Lawrence Township News for Upcoming Week Feb 10-17, 2017

The following is a message from Lawrence Township:

Trash Collection Reminder: For those residents who’s trash collection was cancelled today due to the weather, please remember your trash will be collected on Saturday, February 11th.

Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2017 in observance of Lincoln’s birthday.

Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled on Monday, February 13th.

Taxes Due: Tomorrow, February 10th is the last day to pay your taxes to avoid any interest charges.  Payments must be received in the Tax Collector’s office by 4:30 p.m.

Dog License Renewal: January was dog license renewal month; however we are still accepting applications during the month of February with no penalty fee.  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.

Recycling and Shredding Event Scheduled: Mercer County Improvement Authority is sponsoring an Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event on Saturday, February 18, 2017, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held on South Broad Street, Lot 4 in Trenton (across from the County Administration Building).

Road Work

  • NJDOT Project Continues – 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.
  • The Route #1 construction project is continuing as expected.  Caution should be used along this stretch of roadway and when entering and exiting the Brunswick Circle.

Brush and Branch Collection

  • The week of February 13 is Zone 2 – 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.

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