North Bergen DPW teams up with parking authority to maximize street cleaning

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The North Bergen Department of Public Works has teamed up with the local parking authority to maximize street cleaning efforts as part of the new “Broom and Barrel” program.

Photo courtesy of the Township of North Bergen.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The DPW purchased three new violations trucks that are now accompanying the department’s street sweepers on their daily routes.

Through a partnership with the North Bergen Parking Authority, the trucks are being used to enforce street cleaning parking rules, as well as to carry additional cleaning equipment and to pick up bulk items left on curbs by residents.

“We can count on our hardworking DPW employees to do whatever they can to keep our streets clean, and I commend our DPW Director John Shaw and his team for always doing an excellent job keeping North Bergen clean,” DPW Commissioner Frank Gargiulo said in a statement.

Two of the new violations trucks were paid for by Clean Communities grant funding, saving North Bergen taxpayers $50,000.

“Protecting our quality of life is always a priority for our entire team, so I’m glad to see the Department of Public Works offer these new programs that are making our streets and sidewalks cleaner than ever,” added Mayor Nick Sacco.