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Gloucester Township Public Works Department works year-round to enhance the quality of life for all residents, businesses, and visitors of Gloucester Township. The dedicated men and women of this department are responsible for a proactive approach to keeping Gloucester Township safe, clean and running efficiently even in the event of an emergency. From plowing snow to removing brush, cutting grass to fixing potholes, painting, constructing, rebuilding, installing street signs and restoring the public infrastructure and so much more, Gloucester Public Works is committed to keeping this township a model of excellence.
Gloucester Township Public Works is also responsible for the upkeep of the township municipal building, police department, public library, park equipment and senior centers.
Below is a list of sample of issues that you can call Gloucester Township Public Works for assistance:
- Leaf collection
- Playground equipment
- Stop and other safety signs
For more information please contact our Public Works Department directly at
- Phone Number: 856-228-3144
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hours Of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 5:30 PM
- Yard is open from 8 AM to 4 PM
- Location: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 use the form above.
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.
Recycling is the Law
All residents are reminded that recycling is mandatory statewide. By removing recyclables from the regular trash flow, we help save our environment and 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 so that the cart will empty properly. All recyclable material must fit in cart with the lid closed in order to be picked up. All containers should be empty and rinsed and all recyclables must be kept as dry as possible. If you received a recycling cart, it must be used. Additional recycling material left outside recycling cart will be collected by a different truck. Any oversized cardboard that cannot be broken down (remove bubble wrap, plastic bags & Styrofoam), call The GTMUA for a scheduled pick-up.
What To Recycle:
Only recycling items listed below go into the recycling cart/container or the material will not be collected.
Glass containers that were previously used for food or beverages. These containers may be clear, brown or green glass.
Metal containers refer to aluminum, tin or bi-metal food and beverage containers.
Plastic containers that only display the plastic class types #1 & #2 recycling triangle. These containers could have been used for food, juice, milk, soda and water; without the lids.
Residential paper refers to 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, phone books, pizza boxes (no food stains), text books (without hard covers) and work books. Also, all types of flattened-folded in half/cut down corrugated cardboard (put in cart vertically so cart will completely empty).
WHAT NOT TO PUT IN THE RECYCLING CART/BUCKET:
No grass, leaves & brush, electronics, construction debris, diapers, Styrofoam, vinyl, food & pet waste, liquids or trash of any kind.
Plastics bags: DO NOT put plastic bags in your recycling cart/bucket. Do not bag recyclables. Plastic bags are the worst contaminant in the recycling stream. Return plastic bags to retailers.
These items are to be thrown out with your household trash:
- Glass: auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs.
- Metal: aerosol cans, coat hangers, paint cans, pots, pans or scrap metals.
- Plastic: anti-freeze or auto oil containers, bubble wrap, children’s toys, flower pots, laundry baskets/buckets, lids, microwave food trays, plastic bags, plastic plates or utensils.
- Paper: foil or wax coated cardboard (ice cream containers and frozen juice cartons, frozen dinner boxes), hard cover books, napkins, paper cups, plates, shredded paper, tissues and towels.
Multi-family properties that need an additional 96-gallon recycling cart should call the GTMUA 856-227-5665. 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 which will correspond with your address.
Single-Stream automation questions:
How should I set my cart out for collection?
- Carts placed on the curb must be no more than 2 feet from the street.
- Carts placed in street; wheels should be touching the curb with the exception of homes in cul-de-sacs. Residents in cul-de-sacs should place their cart far enough away from the curb so the trucks’ 12 foot automated collection arm can reach.
- Arrows on the cart lid must be pointing towards street or the cart cannot be collected.
- Cart must be at least 5 feet away from any obstacles such as mailboxes, trash, utility poles, vehicles, yard waste and other carts.
- Automated collection requires a 15 foot overhead clearance, keep cart away from low hanging trees and wires.
- Don’t overload your cart, lid must be fully closed.
- Carts must always be on level ground (no snow or leaf piles).
Can the recycling cart be returned?
No, it is the law to recycle so residents may not return the cart.
Can I paint my cart or change my cart lid?
No, the carts are Township property and the lid may not be removed.
Can I use a different cart or bucket?
No, only recycling carts issued by the Township may be used.
Grass clippings will be collected as follows:
March 15 to October 31 – GTMUA collects grass clippings WEEKLY on the same day as your regular recycling day. Example: Your recycling day is every other Monday – your clippings will be picked up every Monday. Grass clippings can be placed into your yellow recycling bucket, 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. A maximum of 20 bags per week is allowed.
November 1 until March 14 – GTPW collects EVERY 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 by the Township.
Leaves will be collected as follows:
January 1 to March 14 – GTPW collects WEEKLY on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.
March 15 to October 31 – GTMUA collects leaves WEEKLY on the same day as your regular recycling day. Example: Your recycling day is every other Friday – your leaves will be picked up every Friday. Leaves can be placed into your yellow recycling bucket, a two handled container, a compostable brown lawn bag or a trash bag left at the curb. Maximum weight for each bag or container is 40 pounds. A maximum of 20 bags per week is allowed.
November 1 to December 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. Please do not park your vehicles in front of leaves during your collection week.
Brush must be cut into 4-foot lengths and tied into bundles not to exceed 40 pounds each (as per Ordinance Chapter 58A). Brush will be collected WEEKLY by GTPW; on your regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.
