(including Sanitation, Roads, Parks, Buildings & Grounds, Recycling and Fleet Management)
**Please refer to the downloadable Departmental Informational Brochure on the right sidebar or our web pages for more details and the dates for both the annual Brush and Leaf collection programs**
Brush Collection Update, 2/28/2023
Medford Township DPW will be making an early round of brush collection in the next few weeks. Due to the mild weather we have been experiencing, we realize residents may be preparing their properties for an early Spring. Crews will begin collections and follow the schedule below:
3/6 Zone 1 and Zone 2
3/13 Zone 3
3/20 Zone 4
3/27 Zone 5
Crews may complete each Zone sooner than scheduled and may move into the next Zone when complete. Regular scheduled collections will begin on April 10th .
2023 Brush Collection Program
Begins on April 10th and will follow the schedule below:
Zone 2: Week of April 10th
Zone 1: Week of April 24th
Zone 3: Week of May 8th
Zone 5: Week of May 22nd
Zone 4: Week of June 5th
Zone 1: Week of August 14th
Zone 3: Week of August 28th
Zone 5: Week of September 11th
Zone 4: Week of September 25th
Zone 2: Week of October 9th
Brush should not be placed at the street more than ten (10) days before a scheduled collection. Residents who have brush to dispose of outside of the announced collection schedules may bring it to the DPW Yard during regular business hours.
Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program
Leaf Collection for 2022 has been completed. No collections are scheduled until November of 2023. Residents who need to dispose of leaves may bring them to the DPW yard on Commonwealth Drive during normal business hours.
Medford Township will begin leaf collection efforts in late October, early November of each year. The Township recently purchased two new leaf collection vehicles that should greatly enhance leaf collection efforts. These vehicles will help complete collections quicker and easier. These trucks are self-contained units and only require one person to operate. This will reduce dump times and will increase the number of loads that can be disposed of during a regular work day. Please note that using these vehicles will require residents to follow strict collection guidelines.
As there will be no additional staffing working with the driver operator to rake what cannot be reached, operators will leave behind any leaves that are around or behind trees, utility boxes, mailboxes, or utility poles. Operators will only get leaves that are clear of any of these obstacles where there is no risk of damage to the equipment or private property. Crews will collect each street once during the collection week. Leaves MUST be curbside by Monday morning of the scheduled collection week. Placing leaves at the street after the truck has passed will result in leaves not being collected until the next scheduled collection week.
Residents are encouraged to build enclosures out of four (4) foot vinyl construction fencing available at local home improvement stores. These enclosures should be placed parallel to the roadway and should be no further than ten (10) feet from the edge of the roadway. PLEASE NOTE THAT TRUCKS WILL NOT LEAVE THE ROAD WAY FOR ANY REASON TO COLLECT LEAVES. Drivers will stay on the roadway to prevent damage to any private property and reduce the chance of getting stuck.
Leaves must be free of sticks, branches, tree parts, rocks, vines, or other foreign materials. These items will clog the suction tube resulting in increased down time and possible delays. Leaf piles that include any of these items WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. If a Zone is completed before the end of the collection week, crews may move forward to continue getting leaves off the street. If this happens, crews will return on the scheduled week to perform collections in that Zone.
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.
Leaves must not be placed in the street or block any vehicle traffic lanes. Leaves must be at least ten (10) feet from storm drains and leaf piles should not block the flow of stormwater on the roadway. Vehicles should be parked away from leaf piles to allow crews to collect leaves quickly and safely. Leaves blocked by parked cars WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
Any leaves placed at the street by landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them. Township crews will record addresses where landscapers are actively working and any leaves placed at the street will not be collected by Township personnel.
PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH OUR CREWS WHO ARE ACTIVELY WORKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. DRIVERS OF THE NEW UNITS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE OPERATION AND SHOULD NOT BE DISTRACTED. Crews may begin collections prior to November 7th to train on the new collection vehicles. Questions about leaf collection should be directed to the Department of Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791.
Please note that winter weather may delay leaf collection if a snowfall is experienced during leaf collection times. Schedule changes and updates will be distributed by Nixle alert and posted on the Township website at www.medfordtownship.com/neighborhoodservices.
Leaves are the only substance that can be put into the gutter. It is very important to keep storm drains clear. Please do not cover the storm drains and keep piles about 1 foot from curbs so rain water runoff can flow freely. Also, please do not park vehicles close to piles; if a car is close to the pile, we will not risk any type of impact and the pile will be passed by.
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 allowed seven (7) days prior to a scheduled collection.
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. You can also check the Home Page and Facebook page for updates as staff progress thru the Township. The administration reminds residents of the requirements for leaf collection as included in the Medford Solid Waste Ordinance (82-4D) and the NJ State Stormwater Management Regulations. Major provisions in Ordinance 82-4 are as follows:
- Leaves can be placed curbside. Any leaves placed curbside after the Township has picked-up in a Zone will be the sole responsibility of the homeowner to remove. For those residents scheduled for a later pick-up, Township officials remind you that leaves left out too soon could create a fire hazard.
- Leaves should be placed at least ten (10) feet from any storm sewer.
- Leaves must be piled away from the curb or edge of the property to allow for water runoff during storms, but not be placed any further than ten (10) feet from the edge of the roadway. Leaves should not be placed in the roadway or block travel lanes. This will help alleviate traffic and pedestrian/bike hazards.
- Leaves should not be placed around trees, signs, utility poles or other obstacles.
- Any leaves generated by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by same.
In the past, the Township has encountered delays with leaf collection due to non-compliance with Township requirements, which impacts the Department’s ability to deliver prompt and efficient service. Residents that do not follow the above procedures are reminded that leaves will not be picked up. The full provisions of Ordinance 82-D can be found on the website utilizing the "Council and Manager" link to Administrative Codes.
In a continuing effort to service residents wishing to dispose of leaves, the Medford Township Garage/Yard/Dump, located at 2 Commonwealth Drive, will accept leaves daily from 7 am until 2 pm, and every third Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm; excluding holidays. Residents must provide proof of residency to gain access to the drop-off point. Absolutely no contractors will be permitted to drop off any items.
WE APPRECIATE & THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION as it helps to maintain a safe, clean and attractive community.
Residents are reminded that both Leaf & Brush collection may be hindered due to the following unforeseen circumstances. Collections will resume as problems are corrected.
- Recognized Holidays
- Manpower Availability
- Adverse Weather Conditions
- Other Emergency Operations or Problems
. Questions about winter weather operations or staffing should be directed to Richard Parks, Director of Neighborhood Services, at 609-654-6791, extension 301.
DPW YARD POLICY:
Located at 2 Commonwealth Dr. off of Gravelly Hollow Rd (behind Bob Meyer Park)
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:
- Patrons will enter the yard through the main gate on Commonwealth Drive and exit through the rear gate to Gravelly Hollow Road.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The yard will close promptly at 2:00 pm.
- 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.
- Children should remain in the vehicle at all times.
- 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 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 215-744-2995 or email LWilliams@republicservices.com or Gburnsjr@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 email@example.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 Kim Gitto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-654-6791 extension 316. 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.
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.
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 2022 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)
Report an Outage
- 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.
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.