Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Division of Public Works

The Division of Public Works is comprised of five (5) Departments; Road, Sewer, Building and Grounds, Parks and Fleet Maintenance.

It is the mission of Bridgewater Public Works to provide effective street maintenance, storm and sanitary sewer management, environmentally responsible drainage, yard waste management, accessible, secure and properly maintained buildings, clean and safe parks and maintenance of entire fleet of Township vehicles and equipment.

Functions of Public Works include but are not limited to the following:

Repair of potholes, patching of roads, sweeping of streets, repair of inlets and catch basins, maintenance of street and traffic signs and removal of dead deer from roads. Maintenance of sanitary sewer main lines, cleaning of flow channels and catch basins/inlets. Ground maintenance in parks, properties and facilities and maintenance/repair of all Township owned vehicles and equipment.

Take note of our new physical address and phone number:

411 Chimney Rock Rd.
Building A
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
908-725-6300 Ext. 6000

Mailing Address:

100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 extension 6000 or email publicworks@bridgewaternj.gov

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS 2021

Township will once again provide Drop-off locations for real Christmas trees. Trees should be piled neatly and as close together as possible. All decorations, lights and plastic should be removed prior to drop-off. Specific locations within each park will be marked with signs. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Drop-off area will be open from Monday, December 28, 2020 through Friday, January 29, 2021.

No curbside pickup is available from the Public Works Division.

Locations are listed below.

  • Ardmaer Park parking lot off Maple Street
  • Cedarbrook Park between the playground and parking lot off Cedarbrook Road
  • Chimney Rock Park parking lot off Chimney Rock Road
  • Thomae Park parking lot off Nagle Street

Residents may drop-off their Christmas trees at the Township’s Yard Waste site on 136 Foothill Road behind Costco. Somerset County collects Christmas Trees at North Branch Park off Milltown Road, follow signs.

If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 extension 6000 or email  publicworks@bridgewaternj.gov

SENIOR BRUSH PICKUP

The Senior Brush Pickup program is a program that offers brush pickup to Senior Citizens age 65 or older.   The program allows Senior Citizens to call DPW to schedule pickup of sticks, twigs, branches and small limbs.  The program starts on April 22, 2021 and ends October 21, 2021. 

In 2020, DPW had an increase in requests for Senior Brush pick-up.  In order for us to try to accommodate the increased requests, the following limits are in place:

  • Brush cannot be larger than 5 inches in diameter
  • Brush must be cut to 5 feet or less
  • Brush piles must be stacked neatly in one direction
  • Piles must be placed at the curb line
  • The pile cannot be any larger than 5 feet wide by 7 feet in length and 4 feet in height
  • You cannot have friends or family place brush in your pile
  • Brush can be placed in brown recyclable bags, no plastic, limit 4 bags
  • Grass, mulch, dirt, roots and stumps will not be collected

 

This program is not intended for DPW to act as a tree removal service.  If the above conditions are not met, the items cannot be picked up.  Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.  To make a reservation, please contact DPW at (908) 725 – 6300 ext. 6000.

 

You can also drop off yard waste at the Bridgewater Township yard waste facility at 136 Foothill Road. 

For further information please click – https://www.bridgewaternj.gov/yard-waste/

 

SNOW PLOW OPERATIONS

It is getting closer to snow season and the Public Works Division wants to remind residents that portable basketball hoops, street hockey goals, etc. must be removed from the roadways including cul-de-sacs for snow plow operations.  They should be far enough away from the curb or edge of pavement so that they will not hang over the edge.

During snow events, we request that cars be placed in driveways and off the street.  Trash cans and recycling containers should also be kept off the roadways as the plow driver may not see these obstacles or may go around those obstacles leaving these areas unplowed.  The Township will not be responsible for any damage to trash cans, recycling containers, basketball hoops, street hockey goals, etc. damaged during snow plow or salting operations.  It is the owner’s responsibility to have these items relocated or removed.

In general, the snow plow procedure during the storm is to clean the center of the roadway, to provide access to all roads in an area.  Once the storm is over the driver will then proceed to clear the roadway curb to curb (edge to edge of pavement) on each street in the area.  Depending on the rate of snowfall we may need to open the center of all the roadways in an area first, delaying the full width clearing to a later time in the snow event. If the roadway has not been cleaned curb to curb, be aware that the front of your driveway maybe covered with snow as the plows complete their work. Please be aware that major roads are plowed first before local residential streets and cul-de-sacs.

If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 ext. 6000.

SNOW REMOVAL (SIDEWALKS)

Owners or tenants of any land next to Township public streets must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight after snowfall has stopped. Snow should be kept on the owner’s property and not moved into the street so that traffic safety is not impacted. If the sidewalk is covered with ice that the owners or tenants cannot remove, the sidewalk must be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes or rock salt within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped.

Snow that is not removed from sidewalks or ice that is not treated within the time provided above may be removed or treated by the Public Works Division at the homeowner’s expense.

POTHOLES
If you should come across a pothole on a Bridgewater road, please report it to our Public Works Division by calling (908)-725-6300 Ext. 6000 or send an e-mail to publicworks@bridgewaternj.gov and give us the location of the pothole so that we can repair it immediately.

If the pothole is on a county road, call Somerset County at (908) 541-5021 or click on this link to complete an online roadway complaint inspection form: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/publicworks/roadcomplaint.html.

If the pothole is on a state highway, call the New Jersey Department of Transportation at (609) 292-4347 or click on this link: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm.

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