Community Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Somerset County Free Shred Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Electronic Recycling & Earth Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Compost Facility Open

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Master Plans

Master Plans

  • 2019 Environmental Resource Inventory
  • 2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report
  • 2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan Update
  • 2010 Housing Plan Element-Fair Share Plan
  • 2006 Master Plan ReExam
  • 2005 Master Plan Resolution and Stormwater Management Plan (Amended)
  • 2004 Comprehensive Master Plan (Amended)
Tree Cutting Permits

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

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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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.

Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Bernards High School parking lot, 25 Olcott Ave., for a free recycling event, hosted by the Bernardsville Borough Green Team, featuring drive-thru service and off-loading of your items from your old computers, printers and other electronic waste making recycling as easy as possible.  In addition, the Bernardsville Environmental Commission, in partnership with Raritan Headwaters, will offer well water testing kits for $60 and lead testing kits for $25. This event will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free tree seedlings will also be distributed by the Shade Tree Committee to Bernardsville residents while they last.  The trees are hardy NJ natives grown by NJ State Forestry to replace trees lost by Super Storm Sandy.

All area residents, businesses and organizations may participate.

The Shade Tree Committee in partnership with the Revitalization Committee and Council, started last December in developing a Tree Plan for Rte. 202.  This March, in coordination with DPW and Tree-Tech, Inc., site preparation work was done and an white pine and some large branches over power lines were removed which will encourage healthy, robust growth of the two adjacent hollies and nearby native plantings competing for sunlight and water. Afterward, Shade Tree members, Ed English, Dennis Galway, forester, and Councilman, Jeff Hammond pruned shrubs in one area along Route 202. Recent photo from April 13, 2019 already shows new growth and promises for more tree work in the future. 

To the Somerset County Municipal Clerks:

The Somerset County Election Board is hiring voters to serve as poll workers for the upcoming Primary Election on June 4. Please use the text below if you have space on your town’s website/bulletin board or post on social media.

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.

Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.

For more information visit the Board of Elections website:

for an application click on:

or call 908-231-7086

APRIL 30, 2019 - 10 AM to NOON
MAY 29,  2019 - 6 PM to 8 PM

Bernardsville is joining cities throughout the state in celebrating the inaugural NJ Local Government Week from April 7 to April 13, 2019.  Recently, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library hosted a free concert, "Forever Ray: Honoring the Music of Ray Charles." Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area.  As part of our celebration, watch a video inspired by the lead, female singer who said "Remember to support this wonderful local library."

This Committee was formed to study all recreational properties owned by the Borough, both active and passive; to determine what improvements can be made; what the estimated costs would be for these improvements; to establish priorities for the improvements; and to explore funding options to finance the improvements. To date, the Committee has met on February 18, March 7 and April 3, 2019.

It is the last point, exploring funding options and making a funding recommendation, that is the Committee’s first priority. Because this item was the first order of Committee business, the recreational property inventory list on page 2 is not a complete report of the Committee’s recreational property findings as more time is necessary to speak with stakeholders as well as the Recreation and Open Space Committees to complete the list, recommend improvements, and address the costs involved.

The Committee is dedicated to creating safe, attractive, useable recreational areas that will appeal to all current members of our community as well as future members. In order to develop and enhance the Borough’s current properties, the Committee recognized the need to identify a means of funding these improvements without increasing taxes.

Field Study Committee Interim Report

Proposed Draft of the Ballot Language & Questions & Answers

Come take a tour of the Pool Grounds and enjoy a bite to eat on us at the snack bar on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Bernardsville Pool is located at 121 Seney Dr.

Please call Bernardsville Recreation by May 22nd to RSVP at 908-766-2546.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


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