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Director: Len Moffa
Hours Of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Yard is open from 8 AM to 4 PM
The Public Works Complex is located at 1729 Erial Road, Blackwood. (map)
POTHOLE REPAIR NOTICE
An important part of road maintenance is the repair of potholes. Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement, freezing, expanding, and then thawing occurs. This weakens the pavement. Traffic loosens the pavement even more, and it eventually crumbles and pops out. Due to the recent severe weather the Township has experienced a high number of potholes that have been reported.
The Township currently has 2-4 trucks working on potholes daily throughout town. Potholes are more difficult to be repaired when filled with water. Potholes will be repaired temporarily during cold weather with a cold asphalt mix because manufacturers of hot asphalt are closed during the winter months. During cold weather, the repairs will be limited to those determined to be hazardous for motor vehicles. In warmer weather and when hot asphalt mix is available, potholes most likely will be filled with the hot asphalt mix for a more permanent repair. The County is responsible for County roads. The State is responsible for state roads and highways. Please click here to find information on reporting a pothole.
Tips for driving over potholes:
- Maintain full air pressure in all tires to give as much cushion as possible between the pothole and the rim of the tire.
- Before swerving around potholes be sure to check surrounding traffic.
- Beware of standing water that may conceal a deep pothole.
- If the pothole cannot be avoided, slow down. Hitting a pothole at high speed increases the chance of damage to tires, wheels, shocks, struts and springs.
- Don't brake when directly over a pothole. Applying the brakes causes the car's weight to shift to the front wheel and can increase damage. It's better to brake before impact and then roll through the pothole at a low speed.
- When driving over a pothole-filled road, hold the steering wheel firmly to avoid losing control.
Call or email Public Works for Gloucester Township roads to report a pothole or 856-228-3144.
To report a pothole for a County road please call the Camden County Highway Division at 856-566-2980.
To report a State pothole: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm
For a pothole damage claim, please contact the Department of Treasury's Office of Risk Management at 609-984-7294.
All residents are reminded that recycling is indeed the law, both statewide and locally. But the benefits of recycling should also be seriously considered. By removing recyclables from the regular trash flow, we help save our environment. And each ton of trash that is recycled helps to save tax dollars that would otherwise be spent on trash disposal fees. Read more about single stream recycling.
How to Recycle
Recycling carts are collected every other week at curb side. Use your cart space wisely, compress and flatten recyclables to maximize cart space. Cardboard must be broken down and placed vertically in cart or the cart may not entirely empty. All recyclable material must fit in cart with the lid closed in order to be picked up. All containers should be empty and rinsed. Any recycling material left outside recycling cart will not be collected by the automated truck. Any oversized cardboard that cannot be broken down, call the GTMUA for a scheduled pick-up. Your trash and recyclables must be put out no earlier than 4:00 pm the day prior to collection day, but no later that 5:00 am on the collection day.
Residential properties that need an additional 96-gallon recycling cart are available for $35.00. Multi-family dwellings are entitled to an additional cart at no charge. Carts are only available through the GTMUA. All carts are the property of Gloucester Township and must be left at your house if you move. Recycling carts used for any other purpose other than recycling, will be confiscated. Please, do not put any markings on your cart as it is Township property; each cart has an identification number and a RFID tag that corresponds with your address. Your old yellow recycling buckets may be used for brush/yard debris or grass/leaves pick-up. Residents may also drop them off at the GTMUA or Public Works Department.
What to recycle
DO RECYCLE: glass containers that were previously used for food or beverages. The containers may be clear, brown, or green glass.
DO NOT INCLUDE: auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs or any broken glass.
DO RECYCLE: Aluminum, tin or bi-metal that were previously used as food and beverage containers.
DO NOT INCLUDE: aerosol cans, coat hangers, pots, pans or scrap metals.
DO RECYCLE: Plastic that displays either #1, #2, #4, #5, #7 inside the triangle recycling emblem on the bottom. These containers could have been used for juice, soda, water, milk and laundry detergent.
