Neighborhood Services 
(Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities, including Sanitation, Roads, Parks, Buildings & Grounds, and Recycling)

**Please refer to the downloadable Departmental Informational Brochure on the right sidebar or our web pages for more details and the dates for Brush and Leaf collection programs**

The DPW YARD will be closing early on Thursday, June 30th.  The yard will close at 12:30 pm and re-open on Friday, July 1st at 7:00 am.

INDEPENDENCE DAY TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF 7/4/2022

Due to the Independence Day holiday, trash will be collected one day later than usual during the week of July 4th.  As such, the collection schedule will be as follows:

Monday, 7/4:  No collections
Tuesday, 7/5:  Monday's regular trash route
Wednesday, 7/6: Tuesday's regular trash route
Thursday, 7/7: Wednesday's regular trash route 
Friday, 7/8: Thursday's regular trash route
Saturday, 7/9: Friday's regular trash route


Residents who have requested a bulk collection will have their bulk items collected on Thursday, 7/7.  Please note that all Township offices will be closed on Monday, 7/4 and the DPW yard will also be closed. Township offices will re-open on Tuesday, 7/5.  Questions about trash collection should be directed to Republic at 856-234-4000 or by email at ryoung5@republicservices.com.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SPRING BRUSH COLLECTION UPDATE, 6/21/2022

Brush collection in Zone 3 was completed on Friday, June 17th.  This concludes brush collections in all areas until the Summer/Fall collection, which begins in August.  Residents who have brush to dispose of now may bring it to the DPW yard during regular business hours.  Residents who have brush at the street outside of scheduled collection may be cited for violation of Township Ordinance.  Additional information regarding collections can be found on the right side of this page under Additional Links.

LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE, 3/4/2022:

Leaf Collection for all Zones has been completed.  No additional leaf collection will be performed until the Fall.  The schedule for the Fall Collection will be announced in October, 2022.

SNOW REMOVAL HELP NEEDED, 1/14/2022:

The Township is currently accepting applications for part-time or per diem snow removal personnel.  Personnel should have a valid NJ Drivers License and have a demonstrated ability to operate snow removal equipment including snowplows, snow blowers, snow shovels, etc.  Applicants should be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a background check and drug screen. 

Medford Township offers a competitive pay rate and flexible hours for snow removal personnel. Applications or resumes should be forwarded to Dawn Bielec in Human Resources, 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ. 

Applications can be found online here (Job Application).  Questions about winter weather operations or staffing should be directed to Richard Parks, Director of Neighborhood Services, at 609-654-6791, extension 301. .  Questions about winter weather operations or staffing should be directed to Richard Parks, Director of Neighborhood Services, at 609-654-6791, extension 301.

2021 CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION:

Christmas tree collection was completed during the month of February, 2022.  Residents who may still have a Christmas tree may bring it to our DPW yard during regular hours or place it at the street for Spring Brush Collection. 

Questions about Christmas tree collection should be directed to the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791Questions about Christmas tree collection should be directed to the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791. 

ANNUAL FALL LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM               

Leaf Collection is performed in the Fall of each year.  The collection schedule for 2022 will be announced in early October, 2022. 

Residents are encouraged to create enclosures made from four (4) foot vinyl construction fencing available at your local home improvement stores. Leaves should be free of sticks, branches, trash and other debris.  Each street will be collected once during the scheduled week.
 
Placement of leaves at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of Township Ordinance 82.  Any leaves placed curbside outside of the times specified by the Township will be the responsibility of the homeowner to have removed.
 
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves at the curb is only permitted seven (7) days prior to a scheduled collection.  Leaf piles should be placed no further than ten (10) feet from the edge of the roadway.  Collection vehicles will not leave the roadway to collect piles of leaves.  Leaves should not be placed around trees, bushes, utility poles, signs, or other obstructions.
 
Leaves should not be placed in the street or block any vehicle traffic lanes.  Leaves should be placed at least ten (10) feet from storm drains.  Leaves should be kept at least one foot from the curb to allow runoff from rain to flow freely.  Do not park vehicles close to piles.  Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above will not be collected.
 
Any leaves placed at the street by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them.
 
Please note that winter weather may delay leaf collection if a snowfall is experienced during leaf collection timelines. Schedule changes and updates will be posted as needed on this website.


BRUSH COLLECTION:  The Summer/Fall Collection dates for 2022 are as follows:

Zone 4:  Week of August 8th

Zone 2:  Week of August 22nd

Zone 1:  Week of September 5th

Zone 3:  Week of September 19th

Zone 5:  Week of October 3rd

Residents who have brush to dispose of before the Summer/Fall Collection begins may bring it to the DPW Yard during regular business hours.  


