Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Public Works

908-369-4313 OPTION 6
The Township of Hillsborough’s Public Works Department operates and maintains the infrastructure of the Township’s two hundred and fifty plus miles of roadway, maintains all municipal grounds and buildings and Township Open Space. The Department works closely with the Police Department in monitoring road and safety conditions in the Township, and responds to emergencies as needed.

Public Works also oversees the Annual Spring Clean Up, operates and staffs the Township reclamation / disposal center and the fall leaf collection. The Public Works Garage maintains / repairs all Township owned vehicles and equipment.

The annual Township Memorial Day Parade and Fourth of July celebration are among the many community oriented affairs the Department takes part in.

Department News

Contact Us

Phone: 908-369-4313, option 6

Fax: 908-369-5756

21 East Mountain Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (Located next to the YMCA) 

Department Hours

M-F 7:00 am to 3:30 pm 


Thank you to all of the litter heroes who participated in our 2021 virtual litter cleanup events. Upcoming 2022 dates will be posted soon. Please register for future events, help spread the word about our programs and continue to be litter heroes!! Kaptain Cleanup, Hillsborough Clean Communities


Frequently Asked Questions

An Important Note on Litter and Illegal Dumping

Please note that it is still illegal to litter and illegally dump items along roadways, parks, parking lots, open space or ANYWHERE.  The department has noticed an increase in this illegal activity and anyone caught will be turned over to the police.  This includes discarded gloves and masks in parking lots. We appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping Hillsborough clean and reducing the spread of COVID-19.  The virus can continue to live on items which makes litter cleanups during this time a dangerous activity. Be assured, the Auten Road site will re-open once the threat has passed to allow for residents to properly dispose of their bulk items.   Please report any littering or illegal dumping activity to the Police at 908-369-4323 and to DPW by emailing  Pictures and proof are always helpful.  Reducing the number of items littered will not only help protect our environment, it will also help protect our residents and our crews from the spread of COVID-19.