Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey

Department of Public Works

1 Allen Street
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Phone: 732-747-0241
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Richard Gardella, P.E., P.P., C.M.E
Director of Engineering and Public Works / Planning Board Engineer
Phone: 732-747-0241, Ext. *215 

Nicolas J. Poruchynsky, PE, PP, CME
Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works
Phone: 732-747-0241, Ext. *217

Jennifer Johnson
Administrative Assistant, Engineering and Public Works
Phone: 732-747-0241, Ext. *215

The Department of Public Works consists of 8 full-time employees, which include the Supervisor, Foreman, Mechanic, and Laborers. Responsibilities include maintenance of buildings and grounds, municipal roads; trash, recycling, brush, and leaf collection; snow removal; and Borough vehicles maintenance.

Recycling Center: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m to dusk, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to dusk, Sunday: Closed on observed public holidays.


Trash Zones 1 & 2 will be have bulk pick up on the first Monday of the month, from January through October.

Trash Zones 3 & 4 will have bulk trash pick up on the second Monday of the month, from January through October.

Please follow these very important guidelines:

  • This option is only for residential properties
  • All bulk items shall be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement and not in the street.
  • Appliance disposal will require prior scheduling through the main office (732-747-0241, ext.*219). There will be a $15.00 fee for the appliance disposal sticker, which must be placed on the appliance. Refrigerator doors and large coolers must have the door or lid removed when placed at the curb.
  • E-waste disposal (TV, Computers, Game Stations, etc.) will require prior scheduling through the main office (732-747-0241, ext.*219). E-Waste items must be separate from other bulk items and please place smaller e-waste items in a separate container.
  • No trash bags will be accepted for bulk pick up.
  • All metal items must be placed in a separate pile.
  • Bulk pick up will be limited to what, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, is a reasonable amount of bulk, not to exceed what would fit into a small pickup truck. There will be no full basement cleanouts or whole house move outs.
  • No construction debris will be picked up, including: cabinets, flooring, plumbing fixtures, drywall, yard fencing or large swing sets.
  • There will not be bulk pick up during November and December as our DPW crews are dedicated to extensive leaf collection

The following items are classed as appliances: washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator/freezers (doors must be removed), air conditioners, and water heaters.


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