E-NOTICE UPDATE ON PARKING PERMITS, CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP,
UPDATE ON LEAF COLLECTION, INFORMATION ON PLASTIC BAG BAN
UPDATE ON SALE OF 2020 ANNUAL RIDGEWOOD PARKING PERMITS (RPP)
The 2020 Annual Commuter (Ridgewood Parking Permits – RPP) are currently for sale at the Reception Desk in the lobby of Village Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. All applicants must bring their driver’s license and vehicle registration(s) for car(s) they wish to list on their permits, as the RPPs allow up to 3 cars on each hang tag. The RPPs allow commuters to park in designated Ridgewood parking lots without having to pay the parking meters. The following is a summary of the Ridgewood Parking Permits (RPPs) and their prices:
Premium RPP - $1,325 annual fee –SOLD OUT – The maximum of 160 Premium RPPs have been sold.
Non-Premium RPP - $1,000 annual fee – allows Ridgewood residents to park in Chestnut Street lot, North Walnut Street lot, Cottage Place lot, and Route 17 Park and Ride lot.
Non-resident RPP in Park and Ride Lot - $1,000 annual fee – allows non-residents to park only in the Route 17 Park and Ride lot.
Non-resident RPP in Central Business District - $1,975 annual fee – allows non-residents to park only in the Cottage Place lot.
Ridgewood Resident Commuter Sticker – Free – All Ridgewood resident commuters who wish to park at the train station must bring in their driver’s license and vehicle registration(s) to obtain a free Ridgewood Resident Commuter sticker. Free Ridgewood Resident Commuter stickers will also be issued to all Ridgewood residents purchasing RPPs.
The Village will accept checks, cash, or credit cards (with a 3% transaction fee to the user) for payment.
There are also Central Business District (CBD) Employee stickers and hang tags that may be purchased by those who work in the CBD and allows parking at designated meters in the North Walnut Street lot.
For more information, please visit our website: www.ridgewoodnj.net.
CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP
The Parks Division will be picking up Christmas trees, following the same schedule as last year. This schedule follows a Tuesday/Eastside and Thursday/Westside pattern with trees being picked up on the Eastside of the Village curbside on Tuesdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Trees will then be picked up on the Westside of the Village curbside on Thursdays, January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please be sure that your Christmas trees are not placed in the street.
Those residents wishing to drop off Christmas trees may bring them to the designated location at the Graydon Pool parking lot anytime from January 6 through 30, 2020.
For additional information please contact the Parks Division Office at 201-670-5565.
UPDATE ON LEAF COLLECTION
At this time, the final leaf placement date of December 26, 2019 has passed, so no additional leaves may be placed along the curbline. Leaf collection should be completed by January 10, 2020, weather permitting.
If your final leaf pickup has occurred, and you still have leaves which you wish to dispose of, you may bag your leaves in biodegradable paper bags and bring them to the Recycling Center. The hours of operation at the Recycling Center are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAG BAN NOW IN EFFECT
As a reminder, the Village of Ridgewood’s ban on single use plastic bags took effect on January 1, 2020. All supermarkets, restaurants, street fairs and farmer’s markets are prohibited from handing out single use plastic bags. Plastic bags used for garbage, pet waste, prescriptions, dry cleaning, newspapers, as well as those used to contain loose meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, bulk items and bakery goods are exempt from this ban. We encourage Ridgewood residents to bring their own reusable shopping bags with them and thank you for helping us to preserve the environment.
Heather A. Mailander
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