Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for clearing and maintaining 63 miles of roads year-round, as well as caring for the grounds, recreation facilities, and public buildings in the Township.


Monday through Friday, 6:30AM to 2:30PM


Erik Marra, CPWM
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 410
fax: 973-383-4765


Brush Pickup

Brush, including, but not limited to, all branches, bulky tree limbs and tree trunks, will be collected by the Department of Public Works once in the month of April and once in the month of October, weather permitting, if deposited in an approximately 4’x4’x6’ pile, with cut ends facing the road placed at the street curb, if one exists. However, if a curb does not exist, the brush shall be deposited in a 4’x4’x6’ pile, with cut ends facing the road, placed near the street pavement but not on the street pavement itself. In no event shall the brush be placed closer than ten (10) feet from any storm drain inlet. The following items will NOT be collected: leaves, grass clippings, vines, bamboo, or tall landscape grasses.

Leaf Pickup

During the month of November only. Leaves must be in brown paper bags or other biodegradable bags, and left curb-side or at the edge of your property. Please do not leave bags in the road.

Christmas Tree Dropoff

During the Month of January, Christmas trees should be brought to the lower parking lot at Hillside Park on Lake Iliff Road. Weather permitting, the trees will be chipped into mulch and will be available to all residents. Please note that Christmas trees will not be picked up curbside.


Forms can be found on the Forms and Applications page.

Right of Ways

It is important to know that just because the Town has a right to access and work these areas, it does not mean that we own the property, nor does it mean that the Township is responsible for everything within the area. All of the property belongs to the property owner adjacent to the area in question. Ultimately, this means that all curb, sidewalk, and tree maintenance/repair/removal falls to the property owner in which they are located.

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