Public Works Division

                   
   

PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION
Public Works Department
William Curry, Director

 
   


 

GARAGE ADDRESS:
Public Works Garage
Corner E. Federal Street and Mitchell Avenue

TEL:609-386-0754 
E-MAIL: publicworks@burlingtonnj.us

GARAGE HOURS:
M–F 7 am – 3 PM

RECYCLING YARD ADDRESS:
Recycling Yard moved in March 2014 to the Landfill on Jacksonville Road (opposite Laurel Hill Cemetery entrance).  Hours remain the same.

RECYCLING YARD HOURS:
Weds and Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

MAP: Trash Collection Schedule

Street opening application

 

OTHER PUBLIC WORKS DIVISIONS:
Public Works Division
Water Utility Division 
Sewer & Drainage Division
Public Buildings and Grounds 
Animal Control Division
Recycling

 


DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS 

AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE:
Trash Collection
Brush Collection
Snow Removal
Streetscape Tree Care

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:

  • Road maintenance
  • Coordination of trash collection contractor
  • Bulk appliance (“metal and white goods”) collection
  • Leaf collection
  • Brush collection
  • Street sweeping
  • Snow removal from City streets
  • Maintenance of streetscape trees
  • Upkeep of recreational fields and playground equipment
  • Maintenance of all City vehicles
  • Clean Communities Program

TRASH COLLECTION

Trash can not be over 50 pound limit, per bag, can or furniture.

Direct any questions or complaints to South Jersey Sanitation at 609-561-0441 or email southjerseysanitation@comcast.net.

TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE 

See Map: Trash Collection Schedule

ZONE

Collection Day

Neighborhoods

ZONE 1
(violet on Map)

Thursdays

London, Yorkshire, E. Burlington, Columbus Park

ZONE 2
(orange on Map)

Tuesdays

Farnerville, E. Farnerville, Laurel, Fawn Hollow

ZONE 3
(pink on Map)

Fridays

Mehlville, New London, New Yorkshire

  • Place trash at curbside by 7 am day of collection.
  • Trash must be bagged or placed in approved receptacles and must be less than 50 pounds and not higher than 3 inches below rim.
  • Trash cans may not be at curbside before 6 PM the night before collection, and must be removed by 11 PM the night of collection.
  • There will be no trash pick-up on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.  Your trash will be picked on the following day.


BULK APPLIANCE “Metal and White Goods” COLLECTION

 

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.

BRUSH COLLECTION 

When notified, the Division of Public Works collects brush and branches during the first full week of most months, this does not inlude during the leaf collection program. To be scheduled for pick-ups, contact Public Works Secretary M–F 7 am–3 pm at 609-386-0754, Option 1. All brush to be collected must be properly tied into bundles. Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter nor 4 feet in length.

The Division of Public Works DOES NOT collect bagged brush or leaves residents may take these bags to the Municipal Drop-off Yard Wed and Sat 7:30 am–2:30p m. All brush dropped off must be properly tied into bundles. Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter nor 4 feet in length.

 

SNOW REMOVAL  

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:

  1. Do not park on Broad or High Streets
  2. Remove all non-essential vehicles from City streets
  3. Avoid driving in conditions which may strand your vehicle and block roads
  4. Clear your sidewalks and vehicles
  5. Do not pile snow cleared in street or gutter
  6. Refrain from parking crooked, or on drifts or plowed snow piles

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

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 PSE&G to report downed or sparking wires TEL: 1-800-880-7734
Call Verizon to report loss of telephone service from storm damage TEL: 1-800-275-2355 or visit the following link:  Verizon Service.

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.

CLEAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM 

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