Welcome to the City of New Brunswick’s Public Works Department

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  • Trash and Recycling Information
  • How to Become a Block Captain
  • Sewer and Utility Information
  • Snow Plowing and Street Sweeping Information


8.19.14 Block Cpt. Meeting

August 19th the New Brunswick Environmental Commission hosted the Clean City Block Captain Meeting. Block Captains not only help keep their neighborhoods clean, but they take it upon themselves to make a positive impact on the City. They do M.O.R.E.

Motivate others
Organize mini clean-ups
Recruit block captains and Report issues
Educate neighbors

Anyone interested in becoming a Clean City Block Captain can contact the Division of Clean Communities at 732-745-5245 or email the Environmental Commission at  NBEC@cityofnewbrunswick.org or fill out the application below and mail it to:

The City of New Brunswick

Division of Clean Communities

400 Jersey Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Click Here to Download Clean City Block Application Form

Click here to view the Stop Think Go Green Keep New Brunswick Clean Program Poster

Click here to view the Stop Think Go Green Keep New Brunswick Clean Program Poster (Spanish)


Hub City Streets Repairs Information

DPW fixing pothole 2.27.14
New Brunswick’s streets are what takes us from place to place and without daily maintenance, litter and debris would clutter the community. Along with daily maintenance comes routine repairs. From such a frigid winter and temperatures fluctuating, City streets are scheduled to be repaired as follows in order to keep the streets safe for motor vehicles and pedestrians alike:
  • Commercial Avenue (George Street/Neilson Street) will be paved in July
  • Georges Road will be repaired within the next two weeks
  • Hamilton Street and Suydam Street will both be paved this year

From February’s informational post regarding potholes and how to report them, click here: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/hub-city-fills-potholes/

Students Using Their Time With Their City in Mind

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At Urban Clean-up Week, students celebrated “School Kids Sweep Up” Day by giving back to their community.Students canvassed the City with Department of Public Works (DPW) staff and school teachers by picking up litter around town.Later, with the trash found, students played a game of “Slam Dunk the Junk” at Feaster Park and participated in more trash/recycling themed activities for prizes! For a full album of photos from “School Kids Sweep Up” Day, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CityofNewBrunswick.

For the 2014 Urban Cleanup Week Information Click Here (English)

For the 2014 Urban Cleanup Week Information Click Here (Spanish)

Slam Dunk the Junk 4.22.14

(Click on the above image of “Slam Dunk the Junk” to enlarge)

April 22, 2014 – Urban Cleanup Week’s “School Kids Sweep Up Day” was a success with students from Paul Robeson Community School, Lincoln Elementary Community School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and McKinley Community School helping their City out and participating in Urban Cleanup Week.

All four schools picked up 1.2 tons of litter! McKinley Community School came in first place, winning the gold dust pan. Paul Robeson Community School received second place, winning the silver dust pan, with Lincoln Elementary Community School winning third and the bronze dust pan!

Following the game of “Slam Dunk the Junk,” pictured above, students could win even more prizes playing a recycling game of PLINKO.

Urban Clean-up Week on WCTC – Mayor Cahill Talks “Trash”

4.22.14 WCTC Mayor edited picture

Urban Clean-up Week is seven days of environmental-themed events and efforts in New Brunswick that tackles all areas: clean neighborhoods, businesses and houses of worship, recycling and student involvement. April 22nd on WCTC, Mayor Cahill spoke about the remaining events to help make New Brunswick a cleaner, better community for everyone. He noted how a clean community needs participation from all members including businesses, non-profits and homeowners. Mayor Cahill also encouraged residents to look beyond their own properties to the cleanliness and maintenance of the surrounding streets, parks and homes.