Public Works & Recycling (DPW)

Snow Removal Requirements for Residents & Businesses

Residents are required to clear the snow 12 hours after the storm ends; business owners, commercial properties & apartment buildings must clear the snow four (4) daylight hours after the storm ends.


Please leave Christmas trees at the curb, free of plastic bags, décorations/lights or tree stands. Collection of trees will continue through early February. If you live in a high-rise or apartment complex, please follow the instructions of your management.

For any questions regarding tree pick-ups or any other trash pick-ups, please call the Department of Public Works at 201-592-3500 x3632. Thank you for your cooperation!

Mission StatementDepartment of Public Works Building

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 Public 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 Grounds
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Quality of Life
  • Recycling
  • Roads
  • Sanitation
  • Sewers


A few of the DPW responsibilities include:

  • Fleet Maintenance and Repairs
  • Leaf Collection
  • Municipal Building Maintenance and Repairs
  • Sanitation and Recycling Collection
  • Sewer Maintenance and Repairs
  • Snow Removal
  • Street Cleaning
  • Street Maintenance and Repairs