The recreation department -- based out of the Fair Lawn Community Center on 20th street -- manages the borough's…More parks, athletic fields, pools, and playgrounds. The department oversees organizations such as the Radio Club, Fair Lawn Art Association and Bridge Club.
Holiday celebrations and a number of volunteer efforts are also organized by the recreation department. The department's fitness programs include tennis lessons, basketball camps, softball leagues, street hockey, competitive volleyball and aerobics classes. Information on all of the department's sports programs can be viewed at www.flallsports.org.
Fair Lawn's senior center is also run by the recreation department. James Graff is the borough's superintendent of recreation.
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.