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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.

Please be advised that the Planning Board Work or Committee Meeting scheduled for October 18, 2018 has been cancelled.

The Third Annual Apple Festival for the Bernardsville Farmers' Market nearly doubled the previous number of vendors and more importantly added more variety to the mix, including a brief concert with students and teacher from the NJ Academy of Music.  The Community Emergency Response Team CERT, is actively seeking volunteers to train and assist when critically needed by the community.  The market runs until November 10, 2018 on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, in the NJ Train Station parking lot on Route 202 and Claremont Avenue. (Closed Saturday, October 20 for the Far Hill Races.)

Dear Bernardsville Business Owner, Business District Resident, Commuter and other users of the Bernardsville Train Station Lot,

Please be advised that on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018 the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot will be closed to all vehicular traffic in order to mill and pave the parking lot. All vehicles must be out of the lot by midnight, Sunday October 28, 2018. The lot will be reopened the evening of October 30.

NJ Transit's scheduled service will remain uninterrupted during this repair period.

All pedestrian traffic will be required to enter the platform area via Depot Place. Bernardsville Police Officers will be present to assist/direct pedestrian traffic. Please obey all posted traffic notifications and pedestrian safety control measures.

Note that some parking is available at the Amerman Lot located on Mt. Airy Rd. Parking regulations at the Amerman Lot will be waived on October 29 and 30.

Visit the Borough of Bernardsville website@http://www.bernardsvilleboro.org/ for updates.

Please do not hesitate to call me at (908) 766-3850, Ext. 147 should you have any questions.

We appreciate your anticipated cooperation.

NOTICE TO BERNARDSVILLE RESIDENTS:
2018 RESIDENTIAL LEAF COLLECTION

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

  1. 1. Leaf collection will be provided at least twice on each roadway during the pickup periods which will begin on October 22, 2018.  Note that pickup will not be made in the 3, 5, or 10 acre zones nor will pickup be made on commercial properties.
     
  2. 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 may place their leaves along the edge of the roadway, but not on the paved portion of the roadway beginning on October 21, 2018 for the first pickup and by November 25, 2018 for the second pickup period. Leaf crews will continue making pickups throughout the first pickup period so please continue to get your leaves out. Note that the leaf crews will not return once they have provided one (1) pickup on your roadway during the second pickup period which begins the Monday after Thanksgiving. After this time residents must bring their leaves to the compost facility as noted below.
     
  3. 3. Leaves should be placed in piles no more than five feet wide. Bagged leaves will not be accepted.
     
  4. 4. Leaves should not be placed where they may cause a hazard such as on the paved portion of the roadway, on sidewalks, in drainage ditches, on catch basins or in front of fire hydrants or mailboxes.
     
  5. 5. In areas with sidewalks, leaves should be placed as close to the curb as possible.
     
  6. 6. There should be no foreign matter such as rocks, wood chips, sticks, branches, logs, cans, etc. mixed in with the leaves. Piles with foreign matter in them will be left at the roadside by leaf collection crews. Note that leaf collection crews will not pick up brush left at roadside. Residents leaving brush piles in the roadway will be subject to penalty.
     
  7. 7. Leaves should not be placed under bushes, hedges, fences or low trees or in any location that would obstruct the leaf machine from picking up leaves, including along steep embankments, in raised flower beds, etc.
     
  8. 8. In accordance with new NJDEP Stormwater regulations, leaves should not be placed within 10 feet of any storm sewer catch basin.

Leaves make excellent compost. Please compost wherever possible.  If you have a wooded section of your property, please consider blowing your leaves into this area. 

Residents may bring leaves to the compost facility at the Bernardsville Landfill on Pill Hill Road on Saturdays between 9:00am and 2:30pm both during and after the leaf collection season.

View 2018 Residential Leaf Collection Notice

Bernardsville Recreation is sponsoring travel basketball teams for Bernardsville boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade. Everyone must try out as team size is limited. The teams will play in a very competitive travel league with practices two to three times per week, and games any day/night according to league schedule. Practices will begin October 30th, 2018 and games start in December and end in March. Practices may vary based on coach’s availability. Please contact the Bernardsville Recreation Department if you are interested in coaching the 4th grade girls travel team.

You must pre-register on line: https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville. Tryouts are required, and players are limited per team. Tryouts will be closed. If your child is selected, you will be notified by the Travel Coaches, and your registration and payment will be due at that time.

Tryouts will be held as follows (Please call the Rec office if you have a conflict.):

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 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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