Mayor’s Message: Leaf and yard waste collection

Spring has arrived and warmer weather is on the way. This typically leads to outside yard work.

Spring has arrived and warmer weather is on the 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 Camden 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 8 through April 12 for all residents who have a Tuesday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 15 through April 19 for all residents who have a Wednesday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 22 through April 26 for all residents who have a Thursday trash day.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 29 through May 3 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 15 through April 19 and May 20 through May 24. 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.

**The Voorhees Business Association’s Annual Bowling Fundraiser will be on Friday, April 5 from 6 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, visitwww.voorheesbusinessassociation.orgor send a check to the VBA, P.O. Box 349, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 with “Bowling” and your sponsorship level in the memo line.

**J-Dogs Catering and Amusements will have its Third Annual Open House on Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 413 Bloomfield Drive in West Berlin. The event is free and will showcase their new items for 2019. Families can enjoy bounces, slides, hot dogs, snacks, drinks and other giveaways. There will also be exclusive booking specials. Cash donations will be accepted to support the March of Dimes Foundation. For more information, visit www.J-dogs.com or call (856) 336-2585.

**Camden County will be sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection program on April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Collingswood Public Works Complex, 713 N. Atlantic Ave. Camden County will also be conducting a recycling event for electronics on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lindenwold at the Camden County Public Works Complex. For more information, call the Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241 or check the Camden County website at www.camdencounty.com.
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