Department of Public WorksSuperintendent: Scott Karcz
Recycling Coordinator: Patricia Burke
Mailing Address: Municipal Building, 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: 201-796-1009
Recycling Phone: 201-796-1457 x223
Fax: 201-796-8992
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm

The Waste Watchers Handbook

All information on Garbage Collection, Recycling Procedures & Collection, and Grass, Leaves & Yard Waste are contained within the Waste Watchers Handbook.


Pick-Up Districts for Recycling and DPW Pick-Up

Section 1: Monday (From Kipp Avenue to Route 80, west of Boulevard to River Drive)

Section 2: Tuesday (From Dye Avenue to Gilbert Avenue, east of Boulevard to railroad tracks, including all of Cherry Hill)

Section 3: Wednesday (From Route 80 to Route 4, west of Boulevard to River Drive)

Section 4: Thursday (Rosemont Section and Route 4 to Washington Avenue, east of Boulevard to Railroad tracks)


Snow Removal Tips

Every year we all remove snow from our driveways, and then snow plows come by and block us in again. This problem can never be completely eliminated, but there are some smart suggestions to help minimize frustration after winter snow storms. Please follow these guidelines:

Park cars off the street during snowfall. When snow is falling, be sure to remove your cars from streets designated for no parking during snow. Failure to do so can result in a $50 fine. Cars should be removed from all other streets, too. Think and plan ahead the day or night before expected snowfall. When snow is on the way, get ALL vehicles off the street. Park vehicles so the first one that has to get out is the last vehicle parked in the driveway. Doing this will give you less snow to remove.

Clear snow properly. When removing snow, always pile snow behind the curb (see areas marked "O.K." in illustration below). Driveway snow should be piled on the upper side of the driveway (the side the D.P.W. snow plow reaches last).

NEVER throw snow in the road. This only assures you that the plows will plow the snow back in your driveway. If the plow has already cleared your street, you can receive a summons for putting snow back in the roadway. When hiring someone to do your snow removal, suggest that they do it the proper way.

access to fire hydrants

Do not drive unless absolutely necessary. Any form of traffic complicates plowing. If you must drive, be sure your car is ready for winter driving.

Do not call the Public Works Department unless absolutely necessary. D.P.W. workers have over 50 miles of streets to plow and this takes time.

Smart Snow Management:

  1. Think and plan ahead.
  2. Get all vehicles off the street.
  3. Park them in order of departure.
  4. Pile snow behind the curb.
  5. Take it easy.


Where in Elmwood Park is it?

182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ

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