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Dept. of Public Works Closures and Reminders

Dept. of Public Works Closures and Reminders

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

November 26th & 27th (Thursday & Friday) DPW closed (Thanksgiving Day & Day after)

December 24th & 25th (Thursday & Friday) DPW is closed

(Christmas Eve & Day). January 1, 2016 (Friday) DPW is closed
(New Years Day). January 18, 2016 (Monday) DPW is closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

February 15, 2016 (Monday) DPW is closed President’s Day.

 

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING AND TRASH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

As everyone should be aware of by now you can commingle your plastics, aluminum and bottles together with your mixed paper into one container for pick up on Thursdays or you can continue to separate as you have always done. You can now also recycle #’s 4, 5, & 7 plastics along with your # 1 & 2 plastics. All other numbered plastics are not ac- cepted. Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday falling on a Thursday recycle pick up will be done the follow- ing day, Friday, 11/27 the same day as trash. Please separate your recycle containers from your trash containers so the crews can easily distinguish between the two for proper pick up. Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays falling on a Friday, trash pickup will be done the following day, Saturday 12/26/15 and Saturday 1/2/16.

Concrete and Stump holiday schedule – Due to Thanksgiving Day falling on a Thursday concrete and stump pickup will be on, Wednesday, 11/25, due to Christmas Eve holiday fall- ing on a Thursday concrete and stump pickup will be on Wednesday, 12/23. Please call prior to the pickup day to be put on the schedule.

Scrap Metal holiday schedule

Due to Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day after, holiday falling on a Thursday and Friday scrap metal pickup will be on, Wednesday, 11/26. . Due to Christmas Eve and Day holidays falling on a Thurs- day and Friday scrap metal pick up will be on Wednes- day, 12/23. Due to New Years Day holiday falling on a Friday scrap metal pick up will be on Thurs- day, 12/31. Please call prior to the pickup day to be put on the schedule

Brush holiday schedule – Due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day falling on a Monday brush pickup will be the follow- ing day, Tuesday 1/19 and Tuesday 2/16/2016.

RECYCLING NEWS

Vegetative Waste/Leaves

During the winter months from January until the end of March, the DPW will continue to do courtesy bagged or containerized pick ups weather and man- power permitting on Mondays. This type of waste is recyclable and costs less to dispose of as compared to being disposed of as trash waste and is much more GREEN and environmentally responsible. If you can, please wait until the Spring regular pick up schedule resumes to put out. There will also be a loose-leaf pick up week that will occur again in the Spring of 2016.

BRUSH

Year round pickup on Mondays

Includes Tree limbs and trimmings, brush with roots removed and stumps no larger than twelve inches in diameter with all dirt washed off. Stumps in excess of twelve inches in diameter must arrange for a special pick up which is performed on Thursdays by calling the DPW prior to Thursday to be put on a pick up list. Any tree removals per- formed by a contractor and/ or homeowner is the re- sponsibility of the contrac- tor and/or homeowner to arrange for disposal of all resulting debris. The DPW will not pick up any debris resulting from the above mentioned.

Scrap Metal – Over the past few years the Borough has seen a steady decline in our recycling rate for scrap metal due to scavengers. In an effort to curb scavengers residents are asked to wait until the morning of pickup to put your items to the curb, you can also bring your scrap metal items to the DPW yard Monday thru Friday during normal business hours, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for disposal in our scrap metal dumpster or if you can contact the DPW ahead of time we may be able to make arrangements for pick up prior to your regularly scheduled pick up date if our schedule
and manpower allows. By increasing our scrap metal recycling rate the Borough will receive increased rev- enue shares, increase our overall recycling rate which will increase our recycling grant funding because it is based on how much you re- cycle and help in achieving the State goal of recycling 50% of our solid waste stream Statewide. In 2014 the Borough residential recycling rate was 55.69%.

Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal Maintenance
– Borough Ordinance requires that all homeowners and business owners remove snow and ice from the public sidewalks bordering there proper- ties within (12) hours of daylight after snow and ice have formed. Don’t be caught unprepared as storms come up quickly. Get your shovels and ice melt now and give the snow blower a start up so you are ready for old man winter.

Snow Removal – With winter fast approaching and the possibility of snow, residents need to be aware of several things. If your street is designated as a snow emergency route, which is sign posted no vehicles shall be parked on either side of the street once snow has accumulated and until snow has ceased and roads are plowed sufficiently to allow parking without being a hazard. If at all possible please park your vehicle off street even if your street is not an emergency route, this will allow for a more efficient snow removal job. Also the following streets are County Roads and are the responsibility of the County, Clements Bridge Road (CR573), Gloucester Pike (CR659), Atlantic Avenue (CR727), Highland Avenue (CR573), Warwick Road (CR669), Hutchinson Avenue (CR665), Copley Road (CR666), 3rd Avenue (CR653), if you have any complaints please direct them to the Camden Coun- ty Dept. of Public Works at 566-2980.

The following roads are State highways and are the responsibility of the NJ- DOT: I-295 and the White Horse Pike (SR30), if you have any complaints please direct them to the NJDOT maintenance yard at 486- 6600.

If there are any questions in regards to this article please contact the Department of Public Works @ 547-2486.

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