Residents are to notify Public Works at 856-228-3144 prior to pick-up.
Stumps are collected every 3-4 weeks. Residents are to notify the Public Works Department at 856-228-3144 prior to pick up.
YARD WASTE; DIRT/SOD & GARDEN/LAWN DEBRIS
(pulled grass/weeds, plants and mulch) must be in a separate brown lawn bag or container. This collection by GTPW is WEEKLY on the regular recycling day with the exception of Friday, which will be picked up on Thursday.
Please note: make sure any bucket/container used has two handles and is no larger than 32-gallons. Your old yellow recycling buckets may be used. Please, keep brush/debris separate from grass clippings and leaves. Grass clippings and leaves can be mixed together as the GTMUA recycles those into organic compost.
As of January 1, 2011; The Electronic Waste Management Act makes it mandatory to recycle all electronics. Household electronics may be dropped off at the Public Works building; located at 1729 Erial Road, Blackwood. Public Works drop off hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Proof of residency required. Residents must call Public Works @ 856-228-3144 by Tuesday – 4:00 pm to schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up.
Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, washers, dryers, water heaters and air conditioners are collected on Wednesdays. Residents must call Public Works by Tuesday – 4:00 pm to schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up. Please 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 (past College Drive).
CONCRETE, BRICK OR RUBBLE
For concrete, brick or rubble a limited amount may also be disposed of at the Public Works garage, but there is no curbside pick-up of this material. Residents must show the yard attendants proof of Township residency and job-site verification.
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; www.camdencounty.com or call (856) 858-5241 for their 2019 disposal locations and drop-off dates. One will be held in Gloucester Township at Camden County College.
Water based latex paint-only (cleans up with soap & water) can be disposed of in your regular trash once it’s dried out. DO NOT RECYCLE. 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 your 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 laundry 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.
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 Waste Management, General Number: 1-800-633-9096 (customer service) account number 49856022.
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.
WHEN TO RECYCLE?
Check the schedule that follows to determine your designated recycling dates. Recyclables will be collected every other week (except grass and leaves which is picked up weekly, from March 15 through October 31). Your recyclables must be put out no earlier than 4:00 P.M. the day prior to collection, but no later than 5:00 A.M. on the collection day
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.
RECYCLING DAYS FOR 2019:
There will be no recycling collection on the following Holidays: News 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).
Those Holidays above are in parentheses below and the alternate collection date follows the arrow symbol; (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. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun. 3, 17; Jul. 1, 15, 29; Aug. 12, 26; Sep. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 16, 30.
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. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1, 15, 29; May 13, (27)>28; Jun. 10, 24; Jul. 8, 22; Aug. 5, 19; Sep. (2)>3, 16, 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25; Dec. 9, 23.
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 Chase, 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, Village of Cross Keys, Williamstown Rd. (from Cross Keys Rd. to Jarvis), Woodhill, Woods Edge.
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.
TUESDAY 2: Breckenridge Village, Brookwood, Cottage Gate, Country Oaks, Cross Keys Rd. (from Williamstown Rd. to Kearsley Rd.), Danbury Park, Dresden Downs, Eagle Landing, Erial Clementon Rd., Forest Ridge, Gable Court, 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. 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 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. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22; Jun. 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; Aug. 14, 28; Sept. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18.
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. 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; Dec. 11, (25)>26.
THURSDAY 1: Ashford Glen, Brantley Way, Chestnut Glen (Highland Village), Clementona, Davistown Rd. (from Rt. 42 underpass to Erial Rd.), 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., Mimosa 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. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun. 6, 20; Jul. (4)>5, 18; Aug. 1, 15, 29; Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19.
THURSDAY 2: Blackwood Clementon Rd. (from Little Gloucester Rd. to Laurel Rd.), Briar Lake, Broad Acres, 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. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun. 13, 27; Jul. 11, 25; Aug. 8, 22; Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, (28)>29; Dec. 12, 26.
FRIDAY 1: Amber Ct., Blackwood, Blackwood Estates, Black Horse Pike (from Grenloch Little Gloucester Rd. to Clementon Ave.), Church St. (and all off streets), Davistown Rd. (from Black Horse Pike to Rt. 42 underpass), Fanelli Lane, Grenloch Manor, Lakeland Rd., Liberty Park (Blackwood Manor).
Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15; Mar. 1, 15, 29; Apr. 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun. 7, 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2, 16, 30; Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22; Dec. 6, 20.
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. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8, 22; Apr. 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23; Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 29; Dec. 13, 27.
Any questions or problems with collection please contact the following:
The GTMUA 856-227-5665 or 856-227-8666
- Grass clippings and leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31).
- Leaves (weekly 3/15-10/31 open bags or in a two handled can only)
- Recycling every other week.
GT Public Works Dept. 856-228-3144; no collections on Friday
- Air Conditioners, Freezers, & Refrigerators
- Electronics dropped off or call for curbside pick-up
- Brush, Dirt/Sod & Garden/Lawn Debris (weekly).
- Leaves – When in brown paper lawn bags or two handle containers (every week 11/1 – 3/14)
Vacuumed leaves, check with PW for fall & spring collection dates
- Grass (every week 11/1- End of Grass Season)
Waste Management 1-800-633-9096 (customer service) resident account number 49856022.
- Trash Collection