Medford Township has out-sourced the weekly curb-side trash collection. Details of the change to outsourced trash collection are being finalized and will be mailed to all residents. The contractor, Casworth Services, Inc., was chosen by a competitive bid in the fall, and will begin serving Medford Township on January 8, 2013.
Due to the fact that Casworth will complete all trash collection in Medford in 4 days each week instead of the current 5 day collection schedule, there will be some changes to the collection schedule. The details of the schedule changes are being finalized by the Township, and will be mailed to all affected residents when the are completed.
Casworth will collect trash using automated trucks similar to what Medford uses now, and resident will continue to use the same trash totes they currently have.
The contract with Casworth includes bulk trash collection twice per month at curbside. Bulk will be collected on Wednesday. Half of the town will have bulk collected on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, the other half will have bulk collected on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. The mailing to resident will identify which areas are collected on which weeks.
- Casworth will be collecting Christmas trees two (2) weeks in January. Information will be in the Township mailer.
- Hours at the Township garage (“dump”) will be reduced to the 3rd Saturday of each month, per month.
As many residents have notes, tree branches have been piled up on various points through the Commons due to the recent storms. Please note that the town planned to begin picking up these branches and related debris in early December. Please add any additional branches to the piles immediately.
Following are those residents who have been re-elected or elected to a three year term to the Medford Commons Board of Directors:
Mary Jane Abplanalp, Mike Chadwick, Barbara Johnson, Joanne Moltz, and Dave Wiseman.
Three residents approached the Board regarding outdoor storage for trash and recycling receptacles. The Board reviewed logistics, dimensions, and content for an outdoor storage. The underlying principals for the drafting of a change to the By-Laws regarding outdoor storage were: non-encroachment on neighbor’s property; protection of future home owners of said encroachments; complete and permanent screening from view; eliminating increased risk of damage caused by animals.
A quorum was met for the vote and the proposed By-Law change was narrowly defeated by a vote of 34-33. Therefore, the Board will enforce the existing By-Law, which allows for fines when trash and recyclable containers are stored outside the dwelling.
The pickup of vegetative debris, or brush, left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will begin this week. Residents are asked to move all brush curbside immediately and to avoid placing it under wires or low hanging trees. The Township has contracted with Ceres Environmental to remove and dispose of the brush along the Township right-of-way. Brush pickup is expected to begin within the next day or two in Zone 1 and will progress rapidly through the remainder of the zones. The contractor will be working during daylight hours, seven days a week and will only make one pass. Any problems or issues with the contractor should be reported to the Public Works Department at 609-654-2608, ext. 322.
The pickup of brush is separate and apart from the Township leaf collection program. Please follow previous guidance issued by the Public Works Department regarding the status of leaf collection.
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