Public Works Division

                   
   

PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION
Public Works Department
Craig Leshner, Acting Supervisor

 
   


 

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

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 Cemetary entrance).  Hours remain the same.

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

MAP: Trash Collection Schedule
TEL:609-386-0754 
E-MAIL: CTurner@burlingtonnj.us

 

 

OTHER PUBLIC WORKSDIVISIONS:
Public Works Division
Water Utility DivisionSewer & Drainage Division
Public Buildings and Grounds 
Animal Control DivisionRecycling

 


DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS 

AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE:
Trash Collection
Bulk Appliance Collection
Leaf Collection
Brush Collection
Street Sweeping
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

Division of Public Works is responsible for coordinating Trash Collection (or Garbage Pick-up) with the sanitation company hired to haul household trash for the City of Burlington. Direct any questions or complaints to Public Works Secretary at 609-386-0200 ext. 124. We will forward your concerns to the contractor to ensure that you receive the service that the City has contracted for. We try to be courteous in all our communications, and appreciate your patience and civility.

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

  • By 7am day of collection, place trash at curbside.
  • It must be bagged.
  • It must be placed in approved receptacles.
  • Do NOT place trash at curbside before 6pm the night before collection.

BULK APPLIANCE “Metal and White Goods” COLLECTION

City of Burlington Public Works Garage 


schedules Bulk Appliance (“Metal & White Goods”) pick-ups for thefirst Wednesday of each month. To be placed on the schedule for pick-ups, contact Public Works Secretary M–F 7am–3pm at 609-386-0200 ext. 124 to obtain a pick-up sticker. The cost is $15.00.

BULK APPLIANCE “Metal and White Goods” DROP-OFF |

You may take your metals and white goods to the Burlington County Landfill & Recycling Depot located on Columbus Road. There is no charge for City residents to drop-off their white goods or metal, bring proof of residence. Drop-off hours are M–F 7am–4pm and Sat 7am–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.

2016 CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM  

Leaf pickup zones correspond to your trash pickup schedule. See Trash Pickup Map.  To view and/or print the Leaf Pick-up Schedule, please click on the following link:  2016 Leaf Pick-up Schedule

Trash Pickup Day / Zone

Curbside Leaf Collection Dates

Thursday / Zone 1

Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 | Nov.21 – Nov. 25 | Dec. 12 – Dec. 16

Tuesday / Zone 2

Nov. 7 – Nov. 11 | Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 | Dec. 19 – Dec. 23

Fri. or Wed. / Zone 3

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18 | Dec. 5 – Dec. 9 | Dec. 26 – Dec. 30

Stated a little differently, ...

If your Trash Pickup Day is: Thursday then your Leaf Collection Zone is: Zone 1
Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule For Zone 1:
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
Nov.21 – Nov. 25
Dec. 12 – Dec. 16

If your Trash Pickup Day is: Tuesday then your Leaf Collection ZoZone 2
Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule For Zone 2:
Nov. 7 – Nov. 11
Nov. 28 – Dec. 2
Dec. 19 – Dec. 23

If your Trash Pickup Day is: Fri. / Wed. then your Leaf Collection Zone is: Zone 3
Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule For Zone 3:
Nov. 14 – Nov. 18
Dec. 5 – Dec. 9
Dec. 26 – Dec. 30

There will be NO LEAF COLLECTION on the following Municipal HOLIDAYS:

Election Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve 1/2 day 
Christmas
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day

PREPARING LEAVES FOR FALL COLLECTION | 
  • Rake leaves to the curb line for pickup.
  • DO NOT bag leaves.

City residents who want to bag their leaves can take bagged leaves to the Municipal Recycling Drop-off Yard located at the corner of William Street and Mitchell Avenue. The Drop-off Yard will be open on Wed. and Sat. 7:30am–2:30pm during the Leaf Collection Program.

WARNING: Anyone leaving trash, brush, or leaves outside of the fenced area of the Municipal Recycling Drop-off Yard during hours when the Yard is closed will be subject to fines and penalties.

BRUSH COLLECTION 

When notified, the Division of Public Works collects brush and branches during the first full week of every month. To be scheduled for pick-ups, contact Public Works Secretary M–F 7am–3pm at 609-386-0200 ext. 124. All brush to be collected must be properly tied into bundles. Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter nor 8 feet in length.

The Division of Public Works DOES NOT collect curbside brush during the leaf collection program. Residents may take tied brush to the Municipal Drop-off Yard W and Sat 7:30am–2:30pm. All brush dropped off must be properly tied into bundles. Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter nor 8 feet in length.

WARNING: Anyone leaving trash, brush, or leaves outside of the fenced area of the Municipal Recycling Drop-off Yard during hours when the Yard is closed will be subject to fines and penalties.

STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM

Parking Restrictions are posted on street signs throughout the City. The Street Sweeping Program will stop Nov. 5 – Jan. 4, during the Leaf Collection Program, so that the Street Sweeper can follow behind the Leaf Equipment. Only High St. and Broad St. will be swept during the Leaf Collection Program.

WARNING: Anyone leaving trash, brush, or leaves outside of the fenced area of the Municipal Recycling Drop-off Yard during hours when the Yard is closed will be subject to fines and penalties.

For more information on the Fall Leaf Collection program, call 609-386-0200 ext. 124

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 609-386-0200 ext. 124. 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

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 9am–5pm TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 124. Clubs, organizations welcome! Come and get your service hours!

 

 

   
 
 

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