Traffic Circle

Traffic Circles and New Jersey

Of all the traffic circles in New Jersey none is more renowned than the one in Cresskill. It is at the intersection of Knickerbocker Road and Madison Ave. (on Route 501). The Circle embraces the 65 foot obelisk that was dedicated in 1924 as a national symbol and recognizes the contributions made by the 563 men andwomen that lost their lives while serving their country at Camp Merritt during World War I.

The nation's first traffic circle, Airport Circle, was built in Pennsauken, Camden County, in 1925 - 1926. Over the next fifteen years, approximately 75 circles were built throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey's highway engineers experimented with circles, clover-leafs, and a variety of other intersection designs to improve traffic flow in the late 1920s and 1930s.

In the late 1970s it was recognized that dramatic increases in traffic volume at some circles made it necessary to redesign them. 

This Monument marks the center of Camp Merritt and faces the highway over which more than a million American soldiers passed on their way to and fromFrance during the World War, 1914 - 1918. 

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Recycling Center

The Recycling Center located at 325 Piermont Road, is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This center is for residents only. Commercial vehicles are not permitted at the recycling center at any time.


Please note that we will no longer be collecting "alkaline batteries" at the DPW for recycling.

If you wish to continue recycling batteries click here for a list of dropoff sites.

The collection of recyclables will take place on Monday & Thursday. It must be placed curbside before 7:00am. Each street in town has been assigned a day for pick-up. Commingle and Newspapers will be picked up on alternating weeks. Please click here for your assigned day. Commingled which includes glass, aluminum, tin, and plastic containers, must be placed in barrels. Paper and cardboard must be tied and bundled, or placed in paper bags.

Grass and Garden debris will be collected curbside on Wednesdays, March through November. It must be placed in barrels no larger than 30 gallons (DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS). Branches must be less than four feet in length, tied in bundles, and placed at the curb.             

Christmas trees will be recycled on Wednesdays during the month of January. Please have your trees at the curb by 7:00am. Please be sure to remove all decorations and lights before placing at the curb.      

Materials accepted at the Recycling Center are: 

  • Paper, including newspaper, junk mail, catalogs, magazines, telephone books and paperback book 
  • Cardboard, including corrugated and chipboard. Please flatten cardboard boxes to maximize space in container.
  • Leaves, brush and branches
  • Car batteries. 
  • Vehicle motor oil
  • Tires (auto only)
  • Scrap metal  

Non-acceptable Material:

Construction material will not be accepted at the recycling center. Construction material includes lumber, windows, doors, roofing, siding, and wooden fence. Rock, concrete, stone, asphalt, propane tanks and furniture are also not accepted. You must use a private contractor to dispose of these materials. Consult the Yellow Pages under “Rubbish and Garbage Removal”.

Hazardous waste items such as oil base paints, solvents and thinners, gasoline, antifreeze, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides are not accepted at the Recycling Center. These items can be disposed of on the Hazardous Waste Collections Days sponsored each year by the Bergen County Utilities Authority.


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