Department of Public Works

Image of New ProvidenceThe Department of Public Works manages a wide range of maintenance and improvement projects throughout the borough, including: maintaining all roadways in the Borough (except county roads); repaving roads; pothole patching; storm drain maintenance; storm drain installation; brook maintenance; sign work; tree work; plowing roads; salting roads and plowing borough parking lots. In addition, this Department handles traffic light maintenance; borough building maintenance; ball field maintenance; maintaining various borough buildings; leaf pickup; street sweeping; maintaining borough fleet; drainage work; Christmas tree pickup; skating pond maintenance; general citizen complaints; delivering barricades for block parties and upgrading all storm drains to meet D.E.P new storm water regulations.

Public Works Yard
Located at 4 Park Place off of Commonwealth Avenue (next to Oakwood Park)

Information regarding garbage collection, recycling, bulk collection, and other services can be found in the Borough Calendar below.

Recycling drop off at the Dept. of Public Works – electronics, appliances, metal, heavy plastic – 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 1 PM .  See calendar below for exact dates.

Leaf Collection – Leaf Vacuuming takes place from October – December and a permit is required.  More info on leaf collection is usually posted in September.  See calendar below for exact dates.
Leaves can also be placed in open garbage pales or biodegradable bags for Monday pickup per the grass/garden debris schedule (more info on the Garbage/Recycling page).

2018 Borough Calendar

Office Hours

7 AM to 3:30 PM Monday – Friday. The Department of Public Works is located on Park Place (near Oakwood Park).

Contact Numbers
Public Works Manager/Director – James – 908-665-1076

Assistant Manager – Robert – 908-665-1076

Chief Mechanic – Ralph – 908-665-1076

Assistant Foreman, Streets and Roads – Scott – 908-665-1076

Maintenance Mechanic – Greg – 908-665-1400

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