Kevin Murphy | Public Works Principle Manager201-998-3700
357 Bergen Ave. Kearny, NJ 07032
The DPW is open from 8 am to 4 PM Monday thru Friday.
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The Department of Public Works provides essential services to the 41,000 residents of Kearny.
Overall, responsibilities of the DPW include the maintenance of 48 miles of paved roads including:
- Street sweeping
- Snow plowing and ice control
- Traffic line painting
- Traffic sign and street name sign maintenance
- 3 sanitary water pump stations
- 4 storm water pump stations
- 6,000+ feet of drainage ditches
- 3 tide gates on the Passaic River
- 1,000+ catch basins and manholes
- Municipal Recycling Drop-Off Center
- Building maintenance at all municipal buildings
- 2,000+ trees planted on municipal right of ways and municipal parks
- 90 miles of sewers
- Latex paints will no longer be accepted during the household hazardous cleanout. You must dry out the cans with cat litter until the paint is fully absorbed and in a solid state which then can be disposed of in regular garbage.
- Alkaline batteries can now be thrown out in regular garbage as they no longer contain lead.
- Rechargeable batteries will still be accepted during the household hazardous cleanout, however you must put tape over the contacts on the batteries as they can explode and cause a fire.
- All mattresses or box springs put out for garbage collection must be wrapped in plastic.
Maintenance and repair of 100+ vehicles and pieces of equipment