Public Works Department
David H. Read, Jr., Superintendent of Public Works
40 Mount Pleasant Road, Mendham, NJ 07945
The Township provides a variety of public works services including the maintenance of municipal roadways and drainage systems, the issuance of road opening permits, snow removal, brush collection, buildings and grounds maintenance and the maintenance of recreational facilities. The majority of public works services are performed by the Township’s eleven person Public Works Department.
Recycling Collection and Garbage Collection are Provided Via Contracts with Blue Diamond
In the event of inclement winter weather, Township Public Works crews provide snow removal services for the over 75 miles of Township roads. Morris County is responsible for snow removal on the two county roads, Route 24 and Tempe Wick Road. To contact the county roads department call 973 285-6750. To assist the Public Works Department in their snow removal activities residents are asked not to park vehicles on the street during snow or ice storms. Questions concerning snow removal services should be directed to the Public Works
The Township's primary obligation is to ensure that its roadways are as clear as possible of snow or ice. It is also understood that most mailboxes are located within the public right-of-way, and therefore while fulfilling the primary objective, mailboxes may be unintentionally and unavoidably damaged. This policy assumes there is a shared responsibility between the Township and the homeowner when mailboxes located in the public right-of-way are damaged during snow removal operations. While there is no legal requirement that the Township do so, it is the policy of the Township of Mendham to reimburse residents up to $50 for eligible damaged mailboxes, caused by direct plow contact on the part of the Township of Mendham Department of Public Works or their subcontractors.
The Township Public Works Department conducts brush collection program, once in the Spring, and once in the Fall. The collection is provided to help residents remove from their property the sticks, branches and brush that nature has caused to fall during the year. The program is designed primarily for homeowners who have little to no acreage on which to discard the materials, but is open to all Township residents. The Public Works crews will not collect excessive loads cleared from the property by private contractors.
If you have brush to be collected by the public works department please follow these simple guidelines:
- Place material at the side of the road by 7:00 a.m. (during the spring or fall collection period), with ends facing the roadway.
- Do not tie bundles with wire! Use string only.
- Do not put steel rods or any metal objects in with the wood.
- All material must fit through the chipper. That means bundles must be less than twelve inches in diameter and six feet in length.
- Please no tree stumps, and no logs over six feet long - they will not be collected
It is crucial that the above guidelines be followed. In the past, our men have been caught off guard when chipping bundles that contained wire and even metal rods, hidden inside the brush. This will damage the chipper or worse, cause serious injury to our workers.
*There is a $35.00 delivery fee for mulch/woodchip delivery*
Woodchips (first cut pieces) and mulch (finer grade pieces).
Firewood is available (not split) 3 yard delivery capacity.
To request a delivery of fire wood, please call the DPW at (973) 543-4509 to have your name placed on the list.
Woodchips/Mulch Delivery (when available) by truck size:
$35.00 delivery fee
Mason Dump= 4 Yards
Single Axle= 8 Yards
Tandem= 16 Yards
The Township collects tires, batteries and used oil at the Public Works garage throughout the year. See below for a listing of fees for the service and for information on scheduling a drop-off appointment.
Location: DPW Garage, 40 Mt Pleasant Road.
Hours: 7:00 AM until noon, Monday thru Friday
Call DPW at (973) 543-4509 to setup an appointment
Charges: tires-$5.00, tires with rims- $10.00, car battery disposal-$10.00, oil- no charge.
For information on other hazardous waste collection options, including televisions call Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) at 973-631-5109. Or use the link below.
| Driveway & Road Opening Permit
Driveway Opening Permit/Click here for permit
Road Opening Permit/ Click here for permit
A driveway permit is REQUIRED when replacing, resurfacing (tearing up old and repaving) or putting in a new driveway. If you have any question or are not sure if you need to take out a permit, call 973-543-4509.