DO NOT INCLUDE: anti freeze or auto oil containers, children's toys, flower pots, laundry baskets/buckets, plastic bags, plastic plates or utensils, utensils, styrofoam, vinyl. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.
DO RECYCLE: Paper such as newspaper and all of its inserts, catalogs, chipboard (beer & soda cartons), cereal boxes, computer paper, envelopes, gift boxes, greeting cards, junk mail, magazines, non-metallic wrapping paper, office paper, paper toilet/towel rolls, clean pizza boxes, phone books, shredded paper*, text books (without hard covers) and work books. Also, all types of flattened/cut down corrugated cardboard (so cart will completely close) that are not waxed or coated are recyclable.
DO NOT INCLUDE: foil or wax coated cardboard (ice cream containers and frozen juice cartons), napkins, paper cups, plates, tissues, and towels.
*Please note: continue to put shredded paper in brown paper bag and staple closed, so it will not blow out of cart into the street while unloading.
Brush must be cut into 3ft lengths and tied into bundles not to exceed 50 pounds (as per Ordinance Chapter 55-7). Brush will be collected by Public Works during the week that includes a section’s regular every other week recycling day with the exception of Friday which will be picked up on Thursday.
Stumps are collected every 2-4 weeks. Residents are to notify the Public Works Department at 228-3144 prior to pick up.
will be collected as follows: 3/15-10/31 - GTMUA collects WEEKLY on the same day of week as your regular recycling day. Put clippings in a yellow recycling bucket, two handled container, a compostable brown lawn bag or a trash bag left untied at the curb. Maximum weight for each bag or container is 40 pounds with a maximum of 20 bags per week. 11/1-3/14 - GTPW collects EVERY OTHER WEEK on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday which will be picked up on Thursday. GTPW will not accept trash bags. Please note: grass clippings generated by a commercial landscaper will not be collected.
will be collected as follows: 1/1-3/14 - GTPW collects EVERY OTHER WEEK on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday which will be picked up on Thursday. 3/15-10/31 - GTMUA collects WEEKLY on the same day as your regular recycling day. Put leaves in a two handled container, a compostable brown lawn bag or a trash bag left untied at the curb. Maximum weight for each bag or container is 40 pounds with a maximum of 20 bags per week. 11/1-12/31 - GTPW collects according to the fall leaf schedule. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves to the curbside only during the fall leaf schedule.
DIRT/SOD & GARDEN/LAWN DEBRIS
Dirt/sod and garden/lawn debris (mulch, pulled grass/weeds, plants, and twigs) must be in a separate brown lawn bag or container from grass/leaves. This collection by Public Works is on regular recycling day with the exception of Friday which will be picked up on Thursday. Make sure any bucket used, has two handles and is no larger than 32-gallons. Keep brush/debris separate from grass clippings and leaves.
REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, AIR CONDITIONER AND OTHER WHITE GOODS
Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, washers, dryers, water heaters and air conditioners are collected every Wednesday. Residents should call Public Works by Monday to schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up. Remove the doors of all appliances prior to leaving at curbside.
MOTOR OIL, CAR BATTERIES AND ANTI-FREEZE
Motor oil, car batteries and anti-freeze may be brought to the Public Works Department at 1729 Erial Road (just past College Drive).
CONCRETE, BRICK OR RUBBLE
Concrete, brick or rubble may also be disposed of at the Public Works garage, but there is no curbside pick-up of this material. Residents must show the office personnel proof of Township residency and job-site verification.
Waste Management Act makes it mandatory to recycle all electronics as of January 1, 2011. Household electronics can be brought to the Public Works Building between the hours of 8 AM-4 PM, Monday through Thursday. Residents may call Public Works for large pick-ups. Proof of residency required.
