Mayor’s Column: Voorhees Township offers spring leaf and trash collection

Spring has arrived and warmer weather is on its way. This typically leads to outside yard work. The Voorhees Township Public Works Department is assisting in this chore by offering spring leaf collection, vegetation and yard waste removal.

Curbside spring leaf collection is offered with two options. Option One : Place leaves in trash cans or biodegradable bags and set curbside Sundays after 4 p.m. and prior to 6 a.m. on Mondays for pick up Township wide. Leaves cannot be placed in plastic bags as these bags are not biodegradable and will not be accepted at the County compost site. Option Two : Place loose leaves curbside the weekend before your scheduled collection week below. Please keep your leaf piles free of branches and twigs as these items clog the machine.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 10 through April 14 for all residents who have a Tuesday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 17 through April 21 for all residents who have a Wednesday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 24 through April 28 for all residents who have a Thursday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from May 1 through May 5 for all residents who have a Friday trash day.

Please continue to place grass in cans and biodegradable bags.

Vegetation and yard waste removal will occur every Monday. Branches should be a maximum of four feet long. Smaller twigs, plants and grass can be placed in biodegradable bags or trash cans. Please place these materials curbside by 6 a.m. Monday. Keep all yard waste separated from loose leaves. Collection will be within one to three business days.

For larger-than-normal amounts of non-hazardous household trash being discarded from attics, garages, etc., Voorhees Township offers bulk trash pick-up on the third full week of the month on your scheduled trash day. This spring the bulk trash weeks occur April 18 through April 22 and May 16 through May 20. Construction debris will not be collected. State law prohibits the Township from collecting hazardous materials or electronics such as televisions or computers.

For questions or additional information, please call (856) 428–5499.

**Learn about the drug addiction epidemic in suburbia on Sunday, April 2, from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. at Hope Church, 700 Cooper Road. Hear and dialogue with a panel consisting of an addiction specialist, parent advocate, members of the Voorhees Police Department, and an individual in recovery. Topics will include the prevalence of addiction, warning signs and safe and accessible ways to seek guidance and help. For more information and to RSVP for this event, call Ashley Evans at 856–751–4673 at extension 120 or email her at

**The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary’s 13th Annual Spring Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 1, at Lions Lake Park. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. with games, prizes and a DJ. The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. Children from age 1 through 5th grade are invited and prizes will be given to all age groups. The rain date is scheduled for April 15. Please bring your own baskets. For more information visit

**The Voorhees Business Association’s Annual Bowling Fundraiser will be on Friday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Big Event located in the Ellisburg Shopping Center, 1536 Kings Highway N. in Cherry Hill. This year, the event will benefit various community causes. Bowling lanes will be available for individuals and groups with a maximum of six bowlers per lane. For $20, an individual bowler will be teamed up with other bowlers. A $95 donation gets one lane for six bowlers and includes pizza and a pitcher of soda. For $100, a corporate sponsorship, the group gets one lane and signage. A $150 corporate sponsorship gets one lane with signage, bowling for up to six bowlers, a free pizza and a pitcher of soda. There will also be a basket auction and a 50/50 raffle. For more information about the event or to register, visit or send a check to the VBA, P.O. Box 349, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 with “Bowling” and your sponsorship level in the memo line.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation Wine and Food Tasting will be held on Friday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Virtua Barry Brown Education Building, 106 Carnie Blvd. in Voorhees. Ticket donations are $50 per person in advance or $60 per person at the door. For reservations, call 856–784–0615 or visit The foundation installs Teen Centers in hospitals throughout the country to bring hope, excitement and entertainment to teens facing difficult conditions while receiving hospital treatment.