Public Works Division
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The head of the Division of Public Works is known as the Public Works Superintendent. This Division, under the supervision of the Public Works Department Director, Mayor and Business Administrator, performs all appropriate duties respecting the maintenance of City environs and physical plant, including:
Trash can not be over 50 pound limit, per bag, can or furniture.
See Map: Trash Collection Schedule
You may take your metals and white goods to the Burlington County Landfill & Recycling Depot located on Columbus Road (Rte. 543E), Florence NJ. There is no charge for City residents to drop-off their white goods or metal, but bring proof of residence. Drop-off hours are M–F 7am–4pm and Sat 7 am–Noon. No appointment is necessary, but you must stop at the scalehouse upon your arrival to be weighed in. Call the Burlington County Landfill & Recycling Depot at 609-499-5300.
City Council updated/amended the brush collection ordinance (c. 300). Under the revised ordinance, PW will continue to pick up brush at residents’ curbs from April through October; however, it will be done according to your residential zone below.
•Zone 1 London, Yorkshire, E. Burlington, & Columbus Park
Pick up will be the first week of the month.
• Zone 2 Farnerville, East Farnerville, Laurel & Fawn Hollow
Pick up will be the second week of the month.
• Zone 3 Mehlville, New London, & New Yorkshire
Pick up will be the third week of the month.
Please mark your calendar accordingly and plan ahead!
If you have any questions about what zone you reside in, please call PW at 609-386-0754 and press option 1 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, brush is:
• Small branches, sticks, shrubbery clippings, tree cuttings;
• Less than 6 inches in diameter and no greater than 6 feet in length; and
• Neatly stacked or tied at your curb.
Please do not mix construction material, soil & rocks, leaves, grass clippings or trash with brush.
Public Works removes snowfall and provides ice melt for public streets and lots to maintain passage and maximize safety.
Treatment applies first to major thoroughfares (i.e., Broad and High Streets) then to progressively smaller less-traveled streets. Our goal is to clear every street. Resources, time, and severe conditions may prevent that. To assist us in providing the most thorough service possible, we ask citizens and those employed in the City to do the following at first sign of significant snowfall:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY medical or other crisis requiring immediate evacuation, and your vehicle is incapacitated, or “snowed-in”, dial 911.
The City cannot plow or shovel private drives, walks or lots.
For More Information on Removal of Snow from Streets Call (609) 386-0754.
Streetscape trees in public places (i.e., curbside, parks, playgrounds, etc.) are part of the beauty of life in Burlington, providing shade, shelter, and a natural windbreak. Disease, decay, and drooping tree limbs pose a hazard to people, traffic, and other trees. Public Works maintains these trees for health, beauty, and safety.
Private citizens, businesspeople, or their contractors must not fell, cut, trim, prune, plant, move, or remove trees of the streetscape. Rather, call Public Works to request same.
WHAT TO DO: contact Public Works Secretary M–F 7 am–3 pm at 609-386-0754, Option 1. Describe the exact location and problem. The Supervisor will follow up with an inspection to assess the situation, determine need, and schedule maintenance accordingly.
IN EMERGENCIES, such as storms, wind, and lightning, STAY AWAY from downed wires to avoid electrocution. To prevent accidents and strain, do not attempt to remove fallen trees or branches. Call the Public Works 24-hr. Emergency Tel.: (609) 386-0307 to report downed trees or blocked streets.
Call your insurance company to report damage to vehicle – take pictures.
Public Works cannot perform any service on trees on private property. Private trees or limbs felled must be removed by your contractor or yourself.
For more information on Care of Streetscape Trees call 609-386-0754, Option 1.
PUBLIC PLACES CLEAN UP DAY...
You, as a citizen, can help improve our City’s beauty and quality of life. Join in Clean Communities Public Places Clean-Up Day, and participate in City of Burlington Spring Clean-Up Week. Volunteers are needed for Public Places Clean-Ups. Call 7 am–3 pm TEL: 609-386-0754, Option 1. Non-profit clubs and organizations are welcome! Come and get your service hours, too!
City Hall 525 High St. Burlington NJ 08016 • TEL 609-386-0200 • Copyright 2013