Lawrence Township News for the Upcoming Week June 3-10 2016

The following is a weekly notice from Lawrence Township:

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event: Mercer County Improvement Authority will be hosting a hazardous waste and electronics recycling event on  Saturday, June 11th between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School on Bakers Basin Road.  You may go to their website for more information,

Job Openings: The Lawrence Township Police Department is looking for a part-time Account Clerk, Monday through Friday, five hours per day.  You may go to the Township website for more details:

Mosquito Control – Safeguarding County Residents: With a warm spring arriving on the heels of a mild winter this year, residents are being cautioned that mosquito season is expected to start earlier than usual.  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.

Road Work: Roadwork continues on Carter Road. The bridge over the Shipetaukin Creek on Carter Road is being replaced.  During this construction project Carter Road will be closed to all traffic.  Please go to the website for additional details: Roadwork and lane closures continue on Route #1 between the Brunswick Circle and Lake Drive.  Please use caution this area.

What You Need to Know About Coyotes and Foxes: Despite being one of the most successful urban mammals, many people are surprised to see a coyote or fox in their backyard and that surprise often leads to panic.  The good news is that there really is not much to worry about. For more details about these animals go to:

Yard Waste Collection: The week of June 6 is Zone 1 for yard waste pickup.  Please be considerate and place your items on the curb ONLY if you are in  Zone 1. 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:

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. The Cost is $12.00 per month which will rise to $17.00 per month once grant funding is exhausted.  This price includes a 32-gallon recycle cart.

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