Dear Elmwood Park Residents:
Please be advised that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as well as the Bergen County Health Department/Bergen County Hazmat is continuing to monitor the air quality in and around the scene of the fire as well as into the residential neighborhood adjacent to Marcal.
Additionally, Marcal has retained an environmental company to oversee the process from their side of things who will remain engaged and retained the throughout the entire process.
There are multiple layers of monitoring and oversite involved in this operation that will remain in place until the site is remediated.
To date, air quality readings in and around the area are normal. Monitoring is being conducted regularly and residents will be made aware immediately, if air quality readings become abnormal.
Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.
Chief of Police / Borough Administrator
Dear Elmwood Park Residents:
Please be advised that since shortly after the fire began, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the Bergen County Health Department were notified and sent representatives to the fire scene to conduct monitoring and testing for hazardous materials.
Air quality monitoring was and is currently being conducted around the site and in the surrounding residential neighborhood.
At no time have there been any readings above any level of concern regarding air quality.
We recommend that residents keep their windows closed as potential flare ups may cause smoke to migrate off-site towards the residential area.
Updates will be provided if needed or if the situation changes.
Chief of Police
The Borough of Elmwood Park is in the process of adopting a new ordinance which mandates that any upholstered furniture, cushions, carpet, mattresses and the like, must be securely wrapped in plastic before setting them out for trash collection. The adoption of this ordinance is in response to a concern from our solid waste management contractor, who is requiring this process be implemented in order for them to continue to pick up these types of items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Police Chief Michael Foligno at 201-796-1457 ext: 107.
The new 2019 Waste Watchers' booklet will be coming in the mail as soon as it is available. There is a new look with updated information. There have been no changes in the garbage or recycling schedule. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact, Mirella Hernandez at 201-796-1457 ext. 223.
The 2019 Waste Watchers' Handbook is now online:
The Elmwood Park Residents Assistance Program is seeking volunteers to assist elderly and disabled members of our community with leaf and snow removal. The leaf program will be commencing within the next week or so and the snow removal program will beginning with the first snowfall of the season.
Also please be advised that the deadline to submit applications to receive services through the RAP program is November 30, 2018
Welcome to the town of Elmwood Park.
I am excited about what the year 2018 holds for us. After 15 years as a Councilmember, serving you as your new Mayor will be a new role for me, but a challenge I am honored to take on.
Elmwood Park is a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business.
I will work closely with the Council, staff, residents, and business to move Elmwood Park forward and continue our transformation into a town we are all proud to call home.
While everything you’ll need or want to know about Elmwood Park is right here on our website, our job at borough hall is to help make everything accessible for you.
As we work toward a shared future, I will strive to make all residents voices heard and encourage all residents to be engaged.
Thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. I am excited about the future of Elmwood Park and hope you’ll join me in shaping our town.
Mayor Francesco A. Caramagna