(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**
SUMMER/FALL BRUSH COLLECTION BEGAN ON AUGUST 8TH. COLLECTION SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Zone 4: Week of August 8th (completed)
Zone 2: Week of August 22nd (completed)
Zone 1: Week of September 5th (completed)
Zone 3: Week of September 19th (completed)
Zone 5: Week of October 3rd
Brush should not be placed at the street more than ten (10) days before a scheduled collection. Residents who have brush to dispose of before the Summer/Fall Collection begins may bring it to the DPW Yard during regular business hours.
SNOW REMOVAL HELP NEEDED
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.