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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Free Household Clean-up Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Compost Facility Open

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Compost Facility Open

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The Link below provides Updated Curbside & Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines, Schedules, and other Information for services managed by Somerset County.

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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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3510 Customers, 2529 Poles & 72 miles of Wire in Bernardsville

Contact JCP&L directly and help pinpoint damage. Please Do Not Call the Police to Report Utility Outages.

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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.

Free Household Clean-up Day for private residences, multi-family dwellings, apartment units and churches only on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Bernardsville Compost Facility (150 Pill Hill Rd) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents will be allowed to dispose of one pick-up truck or van of material free of charge.  Residents must provide proof of residency in order to access the facility.

Deer management will resume for the fourth consecutive year in accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and a motion by the Borough Council on September 23, 2019. Deer management, with only bow & arrow hunting, will begin after October 8, 2019, and end February 18, 2020 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 Sportsmen’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 daybreak, approximately 6:30 am to 9:30 am, and the hunters can be back in the woods from 2:30 pm until sundown depending on weather conditions. 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.  There will be no hunting on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

The Borough has an approved permit for Little Brook Sanctuary park from Somerset County Parks for Warren Blue Ridge this year, and the same rules as above apply, except when the County has scheduled another event.


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

The Somerset County Election Board is hiring voters to serve as poll workers for the upcoming General Election on November 5, 2019. 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.

OCTOBER 28,  2019 - 6 PM to 8 PM 

PSE&G will be working in Bernardsville in 2019 to replace aging cast iron gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping – ensuring the continued safety and reliability of our gas system well into the future.

Work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The gas main replacement and services portion of the work is expected to take place through November 2019.

The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled 2019 Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics in October. All clinics are open to those 4 years old through adults and no appointment is needed. All flu shots are quadrivalent which combat four flu viruses.

The cost of the flu shot is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents and the flu shots are also available for no charge for those with a valid Medicare Part B card. Participants should consult with their doctor before receiving the flu vaccine. Clinical services are provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.
Parents should note that New Jersey law requires that children up to 59 months of age attending any licensed child-care center or pre-school facility, must receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1st and December 31st of each year.  To assist parents in obtaining this vaccination for their pre-school child, the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled our Seasonal Flu Shot clinics to include children who are age 4 and older in addition to administering flu shots to adults.
For additional information, call the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520.

The Fourth Annual Apple Festival at the Bernardsville Farmers' Market on Saturday, October 5, lived up to expectations with everyone enjoying a variety of apples, apple cake, and pumpkin and apple ice cream.  Beth Salovaara, Bernardsville, bought delicious apples to go with a favorite recipe.  Dr. Neill Johnson, Bernardsville, signed up for a drawing for a basket of apples.  Bernardsville Police Officers Chris Luckenbach and Peter Archibald assisted in selecting the winning ticket.  And, Anita DeAngelis, Basking Ridge, was the lucky winner.  Throughout the morning, Police Officers provided information and flyers about the services provided by the Bernardsville Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT.) They welcomed questions from residents and demonstrated their commitment to the community.


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