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Calling All Veterans

Register with the Mayor for upcoming Veteran's events by emailing Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup. Residents can bring their recycling to the Recycling Center. Please check the link below for information.


Prepare Before
Clean-up & Repair

When working on home and/or business repair be sure to both protect yourself when cleaning mold and beware of asbestos. Get further info via the flyer provided below.

Dumpster and POD Permits Required

Dumpster and POD
Permits Required

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Essex County Division
of Senior Services

This Division offers a wide range of services to Essex County Senior Citizens, such as adult day care centers and basic transportation services.

For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at...
(973) 395-8375

Car Theft Advisory

Residents Urged to Lock Car Doors After Recent Break-Ins

The Essex Fells Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock their car doors to recent car burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area. The vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.

Residents are also reminded to remove any valuable items inside their vehicles such as GPS units, iPods and other electronic devices. As always please call us to report any suspicious activity.

Santa Run 2019

On Saturday, December 21st, 2019 beginning at 1 p.m., the Essex Fells Fire Company will be escorting Santa Claus on his annual pre-Christmas tour of the Borough, riding on Essex Fells Engine 2.

Attached is a detailed route map, including the planned street-by-street schedule.

Our volunteer firefighters look forward to bringing Santa around to all of our neighbors and friends and continuing this long-standing Essex Fells tradition.

Rain/snow date will be Sunday, December 22nd  - weather permitting.

Notice of Cancellation of Planning Board Meeting

Please be advised that the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for December 12, 2019 has been cancelled. The next meeting is January 9, 2020 at. 7 p.m.

December 2019 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.
“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.
Events scheduled for December are as follows:

Hectic & Hazardous Holiday Season

Tips for Preventable Mishap

The Holiday Season is upon us and, with it comes rapidly changing winter weather conditions, increased travel, family obligations, and to-do lists a mile long. The most wonderful time of year can quickly turn hazardous as holiday stressors increase the risk for preventable poisoning injuries. Whether you’re traveling near or far, hosting or attending a gathering, or just cozying up at home for the holidays, mishaps do happen. Many common household products can pose a significant risk, especially during this busy time of year, it’s important to know where to turn for immediate medical help when an emergency or question arises.  

“The holidays are an exciting yet potentially dangerous time of year,” says Diane Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine. “We become distracted and forget to pay attention to what’s happening around us, especially in our homes. Often unintentional poisoning injuries occur right under our noses.”

Safety is no accident, it’s a choice. It’s far easier to prevent a tragedy than to treat one. “Take a few minutes today to learn how to reduce your family’s risk of serious injury. A few minutes today may save a loved one tomorrow,” says Calello.  Anything can be a poison if it is used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person; the dose determines how toxic something is or isn’t in the body. “Potential household dangers involve more than just medicines. There are many products in and around your home that can cause serious life-threatening injuries and even death.”

CDC - The Food Production Chain

Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as follows:
Dates:             Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 22, 23 & 24 &
                        Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1
                        Daily from Friday, December 6 to
                        Tuesday, December 31
Times:             5 to 9 p.m. each night
Place:              Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
                         Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
                         560 Northfield Avenue
                         West Orange, NJ

The Holiday Lights Spectacular will be closed on December 24th and 25th.

"We invite the public to make this Essex County holiday tradition your family tradition! Turtle Back Zoo will be turned into a Winter Wonderland, with extraordinary seasonal lighting exhibits and costumed characters. Stroll the landscaped paths of our Zoo and admire the illuminated images of everything from toy soldiers to penguins," DiVincenzo said. "We are offering free admission to make this exciting attraction available to everyone. We also are encouraging our visitors to bring non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, and new and gently used winter coats to help our families in need," he noted.

DEP Reminds Motorists to be Extra Cautious on Roadways as Deer Mating Season Begins, Daylight Hours Get Shorter

Drivers are urged to use extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. Deer are more likely apt to suddenly run onto roadways during this time of year as bucks pursue does, risking the possibility of colliding with a vehicle. Increased deer activity is more likely to occur in the very early morning and around sunset, when visibility may be difficult.

“Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey each year, with the highest number occurring during the fall mating season,” Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Dave Golden said. “We urge all motorists to be especially alert to the possibility of deer suddenly darting onto roadways and to be aware of things they can do to reduce the risk of a collision and possible serious injury to themselves or their passengers.”

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