Home & Garden

Berkeley Heights Bulk Pick Up Set To Begin Sept. 14

b730c1892b77e2d909f7_correct-pile-size.jpg
b730c1892b77e2d909f7_correct-pile-size.jpg

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 2015 Residential Clean-Up Program will begin Sept. 14 in Section #3 and will continue through October 23. All acceptable materials must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on the first clean up day scheduled for a section, but not more than two days in advance.

The contractor will cover each street only once. Therefore, the township stresses the importance for materials for pick up are at the curb for collection on the first day for each section. 

Small, loose items will be picked up only if suitably placed in a wood, metal, or other substantial container and the weight of the container and contents do not exceed 59 pounds. 

Sign Up for E-News

All containers with debris in them will be picked up and disposed of by the scavenger unless clearly marked "RETURN CONTAINER'. B state law, doors on cabinets, appliances, and refrigerators must be removed as a safety precaution. Boards, swings, monkey bars and similar items must be dismantled and cut to maximum of (4) feet in length. Equipment with a containers of, gasoline, solvent, lacquer, acids, alkalis, etc. should not be put out for collection. Please report any unauthorized scavenging or scattering of debris to the Police Department at (908)464-1111. Please report to Police Department any unauthorized dropping off of material.

Materials that will be picked up (Acceptable materials are not limited to the below items:) Appliances*, Books, Cabinets, Car Rims, Car Tires (off rim), Clothing, Couches, Doors, Refrigerators, Fence (cut to 4 ft.), Fence Posts (cut, only wood), Furniture, Garden Tools, Mattresses, Paneling (cut to 4 ft.), Wire Fence (rolled), Rugs, Screens, Sinks, Storm Doors, Storm Windows, Stoves, Toilets, and Toys.

Materials that will not be picked up: Ashes, Automobile Parts, Branches/yard and garden debris, Complete Window Unit, Concrete Blocks, Garbage, Grass, Materials from alterations, Stumps, Sheet rock in large quantities,  Deck wood, Materials from additions, Newspapers, Magazines, Paint, Material from business/industry, Propane Tanks, Solvents/lacquer/acid or their containers. 

2015 Schedule for Residential Clean-Up:

Section #3 - September 14th through September 18th - Area bounded by Mountain Avenue, Diamond Hill Road, Twin Falls Road, Green Brook, and the Township’s westerly boundary, including Emerson Lane and Dogwood Lane area.

Section #4 – September 21th through September 25th - Area bounded by the railroad, Plainfield Avenue, Mountain Avenue, and the Township’s westerly boundary, including the Park Avenue area.

Section #5 – September 28th  through October 2nd - Area bounded by the railroad, the Passaic River, and the Township’s easterly boundary. Entire area between the railroad and the river.

Section #1 – October 5th through October 9th - Area of Countryside to Diamond Hill Road and Twin Falls Road, including the Twin Falls area.

No Pick-up for the week of October 12th to October 16th.

Section #2 – October 19th through October 23rd - Area bounded by Mountain Avenue, Plainfield Avenue, the railroad line and the Township’s easterly boundary to Martins Lane.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features New Providence Dentistry

July 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Summer Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features New Providence Dentistry, operated by Dr. Beth Herko and her staff of ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Enjoy a Lifetime of Discovery in Union County Parks

July 18, 2018

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Union County residents are invited to celebrate this year by exploring “undiscovered” programs and activities found throughout the nearly 6,200 acres of the Union County parks system.

“Union County was one of the very first counties in the United States to establish its own county-based park system for nature conservation and ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with ...

Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the ...

ReNew Salon and Spa Welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo

GILLETTE, NJ - ReNew Salon and Spa welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo to their staff. Mormilo brings with her over 20 years of excellent customer service in the salon and spa industry.

She has extensive product knowledge, focuses on keeping up-to-date on industry standards and practices, believes in mentoring young stylists, and is a team player who strives to ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_c8cb6b45d2b342be3cbb_nancy_ori

Sat, July 21, 10:30 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Cuba: Observations of a Photographer

Arts & Entertainment Travel

Sat, July 21, 10:30 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Cuba: Observations of a Photographer at NPML

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, July 22, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Moths and other Pollinators

Education Green

Carousel_image_634bcda860ed17650f72_93a8625c-ce9d-413f-a61e-4b2df4fe0604

Tue, July 24, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant , Scotch Plains

Hear the Story of Amelia Earhart, America's Most ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_e6c7d5b8a558926ee4c5_8e2f7c3f3d7547130a87_swim_team_2

Tue, July 24, 5:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts July 24th

Health & Wellness

Special June Episode of 'Berkeley Heights Here & Now' Features 6th Annual Street Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced a special edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now is available on the Township website, www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov.

 

The special episode features the 6th Annual Berkeley Heights Street Fair held on June 24 and includes onsite interviews with attending residents/visitors, event ...

And Over Here is the Dining Hall 2

My very first job in admissions was while I was still an undergraduate myself as a tour guide.  Very early on they indoctrinated us with some tricks of the trade.  It’s a dining hall, not a cafeteria.  A residence hall, not a dorm.  If you have to divulge some negative bit of information, sandwich it between two positives.  There were instructions for glossing over ...

Women Have Special Financial Needs That Advisors Overlook

Women have special financial needs that advisors overlook in two ways: 1) advisors don’t always acknowledge the different planning needs women have and 2) advisors don’t always communicate well with female clients – especially if the client comes to a meeting with her husband. It’s very common for a male advisor to spend much or most of the face time in meetings talking to ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...