Community Events

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Curbside Recycling

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Curbside Recycling

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Library Board of Trustees

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Special Mayor & Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Open Space Committee Meeting

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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 @ 908-766-3000 (Ext. 126) 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:

Rolling Recycling Tote Program Expansion in Bernardsville

A second section of Bernardsville (7A) will receive their totes on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and first use will be the Tuesday, March 5, 2019 pick-up.  This section labeled “7a” is North of Rt. 202 and East of Claremont Rd/Mendham Rd (see map).  Please note that only homes on the East Side of Claremont Rd (from Rt. 202 to Olcott Lane) and on the East side of Mendham Rd will be included at this section.

Map of Tote Area 7A (North of Rt. 202 & East of Claremont Rd/Mendham Rd) – Start Date March 5, 2019

Somerset County Recycling Division is gradually rolling out the new Curbside Recycling equipment and guidelines.  It began in Bernardsville in August 2018, and will be completely implemented County-wide within the next few years.  Every household will be receiving two new 65 gallon rolling recycling “totes” with wheels to easily move around and have color-coded lids that are permanently attached.  This will allow residents to eliminate the use of Plastic bags for any Recyclables for weather concerns.

No other sections of Bernardsville are subject to the upgrade at this time.  When your totes are dropped off you will also receive a letter and flyer from Somerset County Recycling Division with detailed instructions, see links below.

Bernardsville does not have further information on when remaining section(s) of Bernardsville will be receiving totes, but within a few years, as ALL households throughout Somerset County will be receiving the totes.  You are advised to wait to receive your totes and letter.  Recyclables placed in Rolling Recycling Totes in areas other than those currently designated will not be picked up by Somerset County Recycling Division trucks. These totes are supplied by Somerset County for the collection of RECYCLING ONLY.  If you have questions, please contact Somerset County Recycling Division at 732-469-3363.

When Residents receive your two totes, this letter and flyer will be attached:

Somerset County’s InstructionLetter to Residents When They Receive New Recycling Totes

Dual Stream Program Flier – What Goes in Yellow-Lid Tote, What Goes in Green Lid Tote