Public Works Department
David H. Read, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Works
40 Mount Pleasant Road
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 Outside Entities.
Morris County MUA 973 285-8390
Click here to view the recycling schedule
Click here to view recycling instructions
*Missed recycle collection; please call 973 543-4555 before 10:00 a.m. on the morning following collection day.
There is a 50 lb. weight limit on recycling containers. Use multiple containers if necessary. Containers must have handles. Lids are strongly recommended.
Providers In The Area:
Blue Diamond Disposal
(more info below)
Veolia ES Solid Waste of NJ
Hazardous Waste and Other Items:
Click here to view the MCMUA's Disposal Guide
The Township Public Works Department conducts a semi-annual brush collection program 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.
BRUSH PICKUP DATES FOR 2013
SPRING PICKUP DATE
Monday, March 25, 2013 This is a Special Spring Pickup. It is a one shot deal, any brush that is put out
after we have come by will not be picked up.
FALL PICKUP DATE
Monday, October 7, 2013
Woodchips/ Mulch and Firewood
Woodchips, (first cut pieces) and mulch, (finer grade pieces) are available year round to resident, at no charge.
(NOTE: Effective 4/18/13-There are no more woodchips available at this time.)
(NOTE: Effective 4/25/13-There is no more mulch available at this time.)
Firewood is available (not split) 3 yard delivery capacity.
Deliveries are made on Wednesdays.
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:
Mason Dump= 4 Yards
Single Axel= 8 Yards
Tandem= 16 Yards
Dump trailer= 34 Yards (must have large area to dump chips)
Recycling collection is a service provided by the County through the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority. Recycling is collected from all Township residents every other Monday. The 2013 schedule is available here.
Garbage is collected once a week using Blue Diamond Disposal, a private contractor. Township residents pay only for the amount of garbage they produce. The hauler’s overhead costs are paid by contract through municipal taxes. You pay a sticker fee to cover the cost of disposal at the Morris County Transfer Station.
Stickers are available in lots of ten at $.70 per sticker for 15 pounds of garbage.
One sticker must be affixed for every 15 pounds of garbage. If several bags are placed in a garbage can, place one sticker on the top bag so that it is visible when the lid is removed. Garbage without a sticker will not be collected. Stickers may be purchased from Blue Diamond by mail (Blue Diamond Disposal, P.O. Box 267, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876) or at the Mendham Apothecary located in the Village Shopping Center on Route 24 in Mendham. Stickers are sold in packs of 10/$7
Garbage includes all waste resulting from handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods. Garbage also includes normal household rubbish or refuse which is not recyclable, not hazardous waste and not bulk trash. Please note that the size of any container you use to hold garbage and trash is limited to a STANDARD 32 LB. CONTAINER. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR GARBAGE AND TRASH IS OUT FOR COLLECTION PRIOR TO 6:00 A.M.
Bulk trash includes furniture, carpets mattresses, large toys, empty paint cans (not oil based), or other items too large to fit into a garbage can. Bulk trash also requires a weight sticker. See the link below for further information. Bulk trash DOES NOT INCLUDE any type of construction, building, demolition or renovation materials, automotive parts, televisions or vegetative waste. White goods (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers & dryers) are also collected, however, you must certify the removal of freon. Call Blue Diamond Disposal (973-598-9800) to make special arrangements.
* Residents not wishing to participate in the Township garbage collection program may opt to hire their own private contractor directly. For information on private waste haulers consult the local yellow pages of your phone book.
* Televisions are now considered hazardous waste. Please follow the link below for County Hazardous Waste.
For information on bulk trash sticker requirements click here.
For information on collection routes click here.
Tires, Batteries and Oil
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-$3.50, tires with rims--$6.00, batteries-$1.00, 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 or the materials filter at the top of the page.
For information on the County Hazardous Waste Disposal Program click here.
Home Medical Waste Disposal: Click here for information.
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 Department.
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.