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The following is a message from Lawrence Township:

Dog License Renewal: Be reminded that January is dog license renewal month. All dogs seven (7) months and older must be licensed. For your convenience an application for licensing your dog has been attached. For questions or additional information about licenses, please call the Clerk’s office at 609-844-7000.

Project Medicine Drop Box: The Lawrence Township Police Department announced that it has collected over one ton of unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications in their Project Medicine Drop Box.

Road Work:

NJDOT Project – Deck Replacement and Resurfacing of I-295 Ramps to Route 1:  The NB ramp (towards Quakerbridge Mall and Princeton) is open; however, the ramp to Route 1 SB (towards the Brunswick Circle and Trenton) will remain closed for approximately eight weeks. Southbound Route 1 traffic is being detoured on I-295 SB Exit 65A (Sloan Avenue) in order to U-turn and travel NB back to Exit 67B to access Route 1 southbound.  Please use caution in this area.

Carter Road is expected to be open to traffic on or about January 23, 2017, weather permitting.

The traffic pattern on the Route #1 project now goes up to the Brunswick Circle.  Motorists should use caution and be aware of the lane shifts between the Brunswick Circle and Lake Drive.

Brush and Branch Collection Begins in January: The week of January 23 is Zone 4 – Yard waste must not be placed at the curb prior to your designated collection week. Residents may place brush at the curb the weekend before their scheduled collection week.

Yard waste and vegetative materials shall not be placed in an area of the street greater than four (4) feet in height. All branches shall be no greater than 5 feet in length.

Tree limbs larger than 8 inches in diameter may not be disposed of through curbside collection.

Stumps, dirt, grass, sod, pressure treated wood, stones, plywood, and construction material will not be collected.

Yard waste shall not be placed within 10 feet from the nearest storm drain outlet.

Christmas trees may be placed out during your scheduled week for zone pickup.  All decoration and lights must be removed.  Trees may also be taken to the Ecological Facility at 3701 Princeton Pike.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894.

Lawrence Township Eco-Waste Collection Program: Lawrence Township continues to offer an optional recycling program that allows residents the opportunity to compost their organic waste.  Removing organic materials from the waste stream will reduce the amount of trash that is taken to the landfill.  According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste make up 20 to 30 percent of the waste stream.

If you are interested, please complete the enrollment form:

http://lawrencetwp.com/pw-organicwaste.html

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