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Dept of Public Works Update

Garage/Yard full access hours have been expanded. New Hours effective (Feb 12)
Every Tuesday  7:30am – 11:30am and every Thursday 11:30am – 3:00pm; 3rd Saturday of each month – 7:00am to Noon.  That’s 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, and 12/21.
Garage/Yard limited access – for ONLY recyclables, cardboard/paper, cans/bottles/glas, rigid plastics, electronics, brush and leaves.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00am – 1:00PM
Tuesday 7:00am – 7:30am & 11:30am – 1:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 11:30am
ALL OTHER MATERIALS, accepted ONLY during full access hours shown above.
Leaf collection is now completed.  There will NOT be another collection until late 2013 (no spring leaf collection).  Any leaves piled in the street, is a violation of the state storm water management regulations, and must be removed by the homeowner.  Failure to do so may result in penalties.
Brush collection schedule is being changed from the previously announced Feb/Mar.  Brush collection is now scheduled to start in April.  When the zone by zone schedule is set, it will be posted on the Township website.
New (Vendor) Trash Trucks? – Some residents may have noticed the trash collection vendor emptying cans by hand into rear loading trash trucks, or by other semi-automated methods.  This is a temporary situation – the vendor had a delay in receipt of the new trucks they purchased for use in Medford, and had some mechanical problems with automated collection trucks temporarily being used.  Despite the vendor equipment issues, trash has been collected mostly as scheduled – and at no added cost to the Township for any extra manpower the vendor needs to get the cans emptied.  As a reminder, any service questions should first be directed to Casworth at 856-848-3505Container repairs/replacements continue to be handled by Medford Public Works (609)-654-2608 x322 or email jscherf@medfordtownship.com.
Bulk Collection must be scheduled by Monday 12:00 noon prior to the Wednesday of your pick up week. To schedule please e-mail BulkPickup@medfordtownship.com or call Judy Scherf at 609-654-2608 ext. 322. There are restrictions such as no construction debris, appliances, no metals, no bags of trash. For any other information please call Judy Scherf at 609-654-2608 ext. 322.
Trash container reminders:
 1) Please keep the lids closed – if it is broken, contact Public Works for repair/replace – landfill tipping fees are expensive, no need to waste tax dollars dumping rain water at the landfill.  No holes are to be drilled in the bottoms of the cans.
 2) When placing cans at the curb, please leave 2-3 feet of space between cans, recycle containers, mailboxes, trees, signposts, etc., to allow drivers to easily and efficiently grab the cans with the claw arm.  Same goes for recycle containers.  Curbside collection of recyclables continues to be done by the County, not the Township, or new trash vendor.