Recycling uses less energy, creating fewer toxins and reducing the carbon footprint into the environment. The Township of South Orange uses the single-stream recycling method, allowing all recyclable items to be placed in the same container without sorting.
There are 42 miles of roadway maintained by the DPW in addition to four county roads that run through the community.
The Sewer division of the department is responsible for managing 51 miles of sanitary sewers and 28 miles of storm sewers. Additionally there are also 1,050 catch basins maintained by the department.
The Shade Tree Division is responsible for trimming, removing, planting and caring for 10,000 shade trees in the public right of way and public parks. There is also approximately 75 acres of parkland maintained by the Department of Public Works.
As of January 1, 2017 the Village's water operations and water supply transferred to New Jersey American Water Company.
The DPW organizes seasonal collections of leaves and branches for our residents throughout the year. The department also responds to inclement weather conditions by salting, plowing, and clearing debris.
|Recycling Depot Hours for Resident Access|
Tuesday & Thursday 8am-4pm
Christmas Tree Collection
The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas Trees beginning midweek of January 1st, 2017. Please be advised of the following guidelines regarding the curbside collection:
- Do NOT wrap Christmas Trees in plastic for collection
- Do NOT leave ornaments, garland, or lights on the tree
- Wreaths will NOT be picked up as part of this collection
Residents should adhere to these guidelines as to not have the pickup rejected.
Snow season is upon us and preparations have been made by the Public Works Department to ensure it is managed efficiently for the safety of residents and visitors of South Orange. Please avoid parking on streets during storms to allow for plowing curb to curb. If you are parked on the street during a storm you are expected to clear the area around your vehicle. It is advised not to shovel snow on to the streets as it is unlawful and may result in fines.
As a reminder to residents plastic bags are not to be placed in recycling Toters due to recycling regulations. This includes foreign objects such as garden hoses, appliances, batteries, hazardous waste etc. Residents that fail to comply will have their pickups rejected by our processor and generate fees for the Township.