Public Works Department
The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintenance of all Borough roads (approximately 27 miles), including repairing potholes, snow plowing, sanding, line painting, and installing and maintaining storm drains.
Public Works maintains all of the Borough's recreational facilities, including Donatoni Community Park, Friendship Field, Smith Field, Heady Field, and Park Lake.
Public Works also is responsible for the Borough Water and Sewer Utility. There are four wells which provide over 40,000,000 gallons of water annually. Please remember that water is one of our most precious natural resources and should be used conservatively.
FOR EMERGENCIES AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, CALL 973-627-1314.
You can usually reach the Public Works Department between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. at 973-627-7025;
or call 973-627-2000 and the Municipal Building staff will take a message.
Solid Waste Collection and Recycling
Annual Garbage and Recycling Schedule
2019 Vegetative Waste Collection Schedule (Revised April 4, 2019)
The Recycling Center, located at 21-25 Union St., is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 - 2:00 and Saturday 9:00 - 12:00.
STORMWATER REGULATION PROGRAM
Clean water is important to all of us. Click here for what you can do to help keep our water clean.
TO HELP PREVENT SEWER BACKUPS IN THE HOME
The majority of sewer back-ups into a home are caused from improper disposal of waste into toilets and drains. The following items should NOT be discarded into toilets or drains:
• Fats, oils, or grease from cooking
• Solid food particles
• Baby wipes
• Feminine hygiene products
• Paper towels
These items do not break down in the sewer pipes and will cause back-ups into homes. The improper disposal of these items will create serious maintenance and health issues for the homeowner and also for the public wastewater collection and treatment systems.
When fats, oils, or grease are poured down a sink, these products will solidify once they have cooled down in the sewer pipes and will cause a blockage. If you think running hot water in the sink will help disperse this matter, you're wrong! Hot water may get this matter out of your sink drain, but as soon as the water cools down, these products will solidify in your sewer pipes. This build-up will restrict flow and accumulate in the pipes, where, in combination with other materials that shouldn't be flushed, will cause sewerage to back up into a home and often cause blockages in the main sewer system located in the street.
Residents should be aware that some products labeled as "flushable" are only assumed to be. A vast majority of these products do not break down in the same manner as toilet paper and create problems in households and the collection system, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Due to much lower than normal rainfall, New Jersey's water supply is dwindling. Click here to learn six simple steps you can take to help avoid a drought emergency. Click here to read the "Blue Guide for Water Conservation."
LEAD IN WATER
Lead has been a topic in recent news. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Water Resources Management Program has compiled a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to lead (Pb) concentrations within our water sources here in New Jersey. Click here for additional information.
Lead is not normally found in drinking water at the source. Typically, lead gets into drinking water from the service lines, plumbing and fixtures that may contain lead. As a result of corrosion, lead and other metals from the pipes slowly dissolve into the water. Lead is associated with adverse health impacts even at low levels, particularly in infants and children.
The Division of Water Supply & Geoscience now has information available regarding lead in drinking water, specific to Consumers, Schools and Childcare Facilities, and Public Water Systems. The information provided on these pages is intended to offer guidance on how to determine whether lead is present in drinking water, to remediate if lead is found, and to reduce exposure.
Water Consumer Confidence Reports