New Residents

Welcome to Berkeley Heights!  

As a new resident, we're so glad to welcome you to our community!  This page has information and some helpful links to help you get situated, information about:

  • Recycling, 
  • Garbage Pick up, 
  • Recreation, 
  • Commuter Parking, 
  • Recreation, 
  • our Parks & Fields, 
  • our Schools, and more...

Berkeley Heights abounds with community pride and charm.  There’s always something going on in town - no matter who you are – adults, families, teens, small children, and our active senior community, too. We hope you take part in our decades-old annual traditions and community celebrations, watch the website for information about events such as the Annual Feast of Mt. Carmel in July, the Summer Street Fair, summer concerts in the park, and the Annual Winter Walk in early December - just to name a few. Other favorite events include our annual PBA Fishing Derby, Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, “Police Santa,” Lunar New Year celebration, and a few great charity 5K events. 

Recreation

The Berkeley Heights Recreation Department is a highlight of our town for adults and children alike!  There's something for everyone between the fantastic programs, events and summer camps they run.  

Recycling

Recycling is provided by Giordano Company who has divided the town into two sections for recycling pick ups that occur on Wednesdays (East Side of town: Snyder/Horseshoe Road inclusive towards Summit) or Thursdays (West side of town: beyond Snyder towards Warren).  Full schedule can be found on the Recycling Page.

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is privately contracted by each resident.  The Township offers a list of approved garbage haulers to help residents:

  • Deluca Disposal Solutions 844-DELUCA1
  • Grand 908-222-1566
  • Jerry’s 973-376-3222
  • Midco 800-273-7539
  • Gerard’s 908-546-7880
  • V & M Waste Services 973-270-3416

Berkeley Heights Public Schools (BHPS)

The Berkeley Heights Public School district serves the youth of Berkeley Heights from grades Pre Kindergarten - Grade 8. Students from neighboring Mountainside join Berkeley Heights students in the district's Governor Livingston High School for grades 9-12.  The BHPS District website has everything you need to know about all six district schools.

There is one Early Childhood Education Center (Mary Kay McMillin EEC) - Pre-K, K and Grade 1

There are 3 Elementary Schools (Mountain Park, Thomas P. Hughes, William Woodruff) - Grades 2 - 5

One Middle School (Columbia) - Grades 6 - 8.

One High School (Governor Livingston) - Grades 9 - 12.

SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Governor Livingston HS: (908) 464-3100
Columbia MS: (908) 464-1600
Thomas P. Hughes School: (908) 464-1717
Mountain Park School: (908) 464-1713
William Woodruff School: (908) 464-1723
Mary Kay McMillin ECC: (908) 464-5583 

Parks & Fields

Berkeley Heights has many parks, playgrounds and fields to enjoy.  

Summer 2019 Pool Options

The new Berkeley Heights YMCA pool will not be ready to open this summer. It was the Y’s hope to be finished with the pool this summer, but unfortunately that is not the case. The YMCA has been working to reach agreements with the following neighboring pools to ensure all BH residents who are looking for a home pool this summer have one:

1.   Berkeley Swim Club – Bond fee will be waived for BHCP members!!! Membership info and applications available here: https://www.berkeleyswimclub.com/Membership-Info

200 Hamilton Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922   |   908-464-2125 

2.  New Providence Community Pool – Waiting to hear back on some more details. As of now: Family membership for 2019 are $650 – If paid by May 1st; Individual membership for 2019 - $440 if paid by May 1st.

1378 Springfield Ave New Providence, NJ 07974  |  908-464-4141

3.    Summit Family Aquatics Center - BHCP members can join at the non-member fee.

100 Ashwood Ave., Summit, NJ 07901  |  908-273-6777

4.    Mountainside Community Pool - All BHCP membership will be given the resident rates at the pool and there will be no joining fee for the summer of 2019. Membership information here. 

1005 Mountain Ave., Mountainside, NJ 07092   |   908-232-0015 

What's in the News?

Berkeley Heights is fortunate to have its own local news sources:

Not Sure Who To Call?

Not sure who to call when you have a question?  This handy list may help direct you to a helpful answer!