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Spring Leaf Pickup

Spring Leaf Pickup

The Borough will conduct the Spring Leaf pickup end of April.

If you have any questions you may contact the Department of Public Works at 973-226-3400.

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

NJ Top Towns

Essex Fells is One
of NJ's "Top Towns"

Essex Fells ranked favorably in New Jersey Monthly's annual list of the top towns in the state. Click the link below to see the full listing.

Buy a Paver and Support Essex Fells

Buy a Brick
Support Our Youth

The Essex Fells Recreation Foundation invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick Program!

When you purchase a personalized brick that will line the entrance to the new Fieldhouse at the Recreation complex, you are supporting the development of the youth in our community.

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.

10th Annual Octoberfest Celebration Rescheduled for Oct. 11th

Please note that our annual OctoberFest Celebration has been re-scheduled from Saturday, October 4th to Saturday, October 11th from 11am to 4pm at the Essex County Environmental Center.  See below for more details or call the Center at 973-228-8776 for more information.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s Tenth Annual OctoberFest Fall Family Celebration. This exciting and fun-filled event is a great way to learn about the environment as you celebrate the arrival of Fall.

9th Annual Essex Co. Senior Wellness Day

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to attend the Ninth Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is free and is open to Essex County senior residents only! For more information call (973)621-4400; for transportation call (973)618-1280.

Essex Fells Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Sept. 27

On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Essex Fells Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills to Police Headquarters at 255 Roseland Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Date Change for Essex Co. Collection Day - Household Hazardous Waste

Please be advised that the dates for the Fall Household Hazardous Waste event have been changed to:

Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 125 Fairview Avenue (next to Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

*Please note that there will NOT an event on Saturday, October 4, 2014 as previously announced.*

The new date will be Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is free to all Essex County residents. (For complete list of accepted items click below)

Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. Please note this event is NOT for commercial and industrial facilities. For more information call (973)792-9060 or

Essex Co. Recycling Day - Computers & Electronics

Essex County’s Recycling Day for Computers and Electronics will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is free to all Essex County residents.

Among the items accepted will be computers, printers, televisions, toasters, old cellular phones and more. You may not drop off smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. (For complete list click below)

Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. Please note that commercial and large quantity users may NOT drop off items. For more information call (973)792-9060 or

Essex Co. Environmental Center Fall 2014 Public Programs

The Essex County Environmental Center is situated in a wooded wetland habitat with access to the Passaic River which makes for an interesting and affordable site to book a naturalist-led field trip for school groups, scouts, and community groups. Book our state-of-the-art facility and nature setting for an educational birthday party, community event, or a corporate business outing. Take advantage of this County facility, stay local and explore the nature of Essex in your own “backyard!”

The center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Park System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk.

Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Click below for upcoming events.

For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

New PSE&G Outage Map Helps Customers Navigate Stormy Weather

With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map.  PSE&G recently adopted new technology to enhance the mobile-friendly map, providing more detailed information about outages and when power will be restored. When the lights go out, customers can now log on to see:

-      The location of the outage at the neighborhood level.

-      The number of customers affected by the outage.

-      When the outage was reported, and the time PSE&G expects service to be restored.

-      The cause of the outage, if available, such as equipment failure or animal contact.

-      During storms, the status of the job in the restoration process — whether crews are assessing the outage, making repairs or removing a tree.

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