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Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of

  • township streets and roads

  • street marking and traffic signs

  • right of way mowing, snow removal

  • township facilities, property, and recreation areas


You also may see our Public Works personnel around the Borough of Elmer. They provide public works services there through a shared services agreement.

Road Maintenance/Damage/Safety Issues Contact:
Road maintenance and safety issues, including dead deer,
tall grass, potholes, debris, sign damage, etc. can be
reported to the Public Works Department, however it is
only responsible for township road issues. Please contact
the entity responsible for the road for any safety and
maintenance issues - click here for road list:
Township Roads:   

  • Township Public Works - 856-358-0466

Salem County Roads:

  • Roads - County Public Works: 856-769-0453

  • Gas Lines - County Engineer Dept: 856-935-7510 ext. 8549

State Highways: contact 856-358-8813 and/or report on the following web site:

Chipping Services - April and October
The department provides twice yearly chipping services for township residents, and chipping as needed following major storms.  Chipping services are available during the months of  April and October. Call the Public Works Dept. (358-0466) and leave a message with your name and address and they will put you on the list for when they are in your area.  This service is for normal seasonal trimming of trees and shrubs with a branch diameter of 3 inches or less. The acceptable load size is at the discretion of the Public Works Superintendent.  Place brush on the edge of the road with cut ends facing the road. Township staff and vehicles are not permitted on private property to chip brush.  

Public Works Department
550 Daretown Road
Elmer, NJ  08318

Brian Coles, Superintendent
Bill Coles, Foreman

David Cassaday, General Laborer

Did you know...

there are
41.4 miles of township roads
45.4 miles county roads
17.8 miles of state roads
for a total of 104.6 miles of roads
in Upper Pittsgrove Township?

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