DPW to spray for vegetation control in May

The Borough of Chester’s Department of Public Works will be conducting “Right of way vegetation management” throughout the month of May. All treated areas within parks/public areas will be marked with flags reading “Pesticide Treated Area”. Residents are advised to avoid these areas until the flags are removed.

Areas to be treated include, but are not limited to, the following locations:

Road sides – At or near fire hydrants, street signs, vegetation control

Grove St. Park – poison ivy control

Collis Lane Ball Fields and adjoining Park – poison ivy control

Municipal Buildings – poison ivy and vegetation management

Communications Survey

Chester Borough would like to be able to reach all of its residents in order to communicate information in a timely manner. Please let us know your preference about you would like to be reached by filling out a short survey with your contact information. Thank you!

Click here to take the survey.

2017 Brush & Leaf Removal

BRUSH REMOVAL

Spring Brush Clean up – April 10th – 14th

Fall Brush Clean up – October 9th – 13th

Limbs/large branches:  1” to 4” diameter.  Place branches in neat piles with butt ends in same direction facing the curb. This material does not need to be tied.

Brush:  1” or less diameter.  Tie material in 3-4 foot bundles and place at curb.  Use string, NOT WIRE!

Do not mix with grass, leaves, roots, stumps, garbage etc.  This will not be picked up.

LEAF REMOVAL

October 16th – November 22nd

Please place leaves in piles behind the curb line.  Leaves should not extend more than 2 feet into the street.

Leaves cannot be closer than 10 feet from the storm drain as per NJDEP regulations.

Leaves will NOT be picked up if: put in bags, mixed with grass, sticks or garden debris.

All brush and leaves must be placed out at the curb prior to 8 am on the required dates.  Brush and leaves that are not picked up due to non-compliance with the above will become the responsibility of the homeowner.    

Mosquito Control in Morris County

Morris County, NJ’s Division of Mosquito Control has compiled information to assist residents with mosquito control this season. Click here to read about reducing standing water, and use of various pesticide chemicals used to kill mosquitoes.

New Police Phone Number

As of January 1, 2017, The Chester Borough Police & The Chester Township Police Department will become The Chester Police Department. There will be no disruption of services and we will continue to provide the highest level of dedication to all residents of Chester. As of March 1st, 2017, the non-emergency phone number, 908-879-5626, for The Chester Borough Police Department will no longer be operational. This number will be forwarded to The Chester Police Department until that date.  If you are a resident or business in Chester Borough and have a Home Security Monitoring or Medical Alert system, please notify them of the phone number change.  The non-emergency phone number for The Chester Police Department is (908)-879-5514.  If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.