We accept 15, 17, 19, 21 inch monitors, flat screens and all-in-ones; towers, desktops and laptops; uninterrupted power supply; keyboards, mouse and speakers; all type of wire; gold clip ends; printers, fax machines, scanners, modems, copy machines; all type of memory; any hard drives; fans and power supplies; mother, B, C, tweener and finger boards; AC adaptors, yokes and motor; plastic, baled or loose; aluminum, brass, light iron and copper; metals, baled or loose; any and all related computer parts; phones, cell phones, cell phone and laptop batteries; PC scrap and stereos (no wood); VCR's, DVD's, CD players, boomboxes; any audio and visual equipment, scanners and pagers; cash registers and scales (electronic or mechanical); rechargeable batteries; household appliance not containing compressors.
includes automotive liquids, chemicals, fuels, household cleaners, paint related products (oil paints), pesticides and solvents. These hazardous materials cannot be disposed of with your regular trash. The Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs will take your hazardous materials. Please check their website camdencounty.com or call (856) 858-5241 for their locations and drop-off dates. One will be held in Gloucester Twp at Camden County College. Water based only latex paint (cleans up with soap & water) can be disposed of in your regular trash once it’s dried out. To achieve the drying out technique; put a strong plastic bag in a cardboard box, then place kitty litter or sand into the plastic bag. Pour the water based paint into the plastic bag. If needed, add more kitty litter or sand. When the paint is dried out, tie the plastic bag and discard into the trash. When the inside of the empty paint can is hardened, you may dispose of it in the regular trash with the lid off.
Syringes & Needles
DO NOT RECYCLE. Use a needle clipper (from pharmacy). After clipping off the needle put in an old coffee can or detergent bottle and seal original lid shut with duct tape. Write on container, “syringes-do not recycle” and throw in trash.
Medication may be disposed of at the Police Station. They have a mail box slot that is to be used to discard unwanted medications.
RECYCLING DAYS FOR 2014:
Check the schedule to determine your designated recycling dates. Recyclables will be collected every other week. Your recyclables must be put out no earlier than 4pm the day prior to collection, but no later than 5am on the collection day. There will be no recycling collection on the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Recyclables will be collected on the following work day for those holidays only. All other recycling collection days in the holiday week stay the same (Do not wait an extra day). The Holidays above are in parentheses and the alternate collection date follows the arrow; (holiday)>collection date.
MONDAY 1:Black Horse Pike (from Front St. to Evesham Rd.), Evesham Rd. (from Rt. 41 to Randy Rd.), Fernwood, Glendora, Whitebirch. Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; Apr. 14, 28; May 12, (26)>27; Jun. 9, 23; Jul. 7, 21; Aug. 4, 18; Sep. (1)>2, 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10, 24; Dec. 8, 22.
MONDAY 2: Broadmoor West, Black Horse Pike (from Rt. 42 overpass to Front St.), Chews Landing Rd., Echo Park, Glen Oaks, Hider Lane, Hilltop, Kingswood Estates, Knights Bridge, Laurel Springs Gardens, Little Gloucester Rd. (from Chews Landing Rd. to Hider Lane), Lower Landing Rd. (from Rt. 42 overpass to Black Horse Pike), Old Black Horse Pike, Oxen Hill, Pine Run, Pristine Farms, St. James Court, Village of Chews Landing. Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar.10, 24; Apr. 7, 21; May 5, 19; Jun. 2, 16, 30; Jul. 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25; Sep. 8, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15, 29.
TUESDAY 1: Asten Ridge, Asten Woods, Brittany Woods, Cobblestone, Country Aire, Cross Keys Rd. (from Johnson Rd. to Williamstown Rd.), Debbie Court, Felicia Court, Gloucester Farms, Jarvis Rd. (from Sicklerville Rd. to Williamstown Rd.), Johnson Rd., Kingsgate, Lake Renee, Mayfair Meadows, Mayfair Woods, Meadowbrook, Mill Ct., Mulberry Station, Pine Glen, Reserve at Cobblestone, Revere Run I, Sicklerville Rd. (from Cross Keys Rd. to Jarvis Rd.), Spring Hollow, Spring Valley, Twin Streams, Valley Stream, Williamstown Rd. (from Cross Keys Rd. to Jarvis), Woodhill, Woods Edge. Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27; Jun. 10, 24; Jul. 8, 22; Aug. 5, 19; Sep. 2, 16, 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25; Dec. 9, 23.