 

DPW YARD POLICY:

The DPW yard is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm.  In an effort to protect our employees and allow patrons to dispose of their household items and debris safely, the following policies will be in effect:

  1. Patrons will enter the yard through the main gate on Commonwealth Drive and exit through the rear gate to Gravelly Hollow Road.
  2. Patrons will exit their vehicle upon entering the gate and provide their ID to the yard attendant. Once your address is confirmed, patrons will be directed to the designated disposal area for the items they need to dispose of.
  3. In an effort to maintain social distancing and allow residents to dispose of their items safely, a limited number of patrons will be allowed at each respective disposal area.
  4. Residents MUST bring assistance with them to help unload heavy or oversize items.  Yard staff WILL NOT assist with removing or disposal of any items.
  5. The yard will close promptly at 2:00 pm.
  6. Residents are reminded that the speed limit in the yard is 5 mph.  Residents must use caution as there may be many pedestrians walking to and from the disposal areas.
  7. Children should remain in the vehicle at all times.
  8. Residents who do not comply with these rules will be denied entry.

As we know this is a difficult time for everybody, we will do our best to accommodate as many residents at a time; providing they meet the criteria outlined above.  Residents with questions, may contact the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791, extensions 316 or 322.Residents with questions, may contact the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791, extensions 316 or 325.

The DPW Yard is located at 2 Commonwealth Drive. (off of Gravelly Hollow Road behind Bob Meyer Park).  

The yard will also be open on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, and also the 1st Saturday from April thru October (with the exception of August). Click HERE for more details.  


Automated Trash Removal (Sanitation)

Curbside trash pick-up is provided once a week by Republic Services.  Please click HERE for the map for the day by day neighborhood collection schedule.

On your scheduled trash day, please place your trash container out for collection no later than 6:00 a.m.  Containers should be removed by 6:00 pm the day of the collection.

Container handles should face the house and be at least 3 feet away from mailboxes or lamp post to avoid damage to both.

Place container clear of vehicles, trees, fire hydrants and recycling pails. Also, due to safety concerns relating to above ground utility wires,

Medford Township is requesting that residents do not place their trash containers under any hanging utility wires.

In many areas the automated trash trucks do not have enough clearance to safely and effectively lift and dump the cans.

Medford Township and Republic Services appreciate your cooperation on this very important safety issue.

On the following holidays, trash collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

For example, if New Years Day is a Tuesday, Tuesdays collection will be changed to Wednesday; Wednesday's collection to Thursday, Thursday's to Friday; and Friday's to Saturday.

No container should be placed at the roadside earlier than the evening of the day preceding a scheduled collection day. Containers must be free of all vegetation and recyclables.

(See Recycling page for more information) 

***For any trash related questions or concerns, including missed collections or requests for new or replacement containers, please contact Republic Services directly at 856-234-4000 or email ryoung5@republicservices.com. ***

**As a reminder, liquid paint cannot be disposed of through regular trash collection.  Residents who have liquid paint to dispose of may bring it to the DPW yard during regular business hours.  This includes paints, stains, varnishes, paint strippers and thinners.  DPW yard hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm and every third Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm; excluding holidays.  Residents who have empty paint cans with no liquid paint in them can dispose of those cans through regular trash.  Additives that turn liquid paint to a solid can also be purchased through home improvement stores.  Once the paint is solid, it can also be disposed of through regular trash.  Residents who are unsure and need assistance can call the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791.  We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.***For any trash related questions or concerns, including missed collections or requests for new or replacement containers, please contact Republic Services at 856-533-5270 or email ryoung5@republicservices.com. 


Bulk Trash Pick-Up

Bulk Trash collection services are currently provided by Republic Services.  This service is available to residential properties two (2) times per month; either of the 1st & 3rd Wednesday or the 2nd & 4th Wednesday.

If you are located in Area "A," pick ups are scheduled on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.  If you are located in Area "B," pick-ups are scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays on the month.  Please click HERE for a map with the Areas.
Residents must schedule a pick-up in advance; no later than noon on the Monday preceding the Wednesday pick-up request. Please use our Citizen Service Request program (Click HERE); e-mail Judy Scherf at jscherf@medfordtownship.com or 
call 609-654-6791 extension 322. call 609-654-6791 extension 325 or extension 322. 

