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• KEEP YOUR CARS LOCKED - TAKE YOUR KEY FOBS OUT! - It is always
important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some tips to prevent burglaries from the WTPD  If you see something, SAY something!

POLICE PROMOTIONS - Congratulations to Chief Richard Skinner and Captain John Calamari on their promotions!  Please click here for a press release on this subject from the mayor.
.SNOW REMINDERS - parking restrictions / shoveling sidewalks / digging out hydrants and checking on your elderly neighbors 

• LEAF COLLECTION BEGINS 11/4 *During leaf collection season, the DMF yard will be closed Tuesday but remain open on Saturday. Click here for zone and schedule information. Please do not put leaves at the curb after 12/8.


• CLEAR CATCH BASINS OF LEAVES - we remind residents to help prevent flooding by clearing catch basins of leaves and debris.


• WOMAN'S CLUB HOLIDAY HOME DECORATING CONTEST
The judging will take place between Christmas and New Year's Day.  The winner will be invited to the January 9th meetingat 1:00 p.m. in the Senior Center to receive a memento of the occasion.


  WTFD CHRISTMAS TREE SALE OPENS 11/29/19Be sure to stop by and support our fire department who will be selling Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Roping, Grave Blankets and Crosses for all your holiday needs!


 ANNUAL PBA TOY DRIVE - 2019 If you wish to donate, NEW UNWRAPPED toys for children can be dropped off at the Township of Washington Police Department until 12/17/19.  Donations also taken at the tree lighting ceremony!


SANTA ON THE FIRETRUCK- 12/15 - Santa will be starting his visit to the Township at 1:00pm on Sunday, December 15th.  He will cover both sides of town on this day.


• PSE&G - To Lower Residential Gas bills This Fall- click here for press release


TOWN HALL HOURS -  Please refer to each dept.'s page for hours.

If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the website administrator at website@twpofwashington.us or call 201-664-4404. 
Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
COMMUNITY NEWS

• SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER BY TEXT!
Residents are invited to sign up for our email notices by texting TOWNSHIP to 22828 and entering your email address.


• HELPING HAND FOOD PANTRY - The Helping Hand Food Pantry services the towns of Emerson, Hillsdale, Oradell, Montvale, Washington Twp, Westwood and Woodcliff Lake.  If you are experiencing financial difficulties and live in one of those towns, they are located in the Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 349 Hillsdale Ave in Hillsdale.  They do not verify income, but do require confirmation of residency to be served.  The pantry is open on Monday evenings from 5:30PM to 7PM and the 1st Saturday of every month from 9AM to 10:30AM.  If you would like more info, please visit their website here  

• TROUBLE PAYING YOUR UTILITY BILLS?
PSE&G is offering a webinar (click here) on 12/3 at 11:00am (Dial 
Dial 1-602-333-0021 and Enter the Access Code 7862448#) for anyone interested to see if you may qualify for assistance..  Additional information containing resorces for those in need, please click here.

• THE LOSS OF A LEGEND - It is with great sadness we must share the following news. Our Township has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Vito Trause on 10/31/19. Please click here to read a message from Mayor Calamari.

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
  BERGEN COUNTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND 2019
Opens 11/29/19 and runs through 1/5/2020 Click here for ticket info, calendar of events and complete info!
• Tree Lighting - 12/7/19 at  6:30pm   
• Disability Day - 12/12/19 

•  2019 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
•  2019 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents 

Bergen County Seal ImageALL UPCOMING BERGEN COUNTY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES!
Check out all the upcoming events and opportunities sponsored by the county.  Click here for an events listing with posters and click here for a regular calendar view of all the county has to offer. 

NJ PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS - Senior Freeze & Homestead 
FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing Scam - Medicare Fraud
NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases
SUEZ LETTER ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY 
Want to know if you have a lead service water line? Click here
What should SUEZ customers know about lead in drinking water in Bergen & Hudson counties? Click here for facts & faq

ROCKLAND COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK UPDATE - 2019
WOMEN VETERANS: Receive care through all stages of your life - CLICK HERE for detailed information.
VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING & HEALTH CARE
Many Veterans may be eligible for VA health care. Enrollment in VA health care satisfies your Affordable Care Act health coverage requirement—no add-on insurance plan is needed. VA encourages you to explore your health care benefits, including preventive, primary, and specialty care; prescriptions; mental health care; home health care; geriatrics and extended care; medical equipment and prosthetics; and more.  Click here for enrollment information

BERGEN COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Can't afford needed home improvements?  It's time to GET HIP!  Click the flyer to the right for further details or Call 201-336-7210 or email GetHIP@co.bergen.nj.us


NJ STARS COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college. Click here for further information.