TUESDAY 2: Breckenridge Village, Brookwood, Cottage Gate, Country Oaks, Cross Keys Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Danbury Park, Dresden Downs, Erial Clementon Rd., Forest Ridge, Hickstown Rd. (from Little Mill Rd. to Jarvis Rd.), Jarvis Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Kearsley Rd., New Brooklyn Rd., Persia Court, Point Pleasant Farms, Sawood, Sturbridge Oaks, Senators Walk (Sweet Briar Woods), Wye Oak Village. Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun. 3, 17; July 1, 15, 29; Aug. 12, 26; Sept. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 16, 30.
WEDNESDAY 1:Ballantree, Catalina Hills, Evesham Rd. (from Randy Rd. to Englewood Dr.,) Trace Dr., Timberline, Wilson Tract, Somerdale Rd. (from McKinley Ave. to Warwick Rd.) Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; Apr. 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; Jun. 11, 25; July 9, 23; Aug. 6, 20; Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12, 26; Dec. 10, 24.
WEDNESDAY 2: Autumn Court, Broadmoor, Charles Ave., Chewswyck, Eyres Place, Lampost Lane, Morgan Hill Estates, Somerdale Rd. (from Chews Landing Rd. to McKinley Ave.), Somer Hill, Spring Ridge Court, Sterling Estates, Stonegate, Woodbridge. Jan. (1)>2, 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26; Mar. 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 7, 21; Jun. 4, 18; Jul. 2, 16, 30; Aug.13, 27; Sep. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19;
Dec. 3, 17, 31.
THURSDAY 1: Ashford Glen, Asyla Rd. (from Rt. 42 underpass to Erial Rd.), Brantley Way, Chestnut Glen (Highland Village), Clementona, Dunleigh, Four Seasons (Reserve at Forest Meadows), Garwood Rd., Grenloch, Grenloch Little Gloucester Rd., (College Dr.), Hickstown Rd. (from Sicklerville Rd. to Erial Rd.), Lambs Terrace, Marcia Ct., Morningstar Ct., On the Green, Peter Cheeseman Rd., Raintree, Revere Run II, Sicklerville Rd. (from Jarvis Rd. to Rt. 42 overpass), Stonebridge, Terrestria, Westfield Chase, Williamstown Rd. (from Jarvis Rd. to New Brooklyn Rd.), Woodshire, Wyntree. Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1, 15, 29; Jun. 12, 26; Jul. 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21; Sep. 4, 18; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 13, (27)>28; Dec. 11, (25)>26.
THURSDAY 2: Blackwood Clementon Rd. (from Little Gloucester Rd. to Laurel Rd.), Briar Lake, Cameron Circle, Cherrywood, Daystar, Deer Park, Downs Ave., Erial Rd. (from Garwood to Little Gloucester), Fox Chase, Greenbriar, Hickstown Rd. (from Erial Rd. to Little Mill Rd.), Hidden Mill, Kelly Driver Rd., Lamotte Court, Laurel Hills, Laurel Wood Estates, Little Mill Rd., Millbridge, Murray Hill Estates, Rosegate, Southgate Woods, Quail Hollow, Westgate Woods, Windmill Dr., Winter Hill, York Terrace. Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22; Jun. 5, 19; Jul. 3, 17, 31; Aug. 14, 28; Sep. 11, 25; Oct, 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18.
FRIDAY 1: Amber Ct., Asyla Rd. (from Black Horse Pike to Rt. 42 underpass), Blackwood, Blackwood Estates, Black Horse Pike (from Grenloch Little Gloucester Rd. to Clementon Ave.), Church St. (and all off streets), Fanelli Lane, Grenloch Manor, Lakeland Rd., Liberty Park (Blackwood Manor). Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; July 11, 25; Aug. 8, 22; Sept. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12, 26.
