Special brush pickup because of Hurricane Irene

Special brush pickup because of Hurricane Irene

As many homes have experienced downed limbs due to Hurricane Irene there will be a special collection of brush on Sept. 12. The township will still have the normal brush pick up in November for normal yard maintenance. This special collection is only to address brush brought down during the recent storm.

Rules for brush pickup.

Due to new state guide lines, the Shamong Township Public Works Department will go through the township one time only the week of Sept. 12, picking up brush that has been left properly in the township right of way. Please follow the rules listed below to insure your brush is picked up.
 — Trees cannot be larger than six inches in diameter nor less than four feet in length. All brush must be tied with twine in bundles of no more than 60 pounds. No firewood length 12" to 24" or longer than eight feet in length will be accepted.
 — Leaves cannot be included in the brush bundles. Our chipper does not grind the leaves and we have no place to dispose of the leaves.
 — We cannot chip lumber, railroad ties, building material, telephone poles or fence posts. Any bundles containing these materials will be rejected.
 — Please be considerate of our employees and do not place any poison ivy or briars in the brush piles. Severe allergic reactions are possible. Any bundles containing these items will be rejected.
 — Decaying and excessively brittle branches cannot be chipped and will be rejected.

Rejected piles will not be reconsidered.

Please remember, brush pick-up is provided as a free service to our residents who are cleaning up the yard around their house. It is not to remove bushes, stumps, trees, and other debris resulting from plant removal, lot clearing, pool installation, construction, addition, new decks, etc. Removal of debris resulting from these activities should be arranged by the homeowner or the contractor. Bundles resulting from these activities will be rejected and other arrangements will have to be made by the homeowner to remove them at their expense.