Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all city streets, excluding state and county roads.Other major responsibilities include maintenance of traffic signs, public buildings, recreation areas (cutting grass, etc.), storm water, snow removal. Trash pickup and recycling are contracted out.
Public Works department is located at 148 Cumberland Avenue. Our fenced in facility contains a salt barn and garage where our vehicles and equipment are maintained and stored.
Public Works' goal is to provide the best possible service to our residents that is both affordable and cost effective.
Twice a year in the spring and fall the City host Dumpster Day at the city's Maple Avenue Gravel Pit. The following items are accepted:
ELECTRONICS- TVs, COMPUTERS---NO CHARGE
TIRES without RIM—NO CHARGE TIRES with RIM--$5.00
CAR BATTERIES --- NO CHARGE
NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS- paint, insecticides, microwave ovens etc.
ESTELL MANOR RESIDENTS ONLY - ID’s REQUIRED!
Snow removal is done on a priority basis. Major arteries are done first so emergency vehicles can respond to calls. Secondary roads are done next and then residential back streets. Many people call to complain that the “plow truck went right by my street”. We can assure you the reason for this is because we must do the priority streets first. If they are not cleared nobody will move very far.
For best plowing results on your street kindly keep all vehicles and waste/recycle cans back from the edge of the road. The fewer the obstacles the plow trucks have to go around the better and the wider a street can be cleared.
Plows can not push snow very far in a straight line so the plow blades must be angled to push snow off to the side. Unfortunately when a snow is heavy and deep this means sometimes the end of your driveway will get plowed in. This is not done purposely, but only because it can not be avoided. Please don’t get upset with the drivers as they are doing there best not to block your drive.
In a true emergency and your street is not cleared please call Police. Appropriate personnel will be dispatched to respond to your emergency.
E – WASTE – ELECTRONICS
All Electronic waste such as TVs, stereo equipment, monitors, computers etc. must be recycled. This a NJ State law. Electronic waste can no longer be put out at curb side. Waste haulers are NOT permitted to pickup and will be fined if caught doing so.
Please bring your E-Waste to the Public Works department. Drop off is by appointment only, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 7:00am and 2:00pm and can be scheduled by calling (609)385-6082.Keep in mind that all units brought in for recycling must be WHOLE and NOT stripped of it’s components.
NOTE: (EMPW) property is protected by camera and any unscheduled drop off will be considered illegal dumping.
Do NOT put E-Waste at curb! If someone strips the electronics and leaves the rest you have a problem, because nobody wants it. Trash haulers can’t take it and recyclers will not take a worthless unit. Major recyclers make money on the electronics, but they also pay the cost to properly dispose of the hazard-est materials.