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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

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.

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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.

On Sunday, June 9, 2019 an enthusiastic group gathered to help fulfill the pledge Mayor Mary Jane Canose made for Bernardsville. We received a generous donation of 550 tiny milkweed plants, a favorite of the beautiful monarch butterfly, to plant in select locations, such as the Butterfly Garden at Kiwanis and an area around the Polo grounds. The Mayor's Monarch Pledge is an initiative by the National Wildlife Foundation. All residents are invited to participate. Gardeners on Sunday in group photo, are, left to right: Mary Jane Canose, Rich Dustow, Alice Struble, Robin Dustow, Kathleen Palmer, Jena McCredie, Peter Palmer, and in front, Jessa McCredie, age 6.  Now is the time to plant milkweed and create a habitat for the monarch and other pollinators. For local information on the monarch butterfly, we are fortunate to have the Butterfly Gardener magazine, from the North American Butterfly Association, published in Morristown -

On July 9, 2019 the remaining residents of Bernardsville will have their 2 Rolling Recycling Totes delivered by Somerset County Recycling.  One is for Glass, Metal and Plastic Containers and the other is for Paper, Cardboard and Newspaper.  The new Totes should be at curbside on July 23, 2019 for the first pickup.  Please follow Instructions for sorting and Tote placement delivered with the Totes and available on the Borough website.  If you have any questions please contact the Borough at 766-3000, ex. 122.  The Somerset County Recycling department can be reached at 732-469-3363.

Mayor Mary Jane Canose invites everyone to visit our  Farmers' Market.  The market exemplifies one of the many proud traditions of Bernardsville and is within easy walking distance to our friendly downtown.

Come on down to the NJ Transit Station located at Route 202 and Claremont Road. The market continues every Saturday until November 23, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm. See you there!

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

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.

Bernardsville Farmers' Market's Opening Day, Saturday, June 8, 2019, drew enthusiastic visitors, with our traditional farmers plus some  new vendors.  By the end of the day, "we're sold out" was heard, indicating a successful opening.  Two-year-old Declan Block pulled his father, Matthew, from Basking Ridge, along to see everything.  Sammy, age 2, got a  ride from parents Dave and Kristen Letchinger of Bernardsville.  Mayor Mary Jane Canose had good conversations with a number of visitors.  New to our area, Neil Singh from Mendham, showed his daughters, Kush, age 3, and Jaan, age 2,  Bernardsville First Aid Squad's "mobile hospital".  The Bernardsville Farmers' Market is open every Saturday until November 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Bernardsville Farmers’ Market is highlighting its 25th anniversary with a 50-foot long banner across Route 202 at the entrance to the market at the NJ Transit Station parking lot.  

Our Fire and First Aid Squad installed it with traffic control by our Police Department on Wednesday afternoon, right before the market’s opening day, Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 1 pm. 

Keith Keiling used all his tree climbing acrobatics from his bucket truck high above Route 202 with critical support below from Randy Steinkopf, Eric Grier, Will Allen, Zac Wojtech, Bob Young, John Orfan, Glenn Miller, and Connor Keiling.  Traffic control by Detective Scott Chertoff.

The location gives visibility to the market and acknowledges the farmers’ role in bringing farm-fresh produce to our tables for over two decades.  The giant banner helps reinforce Bernardsville’s downtown features: walkability and a common space to interact with neighbors, friends and visitors.  This is how a small town works well.

The Borough Council and Mayor Mary Jane Canose are enthusiastic about the banner. Police Chief Kevin Valentine coordinated the operation.  This effort was due to the diligence of Borough Clerk, Anthony Suriano.


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