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Brief History

This is Rockleigh, New Jersey—population approximately 500. Here you may stroll colonial roads where Revolutionary troops once marched. Rockleigh’s landmarks lie within a 246.45 acre historic district, and lie adjacent to the historic district of Palisades, New York. We are traditionally connected to this area by Rockleigh Road. Once part of the Old Rockland Neighborhood, Rockleigh’s colonial history became the history of New York until 1769 when the boundary line with New Jersey was settled after a long and bitter dispute. During the Revolutionary War the area remained steeped in conflict between patriot and Tory. [Read More]

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RSA Budget Archive

Access Borough Codes

PDF 2018_Rockleigh_Zoning_
Map.pdf (1.00 MB)

Stormwater Management

PDF BoR_Stormwatert_
Plan_04-27-21 (4.23 MB)

PDF Ordinance_2021-7_ Stormwater_Mgmt (2.15 MB)

PDF 2023-2_Private-Storm-Drain-Inlet-Standards

PDF 2023-3_Yard-Waste-Penalties

PDF 2023-4_Disposal-of-Pet-Solid-Waste

PDF 2023-5_Yard-Waste-Penalties

PDF 2023-6_Control-Littering

PDF 2023-7_Prohibit-Illicit-Connections-to-Storm-Sewer

PDF 2023-8_Prohibit-Spilling-Dumping-in-Storm-Sewer

PDF 2023-9_Covering-Dumpsters-Refuse-Containers

PDF 2023-10_Prohibit-Feeding-of-Unconfined-Wildlife

Rockleigh, New Jersey Current Events

2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Bergen Community College,
400 Paramus Road (Entry via Paramus Rd. ONLY)

  • Sunday, April 16, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday,June 11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation,
200 Campgaw Road (Ski Area)

  • Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 15, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 9, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bergen County Utilities Authority,
Foot of Empire Blvd. (Entry via Empire Blvd. ONLY)

  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please see the PDF document below for more information.

PDF three-ways-to-vote-flyer-gen-2022.pdf (2.43 MB)

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency approved information about the Bergen County Mosquito Control Division's operations

Please see the PDF document below for more information.

PDF 04-2022_BC_Mosquito_Control.pdf (712 KB)

FREE radon test kits to Bergen County residents

Please see the PDF document below for more information.

PDF 04-2022_Free_Radon_Test_Kits.pdf (48 KB)


Garbage is picked up every Monday and Thursday.

Recycling is picked up every Thursday.

  • Recycling materials are allowed to be comingled (paper and plastics together).

Storm Water Information

Please see the PDF document below for easy things you can do every day to protect our water.

PDF Stormwater_2011 (2 MB)

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Stormwater Related links

Environmental Education

Multimedia items, including tip cards that can be reproduced

Watershed Management Educational Resources

NJ Watershed Ambassador Program

Inspection Reports
All inspection reports are subject to "Open Public Records Act (OPRA)" at Rockleigh. The inspection report will be available for review at the following link:

Scroll to the blue header titled "Search for Regulated Sites by ID Number." The ID number is 213713 and the program is Water Quality. The inspection report will be available in about a month.

Leaf Removal

As a reminder, the Borough of Rockleigh does not provide leaf pick-up. It is the responsibility of each homeowner/landscaper to see that the leaves are removed or composted. If leaves are being removed by your landscaper they must be picked up and removed prior to your landscaper leaving the property. In addition, landscapers’ trailers are not to be left on any Borough Street unattended or unattached. Homeowners/landscapers are not to blow leaves onto streets, public property or that of your neighbors. (As per Borough Ordinance 07-07). Thank you for your cooperation.