VETERAN SERVICES - NJ CAREER CONNECTIONS
If you are a Veteran looking for work, collecting Unemployment or your Unemployment has recently ended, you may qualify for the:Employer Partnership Grant On-The-Job Training Program.
For more info, come to our Re-employment Opportunities (R/O) in person.
 ***** Monday & Thursday ***** 8:45AM or 12 :45PM *****
All sessions start promptly  No appointment Necessary

• RECYCLING RULES REMINDER - Plastic bags are NOT recyclable and may be placed in with your household garbage. You may not put your recyclables in plastic bags, you should put bottles, cans and containers loose in a barrel or bin. Bottles, cans and containers must be rinsed of all food and liquid. Containers with food and liquid residue and plastic bags are considered contamination.  We have been advised that we will be charged $175 per ton if the Township’s recycling has contamination. You may click here to view Waste Management's Recycling Quality Policy letter. Please do your best to comply with the rules. For more info, visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com 


• TREE REMOVAL - *PLEASE READ BEFORE ANY WORK IS DONE
If you are planning on removing trees on your property, review our ordinance & complete the
Tree Removal Permit Application PRIOR to doing so.

 NO-KNOCK REGISTRY - Twp. of Washington -Bergen County register online to be placed on a No-Knock List, pursuant to Ordinance 17-19. By submitting this form, you are indicating you wish to have your address added to the Twp. of Washington's No Knock List of addresses that door-to-door vendors may not visit.  Click here to register online. Please note, cable providers Optimum and Verizon are exempt, If you are/or were a customer within the past two years, they are considered to be performing customer service.

REPORT STREETLIGHT OUTAGES - PSE&G customers may report a streetlight by calling 1-800-436-7734. Please note: the pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help  locate and complete the repair.

PLANE NOISE COMPLAINT OPTIONS
Residents can now file a noise complaint with the FAA due to low flying or loud aircraft over the Pascack Valley. Open the Noise Complaint Form  and submit.  To file a complaint by phone:  call 1-800-225-1071

CLEAN WATER NOTICE - Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water 


PET WASTE POLLUTES OUR WATER 
What you can do to protect our water  
EMERGENCY SERVICES NEWS/ ALERTS
SWIFT REACH REGISTRATION
The Township has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ is a system that makes phone calls, sends text messages and emails to registerd users in the event of an emergency or important notification. Please click here or on the icon in the right margin menu to register.

♦  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Flyer
♦  CERT Application
♦  Lightning Detection System Installed - info & alert sign-up
  PVMealsonWheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call
    201-358-0050 or visit

PINK HATS" Available at Police Department

The Pink Hats Are Back! The Washington Township Police Department has participated in The Pink Hat Campaign for several years, helping to raise donation for Breast Cancer research.  We sell Pink Hats for a minimum donation of $25.00 per hat, which 100% of the proceeds are donated towards Breast Cancer research. Contact P.O. Travis Cangialosi or 201-664-1140, extension 301 to set up your donation today!

PSE&G SCAM ALERTS - Sometimes imposters contact PSE&G customers demanding immediate payment and threatening service shut off. Don't be a victim...be prepared & protect yourself - Know the Scams - click here for details

VISIT THE WTVAC WEBSITE TO READ THE LATEST NEWS!


Washington Twp. Volunteer Ambulance Corp is Seeking Volunteers to drive its ambulances on weekdays. Volunteer drivers are only required to take two days' worth of driving courses and a few hours of CPR classes. Anyone who is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at least one day per week could help. Please consider this great opportunity to help your community and its residents who truly do appreciate it. Anyone interested in joining the Washington Township Ambulance Corps should call (201) 664-3784.

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