Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30


166 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Public Works

The Public Works Department includes:

The Road Department’s nine (9) employees are responsible for our 53 miles of Borough roadways and the Borough right of ways including: road maintenance and repair, winter plowing and salting, clearing vegetation, ensuring lines of sight, Storm sewer and catch basin maintenance and repairs, leaf collection, storm cleanup, street and regulation sign installation and repair, setting up detours for road closures and Borough events, along with operations of the Borough Compost Facility.  Additionally, the Borough mechanic maintains the fleet of Police, Inspector, and Public Works vehicles and heavy equipment.

The Buildings and Grounds Department’s three (3) employees are responsible for routine maintenance and repairs of Borough Hall, the Library, facilities, vegetation and fields at the Polo Grounds, Kiwanis Field, Peter’s Park, Claremont Field, the Rose Bowl, the Pool Complex, Basketball courts and other properties owned by the Borough.  Contractors provide additional services at Borough property including grass cutting, lawn maintenance, parking lot snow plowing, sidewalk clearing, 

The Sewer Department’s five (5) employees are responsible for maintenance and operation of the wastewater treatment plant adjacent to the Rose Bowl, the 19 miles of sewer mains, 540 manholes, and 6 pumping stations that provide wastewater services to nearly 1,600 residences (approximately 55%) in Bernardsville.  Services include on call 24 x 7 service for sewer blockages and other emergencies.  Additionally they perform commercial property grease trap inspections.

Frequently requested information

Road Department

The Road Department performs the following functions on the 53 miles of Borough streets and roads. Maintenance and repair 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, 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
  • Most employees are Fire or First Aid personal

To report a road, tree or storm sewer problem call 908-766 3000 x 127 or email    For emergencies outside of M - F 7:00am – 3:30pm hours call the Police Dispatch @ 908-766-0037

Department Details


Compost Facility Calendar

18 Mar
Yard waste and compost
Date 3/18/23 9:00am - 2:30pm
1 Apr
Yard waste and compost
4/1/23 9:00am - 2:30pm
8 Apr
Yard waste and compost
4/8/23 9:00am - 2:30pm
15 Apr
Yard waste and compost
4/15/23 9:00am - 2:30pm
22 Apr
Yard waste and compost
4/22/23 9:00am - 2:30pm

Recycling and Disposal Calendar

4 Feb
1st Saturday Recycling Drop-off
2/4/23 8:00am - 2:00pm
14 Feb
28 Feb
4 Mar
1st Saturday Recycling Drop-off
3/4/23 8:00am - 2:00pm
14 Mar