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

Office Hours

Public Works Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm
Recycling Center:
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Welcome From The Dept. Of Public Works

Fall News

Soon the leaves will start to turn and another fall season will be upon us. This year our curbside leaf pick up will run from October 10th through December 3rd, 2017. All leaves must be raked to the curb by December 3rd, 2017 for pickup. Any leaves you have after December 3rd 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

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 Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note: there will be no curbside grass and garden debris pick up from December 1st, 2016 to March 1st, 2017. Garden debris can be brought to the DPW yard. 

 The Bergen County Utilities Authority will be sponsoring 8 household hazardous waste collection events and 4 tire, computer/electronics collection and shredding events in 2017.

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

For a list of tire, computer/electronics and 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.     

Hazardous Waste Collection

2017 Information and Recycling Calendar

Commingled Recycling Acceptable Items                                


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