Public Works

public-works

Contacts

Frank Esposito, Director | fesposito@fpboro.net | 973-410-5338

Michael Smith, Roads Supervisor | msmith@fpboro.net | 973-410-5340

Andrew Williams, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor | awilliams@fpboro.net | 973-410-5341

Fred Vinci, Mechanic Supervisor | fvinci@fpboro.net | 973-410-5339

Curt Gandolfo, Fields Supervisor Supervisor | cgandolfo@fpboro.net | 973-410-5475

Vera Crouthamel, Secretary | vcrouthamel@fpboro.net | 973-410-5330

The DPW handles the following:

  • Florham Park Environmental Center
  • Maintenance of all Borough roads; i.e. repairing potholes, paving, etc.
  • Maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and Municipal grounds and buildings
  • Snow plowing of Borough roads
  • Signage along Borough roads
  • Installation and maintenance of storm drains
  • Maintenance of all Borough vehicles, including police and fire
  • Curbside pickup of leaves and brush
  • Removal of downed trees on Borough property

Inclement Winter Weather

Current Borough Ordinances prohibit the plowing or blowing of snow into Borough Roads.  Please refrain from doing this as it creates hazardous driving conditions for residents.


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NEWS

2017 RECYCLING SCHEDULE

Click Below for the Recycling Schedule

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2017 HOUSEHOLD AND HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF EVENTS

 Please click for the 2017 Household and Hazardous Waste Drop Off Events schedule.

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HEAVY ITEM PICK-UP

There will be two (2) pickups scheduled in 2017; the week of May 8, 2017  and the week of September 11, 2017All residents must register the items to be picked up, by telephoning the Department of Public Works by calling 973-410-5330 with their name, address, telephone number and items list, no later than the Thursday preceding the scheduled collection. Failure to call on time will result in missing the pickup, if items are to be added, please re-call and add to the list originally given.  Items that will not be picked up include oil tanks, windows, sliding glass doors, mirrors, tires, propane tanks, construction or demolition debris, firewood, logs, stumps, quantities of fencing, railroad ties or items in plastic garbage bags. No glass, plastic bags, or paint will be accepted and we request that you please separate wood from metal, making 2 piles.

COMPUTERS, MONITORS, AND TELEVISIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR HEAVY ITEM PICKUP (OR WEEKEND DROP OFF AT THE COLUMBIA TPK. ENVIRONEMENTAL CENTER.

Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any other items that have a compressor known to contain Freon will not be picked up unless the DCS office has been provided with documentation indicating that the Freon has been legally removed.

Please check www.njcleanenergy.com to see if a refrigerator/freezer recycling program is in effect, or call 877-270-3520 for information as you may be entitled to a rebate). All items must be at curbside by 6:30 a.m. the Monday of each collection week.


RECYCLING RESPONSIBLY- MCMUA UPDATE

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has provided new guidelines for curbside recycling.  Please click here to see guidelines regarding can size and weather considerations.


 LEAF COLLECTION

Stay Tuned for Information on Leaf Collection in the fall…..

PLEASE DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES MIX BRANCHES OR ROCKS WITH LEAVES!  DOING SO IMPEDES OUR LEAF COLLECTION PROCESS AND CAUSES MECHANICAL BREAKDOWNS OF MACHINERY

Leaf Collection will begin annually typically around the second week of October, weather permitting.  The leaf collection schedule will be posted here and on the Community TV prior to the start of the schedule.

Residents should place leaves on the curb either loose or in biodegradable bags by the Monday morning of the scheduled pick-up week.

Residents are encouraged to bring their leaves to the Environmental Center on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. or on Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Leaves must be in cans, barrels or biodegradable bags to be accepted.  NO loose leaves (tarped) will be accepted.

NO contractors or commercial vehicles allowed.

A limit of five biodegradable bags will be made available at no charge to Borough residents.  Bags will be available at the Community Center between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The final leaf collection typically starts at the beginning of December and the date will be announced in the fall. If leaves are not curbside by the time each street is completed, the DPW will NOT be returning and leaves will not be picked up.  Once the final collection is completed, leaf removal will be the responsibility of the resident.

Leaf collection may change, be delayed, or be suspended due to unforeseen mechanical breakdowns or inclement weather conditions.

**We ask all residents to please adhere to these regulations to ensure a timely and efficient collection.


FP ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER:

The Environmental Center will be open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 12 noon.  Please note that it will no longer be Open to the Public on Friday’s beginning April 1, 2017.

