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Denville Police Department
Monday November 7th, 2011 :: 03:31 p.m. EST


Due to the recent storm, the Denville DPW is relaxing the guidelines for brush removal. For more information visit:

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the Township of Denville was hit by a severe winter storm. Due to the weight of the wet snow on the trees, which still contained leaves, catastrophic damage was done to trees throughout the municipality. The damage resulted in hundreds of trees being damaged or destroyed and power being lost to greater than 70% of the Township.

Despite the best efforts of the Denville Department of Public Works, it is anticipated the wide-spread damage from this storm will require 3 to 4 weeks to clean-up. Besides respectfully requesting the patience of the residents, the DPW is relaxing the guidelines for tree/brush/limb removal from private property. If the trees/limbs/branches are less than six (6’) feet in length, residents can simply drag the trees/limbs/branches to the curb and the DPW will collect them. Anything larger than six (6’) in length, residents are requested to cut them down to six (6’) lengths or smaller to facilitate collection. Also, if residents are able to bundle and tie the smaller limbs/branches, this will enhance the clean-up process.

The priority of the DPW is to remove the trees/limbs/branches that are obstructing traffic or a hazard to fall into the roadway. Once all of the roadways are passable and the hazards eliminated, the limbs/branches/trees on the side of the road shall be collected.

As an alternative, residents may also drop off their trees/branches/limbs at the DPW Yard located at 140 Morris Avenue. The hours of operation of the DPW Yard are as follows:

7am to 3pm – Monday to Friday
8am to 3pm – Saturday
11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday

Your patience and assistance in this matter is sincerely appreciated.

Denville Police Department
1 St Marys Pl
Denville, NJ 07834

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 973-627-4900

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