P: (201) 670-3956
F: (201) 670-3959
1 Harding Plaza
1 Harding Plaza Glen Rock
M-F: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (201) 670-3956
6:30am to 3:00pm
473 Doremus Avenue
The Department of Public Works is responsible for sanitation, recycling, municipal services and a host of other services in Glen Rock.
All rear-yard and curbside sanitation and recycling pickups are scheduled by route; to determine if your residence included the North/West or South/East route, please refer to the DPW Route Map (link below).
Here are some interesting facts about the DPW and the service they provide:
Garbage Removal for Public Spaces
The Department of Public Works’ Sanitation Group is also responsible for the pickup of garbage at all public spaces in the Borough. This includes all parks and recreation areas, Board of Education buildings (schools, offices, etc.), the Public Library, the Municipal Building, firehouse, ambulance headquarters, and the Municipal Pool as well as the containers located on Rock Road and other heavy traffic areas. The DPW also collects the garbage at all houses of worship in the Borough.
If you would like to report a public space with excess garbage, please call (201) 670 – 3980.
Local business owners are responsible for hiring private contractors to handle their garbage and recycling.
In Glen Rock, normal household garbage is picked up twice a week from homeowners’ rear yards. Pick up days follow a set schedule by area; normal routines are only interrupted by National Holidays. The annual Borough Calendar, mailed to homeowners in January, publishes pickup dates for the entire calendar year.
Household garbage is normally scheduled to be picked up twice a week, but it is important to note that National Holidays interrupt the regular collection schedule so be sure to check the Borough Calendar for specific dates. To determine if your residence is included the North/West or South/East route, please refer to the DPW Route Map.
North/West Route (Monday and Thursday pickup):
South/East Route (Tuesday and Friday pickup):
Rear yard garbage pickup service includes all waste, animal, fish, fowl, fruit, and vegetable matter resulting from food consumption.
PLEASE, TAKE NOTICE: Residents who place Recyclables in their garbage cans are in violation of the Recycling Ordinance. This may result in not having your garbage cans emptied until the materials are removed and recycled and, in addition, you may receive a summons for a court appearance, resulting in a heavy fine.
Container Type & Location
Garbage will be removed from two 30-gallon capacity rigid plastic containers with tight fitting lids.
Containers must be located behind the front building line, readily visible and accessible for efficient pickup
Plastic containers will crack in severe cold weather. Reasonable care will be taken to prevent damage to your plastic containers during cold weather. However, the Borough must disclaim any responsibility for such damage.
In order to provide residents with an easy way to dispose of household rubbish, the Borough provides monthly curbside of pickup of items that cannot be disposed of in normal rear yard garbage or curbside recycling. Rubbish Collection is monthly on designated Wednesdays by residential area. For more information, see the tabs below.
Rubbish will be picked up once a month according to the schedule below, but it is important to note that Official Holidays interrupt the collection schedule so be sure to check the Borough Calendar for specific dates. To determine if your residence is included the North/West or South/East route, please refer to the DPW Route MapNorth/West Route (First Wednesday of the Month):
All rubbish should be placed at the curb after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening and before 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning on scheduled pickup days.
See your Borough Calendar or the calendar on this Glen Rock website for schedule changes necessitated by holidays.
All normal household materials such as wooden boxes, appliances, furnishings, household equipment, utensils, and any other material that is not considered garbage and is not eligible for curbside recycling pickup (including styrofoam - regularly scheduled recycling options for styrofoam will be available beginning in 2020), will be picked up on monthly Rubbish Collection days.
Refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed before placing at the curb. The Borough urges residents to request the vendor take the older appliances known to contain Freon gas, when the new unit is delivered.
What Won't Be Picked Up
The following items will not be taken on Rubbish Collection days:
Fire Damaged Goods: The Borough will not pick up or dispose of materials or furnishings of any kind that emanate from a house fire or other unusual damage to a property. The owners of the property must dispose of such materials and furnishings at their own expense.
Container Type & Location
A general rule of thumb on Rubbish Collection day is, “If it’s out on the curb, it must be rubbish!” Read these points to be sure you know where and how to leave your rubbish.
The Municipal Services team of the Department of Public Works is responsible for the upkeep of Glen Rock’s public spaces. Municipal Services’ responsibilities include: