Bergen County Hazardous Waste Days 2023

Bergen County Hazardous Waste Days 2023

Hazardous Waste Days open to Bergen County, NJ Residents Only

Most photo chemicals are considered hazardous waste so this is a great opportunity to safely dispose of what you are no longer using. This event is open to Bergen County, New Jersey residents only with photo ID. The following items are no accepted so please do not bring computers, electronics, batteries (only car and rechargeable accepted), or tires to these collections. If you have questions please call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline 201-807-5825. Information for other New Jersey Counties can be found at the NJ Hazardous Waste Coordinators website. Businesses must pre-register before the collection day by calling 201-807-8696 to make arrangements. Depending on the level of Covid restrictions wait times on drop off days may be a bit longer. 

Please visit the BCUA website for up to the minute details before visiting any event. 

Winter Self-Assignment

Below you will find the images along with the photographer’s name. Below all the photos is the assignments that were chosen. Lots of great images with many pushing to learn new techniques in the process. Great assignment everyone! As always, let us know if you have any questions about anything photographic. We’ll have our new assignment ready to go in about a month — details to follow.

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New Assignment – Webinar Replay – Join the fun

Join Paul Carretta and Bergen County Camera for the unveiling of our new Assignment. We promise this will be different from our usual assignments. Please register below for this free Webinar. Hope you can join us.

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Free Registration

Step One:
Watch the Assignment Video above and choose your assignment

Step Two:
Register your assignment by February 19 by sending to
Be sure to include your name, assignment choice

Step Three:
Get your photographs that best represent your assignment and email to

Be sure to include your name, assignment description and your phone (Limit one)

Advanced Exposure presented by Canon Webinar

March 25, 2023 – 9:30 am EST

Free Registration

Advanced Exposure Techniques with Canon – Intermediate Level

Enter the world of EOS and gain an advanced understanding of exposure. We will help you learn more about how your camera sees light and how that information is conveyed to you. Learn how to take advantage of that information to make intelligent exposure decisions. You will see many examples of great photography and learn techniques to improve how you use your camera as a creative tool.

During this class you will:

· Review the various methods your camera uses to meter your environment and leverage your camera’s light meter to take full control of your exposure.

· Understand what the histogram is really telling you, what affects its profile and how to use that information to properly expose your photo.

· Learn what “Expose To The Right”, or ETTR really means and how best to take advantage of it for your landscape, architecture, macro or product photography.

About our presenter Peter Lee

Peter has over a decade of experience working with Canon’s printers and imaging products before he joined the camera product educator team in 2013. As a Canon technical representative, he is a passionate teacher and enjoys interacting with everyone from full time professionals to beginners. He enjoys various genres of photography including: architecture, aerospace, landscape, portraiture, macro and sports.

FujiFilm Clean and Check event – Free Registration Required

Event will be at Bergen County Camera on February 25, 2023

Bergen County Camera will be hosting a Fujifilm “FREE Check and Clean” for all X series bodies and lenses on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 10 – 3. Reservation required. Free Check and Clean Service includes Updated Firmware (if available for your model), Sensor Cleaning (Interchangeable X Series cameras only), General Focus, and Function check (all models).

Free Registration
Happy New Year from Bergen County Camera

Happy New Year from Bergen County Camera

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Michael Massaia “Endings” [2010] 
22”x28” Split Toned Redeveloped Silver Gelatin Contact Print
First print 2022, 1 of 20, 2022

As 2022 ends, we look ahead to a New Year filled with art. While it’s impossible to predict what 2023 will manifest in the year ahead, you can count on Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera to always bring you the finest photographic art! Our goal is to uplift our audience and inspire new artistic pursuits, ultimately making the world a better place.  We’re constantly seeking the sublime, fostering an appreciation of the rare, unique, and original within the small niche of photographic creators who both make the photographs and handcraft a one-of-a-kind print. 

Each image below is just one from a cascade of beautiful photographs that graced our walls in shows this past year at Gallery 270. We hope it fills your New Year ahead with a sense of awe, wonder and possibility. We thank our stalwart artists, clients and staff for a beautiful year in photographs and for your continued support and kindness. A Happy, Healthy, Peaceful New Year of fulfilled dreams is wished to all, from your friends at Bergen County Camera and Gallery 270! 

Tom Gramegna
Gallery 270 Director

“Be kind, be calm, brighter days are ahead, pass it on…” 
—TG, March 2020

Happy Holidays from Bergen County Camera

George Tice, Sledding in Westside Park, Newark, NJ, [1962]
8x10 toned silver gelatin print, printed later, on display in the current Gallery 270 show Lifework: the Enigmatic and Obscure

The staff of Bergen County Camera and Gallery 270 wish you peace, joy, and inspiration this holiday season, throughout 2023, and always. As the destination for photographic inspiration, we’re grateful to each of you for your support in 2022 and continuously for the past 42 years of our growth! We recognize that we’re only able to continue our work and pay it forward, because of your ongoing kind patronage. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your overwhelming support, and for allowing us to help you capture, create, exalt, cherish, and celebrate life’s important moments. And in your honor, as part of our commitment to our community and in honor of both customers and staff, we’re continuing our donations to some of our area’s most worthy and deserving non-profits that you can learn more about by clicking on their logos here- Bergen PAC, BVMI, Fyke Nature Association, NY/NJ Trail Conference, Palisades Nature Association, Table To Table

Be safe, be merry, be well!

Tom and Bob Gramegna 
Co-Founders and Staff of Bergen County Camera and Gallery 270

Image: George Tice, Sledding in Westside Park, Newark, NJ, [1962]
8×10 toned silver gelatin print, printed later, on display in the current Gallery 270 show Lifework: The Enigmatic and Obscure