Public Works

The Township of South Orange Village’s Department of Public Works are a professionally dedicated team supporting the Township’s infrastructure, maintenance, and repairs of all Township roadway, municipal grounds and buildings, parks, recycling, street signs, sewers, and municipal owned trees.  The Department under Director Tom Michetti, is dedicated to making effective use of Township resources to provide the community with an enhanced quality of living, partnering with the Engineering and Police Departments to ensuring a safe and well maintained environment that residents can be proud to call home.  The DPW is committed to quality assurance when addressing resident concerns and continues to make strides in partnering with the community.
Recycling Depot Hours for Resident Access

Tuesday & Thursday 8am-4pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

Current Events & News Bulletins
China's Enforcement of Recycling 

Enforcement to ensure only acceptable recyclable materials are being placed in Toters will be more stringently screened as China implements the National Sword Program.  Food waste will not be tolerated as it will financially impact processors, the Township, and residents.  Please read the article in the link below to understand China's regulations, what consists of unacceptable materials to put in your recycling Toter, and what the penalties are for not following procedures.  
China To Impose National Sword

Leaf Season

Leaf Season has concluded for the 2017 year, any raking out of leaves past December 11th is a violation of town ordinances.  ​
​If you are on a county road you must contact the county for their procedures and schedule.  (973) 239-3366 

Christmas Tree Collection

​Christmas tree pickups will begin the week of January 1st, 2018 and conclude on January 31st.  The time will not be extended so be sure to follow the guidelines and place unwanted trees out prior to the final collection date. 

Trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, decorations, plastic wrap or tree stands. Please place the tree curbside, not in the street. No wreaths or other holiday decorations will be collected.


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.​

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