Totowa's Town Wide Trash to Treasure Garage Sale

The Borough of Totowa Public Library will be having a Town Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 - 3:00 pm (rain date: April 29th). For a $5 donation, the Library will advertise for you, provide you with a lawn sign and distribute a map/listing with your location. A Garage Sale Permit will not be needed for this event since the Borough of Totowa will be waiving their fees. Please complete the Registration Form and return it to the library by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Please click here for more information. Any questions, you can call the Library at 973-790-3265 or email them at totowapl@gmail.com.


Free Rabies Clinic

The Borough of Totowa will be holding its Annual Rabies Clinic on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at the Department of Public Works garage located at 136 Furler Street, between the hours of 7:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information please call Sue at the Board of Health at 973-956-1000, ext. 1008

All dogs must be licensed prior to rabies clinic. Licenses can be purchased that night. Fees are: $8.20 for neutered dogs and $11.20 for un-neutered. Payment can be made by check, payable to the Borough of Totowa, or exact change only. If you have any questions concerning licenses, please call the Records Department at (973) 956-1000, Ext. 3702.

Winter Warning - No Parking on Streets

Just a reminder, there is no parking on streets when snow covered until the Department of Public Works has completed all snow removal. Throwing snow/ice into the roads is NOT permitted.Click here for more details on our snow removal policy.

Please help keep our streets safe and park your vehcile(s) at the following facilities:

- The Community Center - 385 Union Boulevard
- The Municipal Complex Parking Lot - 537 Totowa Road
- Jefferson Place Parking Lot - Union Boulevard (next to American Legion)
- Veteran's Field Parking Lot - Totowa Road (Next to Laurel Grove Cemetery
- PAL Building/Field Parking Lot, Chamberlain Ave (building lot) and Crosby Avenue (field lot), both located off Lincoln Avenue

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program

Energy Efficiency Rebates are now available for New Jersey residents, Businesses and Government through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. For more information, see attached flyer, call (866) NJSMART or visit NJCleanEnergy.com/TIPS.

Local Resident in Need of Kindey Transplant

Former Totowa resident Nick Sauter, who now resides in Little Falls, is in need of a kidney transplant. Nick grew up in Totowa, NJ, went to Passaic Valley High School, and attended Rutgers University from 1973-1977 where he played four years of football and was a member of the 1976 Scarlet Knights Undefeated Football Team....read more

Totowa ranked #7 in LendEDU’s study on the Best NJ Towns for Bagel Lovers.

April 2017 - LendEDU compiled rankings for the Best New Jersey Towns for Bagel Lovers list by using licensed data and a unique scoring system. For each town in New Jersey with a population above 5,000, they were able to find the exact number of bagel shops. That number was divided by the respective town’s population and the resulting number was LendEDU’s Bagel Density Index. A higher Bagel Density Index meant a better ranking, and Totowa had one of the best scores in the state!

The full report and methodology can be found here:  https://lendedu.com/blog/best-new-jersey-towns-bagel-lovers/

Emergency Notifications

Please visit our Office of Emergency Management page to make sure you are included when a message is sent by Mayor John Coiro or our local emergency response team. It takes just a moment to fill in the appropriate information and you will be notified in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. You may also download a mobile app for your cell phone to receive any alerts .

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County Clerk Services at the Totowa Public Library

The Passaic County Clerk's Office holds full Passport services, Veteran ID’s and Notary registration/renewals on a monthly basis, at the Borough of Totowa Public Library. These services are offered every third Tuesday (11:00 am - 1:00 pm), and on every first Thursday (5:00 pm- 7:00 pm).

If you have any questions, please call the Totowa Library at 973-790-3265.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Passaic County will be collecting Hazardous Waste on the days listed below from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm - RAIN OR SHINE: Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only. Click here for more information and to view the list of acceptable and unacceptable items.


- Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Wayne facility - 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne NJ (Behind Ski Barn)

- Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the West Milford Recycling Ctr, 30 Lycosky Dr, West Milford, NJ (off Marshall Hill Road)

- Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Clifton Department of Public Works, 307 East 7th Street, Clifton, NJ


Passaic County Tire Recycling Amnesty Days

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be holding its Tire Recycling Collection Event for residents on the days listed below from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm - RAIN OR SHINE.

- Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Passaic County Community College, 2 Paulison Avenue, Passaic NJ

- Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Totowa Municipal Complex, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ

- Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Bloomingdale Municipal Complex, 101 Hamburg Tpke, Bloomingdale NJ

Residents of Passaic County may bring up to 8 non-commercial tires (with or without rims) per household. Click here for locations.

Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

Computers and Electronics Collection

Passaic County will be collecting computers and electronic equipment for residents (and small businesses) on the days listed below from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm - RAIN OR SHINE.

Here is a listing of what items will be collected. Small businesses must pre-register by calling 973-305-5738. For more information please clck here.

Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

- Friday, May 4, 2018 and Saturday May 5, 2018 at Beuhler's Cultural Center Parking Lot, 950 High Mountain Road, North Halden

- Friday, September 21, 2018 and Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Mary's Church Parking Lot, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes NJ.

Passaic County’s Document Shredding & Recycling Events

Passaic County’s Document Shredding & Recycling Event will take place on the following dates from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (RAIN OR SHINE). The program is free of charge for residents who may bring up to 6 bankers boxes worth of paper items for shredding and recycling. Participants must take back containers that documents were brought in. 

To see the list of items that are acceptable/nonacceptable and/or for more information, please click here.

Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

 - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Little Falls Municipal Building, 225 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ

- Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ

- Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque (Haskell), NJ  

Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program

Passaic County's Office of Solid Waste and Recycling is selling Compost Bins and Rain Barrels along with an Education Program on how to compost on the days listed below from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (RAIN OR SHINE). For more information on how to purchase a Compost Bin, Rain Barrel or other items, please visit Passaic County's online store at www.passaiccompstersale.ecwid.com. For more information please click here.

Please note: No residency is required - open to everyone.

- Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Ringwood Public Library Parking Lot, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ

- Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Haledon Municipal Complex, 510 Belmo0nt Avenue, Haledon, NJ

Lightning Detection System

The Borough of Totowa maintains a Lightning Detection System at several athletic fields throughout the borough that includes Minnisink Road Field, Kennedy Field, Veterans Field and the fields located at the PAL. A SUMMARY about the Lightning Detection System is available to educate the public about the system and current policies. Rules for complying with the Lightning Detection System are posted at each of the fields.

Water Quality Report

The Borough of Totowa is pleased to present its 2016 Water Quality Report.  The Borough is required to distribute this report by the USEPA on an annual basis.  You can view the report by clicking here. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-956-1000 ext. 1071.

Social Security Information Available On-Line

The Social Security Association (SSA) now provides a service called My Social Security. This service is for people who currently receive monthly Social Security and/or Suplemental Security Income. Also, anyone who is 18 and older and has a work history may check their annual statement, which will no longer be mailed. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount today.

Solutions to Stormwater Pollution

NJDEP - Division of Water Quality - Did you know more than 60 percent of water pollution comes from things like motor oil, fertilizers, pet waste and detergents? By sharing the responsibility and making small, easy changes in our daily lives, we can keep common pollutants out of stormwater.

Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Our Water.

Passaic County Fair Housing Notice

Passaic County fully endorses state and federal laws regarding housing discrimination and actively promotes full access to housing opportunity, both rental and ownership. To see the complete Fair Housing Notice, click here.

Utility Bill Assistance

During cold weather, paying heating bills can become a struggle for some New Jersey residents, but here are a number of programs available to provide assistance to moderate income customers, senior citizens, people on disability, as well as better known programs that assist people with low incomes. New Jersey residents who need help paying their utility bills should call 1-800-510-3102 to find out if they qualify for assistance from any program, and how to apply or click here for more information.

New Jersey Drug Card

The Mayor and Council offers a FREE New Jersey Drug Card which provides help for you and your family with your prescription drug costs. Create and print your Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies.