Medford News

6/26/2018 - 6/26/18 - BRUSH COLLECTION UPDATE

Brush Collection Update

The Township continues to collect tree parts and debris that has been left curbside due to the multiple storms in March.  The Township is utilizing all available resources to collect brush and tree parts.  

The Township made a responsible decision to perform in-house collections until additional funding could be identified to bring in assistance.  Township Officials could not have prepared for this costly endeavor.  After following the bid process for hiring a contractor, we contracted with an outside vendor in to assist with this removal.  Since April, we have removed more than 25,000 cubic yards of storm debris from the street.  We are estimating that almost 40,000 cubic yards of storm debris will be removed by the time we finish collections.  

To date, crews have completed the following areas:
• All of Zone 4
• All of Zone 3 with the exception of Headwater Village, the Stokes Road corridor, and Medford Pines
• All of Zone 2 with the exception of Nelson Drive and Jackson Road  

Township crews are working as many daylight hours as possible, including Saturdays, to assist in this effort.  Crews continue to work in Zone 3 and Zone 2 to get these Zones completed before moving into Zone 1 and Zone 5.  The contractor is working in Zone 1 and is focused on subdivisions and neighborhoods.  The Contractor will continue to remove storm debris until his contract is fulfilled.

Residents who have brush and tree parts should place the material within the right-of-way in front of their homes.  Brush piles should be placed neatly out of the roadway and out of the lane of travel.  Brush piles should not restrict visibility or impede traffic in any way.

Material should only contain vegetative debris and be free of all lumber, fence posts, and other wooden objects.  Material should not be placed near mailboxes, fire hydrants, or utility boxes.  Branches and limbs should be cut in lengths no longer than eight (8) feet.  Larger tree trunks should be cut in lengths that are three (3) feet or less.  Material larger than ten (10) inches in diameter and tree stumps cannot be collected.  

Residents who cannot wait for a roadside collection may also bring their material to the DPW yard any Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 2 pm.  The yard is also open on the third Saturday of each month from 8 am to 1 pm.  Saturday hours include July 7th, and July 21st.  Additional Saturday dates and information regarding Brush Collection can be found on our website www.medfordtownship.com. 

Once all material is collected, crews will prepare for one final pass of each Zone according to the Summer/Fall collection schedule distributed early in 2018. 

If you have any questions, please call the Neighborhood Services office at 609-654-6791, extensions 316 and 322.  We apologize for the lengthy delay but appreciate your patience and consideration.

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The Township is working diligently to collect tree parts and debris that has been left curbside due to the multiple storms in March.  Township Officials did pursue funding assistance to help with the amount of debris resulting from the heavy snow and winds that we experienced during these storms.  Unfortunately, FEMA funding is not available to help cover costs of cleanup.  The Township is utilizing all available resources to collect brush and tree parts.  Residents who have brush and tree parts should place the material within the right-of-way in front of their homes.  Brush piles should be placed neatly out of the roadway and out of the lane of travel.  Brush piles should not restrict visibility or impede traffic in any way.

 

Material should only contain vegetative debris and be free of all lumber, fence posts, and other wooden objects.  Material should not be placed near mailboxes, fire hydrants, or utility boxes.  Branches and limbs should be cut in lengths no longer than eight (8) feet.  Larger tree trunks should be cut in lengths that are three (3) feet or less.  Material larger than ten (10) inches in diameter and tree stumps cannot be collected.  The Township is currently collecting in Zone 4 and Zone 3.  Due to the amount of material at the street in these Zones, collection of the remaining Zones will be delayed.  Our tentative collection schedule for the remaining Zones is as follows:

 

Zone 2: Week of June 4

Zone 1: Week of June 25

Zone 5: Week of July 9

 

Crews may arrive in these Zones sooner than outlined above, however we want residents to be aware of the anticipated delays.  Township crews are working as many daylight hours as possible, including Saturdays, to assist in this effort.  Residents who cannot wait for a roadside collection may also bring their material to the DPW yard any Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 2 pm.  The yard is also open on the third Saturday of each month from 8 am to 1 pm.  Saturday hours include May 5th, May 19th, and June 2nd, Jun 16th, July 7th, and July 21st.  Additional Saturday dates and information regarding Brush Collection can be found on our website at http://www.medfordtownship.com/content/233/251/327.aspx

 

Once all material is collected, crews will prepare for one final pass of each Zone according to the Summer/Fall collection schedule distributed early in 2018.  If you have any questions, please call the Neighborhood Services office at 609-654-6791, extensions 316 and 322.  We apologize for the lengthy delay but appreciate your patience and consideration as we work to clean up after these storms.

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm