2024 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event Dates:

Bergen County Utilities Authority,
Foot of Empire Bl
vd., Moonachie

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024

  • Saturday, November 16, 2024

Bergen County Campgaw Reservation

200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024

  • Saturday, September 7, 2024

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd., Paramus

  • Sunday, April 7, 2024

  • Sunday, June 9, 2024

  • Sunday, October 20, 2024

  • HHW event collection hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

2024 Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling and Tire Recycling Event Dates

Borough Hall Parking Lot

  • Saturday, October 5, 2024 9:00 – 1:00

Borough Ordinance #555-86

As per borough ordinance #555-86 it prohibits landscapers or tree companies from leaving any debris at the curb for pickup.

Tree Trimming

If you have any questions about tree trimming, please call 201-767-3330 Ext. 219.

Sewer Back Up

If you have a problem, you must know where the clean out is located on your property in order for us to be able to help you. Call the DPW at 201-767-3330 Ext. 219.

Recycling Information

Acceptable Items:

  • Paper & Cardboard: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books, soft cover books, brown paper bags, computer paper, cereal boxes, toy and gift boxes, tissue boxes, food boxes, greeting cards, wrapping paper and corrugated cardboard.

  • Plastics: Beverage containers, detergent and bleach bottles, shampoo bottles, squeezable bottles such as ketchup and mustard.

  • Glass: Clear bottles, green bottles and brown bottles and aluminum cans.

  • White Goods: (stoves, refrigerators [remove doors], etc.) are picked up by the DPW. Please call 201-767-3330 Ext. 219.


Only put trash out the night before scheduled pick up.

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