DepartmentsDepartment of Public Works (DPW)

Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides vital services to Borough residents daily, including but not limited to roads, sewers, parks & playgrounds, engineering, buildings grounds, recycling & sanitation. The hours of the DPW are from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The DPW collects recycling of white goods and yard waste. The Department is responsible for park maintenance, leaf and snow removal, and countless other duties to keep Fairview looking its best.

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected twice a week by the Borough's garbage hauler, JSI, Inc. of Jersey City. To find out which day garbage is picked up at your property and general rules for garbage collection, please click here

Brush Collection

Effective April 15th and continuing through November, the DPW picks up vegetative water, i.e., branches, shrubs, and grass on Mondays. Smaller items such as leaves and grass must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or sturdy, non-disposable containers no heavier than 50 pounds each and placed at the curb. More oversized items such as branches and shrubs must be tied in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds each and 4 feet long.


Emergencies such as sewer backups or fallen trees should be reported to the Fairview Police Department (201) 943-2100.

Contact Information

The Department of Public Works and Recycling Department is location at 723 Fairview Avenue. Please contact the DPW at (201) 943-0857


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Acting CPWM/Borough Engineer

(201) 943- 3300 Ext. 256

Tonin Berisha

Public Works Foreman

(201) 943-3300

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Public Works Account Clerk

(201) 943-0857


Recycling of cans, bottles & paper is performed on Wednesday. Recycling bin requests can be made in person at the Department of Public Works Monday through Friday 7 AM -4:00 PM or you may call (201) 943-0857 or email

Items that can be placed in recycling containers for pickup:

  • Aluminum, tin & metal ones
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Plastic Beverage Containers
  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Soda, Laundry Detergent & Bleach Bottles

*All of the above must be emptied & rinsed to remove beverage or food waste. Please remember when placing your recycling on the curb for pickup, no plastic bags. No styrofoam of any kind or in any form.

Newspapers must be tied securely. They do not go into recycling containers, plastic bags, or pails. Magazines, soft & hardcover books, and junk mail may be put out along with the newspapers.

Cardboard must be collapsed & tied. It also must be placed at the curb on the same day as the newspapers. Cardboard & newspapers must be secured to keep them from being blown away by strong winds.

Department of Public Works Divisions include roads, traffic, building maintenance, parks & playgrounds, sewers & storm drains, engineering, sanitation & recycling and code enforcement.


Information on State Roads can be found here.

Information on County Roads can be found here.


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