MICHAEL SMITH, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
973-410-5340 • email@example.com
Marjorie Lowe, Administrative Assistant
973-410-5330 • firstname.lastname@example.org
George Stiner, Roads Supervisor
973-410-5338 • email@example.com
Andrew Williams, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
973-410-5341 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Vinci, Mechanic Supervisor
973-410-5339 • email@example.com
Giuseppe Bassolino, Fields Supervisor
973-410-5475 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Florham Park Public Works! Our mission is to maintain public infrastructure efficiently and effectively in order to protect public safety and enhance the quality of community life.
We hope this webpage and the associated links below will provide easy accessibility for our residents.
Public Works personnel will be collecting leaves at the curb throughout the Borough using the vacuum method from October 4th through the week of November 29th.
PLEASE DO NOT MIX BRANCHES IN WITH YOUR LEAVES. IF THERE ARE BRANCHES IN YOUR LEAF PILES, WE WILL PASS THEM BY. BRANCHES CAUSE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS AND ARE DANGEROUS TO DPW PERSONNEL.
Please have your leaves out on the Monday of the scheduled week for your zone. Once the vacuum crews have passed your house they will not return until the next scheduled week.
A final collection will take place, weather permitting, after the scheduled collection has ended. We will also do an unscheduled brush collection once leaf season has concluded, weather permitting.
THE DPW HANDLES THE FOLLOWING:
- Florham Park Environmental Center
- Maintenance of all Borough roads; i.e. potholes, curb repairs, etc.
- Maintenance of all Municipal grounds, including parks and playgrounds
- Snow removal on all Borough roads and properties
- Street and traffic signs on Borough roads
- Installation and maintenance of storm drains
- Maintenance of all Borough vehicles, including police and fire
- Curbside pick-up of vegetative waste, leaves and branches
- Tree maintenance and removal on Borough properties and right-of-ways
GRASS & GARDEN DEBRIS PICK UP
Grass and Garden Debris is collected bi-weekly by route, from the last Monday in March thru mid-October. Accepted items include grass clippings, potted plants (no pots), pulled weeds, leaves, and brush and branches smaller than 4 feet in length and less than one inch in diameter. Items should be put in garbage cans or biodegradable bags.
- Place grass and garden debris curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.
- Please do not place animal waste in the containers.
- Plastic bags will not be picked up.
- We will accept items in biodegradable bags or metal or plastic barrels with proper handles. Please keep biodegradable bags dry.
- Miscellaneous vegetation such as weeds, potted plants (please, no pots), twigs or small sticks can be mixed with grass for pick up.
For the safety of Borough personnel,
- Containers with rope handles or cut out handles will not be picked up.
- Containers that have branches or brush sticking out more than one foot will not be picked up.
- Cans larger than 35 gallons and weighing more than 60 pounds will not be picked up.
Grass and garden debris may also be dropped off by residents at the Environmental Center (see below). NO contractors or commercial vehicles. You may be asked to show proof of residency.
BRANCH AND LIMB PICK UP
Collection begins the week of March 22, 2021, weather permitting, and will be conducted during the last full workweek of each month through the week of September 20, 2021.
- Place branches curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled week.
- DO NOT place branches in the roadway.
- Branches between 1” and 6” in diameter with a length greater than 4’ will be chipped.
- Branches and cuttings less than 1” in diameter may be tied in bundles no longer than 4’ or placed in a rigid barrel. These will be picked up with the Grass and Garden Debris collection (see above).
- We will not return to a street once it is completed.
Branches and limbs can also be brought to the Environmental Center (see below). NO contractors or commercial vehicles. You may be asked to show proof of residency.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES MIX ANY WOOD, BRANCHES, ROCKS, DIRTS OR ANY OTHER DEBRIS WITH LEAVES! IF THERE IS ANYTHING MIXED IN WITH THE LEAVES, YOUR PILE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED BECAUSE IT IS HAZARDOUS TO THE COLLECTION CREW AND COULD CAUSE EQUIPMENT FAILURE. IT IS THE RESIDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THEIR CONTRACTOR IS AWARE OF THIS. IN ADDITION, LEAVES SHOULD NEVER BE BURNED.
Leaf Collection will begin the first full workweek in October, weather permitting. The leaf collection schedule will be posted on our website prior to the start of collection, or it can be obtained by calling the Department of Public Works at 973-410-5330.
The DPW will make two scheduled collections, followed by a final mop up through all four zones (time and weather permitting). Please place leaves on the curb (not in the street!) either loose or in biodegradable bags by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week. Once a street is completed, it will not be picked up again until the next scheduled collection.
Residents are encouraged to bring their leaves to the Environmental Center (see below). Leaves must transported in cans, barrels or biodegradable bags. Loose or leaves on tarps will not be accepted at the Center. NO contractors or commercial vehicles allowed. You may be asked to show proof of residency.
