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

                                                                         *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"

Spring News

Now that spring is here, we have a few reminders for you. Grass and garden debris will be collected curbside on Wednesday, March through November. It must be placed in barrels no larger than 30 gallons and placed at the curb prior to 7:00 AM on Wednesday. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Branches must be less than 4 feet in length, tied and bundled, and placed at the curb. NO PLASTIC BAGS or LOOSE BRANCHES. Residents may also bring their garden debris to the DPW yard. The yard 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.


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. 


Hazardous Waste Collection

2018 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 2018.

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.     


Cresskill Police Department


The Cresskill Police Department is an Accredited Law Enforcement agency located behind the Borough Hall off of Dogwood Lane. We are staffed by 22 Officers and 4 full time dispatchers. Out of the 22 Officers, 2 are assigned to the detective bureau, 1 is assigned to the juvenile detective bureau, and 1 is assigned to the traffic bureau. There are 4 rotating road patrol squads each consisting of a road Sergeant and Patrolmen, supplemented by assistance from Lieutenants, Detectives, and Traffic. We are an "in house" dispatched department, meaning when you call our desk at 201-568-1400, a dispatcher actually sitting in our headquarters, not a large call center, will take your call. Our four full time dispatchers are also supplemented by per-diem dispatchers when the need arises. Our department also has class 1 Special Law Enforcement Officers who assist us with large events and crowd control.


The mission of the Cresskill Police Department is to provide professional, quality police service to the Borough of Cresskill. We have been entrusted with the responsibility to maintain order, protect life and property and to improve the quality of life for all Cresskill residents, members of the community, and visitors. Our objective is to maintain a safe and secure environment for all by interacting with the community, emphasizing the control and prevention of crime and providing fair, impartial, efficient service to the public. 

To demonstrate our commitment to our profession and to the public, the members of the Cresskill Police Department subscribe to the following values:

Excellence: We are committed to delivering quality police service by recognizing the importance of training, personal effort, teamwork, modern equipment, dedication to duty and strong professional standards.

Fairness: Impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.

Integrity: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral standards by embracing the principals of honesty, trust and courage.

Respect: We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat the people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity. We protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

         Police Department Contact Info:

Division/Specialty                                                Point of Contact Officer                                                       email address

Administration                                                             Chief Wrixon                                                          
Community Policing                                                    Det. Franke                                                            
Detective Bureau                                                         Det./Sgt. Lanzilotti                                               
Juvenile Bureau                                                           Det. Birnie                                                               
Dispatch/Communications                                        Lt. Cebulski                                                             
Domestic Violence Liaison                                        Lt. Looby                                                                   
Firearms Permits                                                       Capt. Trumbetti                                                        
Honor Guard Unit                                                       Det./Sgt. Lanzilotti                                                  
Patrol Division                                                            Lt. Saunders                                                             
Records/Discovery                                                     Lt. Cebulski                                                               
Traffic Bureau                                                            Ptl. Grubecki                                                              
Child Seat Installation                                             Sgt. Coleman                                                              
Internal Affairs                                                          Deputy Chief Domville                                              

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