The recycling division collects recyclables, educates residents about Fair Lawn's recycling program and enforces…More recycling regulations for items such as paper, clothing, electronics and construction materials. Hazardous materials are not accepted for recycling.
Businesses submit a business recycling registration form and report their annual recycling tonnage to the borough. For residents, curbside recycling is cancelled when there are weather-related emergencies or when Fair Lawn schools are closed.
As part of New Jersey's Clean Communities Program, Fair Lawn receives grant money from the state each year for litter prevention and education. The borough has a "Litter Marshal Program" with more than 100 volunteers.
The Fair Lawn Fire Department is a volunteer organization that consists of four stations founded in 1911, 1912, 1924…More and 1930. Company No. 1 at 12-34 George Street is the "Central Station." Members tend to fires and other emergency and rescue calls around the clock with an average 3-minute response time. The fire department's annual community events include a station open house, 4th of July Fireworks and the Memorial Day Parade.
All volunteers must first learn standard operating procedures, take a course at the Bergen County Fire Academy and attend weekly drills on Tuesday evenings. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 and a junior firefighter program is open to those between 16 and 18. The borough rewards volunteers with a discount card for local shops, access to the First Responders Weight Room in the Fair Lawn Community Center, special parking permits, pool passes and a clothing allowance.
Fair Lawn also has a Fire Prevention Bureau that conducts fire safety inspections at about 4,500 locations per year. The borough's fire marshal is Jay Bender.
A general interest radio organization located in the Fair Lawn Community Center on 20th street, the Fair Lawn Amateur…More Radio Club was one of the first groups of its kind in North Jersey when it was founded in 1961.
The club's facilities include two rooms with five operating stations, with its antennas mounted on a 20-foot tower on the roof. By providing communications for Fair Lawn's annual 4th of July Fireworks display and the Memorial Day parade, the club has show a commitment to public service. Many club members are also part of Fair Lawn's Radio Emergency Service organization and the Community Emergency Response Team.
Syd Rosenfield is the club's president. Membership is open to both licensed or unlicensed radio enthusiasts, and the club helps members without a license obtain one.
The Armenian community in Fair Lawn pooled their monies to build this church, which includes a ballroom and gym, in…More 1965. In 1981 the church was expanded to include the Saint Leon Community Center.
The 400-family church is named after the fifth century Armenian spiritual leader, Saint Leon. It offers bible study and deacon's training; a senior citizen center, women's guild, men's fellowship, and sports association; and a Sunday school.