A Community by the River

Public Works

The Public Works Department of the Borough of Brielle employs ten men who perform a multitude of tasks for the four divisions (listed below) within the Department. The divisions are: Streets and Roads, Water/Sewer, Buildings and Grounds and Mechanics. They are led by Superintendent Bob McArthur. While some men have specific duties, the department is small enough to require that every man fill whatever task is needed, including management. The Department is on call 24/7 to meet any emergency that may arise. Regular working hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  1. The Road Department repairs the roads, plows snow, collects leaves and brush, chips brush and maintains a wood chip pile (for residential use), collects and markets recyclables and maintains the recycling center.
  2. Buildings and Grounds duties include maintenance of all borough buildings and properties, including parks and plantings, the Borough yard, the heavily used Curtis House, Library and Borough hall.
  3. The Water and Sewer Department manages the daily operation of the water and sewer plants and pump stations, does preventative maintenance of the sewer mains and installs and maintains the water meters, checks for accuracy, reads the meters and performs water shut-offs.
  4. The mechanic maintains all Borough vehicles, including police vehicles and all Borough equipment.

Borough Yard

Location: 629 Union Lane, west of the Elementary School and across from the Curtis house.
Hours of Operation:  Mon. – Fri.         7:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    Saturday         9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yard Waste Schedule

Leaf Collection
April 1 to May 1
October 15 to December 15

Do not place leaves at the curb at any other time. Leaves, raked loose to the curb, must be free of all other yard waste or debris. Leaves will not be collected if set out in bags. No grass will be collected. *It is the responsibility of the homeowner to abide by the schedule. Please advise your lawn service.


May 1 to July 31

Brush place at the curb: branches a maximum of 5ft. in length; logs a maximum of 12” diameter and piled separately.

This schedule will be strictly enforced. Brush set out at the curb at any time other than the above scheduled dates will not be collected by the Borough. Residents may bring brush and yard waste to the Borough yard at any time. No Grass. No Contractors.

There will be no leaf or brush pickups during the months of January, February, and March (as always, exceptions may be made due to weather related events).

Wood Chips and mulch are available in Brielle Park year round - free for the taking.

Grass Clippings Do not set out at any time! They are banned from the landfill and most disposal sites, and are not collected by the Borough. Cut it and leave it or compost instead and use the valuable nutrients.

Garden Waste is collected with brush during scheduled times only; may be brought to the yard.

Firewood is offered to Brielle residents only while supplies last.

Household Garbage is collected once a week by M&S Waste Services. See garbage collection schedule for details.

Bulk Pick-up occurs one week during the months of May and October. Dates will be announced in advance of collection.  *** No tires, concrete, brick, block, dirt, paint, hazardous waste, recyclables (especially metals).

Snow and Ice All vehicles must be removed from the street when snow, ice or severe weather conditions are expected.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous waste should be disposed of at the County's permanent facility.
Hours: By appointment only--732-683-8686
Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Wyckoff/Shafto Road. Tinton Falls, about three miles off Route 34(turn right onto Wyckoff at light across from N.J. Natural Gas Co.)



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