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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.

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Residents to Essex County Paper Shredding & Used Tire Recycling Day

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to the Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held as follows:

Date:    Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time:    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place:   Essex County Public Works Department
             99 West Bradford Avenue
             Cedar Grove, NJ

“Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper and used tires is a great way to reduce reusable materials from our waste stream,” DiVincenzo said. “Our Paper Shredding Day enables residents to protect their personal information by destroying old documents safely and securely, with the paper being recycled, while our Used Tire Recycling Day allows unwanted tires to be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner,” he added.

Paper shredded at the event will be recycled. There is no limit on how much paper residents may bring to the Paper Shredding Day. However, plastic sheets and covers, and metal binders must be removed from paper to be shredded. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed. Photo negatives and film are not accepted.

Rubber tires with or without metal rims will be accepted. Rims will not be returned to residents; they will be recycled. The collected tires will be delivered to a State-licensed transfer waste facility, which will recycle the tires into new uses.

Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment, used tires and paper shredding. In addition, the Household Hazardous Waste and Computer and Electronics collection days are held in the spring and fall.

The Essex County Paper Shredding Day and the Used Tire Recycling Day are for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - Fall 2019

Take a look ahead at our upcoming programs:

Acceptable Recycling at the Essex Fells Recycling Center

For a list of acceptable materials at the Essex Fells Recycling Center and how to dispose of them, please see below.

Please do not use plastic bags! Loose, clean and dry recyclables only!

Improvements to Recycling Center Ongoing - Closures May Occur

Update 07.31.2019 - Summer hours for the recycling center will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


The borough will be working on some improvements in the Recycling Center in the weeks ahead.

Closures may occur during this time period, please be careful when using the Center while work is being done.

Our goal is to make the facility more efficient, safer and neater.

Just a few reminders, the borough can no longer accept electronics and never accepts household trash.

Dog Licensing

As a reminderState Law requires all Dogs be licensed through the municipality.

If you have not done so already please do so now.

This also assists the Police Department if a dog is lost to return quickly to the owner.

Kindly contact borough hall if you have any questions, also know the registrations forms are available on line.

2019-2020 Tax Bills are Being Mailed this Week - Available Online for Payment

Update 08.07.2019 - 2019-2020 Tax Bills have been mailed, amounts are also posted online and can be paid via the website.

If you choose to come in to borough hall, checks or cash are accepted, as always. However, if paying online you can use a credit card or checking account.

The due date is September 5, 2019.

Any questions, please contact borough hall at 973-226-3400.

Online payments can be made on the Tax Collector's page.

Essex Fells' Year-Over-Year Tax Rate Comparison

For a Year-Over-Year Tax Rate Comparison between 2018 and 2019, please see below. Also available is a listing of the Apportionment of Taxes from 2015 through 2019.

Notice of Cancellation of Planning Board Meeting

Please be advised that the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for August 8, 2019 has been cancelled.  The next meeting of the Planning Board is September 12, 2019.


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