Community Events

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Residential Leaf Collection

Residential Leaf

To assist the Borough Road Department in efficiently performing leaf collection services it is important that residents comply with certain procedures for the placement of leaves.

Farmers Market

The Farmer's
Market Returns

The Farmers Market is back at the Bernardsville Train Station parking Lot. Saturdays beginning June 14th through November 15th (9am-1pm).


Many of Bernardsville's Public Parks have been divided into sites that are small enough for a single family or group to conduct a trash clean up in about an hour. By adopting a site, each group is agreeing to clean their site at least once a month.

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.

Help Prevent Identity Theft: Community Shred Day

Jersey Central Power
& Light 24/7 Power Center

The industry's leading online map that delivers fast and accurate outage information to desktop, smart phone and mobile devices

Tree Cutting Permits

Permits Required
For Tree-Cutting

Tree cutting in Bernardsville requires a permit. Please contact the Shade Tree Committee Secretary by calling (908) 766-3000 ext.110.

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.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Site
Operating Schedule

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.

Sommerville County Recycling

Somerset County

Recycling for Borough is performed by the County. Please check the link below for information and schedules.

2014 Residential Leaf Collection

To assist the Borough Road Department to efficiently perform leaf collection services it is important that residents comply with the following procedures for the placement of leaves:

1. Leaf collection will be provided twice on each roadway during the pickup period which will begin on November 3, 2014. Note that pickup will not be made in the 3, 5, or 10 acre zones nor will pickup be made on commercial properties.

2. Leaves will be picked up in two (2) pickup periods and at least one (1) pickup will be made on each roadway during each period. Residents should place their leaves along the edge of the roadway, but not on the paved portion of the roadway by November 2, 2014, but not before October 26 for the first pickup and by November 23, 2014 for the second pickup period. Note that the leaf crews will not return once they have provided one (1) pickup on your roadway during the second pickup period. After this time residents must bring their leaves to the compost facility as noted below.

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Free Tire Drop-off for Somerset Co. Residents

Attention Somerset County Residents and Farmers! You can drop-off old spare tires at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Rd., Monday through Friday beginning November 17th to 21st, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maximum of eight tires with or without rims will be accepted.

For more information call 908-541-5021 or

Adopt-A-Family Program to Aid Needy Residents

Donations Sought to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh has announced the fifth annual Adopt-A-Family program that will help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families.

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Freeholder Walsh. “This is a perfect way for residents to earmark donations to help feed needy families in their own or neighboring towns.”

The estimated cost of a Thanksgiving meal is $40 to feed a family of 4.  If $40 is difficult for you, any amount will be gratefully accepted.  To donate, fill in the registration form below and mail a check to the addresses provided.  You can name the town you wish your donation to go to by filling in the memo section of your check.

Bernardsville Library Offers Walks and Hikes

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign welcomes you to join in some healthy walks and hikes being offered by the Bernardsville Library.  Let's get out in the fresh air and have some exercise while learning about nature.

A Walk in Lord Sterling Park: Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 am We’ll take a walk in Lord Stirling Park (it’s closer than the Appalachian Trail!) and get tips on how to prepare for a “walk in the woods” and how to behave when you are there. Led by park naturalist Christa Wood, this is an improvisational hike on level trails highlighting what’s occurring in nature at this time of year. We will meet at Lord Stirling Park, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge at 8:45 am in the lobby of the Environmental Education Center. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

NJ Appalachian Trail Hike: Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 am Join Bob Baker for a day hike on a portion of the actual Appalachian Trail that runs through New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. We’ll hike toward Sun Fish Pond. Bring your lunch and water. Details and the meet-up location will be emailed to participants a week ahead. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to register.

Day of the Raptor: Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 pm One of the most spectacular fall sights is the migration of the raptor. Join us in the Learning Center at the NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road in Bernardsville, for a PowerPoint presentation on our local birds of prey, followed by a walk on the sanctuary grounds enjoying the wildlife and the beautiful fall scenery. The sanctuary protects 276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat where over 200 species of birds have been sighted, and is home to over 60 species of nesting birds. For adults and children aged ten and up. Free. Advance registration is required and limited to 25. Click here to sign up.

Farmer's Market

The Farmer's Market will run on Saturdays beginning June 14th through November 15th from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Bernardsville Train Station Parking Lot.