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Public Works Schedule Change Alert

Please note the Department of Public Works (DPW) schedule change for upcoming Juneteenth Observance, from June 17 through June 21, 2024. Click here to view and/or download the Public Works Schedule Change for June, 2024.

  • Recycling Collections
    • Monday, June 17, 2024: Recycling (blue carts) in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024: Recycling (blue carts) in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Sanitation Collections
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Sanitation (green carts) in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
    • Thursday, June 20, 2024: Sanitation (green carts) in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
    • All Wood Avenue and St. Georges Avenue Business sanitation and cardboard/paper recycling will be collected on Thursday, June 20, 2024.
  • No Collections
    • Friday, June 21, 2024: The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. There will be no grass collection or bulk trash collection this week.
  • The Recycling Center and DPW yard bulk drop-off will be closed on June, 21, 2024, and will reopen on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Swearing in Ceremony of 2024 Linden Police Officers

View the 2024 swearing in ceremony for the new Linden Police Officers.

Construction Code Inspection Requests – New Digital Feature

All new Inspection Request Forms must be filed under the most current Construction Codes adopted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA).  For more information, view NJ DCA Code and Regulations. All inspection requests must be submitted digitally or in writing 5:23-2.18(c) at least 24 hours prior to the requested inspection date.

Linden residents may now make their inspection requests using the following online form.

Union County Mosquito Control

Please be advised, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying County and Town Parks, Wednesday morning, June 5, 2024, between the hours of 3am and 7am (weather permitting). Check below for the list of Parks to be sprayed.

  • What: Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying County and Town Parks.
  • Where:
    • County Parks
      • Clark – Esposito, Oak Ridge
      • Cranford – Nomahegan
      • Elizabeth – Mattano, Warinanco
      • Garwood – Unami
      • Linden – Wheeler
      • Mountainside – Echo Lake
      • Plainfield – Cedar Brook
      • Rahway – Rahway Park
      • Scotch Plains – Ponderos
    • Town Parks
      • Linden – Memorial
      • Plainfield – Milt Campbell
      • Westfield – Tamaques
  • When: June 5, 2024 from 3am until 7am.
  • How: If you have any questions, please contact the Union County Office of Mosquito Control at 908-654-9834 or 908-654-9835.

CPR Training

June in national cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) month. Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Police Department and Linden Fire Department are pleased to offer free CPR training to Linden residents. Two opportunities to attend. Space is limited, register today!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the CPR Training.

  • Who: Linden residents.
  • What: CPR training. Earn your CPR Certification in this American Heart Association Training Course presented by Certified First Responders from the Linden Police and Fire Departments.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: 6pm
    • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    • Monday, June 17, 2024
  • How: Free training. Click here to register. For more information, email here.

2024 City of Linden Summer Entertainment Series

Click here to view and/or download the 2024 Summer Entertainment Series entertainment schedule. Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and Uptown Linden Inc., invite you to attend the 2024 Summer Entertainment Series!

  • What: Come and enjoy the Summer Entertainment Series, events include live music of different genres, Legends of Linden, and comedy!
  • When: The 2024 Summer Entertainment Series will be held on varying nights from May 23 through September 20, 2024. Click here to view and/or download the 2024 Summer Entertainment Series entertainment schedule.
    • Concert events will begin at 7:30pm and end at 9pm.
    • Comedy Under The Stars will begin at 6:30pm and end at 9pm.
    • House Music events will begin at 4:30pm and end at 9pm.
    • Legends of Linden events will begin at 3pm and end at 7pm.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: Free event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional seating available for lawn chairs as space permits. For more information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8600. Click here to view and/or download the 2024 Summer Entertainment Series flyer with entertainment schedule.

Grass Clippings Reminder

The following Ordinance has been adopted as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Prepared by the Linden Department of Community Services, Division of Engineering & Department of Public Works.

Click here to view and/or download the Grass Clippings Reminder.

  • It is illegal to blow grass/lawn clippings into the street
  • According to Ordinance 49-79, it is a violation to sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street.
  • Professional Lawn services and residents can be cited for violations of these rules.
  • If you have someone mow you lawn, remind them to dispose of grass clippings appropriately, or you will pay twice for their service and the citation
  • City of Linden Public Works will collect grass clippings in a sturdy container labeled GRASS, of in a paper bag. Do not mix twigs, branches, rocks, or dirt with grass clippings. Clippings in PLASTIC bags will not be collected. Click here to view your Collection Schedule.

Nationwide Click It or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign

Linden Police to participate in Nationwide Click it or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign from May 20 through June 2, 2024. The Linden Police Department will join law enforcement officers from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” high-visibility enforcement effort.

  • Click here to view and/or download the memo regarding the 2024 Click it or Ticket Campaign.
  • Click here for more information about New Jersey seat belt laws.

The annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols in combination with local and national publicity efforts to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,302 of the passengers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2022 were not wearing seatbelts. While a national compliance rate near 92% seems high, the data reflects some concerning trends; 60% of the young adults killed and 57% of those killed in nighttime crashes were not buckled. “Putting on your seatbelt is the single most important step you can take when you get into a vehicle,” said Police Chief David Hart. “Taking just a few seconds to buckle up can cut your chances of being seriously hurt or killed in a crash by 45%, and it is 100% in your control.”

In New Jersey, everyone must be buckled up, regardless of where they’re sitting. A violation by the driver, front seat passenger, or passenger under the age of 18 is a primary offense, so a police officer may stop a vehicle and issue a ticket without witnessing any other violations. While passengers over the age of 18 are responsible for themselves, drivers are responsible for all passengers under the age of 18.

Linden Police Department Fourth Annual Bike Rodeo!

Do you want to learn about Bicycle safety? Come join us for the Linden Police Department Fourth Annual Bike Rodeo!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Who: Children of any age interested in bicycle safety.
  • What: Fourth Annual Bicycle Rodeo! With the summer months ahead, bicycle safety is an important topic to discuss. Children of all ages will learn about proper helmet use and bicycle safety. There will also be an obstacle course!
  • Where: Linden Memorial Field Park next to the Baseball Field on Lower Road.
  • When: Friday, May 24, 2024 from 4pm until 7pm.