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Radon Detection Canisters Available

Radon Detection Canisters Available

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon detection canisters are available for purchase by residents at the Bernards Township Health Dept., 262 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. One kit per household, available at reduced cost of $10 per kit.

2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report

This 2017 Master Plan Re-examination for the Borough of Bernardsville presents the findings and recommendations of your Planning Board concerning the future of our community.

New Bernardsville Borough
Live Video Channel

Live meeting video and audio

Walking Tour

Olcott Historic District
Walking Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles and starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church ending at the Olcott Building.

County Shredding Events

County Shredding Events

Somerset County offers Shredding Events at various locations. If you want to shred personal documents safely, then come to one of the events.


Many of Bernardsville's Public Parks have been divided into sites that are small enough for a single family or group to conduct a trash clean up in about an hour. By adopting a site, each group is agreeing to clean their site at least once a month.

Pay Your Property Tax &
Sewer Bills Online

The Borough of Bernardsville now offers the option to pay your Property Tax and Sewer Bills online with your checking account, debit card, or credit card. Service Charges apply.

Jersey Central Power
& Light 24/7 Power Center

The industry's leading online map that delivers fast and accurate outage information to desktop, smart phone and mobile devices

Tree Cutting Permits

Permits Required
For Tree-Cutting

Tree cutting in Bernardsville requires a permit. Please contact the Shade Tree Committee Secretary by calling (908) 766-3000 ext.110.

Visit Bernardsville Public Library

Visit Bernardsville
Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library is known for extraordinary service provided to all in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Visit for the wonderful programs, free ESL classes, art exhibitions, & great library services.

The library is located in the heart of Bernardsville's business district at 1 Anderson Hill Road.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Site
Operating Schedule

Bernardsville Borough operates & maintains a year-round composting facility for resident use.

We encourage residents to make use of this facility for their yard brush and leaf composting needs.

Sommerville County Recycling

Somerset County

Recycling for Borough is performed by the County. Please check the link below for information and schedules.

The Bernardsville Community Emergency Response Team and Police Department worked with Bernardsville Library staff to ensure that residents had a warm place at the library to find shelter, where they could charge their cell phones, and use the Internet during the power outages caused by back-to-back nor'easters.  Water, nutritious snacks, oatmeal, fruit drinks and coffee were available for free.  Library visitors also took advantage of the library's on-going book sale of great books.


The Road Department will be coming around to chip/remove tree debris that fell along Borough roadways (not County and not State roads).

We will only be removing debris that fell into the Borough right of way (ROW) or is from Borough trees (those within ROW). On most Borough roads the ROW is a total of 50' wide or 25' from the road centerline. Below is a sheet that lists the exceptions.

We will not be chipping/removing tree debris that residents drag to the road edge from their yards. If we cannot determine which Borough tree the debris is from, we will not be picking it up.

Since the damage is so widespread, it will take us weeks to make it around to all of our roads.

The Compost Facility on Pill Hill Road will be open to receive tree debris on Sat. 3/17, 3/24 and every Saturday after April 7 between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Thank you for your assistance and patience during this clean-up effort.

Bernardsville Borough Road Right of Ways (ROW)      
Unless noted below, all Borough Roads have a 50' ROW      
Road From To Width (Feet)
Anderson Hill Rd. #161 Dana Place 66
Ballantine Road Pfizer Mendham 40
Bell Terrace Entire   35
Bodnar Street * Consult Tax Map   33/13
Boylan Terrace Entire   40
Burrows Ave Entire   40
Campbell Road Entire   33
Center Street Entire   40
Chapin Rd. Entire   33
Church Street Entire   29.5
Conkling Ave Entire   40
Dayton Street Entire   40
Dobbs Street #7 #12 40
Garibaldi Street Entire   30
Grove Street Entire   30
Hill Street Entire   30
Jockey Hollow Rd Hardscrabble Cross Estate 66
Maple Street Entire   30
Mine Avenue Entire   30
Morrison Ave. Entire   40
Mullens Lane Bell Terrace Old Army Rd 40
Olcott Avenue Entire   60
Olcott Lane Entire   30
Orchard Hill Road Entire   40
Orchard Street Entire   40
Park Lane Entire   33
Pennington Ave Entire   40
Ravine Lane Road Entire   33
Stevens Lane Entire   33
Thompson Street Entire   30
West Street #7 #30 30
Wesley Avenue *Consult Tax Map   33/20


Attention all Somerset County homeowners and farmers:

There will be five scheduled days for Household Hazardous Waste Drop-offs, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note that materials accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Days are NOT the same as those accepted at 1st Saturday of the Month Drop-off Days. Waste will not be accepted from commercial vehicles. For dates, locations, and a full list of accepted and not accepted items see below.

  • March 17th - Bernards Township Public Works Garage
                          277 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge
  • April 21st - Warren Township Public Works Garage
                        1 Bardy Rd., Warren
  • June 16th - Franklin Township Senior Community Center
                       Parking Lot 
                       505 DeMott Lane, Somerset
  • September 22nd - Branchburg Township Public Works Garage
                                  34 Kenbury Rd. Branchburg
  • October 20 -  South County Public Works Garage
                          410 Roycefield Rd. Hillsborough

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2018 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at

The summer camps run for six weeks starting on June 25th. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Attention Somerset County Residents:

Have your confidential papers professionally shredded on site by a licensed and bonded shredding company during Operation Secure Shred. Events will take place on ten Saturdays in 2018 to 2019.

Operation Secure Shred is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the County Department of Public Works. All events run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the trucks are filled, rain or shine.

A valid NJ driver’s license to confirm Somerset County residency is required. Residents can bring a combination of up to six bags, containers or boxes per trip. No businesses allowed.

Please find a copy of the 2018-2019 Somerset County Operation Secure Shred schedule below.

The 2018 schedule and applications for the Swim Team and Swim Lessons at the Bernardsville Municipal Pool on Seney Drive are now available. Please review the following:

2018 Pool Brochure

2018 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2018 Swim Team Information & Application

2018 Pool Registration Form

Join us at the Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, for our upcoming programs on trees and plants for the spring season. Learn about how to protect our trees insects and disease, as well as the best to plant for our region.

Native Plant Milkweed Orange

04/09/2018 @ 7PM - Native Plants: What to plant. What not to plant.

Michael Van Clef, PhD and leader of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, will present timely recommendations on what to plant and what not to plant this spring. He will focus on native species in our area that are adapted to our climate, require little care, resist pests and pathogens, and support local fauna. He will show photos of many plants, trees and ground cover, and describe their planting requirements, ranging from dry/full sun to wet/shade. Most will be deer resistant. An invasive species is defined as a species that is introduced to an area outside its natural range and excludes other species over large areas causing environmental harm. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Ash tree with Emerald Ash Borer

04/24/2018 @ 7PM - Protect Your Trees From Insects & Disease

Find out how to take steps to protect your landscape and our community from potentially devastating insects and diseases such as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Ph.D, Northeast Technical Researcher at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, will talk about Emerald Ash Borer and other insects and diseases in our environment, such as Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), the Gypsy Moth and Spotted Lantern Fly. This program is presented in partnership with the Bernardsville Shade Tree Committee. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. More information here and 'Before and After' example of trees affected by EAB.

The Bernardsville Green Team is recommending continuing Deer Management on the four municipally owned parcels for another year, and adding the Little Brook Sanctuary, a Somerset County Park located in Bernardsville.

This recommendation is based on the successful completion of deer management for the 2016 – 2017 season in accordance with Borough safety regulations and performance of all stipulated criteria outlined in the Deer Management Program Plan – 2016.

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