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

Giuseppe Bassolino, Fields Supervisor |gbassolino@fpboro.net | 973-410-5475

Anthony Pryer, Secretary | apryer@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:

2021 Leaf Collection Schedule

We ask all residents to follow the rules below to help ensure a safe and efficient collection.

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.

Leaf Collection will begin the first full week in October, weather permitting.  The leaf collection schedule will be posted on our website and on the community TV prior to the start of the schedule, 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. Please have your leaves on the curb by Monday morning of your scheduled week. Once a street is completed, it will not be picked up again until the next scheduled collection.

Residents should place leaves on the curb either loose or in biodegradable bags by Monday morning of the scheduled pick-up week. Leaves should not be placed in the street and leaves should never be burned.

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. You may be asked to show proof of residency.

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

2021 RECYCLING SCHEDULE

Click Below for the Recycling Schedule:

2021 Recycling Schedule

Recycle Responsibly Flyer

Recycling Single-Stream Acceptable Items

Recycling Unacceptable Items

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:

New Guidelines of Plastics Recycling for Morris County

 

Recycle-Coach Information:

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

Morris County Environmental Guide:

Morris County Environmental Guide

 


2021 Household and Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events:

Click  HERE for the Morris County MUA Website

  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & COMPUTER/TELEVISION DROP OFF EVENTS Computers, 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  Pequannock Township Municipal Building, 530 Newark Pompton Tpk, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • September Morris County Firefighters /Police Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany. NJ
  • October  Jefferson Township DPW, 1033 Weldon Rd., Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • (For further information of acceptable materials and directions, please call the MCMUA at 973-829-8006.)

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

The compactor and Environmental Center is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon sharp. Please remember to bring proper identification or you will not be admitted in the Center. The Environmental Center is closed if a holiday falls exactly on a Saturday.

Hazardous Waste Drop Off Dates:

Please click the link for drop-off dates: 2021 Hazardous Waste Drop Off Dates

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 Friday before the scheduled collection.  Failure to call on time may result in your items not being picked up.  All items must be curbside by 7:00am Monday of the scheduled collection week.

Items that will NOT be picked up include oil tanks, gas cans, any type of aerosol cans, windows, sliding glass doors, mirrors, tires, propane tanks, contractor construction or demolition debris, firewood, logs, stumps, quantities of fencing, railroad ties or items in plastic garbage bags.  No glass will be accepted.  Only paint that is open and dried out in their container will be accepted (this can be done by mixing cat litter into the paint).  We request, if possible, that you separate metal items from other items into two separate piles.

Computers, monitors and televisions are no longer accepted for heavy item pick up. These items are now accepted at the Environmental Center Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. where they can be placed in the e-waste container in the recycling area.  See below the section for the details regarding the e-waste program.

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

Please check http://www.njcleanenergy.com/recycling  or call 866-NJSMART (657-6278) to find out about their appliance recycling program and to schedule a free appliance pickup. Depending on the appliance, you may be entitled to a rebate.


Brush and Limb Pick-Up:

The collection begins the week of March 23, 2020, weather permitting, and will be conducted once a month during the last full week of each month through the week of September 21, 2020.

  • Place brush curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled week.
  • DO NOT place brush in the roadway.
  • We will not return to a street once it is completed.
  • 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 and these will be picked up with the grass and garden debris (see below).

Brush and branches can also be brought to the recycling center located at 295 Columbia Tpk. on Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon.  NO contractors or commercial vehicles.  You may be asked to show proof of residency.

Grass & Garden Debris Pick-Up:

Grass and Garden Debris Pick-up on Route 1 begins week of March 29th 2021, and Route 2 pick-ups begin April 5th, 2021 and will continue through October.  Place the biodegradable bags or cans at the curb on Monday morning of your scheduled pick up week.

  • Please do not place animal waste in the containers.
  • Plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • We will accept grass in biodegradable bags or metal or plastic barrels with handles. Barrels with rope handles or cut out handles will not be picked up.
  • Biodegradable bags can be used instead of cans, but please try to keep them dry.
  • Cans larger than 35 gallons and weighing more than 60 pounds will not be picked up.
  • Miscellaneous vegetation such as weeds, potted plants (please, no pots), twigs or small sticks can be mixed with grass for pickup.
  • The final weeks for collection will be October 18th for week one route and October 25th for week two route.

Any vegetation (except logs, roots, etc.) can brought to the recycling center on Saturday between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon.   No contractors or commercial vehicles.  You may be asked to show proof of residency.

See current grass pickup schedule by Route and dates.

Click Below for the current grass pick-up schedule:

2021 Grass & Garden Debris Schedule

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Florham Park Environmental Center

The Environmental Center located at 295 Columbia Tpk. is open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 12 noon.  The Environmental Center will NOT be open if a holiday falls exactly on that date (Christmas 2021 and New Year’s Day 2022) or because of inclement weather or maintenance to the site.  You must present proof of residency to the attendant before any materials are dumped at the center.  Please note the following items are not accepted:

  • Oil Tanks
  • Gas cans
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • E-waste (computers, televisions, etc.) – can be brought to recycling
  • Paint (unless uncapped & dried out)
  • Quantities of fencing
  • Wooden pallets
  • Railroad ties
  • Items in plastic bags
  • Household garbage
  • Bamboo
  • Stumps
  • Treated wood
  • Logs
  • Firewood

Vehicles Not Allowed at Environmental Center:

  • Trailers
  • Rented vehicles of any kind (U-Haul, Home Depot, etc.)
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Out-of-state vehicles
  • Mason dumps
  • Vehicles larger than a pickup truck

Rental trucks or trailers will be allowed 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, and it must be signed by the DPW Director and presented to the attendant 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.

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.

Florham Park is now accepting e-waste Recycling

Florham Park is now accepting e-waste at the environmental center during normal operating hours of 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.

NJ State law says we are allowed to accept the following items:

-Televisions (all types)

-Computers, laptops, tablets

-Computer monitors (all types)

-Desktop printers & multi function devices

-Facsimile machines

No other items accepted. All items are to be placed neatly on the side or inside the walk-in container.