Our Mission

NBMUA Mission and Responsibilities


The North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority (NBMUA), provides wastewater collection and treatment services as well as solid waste and recycling services in order to protect the public safety, welfare, and health of residents within it’s assigned areas. The NBMUA dedicates itself to the highest standard of performance and is committed to providing cost efficient services.

The wastewater department is responsible for the collection of wastewater from the Townships of North Bergen, Guttenberg and a small portion of Union City. Approximately 3 million gallons a day from Guttenberg as well as the north-eastern portion of North Bergen is treated at the Woodcliff Treatment Plant in North Bergen and discharged into the Hudson River in accordance with our New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permit. The remainder of the Township’s wastewater, approximately 7 million gallons a day, is pumped to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in Newark for final treatment. The NBMUA maintains four pump stations as well as nine CSO Netting Facilities throughout the municipality that capture and remove approximately 35 tons per year of sanitary and street litter that would otherwise wash into the rivers during rain events, also in accordance with our NJDEP permit.

The solid waste department is responsible for the collection and transport of household waste and recyclable materials for the township of North Bergen. Over 40 million pounds of household waste and 5 million pounds of recyclable material is collected and disposed of annually. The NBMUA makes every effort to encourage proper recycling habits and through our “Go Green, Save Green” public outreach program we inform residents and businesses of the real world benefits of recycling. Additionally, we sponsor programs in the local schools in order to educate students on the benefits of recycling. By Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, we can protect our environment as well as create revenue, and reduce disposal fees.


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Executive Director

Frank Pestana

Chief Financial Officer

Patricia Bartoli

General Counsel

John Napolitano, Esq.

Board Clerk

Maria I. Hernandez




Salvatore DeSantis


Frank Piazza


Felix Henriquez
Joseph Lombardi
Ted Goscinski

Reach us

6200 Tonnelle Ave,
North Bergen, NJ 07047

T: (201) 422-0100
F: (201) 422-0755

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