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The following is a message from Lawrence Township:

Yard Waste Collection Reminders: October is the last month for yard waste collection.  November and December are dedicated for fall leaf collection. Yard waste shall not be placed at the curb for pick-up earlier than the weekend prior to your designated pick-up week.

September is Cat License Renewal Month: All cats seven months and older must be licensed by the end of September 2016.  For your convenience, we have attached the application or you may go to our website:  www.lawrencetwp.com/clerk.html.  If you have additional questions, please call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 609-844-7000.

Free Rabies Clinic: The Lawrence Township Health Department is holding a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory on Eggert Crossing Road.  For additional information, please call the Animal Control Office at 609-844-7092.

2016 Lawrence Township Community Day: Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2, 2016 for Community Day at Village Park between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Shredding Event: Lawrence Township is having a shredding event on October 2, 2016 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Bergen Street Entrance of Village Park.  See attached flyer for more details.

Mosquito Control – Safeguarding County Residents: Mercer County conducts a highly sophisticated mosquito control program to safeguard the health of county residents. Please go to our website to see the full article from the Mercer County Mosquito Control Commission.  www.lawrencetwp.com/health.html

Road Work: The bridge over the Shipetaukin Creek on Carter Road is still under construction; however, be advised that this is a Transportation Trust Fund project and  the Governor has placed a hold on these projects until further notice.  During this construction project Carter Road will be closed to all traffic.  Please go to the website for additional details:  www.lawrencetwp.com

The roadway project on Route #1 is progressing and motorists should continue to use caution and be aware of the lane shifts between the Brunswick Circle and Lake Drive.

Yard Waste Collection: The week of September 19 is Zone 3 for yard waste pickup. If you are unsure of your designated zone week for your property, you may check the On-Line Property search on the homepage of the Township website, www.lawrencetwp.com.

Material shall be placed in an area on the street not greater than four feet (4′) from the edge of the pavement.  Trees greater than 8-inches caliper may not be disposed of through curbside collection.  Materials shall not be piled greater than three feet (3′) in height.  Once the collection truck has collected your street, they will not return until next month’s collection.

If you are unsure about your zone or need to see additional details regarding zone pickup, go to the Public Works page on our website: www.lawrencetwp.com/pw.html

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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