Please keep in mind that Medford's Bulk Collection program is NOT for the purpose of removing demolition or construction projects. The intended purpose is to assist residents in removing normal household items such as furniture and other large items too big to fit in the trash containers. Our current policy allows for the pickup of 2 large items (furniture) and/or 5 other allowable items. Whole house move-in/move-out cleaning is not permitted. 

Refrigerators or freezers requested for bulk collection MUST have the doors removed prior to placement at the street.

Please do not place items to curb until the night before your collection day. And as always if you have a question please feel free to contact us at the number on the right.

There are restrictions and exclusions to this service, including construction debris, and recyclables such as televisions and computers.  
The State of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers free pick-up plus rebates for recycling certain appliances such as refrigerators.  Check their website for more details. (www.njcleanenergy.com/recycling) 
Residents are encouraged to consider donating usable items to a local charity such as Goodwill, located on Old Marlton Pike & Hartford Road; or Purple Heart, one of several which will pick-up items to be donated.  

There are also several social media sites such as Medford 08055 Yard Sale on Facebook or Freecycle.  


Street Sweeping 

The Street Cleaning Program runs annually from April through October in order for Medford Township to be in compliance with NJ State Stormwater Management regulations.

The Township sweeps the commercial and downtown streets once per month during these times.  Neighborhood streets are not included in the street sweeping program.  


Recycling

Burlington County oversees the recycling collection program for Medford Township.  Click HERE for our Recycling page with more information.  You may also call the County Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889 or their Recycling Office at 609-499-1001 weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm.   for our Recycling page with more information.  You may also call the County Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889 or their Recycling Office at 609-499-1001 weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm.  


Other Misc. Concerns 

  • Brush & Leaf Collection - please refer to the sidebar on the right for program details and Zone/Street maps and the 2019 Departmental Brochure for the collection dates.  
  • Broken Street Lights- Residents are encouraged to report these directly to PSEG (1-800-436-7734) or Atlantic City Electric (1-800-833-7476) --- - Residents are encouraged to report these directly to PSEG (1-800-436-7734) or Atlantic City Electric (1-800-833-7476) ---
  • based upon the electric provider for your neighborhood. They will ask you for the Pole Number, which is located on a brass or aluminum marker affixed to every pole.   

          Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG)
         Website/Outage Center  
          Report an Outage 
         Website/Outage Map

  • Potholes, Drainage Issues, Downed Trees & Limbs in a public right-of-way, Dead Animal Carcasses, Missing and/or Damaged Street Name signs-
  •  Please use our automated Citizen Service Request Program to notify us of any of these or similar issues.  
  • The system will prompt you to those situations in which immediate notification in lieu of an e-mail is required.   
  • For Deer Carcass/Animal Removal, drainage, flooding, potholes, snow removal, and/or ice control on Route 70, please call the State Dept. of Transportation Hotline at (609) 588-6213.For Deer Carcass/Animal Removal, drainage, flooding, potholes, snow removal, and/or ice control on Route 70, please call the State Dept. of Transportation Hotline at (609) 588-6213.

  • (This number is operational 24 hours, 7 days a week.) 

  • For County Roads (Route 541/Stokes/Main Street; Tuckerton Road; Taunton Blvd; Church Road; and Himmelein Road please contact the Burlington County Highway Dept. at (609) 726-7300.For County Roads (Route 541/Stokes/Main Street; Tuckerton Road; Taunton Blvd; Church Road; and Himmelein Road please contact the Burlington County Highway Dept. at (609) 726-7300.

Please Note:

Residents are reminded that basketball hoops, poles, and portable basketball sets are not permitted in the right-of-way of any roadway. You will be held liable for any damages caused by their presence. 

 

 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Director of Neighborhood Services
Richard L. Parks, CPWM, CRP, CPM
609-654-6791 (ext. 301) 609-654-6791 (ext. 301)
Email: rparks

Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services for Utilities
Ronnie Fowler
609-654-6791 (ext. 302)  609-654-6791 (ext. 302) 
Email: rfowler

Office Manager/Recycling and Clean Community Coordinator 
Judy Scherf, CRP
609-654-6791 (ext. 322) 609-654-6791 (ext. 322)
Email: jscherf

Administrative Assistant
Kim Gitto
609-654-6791 (ext. 316) 
Emailkgitto

Administrative Office Hours of Operation:

18 Fostertown Road ( @ Sewer Treatment Plant) 
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     

Phone: (609) 654-6791
Fax:  (609) 654-7646  

Neighborhood Services Recycling Facility (aka DPW Garage/Dump)  Public Hours

(2 Commonwealth Drive off of Gravelly Hollow Road behind Bob Meyer Park)

The DPW yard is currently open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, excluding holidays.

                        

 

  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm