The Somerville Public Works Department consists of 10 full-time employees and is responsible for the maintenance of all Borough streets, parks, public facilities and the sanitary sewer systems.
The Public Works Facility is located at 32 5th Street, Somerville.
Public Works provides the following services:
- Leaf Collection
- Parks Maintenance
- Road Maintenance
- Sewer Maintenance
- Street Sweeping
- Sign Department
- Snow Removal
Public Works Documents and Information
Listing files in 'Public Works'
Garbage collection is performed by an outside contractor.If your garbage was NOT collected on its scheduled day, then the following conditions most likely applied:
- the container weighed over 35lbs
- more than 4 containers were placed at the curb
- twigs or yard waste, such as leaves or branches, were in the container
- recyclable materials were in the container
Mattress & Boxspring Disposal
- Wrap fully in plastic and label with required bulk-item stickers
- Place curbside the day before your garbage collection day.
- No need to call for pickup
Tree/Branch Collection Program
The Borough will no longer pick up stumps or logs larger than 12 inches in diameter, generated directly by the work of homeowners. Any tree parts generated indirectly through landscape contractors working for homeowners will not be picked up. The Borough offers a year-round tree branch collection program with the exception of the leaf season being the month of November. The Chipper Route Map details which streets are handled on which day. All branches must be placed at curb by 7:00am each morning to ensure pick-up. If the thick end of the branch is smaller than one inch then it must be broken up and placed into a brown paper bag and called or emailed (email@example.com) for special pickup. This would include flowers, twigs, hedge clippings, garden clippings and leaves.
Leaf Collection: Leaves may be raked out to the curb during leaf season in November. During the rest of the year, place leaves in paper bags and call DPW at 908-704-7195 to schedule pickup.
Grass Clippings: Put out grass clippings with your garbage (counts as a container toward 4-bag limit) or place them in a brown paper bag and call DPW at 908-704-7195 in advance for pickup.
Free document shredding is available to all residents at various locations around the county. For more information, see the 2022 Operation Secure Shred Schedule.
To report a problem with a streetlight, call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or visit the PSE&G Outage Center.
Somerset County administers the recycling program for the Borough of Somerville. For questions about curbside recycling pickup, please call the County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.
Click on the link for more information about recycling in Somerset County.
Public Works Director
Asst to Engineer