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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Free Household Clean-up Day

Monday, October 28, 2019

1st Leaf Collection Begins

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Curbside Recycling

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Curbside Recycling

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Monday, October 21, 2019

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cultural Arts Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Monday, October 28, 2019

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Department of Public Works

Public Works

The Public Works Department consists of the Road Department and the Sewer Department.

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup.

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bernardsville suspended the Borough's Spring Curbside Garbage Pickup in 2010. Economic conditions and budget constraints led to this decision by the governing body. Residents are encouraged to contact their private waste hauler to arrange for disposal of bulk waste.

Recycling for the Borough is handled by Somerset County.

For water service inquiries contact NJ American Water Company at 1-800-652-6987 (1-800-NJ AM WTR): For customers whose accounts begin with 18: 1-800-272-1325: For customers whose accounts begin 52, 53, 54, 55: E-mail:

To report a Street Light out go to the First Energy website.

For further information regarding seasonal items, general information, and policies, please refer to:

Road Department

The Bernardsville Road Department has many responsibilities and provides a number of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and repair of 53 miles of Borough streets and roads
  • Plowing and salting of roads during the winter
  • Clearing road shoulders of vegetation
  • Tree removals for site distance at road intersections
  • Storm sewer system maintenance and catch basin repair
  • Operation of the Borough compost facility
  • Maintenance of Borough buildings and grounds
  • Maintenance, service and repair of all Borough vehicles and equipment including police vehicles
  • Installation and replacement of street signs and regulatory signs
  • Preparation for Borough events
  • Clean up storm damage
  • Set up detours for tree work, road reconstruction, vehicle accidents, etc.
  • Sweep streets and roads
  • Leaf collection
  • On call around the clock for emergencies, including sewer problems
  • Most employees are Fire or First Aid personal

To find out who maintains the roads in the Borough, please refer to the Road List.

Five (5) Year Road Repair Plan

Sewer Department

The Bernardsville Sewer Department has many responsibilities and provides a number of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment plant
  • Maintenance and operation of sewer collection system consisting of 19 miles of sewer main, 540 manholes, and 6 pumping stations
  • Grease traps inspection of commercial property
  • On call around the clock for sewer blockages and other emergencies
  • Assist with leaf collection and snow plowing

The homeowner is responsible for the sewer laterals from the house to the Borough sewer main.

In the event of a sewer backup, please call the Road Department @ 908-766-1151 or the Police Dispatch @ 908-766-0037. The Road Department will inspect the town manholes to check for a blocked sewer main and unclog the blockage if it exists. If no blockage exists in the town sewer main, the homeowner is responsible for unclogging the blockage.

For the Environmental Stormwater Management Ordinances, please refer to the following:

2019 Leaf Collection Notice


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.  
The Borough Road Department asks that residents comply with the following procedures for the placement of leaves for safe and efficient leaf collection services in Residential areas (excluding 3, 5, and 10 acre zones).

  • Residents may place their leaves along the edge of the roadway beginning on October 27, 2019 for the first pickup and by December 1, 2019 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 which begins the Monday after Thanksgiving. After this time residents must bring their leaves to the compost facility as noted below. 
  • Leaves should be placed in piles no more than five feet wide or three feet deep. Bagged leaves will not be accepted.
  • 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, within 10 feet of catch basins or in front of fire hydrants or mailboxes.
  • Note that leaf collection crews will NOT pick up brush or foreign matter left at roadside. Residents leaving brush piles in the roadway will be subject to penalty. 

Residents may bring leaves to the compost facility at the Bernardsville Landfill at 150 Pill Hill Road on Saturdays between 9:00am and 2:30pm both during and after the leaf collection season.

View 2019 Residential Leaf Collection Notice


Public Works Manager, Assistant to Engineer:

Tel: (908) 766-3000 ext.147
Fax: (908) 766-2788

Facilities Manager:

Assistant to the Public Works Manager:

Tel: (908) 766-3000 ext.122

Building & Grounds Maintenance:
Allan Rome
Tel: (908) 766-3000 ext.126
Fax: (908) 766-6309

Sewer Plant Operator
Glenn Plesnarski
Tel: (908) 766-1151 Fax: (908) 630-9569

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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