HEAVY ITEM PICK-UP
The two collections scheduled for 2021 are the weeks of May 10th and September 13th. All residents are required to register the items to be picked up by calling the Department of Public Works at 973-410-5330 no later than noon on the Thursday before the scheduled collection. Failure to call on time may result in your items not being picked up. All items must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. Monday of the scheduled collection week. We request, if possible, that you place metal items into a separate pile.
Items that will NOT be picked up include hazardous materials such as oil tanks, gas cans, propane tanks, fertilizer, any type of aerosol cans, paint (latex paint that is open and dried out in its container will be accepted), contractor construction or demolition debris, quantities of fencing, railroad ties, tires, firewood, logs, stumps, or any items in plastic garbage bags. No glass will be accepted, including windows, sliding glass doors, and mirrors.
Computers, monitors and televisions are no longer accepted for Heavy Item Pick Up. These items are now accepted at the Environmental Center for recycling (see below).
Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, or any other item containing refrigerants (CFC’s/Freon) will not be picked up unless the DPW office has been provided with written documentation indicating that the refrigerant has been legally removed from the item by a certified professional. Please check http://www.njcleanenergy.com/recycling to see if a refrigerator/freezer recycling program is in effect.
Recycling is picked up every other Thursday by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA).
For missed pickups, call: 973-659-3490. Missed pickups must be reported by 10 am Friday!
Recycling may also be dropped off by residents at the Environmental Center (see below). NO contractors or commercial vehicles. You may be asked to show proof of residency.
FLORHAM PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
295 Columbia Turnpike • Open Saturdays, 8am – 12 noon
For the convenience of Florham Park residents, the municipal Environmental Center provides recycling, composting and solid waste disposal solutions. There is no fee to use the facility; however, proof of residency must be provided in the form of a current utility bill or driver’s license. The Center is closed on holidays and during inclement weather, and may close periodically for site maintenance.
RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING AREA: The following items are accepted:
- Single-Stream Recycling – Place in designated bins.
- Vegetative Waste – Place in designated areas (no logs, stumps, roots, or firewood).
- Clothing – Place in designated bins.
- E-Waste – Place neatly inside or next to the E-Waste walk-in container. The following E-waste items are permitted: Televisions (all types), computers, laptops, tablets, computer monitors (all types), desktop printers & multi-function devices, and facsimile machines. By NJ law, no other items can be accepted.
COMPACTOR AREA: The Compactor is available for residents to dispose of bulky waste. Metal should be separated out and set across the driveway from the compactor. All other items may be placed directly into the compactor, or into one of the large receptacles if available.
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE***
Starting January 1, 2022, you will need a compactor card to use the bulky waste compactor. You can obtain a card at Borough Hall, Monday thru Friday, 9am until 4:30pm (excluding 12pm-1pm). Cards are issued one per household. Anyone in the household can use the card with proof of residency. Each residence will have six visits per calendar year for use of the compactor.
PROHIBITED ITEMS: The following items are not accepted at the Environmental Center:
- Hazardous waste
- Oil tanks or gas cans
- Propane or helium tanks
- Aerosol cans
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Stumps, logs, or firewood
- Household garbage
- Any item containing Freon (see below)
- Contractor construction or demolition debris
- Large quantities of fencing
- Wooden pallets
- Railroad ties
- Treated wood or bamboo
- Hardscaping materials
- Plastic bags with unknown contents
- Paint (latex paint that is uncapped and dried out will be accepted)
- Items such refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers or any other item containing refrigerants (CFC’s/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.
PROHIBITED VEHICLES: The following vehicles are not permitted at the Environmental Center:
- Dump trucks
- Commercial vehicles
- Out-of-state vehicles
- Rented vehicles of any kind (U Haul, Home Depot, etc.)
Request for Access:
Single day access for commercial vehicles, rental trucks or trailers will be considered by applying for a Request for Access from the DPW Director. To apply for a Request for Access, please call 973-410-5330 at least 24 hours in advance of your Environmental Center visit. You must provide the vehicle type and plate number, as well as a list of items to be transported. You must present proof of Florham Park residency and the Request for Access form, signed by the DPW Director, to the attendant at the Environmental Center on the day of your visit. The address on proof of Florham Park residency must match the Request for Access and will be checked on site. Each permit is for one Saturday only. Permission for future access must be requested again.
** The Borough of Florham Park reserves the right to refuse ANY VEHICLE at ANY TIME at their discretion **
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
The Morris county Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) offers programs to help Morris County residents, businesses, and municipalities safely manage their HHW. Call MCMUA at (973) 829-8006 with questions, or click HERE to learn more about MCMUA’s HHW programs.