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 have participated in our 2022 Virtual Litter Cleanup Events and Littercon 2022.

Great job keeping our Boro Clean!!

Reminder: Littercon 2023 is November 18, 2023! Further details will be posted as the date gets closer. Stay tuned and check our webpage!

Please register for 2023 Virtual Cleanup Events and Littercon 2023 to help spread the word about our programs and continue to be litter heroes!!

Thank you!
Hillsborough Clean Communities

For more information or to get involved in any of these programs, contact us at or by calling 908-369-4313, prompt 6.


Frequently Asked Questions

An Important Note on Litter and Illegal Dumping

Please note that it is 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.