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The Department of Public Works issues all tree removal permits. The application is available on the Preservation & Protection of Trees tab within the Public Works Department pages. Completed applications may be mailed or dropped off in the mailbox in front of the DPW office at 107 Grove Street, Tenafly, NJ. For specific questions, please call the DPW office at 201-568-4134 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.
To register for a decal, residents must provide valid New Jersey Driver’s license, proof of residency and vehicle registration. Residents will be asked to bring the paperwork from the Public Works office to the Recycling Center at 153 Grove Street, where a Recycling Center employee will affix a recycling center decal to the registered automobile. Decals are not issued to commercially registered vehicles.
Household garbage is collected by Waste Industries from 6:00am to 4:00pm on regularly scheduled dates. If your garbage is not picked up on your regularly scheduled collection day, please call the private garbage contractor, Waste Industries, directly at 201-567-3100 to report a skipped pickup.
For all other questions or concerns regarding garbage collection, please call Janiah Lee-Bryant at the Borough Hall at 201-568-6100, ext. 5501.
Curbside commingled and paper/cardboard recycling collection is provided by the Department of Public Works. Commingled material must be placed into the Recycling Cart with Blue lid and placed at the curb with the arrows pointing toward the street the night before your scheduled pickup. Paper/cardboard must be placed into the Recycling Cart with the Brown lid and placed at the curb with arrows pointing toward street the night before your scheduled pickup. No other containers or loose materials will be collected. No recyclables will be picked up when storm conditions exist. For missed pickup call DPW at 201-568-4134.
The Borough operates the Tenafly Recycling and Convenience Center located at 153 Grove Street for use by Tenafly residents only with a valid Recycling Center decal. The Center is open from 8:00a.m. to 2:30p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Center is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and holidays observed by the Borough. For questions concerning the Tenafly Recycling & Convenience Center, call the DPW office at 201-568-4134.
The owner/occupants of premises in the Borough shall be responsible for proper maintenance and repair of all house sewer connections between the dwelling and the main sanitary sewer line. In case a stoppage in the sanitary sewer occurs, the owner/occupant shall immediately notify the Tenafly DPW who shall make an inspection of the main sewer line. If the main sewer line is obstructed, it shall be the responsibility of the DPW to remove the obstruction. If the main sewer line is not obstructed, the DPW shall immediately notify the owner/occupant to proceed with removal of the obstruction in the house sewer line.
IN ALL CASES, CALL THE DPW FIRST!
TO CALL DPW TO REPORT A SEWER STOPPAGE:
Regular Business Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm – Monday thru Friday – CALL DPW at 201-568-4134
All other hours, including weekends and holidays – CALL Tenafly Police Department at 201-568-5100.
The Police Department will notify the DPW.