Public Works Schedule
Collection of Solid Waste
Solid waste is collected every Friday and may be placed at the curbside no sooner than 4:00 pm on Thursday. This collection is for household generated trash only, but will accommodate one bulk item per week. Bulk appliances and items with Freon, however, will be collected every other week by appointment only when calling 856-461-1460 ext. 8. We will not accommodate clean outs, nor will hazardous materials, construction debris , TVs, computers or recyclable materials be collected with solid waste. Cardboard, newspaper, bottles and cans must be recycled and failure to do so will result in a summons. TVs and computers must be disposed of on your own. Contact 609-499-1001 or 609-499-5300 for information.
Branch, Leaf and Grass Clipping Schedules
Curbside pickup April through October. We will canvas the town every Monday and Friday, working through the East End, the Middle Section, the Avenues, and Reeder Tract/Swamp Poodle. Branches cannot exceed 8′ in length and 4″ inches in diameter. Stumps will be collected for a fee of $30.00 per stump, which must be paid before collection. Please note that it takes two to three weeks to canvas the town. All branches must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 am for pick-up. The truck remain at one residence for no more than thirty (30) minutes, so please plan your pick-up accordingly. You do not need to call ahead to be put on the list.
Spring Leaf Collection
SPRING curbside leaf collection will begin April 16, 2018 and run through May 18, 2018. We will collect loose leaves until May 1, 2018, and bagged leaves until May 18, 2018. Throughout the month, we will canvas the Township in the order of Reeder Tract/Swamp Poodle, Avenues, Middle, and East End. Please place material loose at the curb (no materials other than leaves and grass).
Fall Leaf Collection
FALL curbside leaf collection will begin October 29, 2018 and run through December 28, 2018. On a monthly basis, the town will be canvassed in the order of Reeder Tract, Swamppoodle, Lower Avenues, Upper Avenues, Middle Section, East End. Place your leaves at the curbside, not in the roadway, and do not place branches on leaf pile.
Curbside collection is available for grass clippings with loose leaves (see above) in April and May and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, June through September. Grass clippings cannot and will not be collected with solid waste. Bags must not exceed 30 pounds per bag and should bags contain anything other than grass after June, they will not be collected. Please do not put branches or trash in with grass clippings.
Public Works Garage Schedule
The garage will open the 4th Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm to collect any of the above materials. We will also collect tires for a fee of $10.00 per car tire and $15.00 per truck tire and tree stumps for a fee of $30.00, which must be paid to the Township before drop-off or pick-up. We will not accept any hazardous materials, construction debris, televisions or electronics. Please note that our facility is now under video surveillance. To report any illegal dumping call 856-461-3434 immediately.
WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION? (FROM CLEANWATERNJ.ORG)
Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.
Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.