The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all public works, shall plan and supervise the work of repair and maintenance of all streets and roads, carry on the work of maintenance and care of public buildings, parks, grounds and equipment, supervise the collection and disposal of garbage, ashes and waste, have general supervision of all public sewers and stormwater drains, assume general charge of all other work of repair, maintenance, minor construction and operation of Borough equipment and shall perform such services in connection therewith as shall be required or directed by the Mayor and Council.

DPW picks up garbage, trash, recyclables, yard waste and white goods. Residents should not drop off any refuse, or anything else, at the DPW, as it is closed to public access. Only electronics should be dropped off at the container at the DPW.


Sanitary Sewer back-ups, or fallen trees, please call the DPW during their normal working hours of 7a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Any emergency arising before 7 a.m., or after 3 p.m. please notify the Leonia Police Department at 201-944-0800.

Acceptable Waste and Pickup Schedules

All collectibles should be at the curb by 7 a.m. and no earlier than 5 p.m. on the preceding day, excluding “household garbage."

Please see the garbage/recycling schedule for specific pick-up schedule.
For a printable version of our recycling guide, please click on the following link:
Leonia Recycling Guide PDF

Household Garbage
(“Kitchen” wastes only”) garbage should be placed in the pick up location by 7 a.m. on the day of collection, which is every Tuesday and Friday for the entire Borough.

Bulk Trash
(“Household furnishings such as chairs, sofas, rugs and other misc. items”), trash is picked up curb side on alternate Mondays and Thursdays, bi-weekly. Refer to the Community Calendar or the web-site for pick up schedule.

Mixed Paper
(“Newspaper, cardboard, magazines”), are alternating Wednesdays. Brown bags are acceptable, No Plastic Bags.

Co-Mingled Containers
(“Bottles, cans, plastic containers”), are alternating Wednesdays. Placed at curb in hard receptacles – No Plastic Bags

White Goods
(“Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners and misc. metal items”), the DPW will schedule a pick up of these items. Call 201-592-5790; leave your name, phone number, and address where the items are to be picked up.

Yard Waste
(“Branches, brush, clippings”), pick ups are on alternating Mondays unless there is a Holiday, refer to the pick-up schedule in the Community Calendar or on the Web-site. This service is available March through November of the calendar year. No Plastic Bags

Loose Leaves
Can be raked into piles at the curb from October through December. No Plastic Bags

Televisions, computers, radios, etc., are to be dropped off at the container located at the DPW

Hazardous Waste
For complete listing go to or call 201-807-5825.

View the Borough's comprehensive recycling guide, with information on how to recycle any household item