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Passaic County 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule

Garbage and recycling information

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Water Department

Use of recreation fields & recreational programs

Shade Trees

Snow removal – roads & sidewalks

Leaf and yard waste pick-up information

Code enforcement for property maintenance, grass & weeds, dumpsters, sidewalks 

Road Projects

County Roads

Stormwater Management

2008-2013 Capital Program



-         Sewer backups (after hours, 973-427-2501)
-         Potholes
-         Street signs and traffic lights
-         Condition of recreational fields
-         Road opening permits
-         Landscaper registration 

For missed pick-ups of garbage and/or recyclables, call the contractors, as follows: 

Garbage & Recyclables:
      B&B Sanitation – 877-465-4433

Yard Waste:
      Gaeta – 973-278-6625


Dig Safely -  call 1-800-272-1000 for utility mark-outs before you dig in New Jersey.  It's the law!  

Road Opening Permits - Road opening permits can be obtained in the DPW office, 2nd floor municipal building, 445 Lafayette Ave.

County Road Opening Permit - Call Passaic County Road Department (973) 881-4500

New sewer and water connections:  If you are connecting to the water or sanitary sewer system, there is a $3000 charge per system.  The application form can be filled out in the DPW office on the second floor of the municipal building at 445 Lafayette Ave. 

Landscaper registration: Landscapers who do business in Hawthorne have to register in the DPW office on the second floor of the municipal building.  There is no fee at this time.  Landscapers must provide a business card and a customer list (addresses only).




Public Works Director Robert Scully
Superintendent of Public Works         Ron Gonzalez
Public Works Administrative Coordinator       

Maureen Cook

Borough Engineer     Stephen T. Boswell   



Public Works employees


Public Works 2018 Meetings Schedule