Department of Public Works & Recycling (DPW)

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Interstate Waste Services will collect lawn debris every Monday through October. Branches must be tied smaller than 4 feet. They will not accept plastic bags. Lawn bags or paper bags only, please.  

No dumping in our parks

We kindly ask that residents make full use of the trash receptacles in all of the Borough's parks and public spaces, and please, do not dump your household or commercial refuse. Any person caught disposing of garbage in one of the parks will be issued a fine by the Fort Lee Police Department.

spring Paper shredding event

Fort Lee is sponsoring their bi-annual Shredding Event on Saturday, April 24 from 9am-1pm at the Fort Lee Recreation Center at 1500 Stillwell Avenue, offering free paper shredding for local residents (proof of Fort Lee residency needed). Limit four bags per household, please. (There will be another shredding event in the Fall.)

Mission StatementDPW Bosses

The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides essential services to the residents of Fort Lee in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. The Public Works, through its dedicated employees, strives to plan, design, build, maintain and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and ability of government to adequately preserve these assets for succeeding generations.

The PuDepartment of Public Works Buildingblic Works Department enhances the quality of life through responsible and sound management, innovation, teamwork and vision and to provide dependable, high quality, cost effective and responsive public works to the residents, businesses and visitors of the Borough of Fort Lee.


The Fort Lee Department of Public Works is comprised of several divisions which include:

  • Building and GroundsDPW Snow Plow 2021
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Quality of Life
  • Recycling
  • Roads
  • Sanitation
  • Sewers


A few of the DPW responsibilities include:

  • Fleet Maintenance and RepairsBoro Hall Pumpkin 2020
  • Leaf Collection
  • Municipal Building Maintenance and Repairs
  • Sanitation and Recycling Collection
  • Sewer Maintenance and Repairs
  • Snow Plowing
  • Street Cleaning
  • Street Maintenance and Repairs


The two main utilities in town are electric, gas and water. For electric and gas to be set up in your home, contact PSE&G at 800-436-7734, and for water, contact Suez at 201-489-4161. For a list of all utilities that service the area, please click here

DPW with Masks