Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Dumont Recreation has been postponed; Dumont Borough Hall and Police Station will have limited access to the public; the Dumont Dixon Library, DPW building, and Senior Center are closed to the public. Dumont Parks are open for passive exercise and recreation only. To find more information and updates, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov or https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/health-promotion/2019-novel-corona-virus

Superintendent: Anthony Schiraldi
Mailing Address: 80 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628
Physical Address: 1 Aladdin Avenue, Dumont, NJ
Phone: 201-387-5045
Fax: 201-439-0502
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Dumont now accepts and recycles gable-topped milk, juice, soup and other beverage cartons, as well as aseptic cartons.  Please clean and dry these items, and place them with your bottles, cans and plastics recycling.

Dumont Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar

 

 

General Duties

Maintenance of parks, sewers, town garbage, leaf removal, street sweeping, tree removal and pruning of town trees, branch pick-up, asphalt curbs and aprons, pothole, bulk metal pick-up, snow removal, salting of all roads including county roads, signs & lines, holiday decorations, grass & yard debris pick-up, catch basin cleaning, among other duties.


Snow Removal

All vehicles must be removed from all Borough streets to allow for removal of snow.

 

Garbage Collection Schedule

  • EAST SIDE of town from Washington Avenue to the Cresskill border is collected on Tuesday and Friday
  • WEST SIDE of town from Washington Avenue to the New Milford border is collected on Monday and Thursday


Holiday Garbage Collection

When a holiday falls on your scheduled garbage collection day, your garbage will be collected on your next regularly-scheduled collection day.

2020 GARBAGE/RECYCLING HOLIDAYS:
New Year's Day          Wednesday, January 1st
President's Day           Monday, February 25th
Memorial Day             Monday, May 28th
Independence Day      Friday, July 3rd
Labor Day                  Monday, September 7th
Thanksgiving Day       Thursday, November 26th
Christmas Day            Friday, December 25th

Bulk Metal Pickup

Bulk metal is picked up by the Dumont DPW.

NOTE: If you are discarding a hot water heater or a furnace, a permit and a sticker must be obtained from the Building Department in order for it to be picked up on the bulk metal pickup day.


2020 Bulk Metal Pickup Schedule

EAST SIDE
(from Washington Ave. to Cresskill border)
WEST SIDE
(from Washington Ave. to New Milford border)
January 9
February 6
March 5
April 9
May 7
June 11
July 9
August 6
September 10
October 8
(no pickup in November)
December 10
January 16
February 13
March 12
April 16
May 14
June 18
July 16
August 13
September 17
October 15
(no pickup in November)
December 17

 

Recycling

Bottles and Cans / Newspaper: These recycling items are collected town-wide every Wednesday, on an alternating schedule. Please check the Recycling Calendar for the schedule. Residents are requested to put their recyclables in a proper container for pickup and also secure their paper and cardboard in a way as to keep it from blowing away on windy days.


Acceptable Items for Recycling

  • Recyclables: Aluminum and tin cans, mixed colored glass, bottles and jars, plastic bottles, dishwasher bottles, detergent bottles. Wash/rinse all recyclable containers. Bottle caps and can lids should be discarded.
  • Mixed Paper: Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books, soft cover books, corrugated boxes (please flatten). Use brown bags, a laundry basket, corrugated box, or milk crate for paper recycling.


Household Hazardous Waste Events

The Bergen County Utilities Authority conducts hazardous waste collection free of charge for Bergen County residents at several locations in Paramus, Mahwah, and Moonachie:

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ:
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Boulevard, Moonachie, NJ:
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ:
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020

All of the above collection sites are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm (rain or shine).


Electronics, Mobile Paper Shredding, and Tire Events

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ:
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Bergen County Campgaw Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ:
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020

The above collection sites open (rain or shine) at 9:00am and close promptly at 2:00pm.


Shredding Event at Dumont DPW

Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm


Electronics Drop-Off Container (FOR DUMONT RESIDENTS ONLY):

Located at the back of the DPW Building, 1 Aladdin Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 2:30pm. Acceptable items include TVs, computers, monitors, fax machines, modems, VCRs. Pickup service not available - drop off only.

For information regarding private companies/organizations which accept computer equipment and electronics, please visit www.bcua.org (click on Solid Waste and Recycling, then Computer and Electronics).


Stormwater Management
Ordinance 1302 - Stormwater Management and Control


Other Resources

There are also two websites that are terrific sources of information about recycling:

http://www.recyclingnj.com provides practical and straightforward advice on how New Jersey citizens can reduce the amount of waste their households produce, with simple tips for waste reduction or reuse that do not require dramatic changes in lifestyle. It also gives suggestions for alternative ways for reusing some of the items residents might otherwise discard. Additionally, it provides information additional recycling options that are not available through your local authority, but have been created by private businesses and charity groups, for the collection or redistribution of specific waste items, often at little or no expense to your constituents.

http://www.earth911.com is a privately-owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country. Its Recycling Directory is very comprehensive. It contains information for recycling over 240 different products. The Directory is free for consumers to use on the website, through the toll-free and bilingual hotline(1-800-CLEANUP) and with the free iPhone application (Recycle). Earth911.com lists over 127,000 locations and programs that people can search in the directory to find local recycling and disposal resources. The information provided through the site's directory, editorials and resources represents only fact-based information and useful content.


Leaves & Yard Waste

Grass and Yard Debris Pickup

Grass and yard debris pickup begins on March 17, 2020.

  • Tuesday: Washington Ave. from Massachusetts Ave. to streets north of E. Linden, streets east of Charles St. and north of Hamilton, Knickerbocker Road to Massachusetts Ave., Massachusetts Ave. to Washington Ave.
  • Wednesday: E. Linden Ave. to Charles St., Hamilton Ave., Knickerbocker Road to Madison Ave., to Elm St., Maple St., and Washington Ave. from E. Linden to the town's southern border.
  • Thursday: Columbia Ave., streets west of Washington Ave. to New Milford border, streets south of New Milford Ave. between Prospect Ave. and Washington Ave., including the section west of Prospect Ave. and north of New Milford Ave. to Seminole Avenue.
  • Friday: New Milford Ave. between Prospect Ave. and Washington Ave., streets north of New Milford to Golfview and Massachusetts Ave., streets west of Washington Ave. to Prospect Ave.


Tied Branch Pickup

Tied branch pickup begins on March 17, 2020 and ends the week of October 5, 2020. There will be no pick-up the week of October 12, 2020.

Branches MUST be cut and tied into lengths no longer than 4 feet, bundled and put out on your yard debris day.


Leaf Season Pickup

Leaf season bulk leaf collection begins on October 19, 2020 and ends the first week of December.

Leaves may be raked curbside in the street but MUST be at least 10 feet away from any catch basin in accordance with N.J.D.E.P. Stormwater Management laws. Residents are asked to PLEASE keep their garbage cans and basketball hoops out of the street during this time to help facilitate the leaf collection.