Borough of Pennington, New Jersey

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Trash and bulk waste will be collected MONDAYS ONLY during the month of August.  This temporary change in the trash collection schedule will give the Borough Public Works Department an opportunity to focus on infrastructure projects that need uninterrupted attention such as road repair and shade tree maintenance during August when trash volume is at its lowest and many residents are out of town.

Please mark your calendars!  Trash will be collected on August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28th. There will be NO trash collection on Thursdays in August, including August 3rd.

Recycling will continue as regularly scheduled. Yard waste will be collected as necessary.

Please be reminded that Borough ordinance permits two (2) 32 gallon trash containers per lot, 40 pound maximum per trash can. Collection begins at 7:00 a.m.

Call Public Works at 737-9440 or Borough Hall at 737-0276

Effective August 1, 2016 Notary Services are not provided by the Borough.  Residents can find a notary at the Mercer County Library

Emergency communications are now available to Borough residents from Swift911.  Swift911 will replace the CodeRed system.  If you signed up for CodeRed, you will need to update your contact information and preferences with Swift 911.  All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “Pennington Boro”.

Please note that the Swift911 system uses publicly available phone numbers only - if you want alerts sent to you by email, or to your mobile phone, via text or voicemail messages, you must log on to the secure link on the Borough website and sign up for message alerts.   You can also download the Mobile Portal app on your smartphone and manage your subscription directly from your mobile device. Questions?  Call the Swift911 helpline at 1-800-794-3891 and select Option #3.

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Volunteers Wanted - There are many opportunities for public service that fit a variety of interests, time commitment and skills, including Planning Board, Environmental Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Historic Preservation, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development. If you are interested, please complete a Citizen Leadership Form and return it to the Borough Hall. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Borough Administrator, Eileen M. Heinzel. A full list of Borough committees can be found in the "Government" tab of the Borough website.

StreetLights - Is there a streetlight out in your neighborhood? If you’re a PSE&G electric customer, you can report a streetlight here or call PSEG at 1-800-436-7734.
Important Note: The pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help PSEG locate and complete the repair.

IRS and Public Utilities Scams

Tax Map - 2015


Borough Zoning officer is part time and in the Borough office Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Affordable Housing Information


2017 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Pennington Borough 2017 Household Trash & Recycling Calendar

2017 Water Quality Report - For the Year 2016 (pdf)


Parks & Recreation Commission 2017 Events Calendar

Pennington Connection to the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail:
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, New Jersey. The Pennington connection to the LHT starts at the Stony Brook bridge on Pennington-Rocky Hill Road. To learn more about the LHT click here.

Pennington Trail Guide


Tree Planting Program

Residents are reminded that Pennington Borough has a noise ordinance that prohibits construction of any type other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner during the hours of 7 pm to 7 am Monday through Friday, 7 pm to 8 am On Saturday and all day on Sunday.


Animal Control and Health Services are provided by Montgomery Township:

Montgomery Township for Animal Control and Health Services
Phone Number: 908-359-8211 x-245


Bear Safety Tips

Bear Information for Homeowners

Rabies Alert

Precautions to Take in an Unlikely Encounter with a Coyote


Health Department Launches a Bright New Web Page

Controlling Mosquitoes In Your Municipalities


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Resident Advisories

CONSTRUCTION RULES Construction of any type other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner,  is limited to the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am - 7:00 pm on Saturday.  Construction other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner is not permitted on Sunday.

Sidewalks are an integral part of the fabric of our community.  Please be sure to keep sidewalks clear of ice, snow, shrubbery, grass and any other landscaping that would interfere with the safe passage of pedestrians and children on bicycles.  Snow and ice should be removed within 12 hours of daylight after a storm ends.  Sidewalks should be completely clear from overgrowth and trees should be trimmed to allow clearance up to seven (7) feet.  If your sidewalk needs repair, a permit is required and can be obtained in the Borough Hall or online (under Forms & Permits).

Please be reminded that Pennington Borough does have a leash law. Dogs must be "controlled by an adequate leash not more than six feet long." Additionally, Borough Code requires that "the person in control of said dog or dogs shall immediately remove all feces deposited by said dog or dogs in a sanitary manner and shall dispose of all such feces in a sanitary manner and in a way so as not to interfere with the rights of others." For the safety of your neighbors and your pet we ask for your compliance.




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