Proposed ordinance affecting disposal of upholstered furniture and similar items

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.