A CLEANER TOWN
1. Store garbage in covered containers.
2. Place bulk items, recyclables and garden debris at the curb on the night before your scheduled pickup.
3. Remove empty containers as soon as possible after pickup.
4. Follow the rules set forth in annual recycling calendar mailed to residents by the first of the year.
5. Remove litter and debris from sidewalks and curb area on a regular basis.
6. Keep lawns cut and hedges and bushes trimmed.
7. Keep cars off the roadway on a day scheduled for street sweeping.
8. Keep dogs on a leash when walked and obey the pooper-scopper law.
1. Provide an address number on your house.
2. Do not block exit doors and fire escapes.
3. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
4. Do not use extension cords in place of permanent wiring.
5. Keep all matches and lighters from children.
6. Know the location of the nearest fire alarm box.
7. Do not park in fire zones or in front of fire hydrants.
8 . Keep fire hydrants on your property clean of bushes, hedges, debris, and snow.
1. Have all doors and windows protected with appropriate locks, and use auxiliary dead bolt locks on exterior doors.
2. Lock your doors when leaving home, and leave a spare key with a trusted friend or neighbor instead of hiding under door mat or other places.
3. Secure all sliding glass doors with a wooden or steel bar placed in the track.
4. Disconnect your automatic garage door opener when leaving your house for long periods.
5. Do not advertise a vacant home - have a neighbor pickup mail, newspapers, etc. when absent for more than a day or discontinue the service.
6. Use indoor and outdoor lights generously when leaving the home unattended during evening hours.
7. Teach your children the proper way to take messages when adults are not at home.
8. Never give out credit card, banking or other financial information over the telephone without positive identification of the individual requesting such information.
KEEPING KIDS SAFE
1 . Walk the neighborhood with your children showing them safe places in an emergency like a neighbor's house or an open store, and make sure they are taking the safest route to school.
2. Rehearse with children their full name, address, and phone number including area code and how to make emergency phone calls from home and public phone booths.
3 . Thoroughly check the background of baby-sitters and day care center personnel.
4. Encourage children that no one, even someone they know, has the right to touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable and they can and should share any such experiences with you.
6. Listen carefully to your children and let them know they can talk to you about everything.
SERVICES OUTSIDE OF TEANECK
1. For non-operating street lights, first get the pole number from the Pole (this is on a metal band fastened to the pole), then call PSE&G at 1-800-722-0256.
2. To report a water leak, call United Water Company at (201) 487-0011.
3 . To report telephone wires down, call Verizon at 1-800-275-2355.
4. For reporting an emergency gas utility problem, call PSE&G at (201) 261-4422, and if appropriate the Teaneck Fire Department at 911.
FREE BULK GOODS PICKUP
1. Sign up with your trash collector for the per bag option at approximately $18.00 per month plus the cost of stickers for household trash.
2. This option includes free curbside pickup of one bulk item on the second pickup of each week and one white good pickup each month.
3. Call your private trash contractor or the Township at (201) 837-4811 for further details on the per bag system. The more you recycle, the more you save.
1. Make sure your vehicles are off the street on your designated day.