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Department of Public Works (DPW)


Municipal Services Complex
13 - 15 Linden Avenue East, Suite 200
Jersey City, NJ 07305 

Tel: 201-547-4400
Fax: 201-547-4803 

Patrick G. Stamato, Director      

Jeffery Dublin, Assistant Director     

Hector Ortiz, Assistant Director    



The Jersey City Department of Public Works is a hands-on team of professionals dedicated to supporting and improving Jersey City's infrastructure, including the maintenance and repair of:

  • Jersey City roads 
  • City-owned buildings 
  • Motorized equipment  
  • City parks 
  • Traffic signals and signage    

The Department of Public Works is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Jersey City, making every effort to maximize the efficient, effective use of the City's resources. DPW is committed to public safety and providing prompt, courteous quality service to our customers and each other. 

As of April 1, 2016, the Department of Public Works has assumed the responsibilities of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, which has been dissolved.   


These services include: 

  • Special Collections (i.e. white goods, electronic waste) 
  • Residential Garbage & Recycling Collection  (for collection schedules, click here) 
  • Recycling Information 
  • Environmental Compliance 
  • Container Rental Program 
  • Container Services & Neighborhood Clean-ups 
  • Property Maintenance 
  • Mechanical Street Sweeping 
  • Graffiti Removal 
  • Demolition 
  • Snow Plowing, Salting & Removal 

Leaf Collection 

Leaf bags will be distributed at various park locations on Saturdays Only from Noon to 3:00PM beginning September 30, 2017 through December 23, 2017. 

 Proof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill, driver’s license) 

For the complete leaf bag distribution schedule for September and October, please click here. 

For the complete leaf bag distribution schedule for November and December, please click here. 


Christmas Tree 
2017 Curbside Christmas Tree Collection Schedule 

Christmas trees must be free of ornaments and/or lights and placed curbside Wednesday night between the hours of 7:00 p.m. And 10:00 p.m. Once curbside, any and all bags must be removed from tree. 

Wreaths and/or artificial trees will not be collected with Christmas trees. Please place these items curbside with your regular garbage. 

For additional information, please call 201-432-4645 ext. 2620. 




JC Shovels 


JC Shovels is a volunteer driven initiative that aims to help low-income seniors and disabled homeowners with snow removal. This initiative looks to better the quality of life for all Jersey City residents. In helping clear snow off walkways for senior and disabled homeowners, we better the walkability for all residents and insure that senior and disabled residents can safely enter and exit their homes during inclement conditions.  


Volunteers can sign up though this link: https://goo.gl/forms/GfCaF8ui3ThP9npO2  

You may also sign up to volunteer by contacting jcshovels@jcnj.org or 201-547-4391.  

For FAQ, please click here.    



Seniors that are requesting shoveling assistance this winter through the JC Shovels program can request an application by calling 201-547-4391 or by downloading, printing, and returning this application.

Completed applications must be received by 1/3/17 and mailed to:

Jersey City Department of Public Works, 13-15 Linden Ave. East, 3rd Floor, Jersey City NJ 07305 

All applications are reviewed to determine eligibility. Seniors will receive confirmation letters via mail or e-mail upon application approval. 



Recycling Containers  

The Department of Public Works will be providing recycling containers to one and two-family homeowners in an effort to increase recycling citywide. 

Eligible recipients will receive one (1) round recycling bin for co-mingled recyclables and one (1) square bin for paper and cardboard recyclables. 

Containers can be obtained staring May 9th, Monday through Friday between 2pm and 7pm while supplies last at:   

Resident Response Center      

280 Grove Street, Rm. 106 

Jersey City, NJ 07302

New locations/times added: 

Department of Health & Human Services

199 Summit Ave - Suite E1 

Wednesday 10am-3pm

Pershing Field Ice Rink  

201 Central Ave  

Mon – Fri  

9am – 3:30pm 

Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center

140 Martin Luther King Drive 

Monday thru Fri 8:30am – 7:30pm.   

Saturday 8:30am – 2pm  

For more information, click here 



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