Public Works

John Doring – Superintendent

Department of Public Works 3605 Bayshore Ave. (609) 266-7800

Administrative Goalpwlogo

  • Constantly pursue and implement new and innovative methods of service delivery
  • Ensures that public works services are delivered in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Work with the manager and Commission to set public works priorities and goals for the community

The Public Works Department provides safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the city and maintains a safe, litter-free environment in the most economical and efficient manner possible. The department functions to maintain and improve a variety of services and infrastructures. It accomplishes these tasks through the divisions of the department: Engineering Services, Fleet Management, Sanitation, Stormwater Services, and Streets, Water & Sewer


With 24 full-time employees and some contracted services, the Public Works Department takes pride in:

  • All Sanitary and Storm Sewer Systems Issues
  • Engineering
  • General Maintenance of Municipal Buildings
  • Maintaining the community’s physical plant—buildings, streets, sidewalks, sewers, trees
  • Municipal Beach Cleanup Program
  • Refuse Collection and Recycling Services
  • Snow Removal and Street Sweeping
  • Street and Sidewalk Improvements
  • Using up to date equipment and providing its employees with ongoing training in the newest and best methodologies for this region
  • Streets and Municipal Infrastructure
  • Water and Sewer Utility Operations
  • Public Buildings, Grounds and Facilities
  • Mechanical and Automotive Repair of City vehicles

Parks & Community Events

Working closely with the Recreation Department, Public Works also maintains municipal beaches parks and playgrounds and provides set up and clean up services for many community special events.


Mission: We at the Public Works Department are committed and dedicated to serve the residents and visitors with the utmost professionalism in all aspects of the Island. This is done by assuring the best quality of water and sewer service available, maintaining our widely available recreational facilities and cleanliness of our streets and beaches. We take great satisfaction and pride in all we do to make our community a safe and clean place to live.


Trash and Recycling

Municipal residential trash collection is provided by the City of Brigantine to all single-family, two-family, three-family and four-family detached or attached dwellings. All items must be put out no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day prior to collection or by 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Household trash must be in trash containers with lids. Failure to do so may result in a summons.

Trash Pickup Schedule

Monday – 45th Street South to Bridge Tuesday – Golf Course area Wednesday – 14th St. North to 5th Street South Thursday – 6th Street South to 23rd Street South Friday – 24th 1/2 alley to 45th Street South

2013 Recyclables Pickup Schedule Recyclables are picked up every other Tuesday.

2013 Brigantine
Collection Services Recycling Guidelines  ( CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE)


Bulk Trash Washers, dryers, dishwashers, furniture and most other large items, as long as the items are not construction debris or hazardous waste.

Bulk trash is scheduled for collection on your trash day limited to two (2) items per collection.

Construction Debris Public Works will NOT pick up construction debris. All construction debris is to be removed by the owner with a dumpster or by a private hauler.

Yard Waste Put out on your scheduled trash day.

Tree Limb Removal Tree limbs are to be cut and tied up into four-foot bundles, and will be collected on the same schedule as the grass clippings (see above). If you have an excessively large amount of tree trimmings, it is the homeowners’ responsibility to remove.

Hazardous Waste Materials Hazardous waste materials include oil-based paints, many cleaning agents, chemicals, etc. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority has a facility to drop off certain hazardous waste materials. Call (609) 272-6950.

If You Miss Your Recycling/Trash Day… Recyclables (glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, and paper) and household trash can be dropped off at the public works yard, located at 3605 Bayshore Avenue, with an entrance on 38th Street. The yard is open Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm 7 days . Batteries can also be dropped off at the public works yard.

Putting Trash Out for Collection Properly Your trash should be bagged, and the bags placed in a metal or plastic trash can with a lid. The trash should be put out at the curb no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day before your scheduled trash pick-up, but no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your trash pick-up. After your trash has been collected, your trash cans should be removed from curbside/alleyway no later than 12:00 noon on the day after your trash pick-up.

If you have any further questions please call Public Works at (609) 266-7800.


2014 Application for Valet Trash and Recycling Collection Service

Valet Combined Form 2014


REPORT a PROBLEM: Do you need assistance? Report a pothole, a burned out light, missed refuse collection, sidewalk repair, street sign down, etc…



Please park vehicles off the streets during a winter storm to allow for safe and efficient removal of snow from curb to curb. Also remove trash cans and sports equipment from the roadway. To avoid being plowed in, shovel snow to the right of your driveway (as you are facing the road).

A. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that is covers the streets or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on either side of any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXV (§ 284-61), included herein and made a part of this chapter.

B. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic upon the streets as listed below:

Bayshore Avenue Both Entire Length
Brigantine Avenue  (County Road 638) Both Entire Length
Brigantine Boulevard  (County Road 638) Both Entire Length
East Beach Avenue Both Entire Length
East Shore Drive Both Entire Length
Harbor Beach Boulevard Both Entire Length
Lafayette Boulevard Both Entire Length
Lagoon Boulevard Both Entire Length
North Shore Drive Both Entire Length
Ocean Avenue Both Entire Length
Ocean Drive East Both Entire Length
Ocean Drive South Both Entire Length
Ocean Drive West Both Entire Length
Roosevelt Boulevard Both Entire Length
West Beach Avenue Both Entire Length

Do NOT use this service request system for immediate, emergency assistance. For a Police, Fire, Medical or Traffic emergency please call 911. If you have a water, sewer, street, roadway, refuse or other Public Works emergency during normal business hours please contact Public Works Services at 609-266-7800

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