Public Works Department


Department of Public Works
325 Piermont Road
Cresskill NJ 07626
Phone: 201-567-2184
Fax:      201-567-8170
Superintendent of Public Works

Jim Noseworthy

Assistant Superintendent of Public Works
Robert Karach C.P.W.M.

Office Hours

Public Works Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm
Recycling Center:
Tuesday and Saturday
8:00am - 3:00pm

                                                    Welcome From The Dept. Of Public Works



                                                                            *Important Notice*

                                                                 *****NO PLASTIC BAGS*****

Please refrain from using plastic bags when putting your recycling to the curb or your recycling "will not be picked up"

Greetings from the Public Works

This year our curbside leaf pick up will run from October 13th through November 29th, 2020. All leaves must be raked to the curb by November 29th, 2020 for pickup. Any leaves you have after November 29th may be brought to the recycling center at 325 Piermont Road for disposal. We remind you to please refrain from placing any branches, rocks, or debris in with the leaves.  Please remind your landscapers not to put anything into the leaf piles. These things can slow down our pick up by damaging the vacuums and causing unnecessary repairs.

There is no set schedule for leaf pick up. We put all the crews in different sections of town. When all the streets have been picked up, we start over. This seems to work best with everyone getting multiple pickups. Weather conditions have a great impact on the efficiency of our pick up, so please be patient and bear with us through this very busy time. If you have any questions, please call 567-2184. Thank you.

In addition, we would like to remind you that metal will be picked up the first Friday of every month. This pickup is by appointment only. You must call the DPW at 201-567-2184 to let us know that you will be putting metal out for collection. Metal includes all household appliances including air conditioners and hot water heaters. When installing a hot water heater you must obtain a plumbing permit. A new hot water heater must be inspected before the old one will be collected. Refrigerator doors must be removed before placing at the curb.

Major Storms and Hurricanes 


What do I do with branches and debris that fell from a storm?

Currently your garbage contractor is picking up brush along with the grass and garden debris. Branches must be less than 4 feet in length, tied and bundled, and placed at the curb. NO PLASTIC BAGS or LOOSE BRANCHES. 

What if my branch is too big to tie and bundle?
Branches that are too big to tie and bundle can be dragged to the curb. The DPW will come by and chip them at our convenience. If the chipper went by before you put out you branches, you are responsible to have them removed. So get them out ASAP. 

What if my branch is too big to drag to the curb and not from a town tree?
If your branch is too big to drag to the curb you must find other means of disposing them. 

What do I do with my rakings?
We would like to remind you that your garbage contractor is currently picking up grass and garden debris curbside on Wednesdays through November. It must be placed in barrels no larger than 30 gallons and placed at the curb prior to 7:00 AM. NO PLASTIC BAGS. You are reminded that there is a Borough ordinance that prohibits dumping of debris on borough streets. 

What to do if I miss a pickup?
Residents may also bring their grass, garden debris and branches to the DPW Recycling Center. NO PLASTIC BAGS. The Recycling Center is located at 325 Piermont Rd. and is open Tuesday and Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note: there will be no curbside grass and garden debris pick up from December 1st, 2020 to March 1st, 2021. Garden debris can be brought to the DPW yard. 


Hazardous Waste Collection

2020 Information and Recycling Calendar

Commingled Recycling Acceptable Items (now to include milk, juice and broth cartons)      

The Bergen County Utilities Authority will be sponsoring 8 household hazardous waste collection events and 4 tire, computer/electronics collection and shredding events in 2020.

For a list of household hazardous waste collection sites and dates click here

For a list of tire, computer/electronics and mobile shredding collection sites click here

Streetlights that are out can be called into the Cresskill Public Works. Please leave your address and the location of the pole.     



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