Public Works

New Jersey's plastic bag ban goes into effect on May 4th. South River residents can receive three (3) reusable South River grocery bags from the South River Department of Public Works. Bags can be picked up at the DPW office during their business hours while supplies last. For more information on New Jersey's plastic bag ban, visit the Bag Up NJ website. For more information on compliance for businesses, visit New Jersey Business Action Center's information page.

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The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining the various functions related to public sanitation and coordinating recycling, streets and roads, parks maintenance, our sewer infrastructure, the functioning of the electric utility, tree matters, downtown maintenance, and other public buildings and grounds upkeep.

Fix-It Form

We strive to meet our residents' needs. If you have a concern related to a problem with the roads, streets, parks, lights, buildings, grounds or trash pick-up, complete our Fix-It Form.

Recycle Coach

To receive a good deal of this information at your fingertips, to be reminded of trash and recycling pickup times, and to be notified of any changes, download Recycle Coach today.

Recycling Center

The Recycling Center Hours - Saturday's - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  9 Ivan Way, South River, NJ

Acceptable Items:

All items collected curbside (newspaper, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, commingled glass, #1 and #2 plastics, grass clippings and metal/tin/aluminum cans), as well as used motor oil (5-gallon limit per visit), are accepted.  


Any resident placing these items at the Recycling Center will be issued a summons by the Code Enforcement Officer.

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