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Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Updated Bernardsville Recycling Guidelines & More

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

Adopt-A-Park

Resident's Guide to a Borough Council Meeting

Learn about how Borough Council Meetings are structured, how the agenda works, and to help you share your ideas and concerns with the Council and Mayor.

Downtown Bernardsville

Central Business District Public Discussion

Discussion of Downtown Trends, Planning Tools, Design Examples to improve our Downtown.

Adopt-A-Park

Open Space & Recreation Plan

The Open Space & Recreation Plan Update (2016) acts as a guide for the Borough of Bernardsville’s open space program. Its implementation is essential in maintaining the community’s character, and to preserve and improve the quality of life for its residents.

Radon Detection Canisters Available

Radon Detection Canisters Available

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon detection canisters are available for purchase by residents at the Bernards Township Health Dept., 262 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. One kit per household, available at reduced cost of $10 per kit.

2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report

This 2017 Master Plan Re-examination for the Borough of Bernardsville presents the findings and recommendations of your Planning Board concerning the future of our community.

New Bernardsville Borough
Live Video Channel

Live meeting video and audio

Walking Tour

Olcott Historic District
Walking Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles and starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church ending at the Olcott Building.

County Shredding Events

County Shredding Events

Somerset County offers Shredding Events at various locations. If you want to shred personal documents safely, then come to one of the events.

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.

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 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.

Deer management will resume for the third consecutive year in accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and Resolution #18-190. Deer management, with only bow & arrow hunting,  will begin afterSeptember 10, 2018 until February 17, 2019, on four Borough-owned properties: Borough Springs/Laurelwood, Charlotte Hill, Peter's Tract and Whitenack. These four Borough-owned properties have been clearly marked to prohibit hunting to anyone else except the Borough-approved Warren Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Club. Each member assigned to the above mentioned properties have registered with the Bernardsville Police Department. They must call the Police Department before entering and leaving Bernardsville with all necessary information about any hunting activity and display the Bernardsville Police Department registration on the dashboard of their vehicle(s).Deer management will be allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from approximately 6 am to 9:30 am, and the hunters can be back in the woods from 3 pm until sundown depending on weather conditions. No hunting will be done on holidays. The marksman use bows and arrows and are trained to work safely in wooded areas. Walkers are urged to be cautious during these times and control their animals. The Borough has an approved permit for Little Brook Sanctuary from the County for Warren Blue Ridge this year, as they did last year, and the same rules as above apply, except when Little Brook Sanctuary/County has scheduled another event.

On or about Wednesday, September 12, 2018 work to repair the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot will begin.  Repairs to the curbing will be the first item to be addressed.  Various sections of the parking lot will be closed, approximately 25% of the lot at a time, while the curb repairs are being made.  The Bernardsville Police Department will be closing off the areas impacted by the repairs nightly.

We anticipate this work to be completed in approximately 10 business days, weather permitting.

Please be advised parking regulations will be suspended during the repair period.

Paving of the lot is anticipated to begin on or about October 8, 2018.  We will keep you informed as to our progress and upcoming paving schedule throughout the Month of September.

The Farmers' Market will be open on Saturdays during this period of repair.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doug Walker on 908.766.3850  x144.

The Kiwanis Playground will be closed for renovations beginning September 5, 2018.  The Playground is expected to reopen on or about September 28, 2018. For additional information please contact Doug Walker on 908.766.3850 x 144.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 the Bernardsville Farmers’ Market opened for the season celebrating 24 years of providing a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, and poultry products from New Jersey farmers: Silver Lake, Hensler and Griggstown Farms.  Other fine products are offered by Valley Shepherd Creamery (award-winning cheeses), Baker's Bounty (breads & baked goods), Pickelicious, and Krakus Deli. 

Working to keep the market current and even trendy, there will be pop-up events with new and diverse products from:  Cooper’s Hollow Farm - native plants, Black River - spices & teas, Haines Farms – maple syrup, Best in Bouquets – cut flowers, Woods Edge local top-quality fashion-fiber-designs, and a diverse selection of heirloom garlic, nut butter, sweets, and more.  We will feature a Peach Party and Apple Festival with tasty samples and ice cream at the height of the season. 

Our vendors are knowledgeable at answering questions on their produce as well as tips for diet, recipes and growing your own. 

Our market is open on Saturdays from 9 am to noon and runs until November 10 allowing orders for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   It is located in the Bernardsville NJ Transit parking lot on route 202 and Claremont Road.

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Attention all Somerset County homeowners and farmers:

There will be five scheduled days for Household Hazardous Waste Drop-offs, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note that materials accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Days are NOT the same as those accepted at 1st Saturday of the Month Drop-off Days. Waste will not be accepted from commercial vehicles. For dates, locations, and a full list of accepted and not accepted items see below.

  • March 17th - Bernards Township Public Works Garage
                          277 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge
     
  • April 21st - Warren Township Public Works Garage
                        1 Bardy Rd., Warren
     
  • June 16th - Franklin Township Senior Community Center
                       Parking Lot 
                       505 DeMott Lane, Somerset
     
  • September 22nd - Branchburg Township Public Works Garage
                                  34 Kenbury Rd. Branchburg
     
  • October 20 -  South County Public Works Garage
                          410 Roycefield Rd. Hillsborough

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