Examples of recycling are cardboard, bottles, cans, newspapers, etc.  The Compactor will not be open on Friday’s for LARGE household items, i.e. furniture, bicycles, etc.  THESE MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON SATURDAY ONLY.

Please remember to bring proper identification or you will not be admitted to the center. If you have further questions regarding these changes, please call DPW Director Frank Esposito at 973-410-5338.


 2017 Brush, Limb & Grass Pick-up

 

BRUSH & LIMB PICK-UP begins the week of March 20, 2017, weather permitting, and will be conducted once a month during the last full work week (that’s Monday through Friday) of the month continuing through the week of September 25, 2017. Please leave brush curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday and do not place any brush in the roadway. Once a roadway has been completed there will be no return trips until the following month.  LARGE BRANCH CHIPPING between 1 inch and 6 inches in diameter with a length greater than 4 feet will be chipped.  SMALL BRANCH CHIPPING. i.e. branches and cuttings less than 1 foot in diameter may be tied in bundles no longer than 4’ and placed curbside, or in a rigid receptacle which does not contain grass or garden debris.  Grass and Garden Debris Pick-up, Route 1 begins the week of April 4, 2017 and Route 2 pick-ups begin April 11, 2017.  Please DO NOT dump dog waste in these cans.  Streets that were formerly picked up on Wednesday are now considered Route 2; please refer to the every other week schedule.  Pick-ups will continues through the week of October 23, 2017.  Plastic containers, metal cans and all biodegradable bags are acceptable containers; however, no plastic bags can be used.

Grass and Garden Debris Pickup Route 1 begins the week of April 4, 2017, and Route 2 pickups begin April 11, 2017.  Kindly do not dump any dog waste in these cans.  Streets that were formerly picked up on Wednesday are now considered Route 2; please see every other week schedule.  Pick-ups will continue through the week of October 23, 2017.  Plastic containers and metal cans are acceptable containers; however, no plastic bags may be used.

1)        GRASS, GARDEN DEBRIS AND TWIGS MAY BE CO-MINGLED IN A SOLID CAN WITOUT A LID. PLEAE HAVE CANS OUT READY FOR PICK UP MONDAY MORNING.

2)         We will accept grass in Biodegradable or metal or plastic barrels with handles (NO BARRELS WITH ROPE FOR HANDLES OR CUT OUTS) cans must be less than 35 gallons and weighing under 60 pounds or will not be accepted.

3)         Misc. vegetation (weeds, potted plants, twigs etc.) Twigs or sticks in cans must be no longer than the can and can be mixed with Grass pick up.

4)         ALL BRUSH will be picked up only by the chipper on the last full week of the month. They can also be brought to the recycling center on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon.

5)         Bio-degradable bags can be used for grass and will be picked up with the grass; they can also be brought to the recycling center on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon.

6)        Any vegetation (except logs, roots, etc.) can be brought to the recycling center on Saturdays between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon.

 

Click Below for the current grass pick-up schedule

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RULES FOR FLORHAM PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

DRIVERS LICENSE OR ANOTHER FORM OF PROOF OF FLORHAM PARK RESIDENCY MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE ATTENDANT BEFORE DUMPING

Items not accepted:

  • Oil tanks
  • Stumps
  • Plastic bags
  • Items in plastic bags
  • Tires
  • Quantities of fencing
  • Wooden pallets
  • Propane tanks
  • Railroad ties
  • Paint (unless uncapped and dried out)
  • Firewood
  • Household garbage
  • Televisions and Computer Monitors

Also items such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or any other item containing Freon will not be accepted unless the DPW office has been provided with written documentation indicating that the Freon has been legally removed from the item.  Check with www.njcleanenergy.com to see if a refrigerator/freezer-recycling program is in effect.

Vehicles not allowed at Environmental Center:

  • Trailers or rented vehicles of any kind (U Haul, etc.)
  • Any out-of-state vehicle
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Mason dumps
  • Anything larger than a pickup truck
  • Vehicles not registered to Florham Park residents

Commercial vehicles or trailers will be accepted provided you obtain a letter of approval from the DPW Director at Borough Hall.  The letter must contain the make, model and plate number, and it must be a New Jersey vehicle registered to a resident in the Borough of Florham Park.

The Borough of Florham Park reserves the right to refuse ANY VEHICLE AT ANY TIME at their discretion.