Fall Brush Collection

I am sending you this email announcement on behalf of the Neighborhood Services Dept. (formerly DPW) so that you can start to get any brush out this weekend that may have accumulated from the storms we had this summer. The township is trying to get ahead of the fall schedule knowing that leaf season is just around the corner. Their intention is to have one more brush pickup after this, if the schedule permits.

Please be considerate of where and how you place the brush. Guidelines are available on the website or by contacting the number below.

The Fall Brush Collection program will begin on Tuesday, September 2nd in Zone 5, then proceed to Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4. Residents in all Zones may begin to put their brush out now. For more information please visit the new Medford municipal website, or contact the Neighborhood Services Dept. at 609-654-6791.

On another note, we will be having a formal MHAA meeting at the Public Safety Building toward the end of September. The actual date will be forthcoming.

Significant issues have arisen in the last few months that will be addressed and your input as well as your constituent’s input will be vital.
It has been a few years since we last met face to face, though we have made every effort to stay in touch with you via our data base and the fine efforts of our Communications Director, Leo Greaney.

It will be good to see you all again. Thank you for making a difference in all the lives you touch.

New Recycling Carts Delivery

Good News! Your extra recycling cart should be delivered between Sept. 4th and Sept. 10th.

To facilitate delivery, please make sure that your house number is visible from the street.

Tuesday, September 9th is your first single stream recycling collection.

On September 9TH, TRY TO put all your recyclables (paper, flattened cardboard, bottles and cans) into your existing blue cart.

Until your extra cart is delivered, please:

Fill your blue cart FIRST, then place any overflow in your round buckets, until the extra cart arrives.
Once your extra cart is delivered, stop using your round recycling buckets (that previously held your bottles and cans).
And remember – No TRASH or plastic bags!

What to do with your old round buckets:

You can drop them off at:

Township Garage, Commonwealth Drive, Mon-Fri – 7:30 to 1pm.
County Resource Recovery Complex, 22,000 Columbus Road in Mansfield, Saturdays 7 am – 2 pm.


Important Single Stream Tips:

Recycling will continue to be every other week, please refer to the curbside collection schedule at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/1797
We will be testing new recycling routes to adjust to single stream collection over the next few months.
As a result, we cannot predict what time of day the recycling truck will pass through your neighborhood.
To ensure your recycling is collected, you must have CARTS CURBSIDE BY 6AM.
To keep your cart lids from breaking, make sure to set your cart with the metal bar facing the street.
Leave 3 feet between your carts and mailboxes, basketball nets, trees, cars, etc.
If you can’t fit all recyclables into your cart, flatten cardboard and set it next to the carts or take it to your municipal dropoff.

Did you know?

Your recycling program is funded by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
In 2013, recycling costs were less than $3/home per month.

Rabies Advisement

A kitten that was submitted for rabies testing on July 25, 2014 has tested positive for rabies. The kitten was in the vicinity of Eaves Mill Rd, Route 541 and Route 70 in Medford Township. The Health Department is concerned that some individuals may have been in contact with this kitten.

To date, the Burlington County Health Department has determined that three cats, one dog and 13 individuals have been exposed. All individuals have been advised to receive treatment and the dogs and cats will be follow strict public health precautions and will be evaluated for 6 months for possible rabies.

The Health Department is asking for your cooperation in this matter.

1. If you have been scratched or bitten by wild life animals or stray cats or dogs in this neighborhood in the last month, please contact the Burlington County Health Department.
2. Check the status of your pets’ rabies vaccine. Have your pet receive a rabies booster if it spends time outdoors, outside of your supervision and has not received its latest rabies shot within the last 3 months.
3. Do not feed stray cats in the neighborhood. Avoid all wild animals – especially bats, skunks, foxes, cats and raccoons.

Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva (spit) of infected animals and is spread from a bite or when saliva from an infected animal touches broken skin, open wounds or the lining of the mouth, nose, or eyes. Rabies in certain animals—especially wildlife—is common in New Jersey.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Frank Okyere at (609) 265-5531.

For additional information, on rabies see: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies