FREE Dumpster Day/E-Waste Recycling/Shredding Event
The City will be hosting a FREE dumpster day, E-Waste recycling, and shredding event for Beverly City residents only on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please see below for additional information:
Several residents have mentioned issues with drain flies/sewer flies in their home. There is nothing wrong with the sanitary sewer collection system nor the Sewer Treatment Plant. Drain flies are common this time of year and they breed in stagnant water in drains that are running slow. The presence of drain/sewer flies in your home could indicate problems with the drains and/or drain pipes in your house or sewer lateral. Bathrooms are usually the place where you will see drain/sewer flies.
To determine which drains have drain/sewer fly issues, you can coat the inside of a clear plastic cup with vegetable oil and cover the drain with the cup. The flies will stick to the cup, indicating the drain may have Drain/sewer fly larvae breeding in the drain.
To reduce or eliminate the number of drain/sewer flies you can:
- Flush all drains with copious amounts of hot water; or
- Pour 1/4 cup of bleach in each household drain, let it sit for 10 minutes and flush with hot water; or
- Use an all natural drain cleaner to remove the gelatinous slime/hair/grease deposits in the drain that sewer flies feed on and flush with hot water.
NEVER pour insecticides or other harsh chemicals down any drain unless the chemical is meant for cleaning drains; even then, please carefully follow all the directions on the bottle.
NEVER use more chemicals than listed on the label.
NEVER mix chemicals or use “homemade” concoctions. Your health and the health of your family may be adversely affected by chemical reactions.
The health of the sewer treatment plant may be affected by too many chemicals in the system. Chemicals should be a last resort and used sparingly.
Council Meeting Notice – Change of Meeting Time:
Beginning on June 14th, all meetings of the Common Council, as regularly scheduled, will now commence at 5:30PM.
Clean Communities Initiative
The Beverly City Clean Communities Committee with approval from the Beverly City Common Council, purchased reusable shopping bags for ALL Beverly residents using one of our Clean Communities grants.
This project is part of our “Think Globally, Act Locally” campaign. We are helping our residents comply with the New Jersey “Bag Ban” law while getting out the message that small local actions have BIG impacts on our global environmental. As a riverfront community, we are trying to do our part for a better and cleaner environment.
Look for the bags below to show up on your doorstep in the next few weeks. We will be distributing 2 bags per household to get you started. Once all the bags make it to their new homes we will be offering bags for purchase at City Hall. Keep checking this page for purchase details.
Inside of each bag is a Community Outreach Survey (link below). Be sure to respond to the survey to let us know what YOU would like to see in your community and stay tuned for more announcements/information from the Community Outreach Committee.
Community Outreach Survey
The Community Outreach Committee has created a survey to gather some information as to what you would like to see in our community. The survey can be accessed by using the QR Code listed below.
COVID19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Effective July 1, 2022, City Hall will reopen to the public Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
If you are sick or showing symptoms, please wear a mask or utilize one of our contactless options for City business.
Taxes and sewer bills will continue to be allowed to be paid online. Payments may also be mailed to the Municipal Building. Alternatively, there is a Municipal Drop-off Box (big yellow mailbox) located by the front door where you can drop off payments, permits, correspondences and so forth. We check the box several times daily and it is under video surveillance 24/7.
City Administrator/Public Safety Director
Construction Office (including all subcodes)
Cedric Minter – Construction Official
Suraya Gallagher – Technical Assistant
(609) 747-4076 (for general questions only)
For scheduling construction inspections please email:
Property and Housing Code Enforcement
Beverly Sewerage Authority
Beverly Police Non-emergency
Beverly Police TIPS Line
Beverly Municipal Court
Municipal Court Administrator
Commencing shortly after Thanksgiving, PSE&G will be replacing 37,959 feet of gas main, uprating 4,156 feet of gas main, and renewing 890 services in Beverly alone. The renewal of services may include removing gas meters from inside structures, locating them outside, and installing curbstops (curb shut-offs) where none currently exists, and line replacement. The total disturbed areas will cover 68% of our local roads.
It is easier to list the roads not affected at this time…
- Parts of Cherry around the school
- Part of Elizabeth from Pine to Perkins
- Freeman’s Lane
- Front Street from Magnolia to the service alley (Delacove)
- Most of Locust
- Manor Road
- Memorial Avenue
- Railroad Avenue
- Perkins Street
- Parker Street
- Putnum Street from Wheatley to Melbourne & Magnolia to Laurel
- Veterans Drive
- Warren Street from Manor to Delanco
The main replacements will take approximately 4 months (weather permitting). The gas services will take place after the gas mains but plan on that program to roll out in the spring. Final paving will be performed late spring to early summer ending in July or August.
The good news is most of our roads will be repaved through this program. The roads recently paved half-width by New Jersey American Water will now have the second half paved. Roads that are under moratorium (5 years from last paving) will have full-width restoration. All other roads will have half-width restoration.
PSE&G and it’s contractors will be posting notices and placing door hangers on every door. Samples are shown below.
Yard Waste Notice:
The City can not pick up yard waste in anything other than clear bags. Please do not use black or green contractor’s bags nor the brown paper leaf bags for your yard waste.
Do not mix sticks, vines, nor trash in with your grass clippings and leaves. These items should be placed in your regular trash collection with the exception of branches and tree limbs.
Branches and tree limbs will be chipped on Thursdays… weather permitting. Please do not park in front of brush left curbside for chipping. Public Works will not drag tree limbs around vehicles.
Please make sure all brush is facing the same direction. Brush piles that are tangled, mixed with vines or other debris, will not be chipped. This is for the safety of our personnel and the efficiency of operation.
Brush to be chipped should be no less than four (4) feet in length and no more than 6″ in diameter. We cannot take stumps or bamboo. If you are having a service cut down any trees, they are required to remove the material. The City will no longer chip brush left from tree removal.
Grass and leaves, in clear bags, are picked up on Mondays & Fridays and chipping operations are on Thursdays from the first week of March through the end of October; weather permitting.