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Somerset County Free Shred Day

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  • 2019 Environmental Resource Inventory
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  • 2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan Update
  • 2010 Housing Plan Element-Fair Share Plan
  • 2006 Master Plan ReExam
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Permits Required for Tree Cutting

  • Application for Tree Removal
  • Boro Contact for Information: 908-766-3000 x119
  • The Tree Protection Ordinance document
  • Shade Tree Commission information
Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Recycling & Disposal Guidelines, Locations & Schedules

The Link below provides Updated Curbside & Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines, Schedules, and other Information for services managed by Somerset County.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Facility
Information

Bernardsville Borough operates & maintains a year-round composting facility for resident use.

We encourage residents to make use of this facility for their yard brush and leaf composting needs.

Pay Your Property Tax &
Sewer Bills Online

The Borough of Bernardsville now offers the option to pay your Property Tax and Sewer Bills online with your checking account, debit card, or credit card. Service Charges apply.

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Visit Bernardsville Public Library

Visit Bernardsville
Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library is known for extraordinary service provided to all in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Visit for the wonderful programs, free ESL classes, art exhibitions, & great library services.

The library is located in the heart of Bernardsville's business district at 1 Anderson Hill Road.

View the latest project update on the Quimby Village RFP.

Zoning/Design Standards:

We want to hear from you. Please follow this link to provide online feedback: Feedback for RFP responses for Quimby Village and proposed Zoning/Design Standards.

Please be advised that the grace period for payment of 3rd Quarter Taxes has been extended to September 3rd, 2019.

The Bernards Township Health Department, in conjunction with Morristown Medical Center Community Health, has scheduled a FREE Bone Density Screening on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Long Hill Public Library located at 917 Valley Road in Gillette, NJ. Registration is required at for the Bone Density Screening with appointments between 1 pm and 4 pm.  This screening is for adults aged 35 years and older.

To schedule an appointment for a Bone Density Screening, contact the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520. 

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

The annual Peach Festival July 27, 2019, of the Bernardsville Farmers’ Market attracted many different people including the mayor, former mayor, community leaders, families and visitors who wanted to enjoy a nice summer day at what serves as our Town Square every Saturday until November 23 from 9 am to 1 pm. 
 
Everyone enjoyed the free peach ice cream from Penguin Ice Cream, peach cake from Baker’s Bounty, especially John Sternick, Mayor Mary Jane Canose, and Kathleen Palmer.  All ages beat the heat with delicious free samples or just plain cold-water.
 
And at the end, there were two winners of fresh peaches: first prize to Hailey, of Basking Ridge, and second prize to Carol & Jim also of Basking Ridge.

All residences in Bernardsville have received two (2) 65 gallon Rolling Totes for Dual Stream Recycling from Somerset County Recycling department.

Residents have the option to request two (2) 45 gallon (37.5"H x 28.7" D x 23.5") Rolling Totes to be swapped for their 65 gallon Rolling totes with a call to 732-469-3363. 

Residents and Small Businesses can also drop off Recycling (including large cardboard) at the Somerset County Recycling Center directly as noted below:

  • Monday - Friday / 7:30am - 9:30am
    1st Saturday of the month  8am - 2pm
    40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater 08807

Reminder: NO Plastic Bags are permitted in Recycling Totes (these should be recycled at Supermarkets).

The Home Safety & Repair Program serves the community by bringing together volunteers to perform critical home repairs or safety modifica­tions so that local individuals and families are able to continue to live independently, safely and comfortably in their homes. This program typically serves low- or moderate-income home­owners including veterans, people with disabili­ties, and seniors. Some examples of our projects include:

  • Leaky roof repair.
  • Weatherization projects.
  • Exterior door repairs.
  • Critical repair projects.
  • Hand rail installation.
  • Installation of lever grips.

The link below is to Resolution #19-148, entitled AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC QUESTION TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS GIVING THE GOVERNING BODY GREATER DISCRETION AS TO HOW TO ALLOCATE MONEY FROM THE BOROUGH OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND FOR EITHER THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR RECREATION AND CONSERVATION, FARMLAND AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION PURPOSES OR FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE LANDS.  The public question and interpretive statement can be found on page three of the resolution.

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2019 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 to 11 a.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville

The summer camps run for six weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Please review the Bernardsville RecreationDay Camp Guidelines and Regulations.

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