FRIDAY 2: Almonesson Rd., Black Horse Pike (from Clementon Ave. to Rt. 42 overpass), Blenheim, Blenheim Farms, Brooklyn Ct., Coles Hill, Coles Rd., Erial Rd., (from Little Gloucester Rd. to Blackwood Clementon Rd.), Highland Park, Foxboro, Glen Eagles, Good Intent Rd., Little Gloucester Rd. (from Hider Lane to Erial Rd.), Lower Landing Rd. (from Almonesson Rd. to Rt. 42 overpass), Peters Walk, Players Place, Tall Oaks, Timber Cove, Valley Brook, Woodmill Pond. Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July (4)>7, 18; Aug. 1, 15, 29; Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19.
Trash Collection will continue on the present schedule. Residents are urged to follow the same collection guidelines as before. If you have any questions call Republic Services, 856-234-4000.
Lower End of Township from Cross Keys Road to Jarvis Road, Country Aire, Spring Hollow, Asten Woods, The Fields, Kingsgate, Mayfair Meadows, Mayfair Woods, Mulberry Station, New Brooklyn Rd., Sweet Briar Woods, Wye Oak, Breckenridge, Brookwood, Country Oaks, Danbury Park, Dresdon Downs, Forest Woods, Kearsley Rd., Brittany Woods, Cobblestone Farms, Point Pleasant Farms, Sicklerville Rd.-from Cross Keys to Jarvis, Williamstown Rd.-from Cross Keys to Jarvis, Woods Edge, Wood Hill, Spring Valley, Meadowbrook, Sawood
Blackwood, Blackwood Estates, Glenloch Manor, Liberty Park, Blackwood Manor, Blenheim, Chestnut Glen, Coles Hills, Foxboro, Glen Eagles, Laurel Hills, Millbridge, Players Place, Tall Oaks Drive, Timber Cove, the Links, Woodmill Pond, Laurel Hills, Laurel Gardens, Millbridge, Rosegate
Erial Clementon Rd., Highland Park, Lake George, Clementona, On The Green, Pine Glen, Revere Run I, Terrestria, Valley Stream, Garwood Rd., Peter Chesseman Rd.from Garwood to Hickstown, Raintree, Stonebridge Run, Woodshire, Briar Lake, Daystar, Deerpark, Fox Chase, Grenloch, Lambs Terrace, Little Gloucester Rd.-from Erial Rd. To Blackwood-Clementon Rd., Revere Run II, Southgate Woods, Winter Hill, Cherrywood, Quail Hollow, Westgate Woods
Ballantree, Charles Avenue, Somerdale Rd.-from Lee Ann Drive to Mardale Drive, Stonegate, Timberline, Wilson Tract, Broadmoor, Chewswyck, Somerdale Road-from Chews Landing Road to Lee Ann Dr, Woodbridge
Black Horse Pike East-from Front St. to Evesham Rd., Broadmoor West, Cameron Circle, Catalina Hills, Echo Park, Fernwood, Glendora-1st thru 13th Aves., Glendora-east Side of Glendora, Hider Lane, Hillside, Hilltop- Old Black Horse Pike from Oak Ave to Chews Landing Rd., Laurel Spring Gardens, Oxen Hill, Rosegate, Trace Drive, Village of Chews Landing, White Birch, Black Horse Pike-from Route 42 Overpass to Front St., Black Horse Pike West-from Front to Evesham Rd., Glen Oaks, Glendora-west Side Glendora School Side, Hilltop, Old.Black Horse Pike from Route 42 to Oak Ave., Knightsbridge, Pine Run, Station Ave.
Tires, only two (2) tires per household with the metal rims removed, will be collected on your weekly trash day. Sinks and Toilets will be picked up at curbside on your weekly trash day.
Any questions or problems with collection please contact the following:
Republic Services 856-234-4000
GTMUA 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666
Grass clippings and leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31)
Recycling every other week
Public Works Dept. 856-228-3144 or 228-4000 ext. 5101
No collections on Friday
Air Conditioners, Freezers, & Refrigerators, white goods, electronics can be dropped off or call for pick-up.
Brush, Dirt/Sod & Garden/Lawn Debris (every other week)
Leaves (every other week 11/1-3/14)
Grass (every other week 11/1-3/14)
GTMUA SCREENED COMPOST AND TOPSOIL - For delivery to Gloucester Township residents and businesses at wholesale prices, call us at 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666.