Public Works

Contacts:

Michael Smith, Director of Public Works

msmith@fpboro.net

973-410-5340

George Stiner, Roads Supervisor | gstiner@fpboro.net| 973-410-5338

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

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

Vacant, Fields Supervisor Supervisor | | 973-410-5475

Liz Cangiano, Secretary | ecangiano@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 pick-up 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.

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Leaf Collection:

Leaf Collection will begin the week of October 7, 2019.  Please click the link for the 2019 leaf collection schedule:

2019 Leaf Collection Schedule for Residents

Please Note:

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

  • 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 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.

2019 RECYCLING SCHEDULE

Click Below for the Recycling Schedule:

2019 Recycling Schedule

Recycling is picked up every other Thursday by the Morris County Municipal Utility Authority. For missed pickups, call: 973-659-3490.

For missed pickups, call: 973-659-3490 –Missed pickups must be reported by 10 am Friday!

For additional information and questions, please call the DPW office at: 973-410-5330.

See new rules regarding plastic:

Recycling Single-Stream 2019

Recycling Unacceptables 2019

New Guidelines of Plastics Recycling for Morris County

 

Recycle-Coach Information:

https://app.my-waste.mobi/US/NJ/Florham_Park?resize

 


2019 Household and Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events:

Click  HERE for the Morris County MUA Website

  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & COMPUTER/TELEVISION DROP OFF EVENTSComputers, TVs, monitors, laptops, portable computers, printers, scanners, phones, fax machines: E waste will NO LONGER be accepted at the MCMUA one day household hazardous waste events, they will only be accepted at the MCMUA’s facility located in Mt. Olive,( Mt. Olive Transfer Station, 168 Gold Mine Rd., Mt. Olive, NJ) or other drop off locations in Morris County (EXAMPLE: Best Buy, Rt. 10, E. Hanover or Staples, all addresses)  See www.mcmua.com for facilities that manage E-Waste.  Various oil based materials, chemicals, batteries, tanks, fluorescent lamps may be dropped off from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following Morris County Municipal Utilities locations on the following dates:May 11, 2019                     Morris County Firefighters/Police Training Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJJune 8, 2019                    County College of Morris, 214A Center Grove road, Randolph, NJ 07869September 14, 2019      Morris County Firefighters /Police Training Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJOctober 19, 2019             Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444(For further information of acceptable materials and directions, please call the MCMUA at 973-829-8006.)The compactor and Environmental Center is open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 12 noon sharp.  Please remember to bring proper identification or you will not be admitted to the Center.  The Environmental Center is closed if a holiday falls exactly on that day.

Please refer to the MUA Website for further information of acceptable materials and directions.  To contact the MUA by phone 973-829-8006.

 

Heavy Item Pick-Up:

The Heavy Item pick-up dates for 2019 are May 13th and September 16th.   All residents must register the items to be picked up by telephoning the Department of Public Works by calling 973-410-5330, no later than the Thursday preceding the scheduled collection.  Failure to call on time will result in missing the pick-up; if items are to be added, please re-call and add the items to the list originally provided.  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 or paint will be accepted and we request that you please separate wood from metal items, making 2 piles.  Place items curbside Sunday night, before the beginning of the week of pickup.  All items must be at curbside by 6:40 a.m. the Monday of the collection week.

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 877-341-2192 for information as you may be entitled to a rebate and to schedule a free appliance pickup).


Brush and Limb Pick-Up:

Begins the week of March 18, 2019, weather permitting, and will be conducted once a month during the last full workweek (that’s Monday through Friday) of the month through the week of September 24, 2018.  Leave brush curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday and do not place brush in the roadwayOnce a roadway is completed there will be no return trips until the following month.  LARGE BRANCH CHIPPING between 1” and 6” in diameter with a length greater than 4’ will be chipped.  SMALL BRANCH CHIPPING Branches and cuttings less than 1’ in diameter may be tied in bundles no longer than 4’ and placed curbside, or in rigid receptacle which does not contain grass or garden debris.

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

Grass & Garden Debris Pick-Up:

Grass and Garden Debris Pick-up Route 1, begins of April 1, 2019, and Route 2 pick-ups begin April 8, 2019.  Please do not dump dog waste in these cans.  Grass & Garden Debris Pickups will continue through the week of October 21, 2019.  Plastic containers and metal cans are acceptable containers; however, no plastic bags may be used at any time.

 GRASS, GARDEN DEBRIS & TWIGS MAY BE CO-MINGLED IN A SOLID CAN WITHOUT A LID. PLEASE HAVE CANS OUT READY FOR PICK-UP MONDAY MORNING.

  • We will accept grass in biodegradable bags 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.
  • Miscellaneous vegetation (weeds, potted plants, twigs etc.) Twigs or sticks in cans must be no longer than the can and can be mixed with grass for pickup.
  • Biodegradable bags can be used for grass and will be picked up with the grass pickup; they can also be brought to the recycling center on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon.
  • Any vegetation (except logs, roots, etc.) can brought to the recycling center on Saturday between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon. See current grass pickup schedule by Route and dates.

Click Below for the current grass pick-up schedule

2019 Grass and Debris Pick-Up

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Florham Park Environmental Center

The compactor and Environmental Center located on Columbia Tpk. is open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 12 noon sharp.  Please remember to bring proper identification or you will not be admitted to the Center.  The Environmental Center is closed only if a holiday falls exactly on that date.  PLEASE NOTE  that a drivers license or other form of proof of Florham Park Residency must be presented to the attendant before items can be dumped at the Compactor.  Please note the following items are not accepted (including Televisions, Computers, Monitors & Printers)

 Items Not Accepted:

∙  Oil Tanks                                         ∙  Stumps                                   ∙  Plastic bags

∙  Tires                                                 ∙  Quantities of fencing            ∙  Wooden pallets

∙  Propane tanks                                ∙  Railroad ties                           ∙  Paint (unless uncapped & dried out)

∙  Firewood                                          ∙  Items in plastic bags            ∙  Treated wood

∙  Logs                                                   ∙  Household garbage              ∙  Bamboo

 

Vehicles Not Allowed at Environmental Center:

∙  Trailers                                                                     ∙  Rented vehicles of any kind (U-Haul, etc.)

∙  Commercial Vehicles                                             ∙  Any out-of-state vehicle

∙  Mason dumps                                                          ∙  Vehicles not registered to Florham Park Residents

∙  Vehicles larger than a pickup truck

Commercial vehicles or trailers will be accepted provided you obtain a letter of approval from the DPW Director at least 24 hours in advance of your Environmental Center visit.  Please call 973-410-5330 to request an access permission form letter, which must be signed by the DPW Director and presented to the individual on duty at the Environmental Center on the day of your visit. The form must contain the make, model and plate number of the vehicle, as well as a list of items to be transported; 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