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"

Greetings from the Public Works


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 15th through December 1st,2019. All leaves must be raked to the curb by December 1st, 2019 for pickup.Any leaves you have after December 1st, 2019 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, 2018 to March 1st, 2019. Garden debris can be brought to the DPW yard. 


Hazardous Waste Collection

2020 Information and Recycling Calendar

2019 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 2019.

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.     


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 Division Contacts:

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                                              

                          ***For all other matters/general questions, please go to the top and click on email***

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The Cresskill Police Department, in accordance with the Attorney General’s Directive, has implemented a random drug testing policy of sworn law enforcement personnel which is available to public review upon request.


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