Festival of Trees @ Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
Dec 2 – Dec 9 all-day

The Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring a spectacular display of Holiday Trees in a Winter Wonderland Setting.  The trees are sponsored and/or decorated by individuals, families, businesses and organizations. The majority of the trees are offered for silent auction during the week-long event.

Festival of Trees is a benefit event which provides funding for the Senior Resource Center (SRC).  The Senior Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support, information, education, training and referral for seniors and their caregivers. For more information:

ADMISSION:      Adults $10.00    Seniors and Students $5.00    

                            The building is handicapped accessible

HOURS:        Monday & Wednesday   10 – 6

                      Tuesday, Thursday & Friday    10 – 8

                      Saturdays    10 – 5

                      Sunday   noon – 5


                       Santa & Mrs. Claus   Wednesday, Dec 6th   3-5 pm      Friday, Dec 8th    4-6pm

                                                            Saturdays   Dec 2nd & 9th      11- 3pm

                       Be a Princess and meet Belle’s prince!  Check Website for dates and times

                       Caroling & Wassail           Tuesday   Dec 5th   6 – 8pm

                       Sing A-long and Story-time with Mrs. Tonneson    Friday Dec 8th   6 – 8pm        

Trash pickup
Dec 6 all-day

Garbage and Recycling collection takes place every Wednesday.

Bulk Items care collected every Wednesday. Please put out with your garbage and make sure stickers are attached.

Metal Collection takes place once a month on the fourth Thursday.

Garbage stickers are required for additional garbage that will not fit into your Borough issued green garbage can. These stickers are $2 each. Bulk stickers are required for all large items and based upon the size, vary in cost from $5, $10 and $15, and must be purchased before 1:00 pm on Monday for a Wednesday bulk pick-up. All stickers are available for sale at the municipal building during the hours of 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday.

Waste questions can be directed to: These include questions regarding scheduling a pick-up, missed pick-ups and replacement cans.

Billing inquiries should be sent to See our Trash & Recycling page for bulk pick-up form.

Electronics Recycling @ Chester Township DPW Garage
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chester Township will offer ongoing e-waste recycling at the DPW garage at 65 Furnace Road. There will be someone at the garage that can assist you when bringing in your e-waste. Open to Chester Township and Chester Borough residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

Hours: The first Wednesday of each month, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information about what is accepted, click here.

Tech Help at Library @ Chester Library
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In addition to giving you free beginning help on how to use any of your devices we now also have a volunteer who will help with PC hardware and software issues. Call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 for an appointment. 

Municipal Court @ Chester Borough Municipal Building
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Education meeting @ Chester Borough Municipal Building
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Board of Health meeting @ Chester Borough Municipal Building
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Floral Craft at Library @ Chester Library
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Learn the basics of creating an appealing floral arrangement while making your own small holiday floral arrangement to take home. Local resident Nancy Gahtan will lead this workshop where we’ll use greens available in our backyards, household items and inexpensive flowers.  Register online at or call 879-7612.

Flu Shot Clinic @ Bernards Township Community Center
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled a flu shot clinic for Tuesday, December 12th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The clinic will be held at the Bernards Township Community Center located at 289 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. This clinic is open to those 4 years old through adults and no appointment is needed. All flu shots are quadrivalent vaccine which combats four flu viruses.
The cost of the flu shot is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. The flu shots are also available for no charge for those with a valid Medicare Part B card. Participants should consult with their doctor before receiving the flu vaccine. Clinical services are provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.
Parents should note that New Jersey law requires that children up to 59 months of age attending any licensed child-care center or pre-school facility must receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1st and December 31st of each year. To assist parents in obtaining this vaccination for their pre-school child, the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled our Seasonal Flu Shot clinic to include children who are age 4 and older in addition to administering flu shots to adults.
For additional information, call the Bernards Township Health Department at (908) 204-2520.
The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.
College Funding Seminar at Library @ Chester Library
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local college funding expert, Al Newell of Solutions for College Funding, shows parents how to get the most money for their children’s college education. (This program was originally scheduled in October.)  Register online at or call 879-7612.