Public Works Services

Boat Ramp Street Lights
Construction Waste Streets
Electronics Recycling Storm Sewers
Hazardous Waste Trash and Recycling
Leaf Collection White Goods
Pot Holes Yard Waste
Snow Removal  

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Boat Ramp

The boat ramp is located at the end of Derousse Avenue and is maintained by Public Works. Please call Public Works at 856 663-0178 or e-mail publicworks@twp.pennsauken.nj.us
with any questions concerning the boat ramp.

Related Links:

Tidal Delaware Water Trail

NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife

 

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Construction Waste

Concrete, stone, brick and other like items will not be picked up by our waste contractor o public works. They must be taken to a concrete recycling facility. For information, please call Public Works 856 663-0178 or email us at publicworks@twp.pennsauken.nj.us.

Related Links:

NJDEP Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

NJDEP Buy Recycled Web Site

 

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Electronics Recycling

Whether you’re replacing a “tube” style television, a “flat screen” TV, or even an old style clock radio, you must recycle these used electronics or “E-Waste” appropriately.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has prohibited the disposal of certain types of electronic waste in landfills or incinerators. Examples of items not accepted by the landfill:

  • TV’s (tube, projection, flat panel)
  • Computer monitors (tube, flat panel, monochrome or color)
  • Computers (desktops, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, servers, etc.)
  • Computer parts (circuit boards, memory, hard drives, power supplies, mice, keyboards)
  • Computer peripherals (routers, printers, modems, dialers, thumb drives, speakers, UPS units)
  • Telephones (cell phones, chargers, batteries, corded/cordless phones, office telephone systems)
  • Other electronics (radios, stereos, microphones, headphones, multi-meters, tape decks, CD/DVD/BluRay players)

In addition, Waste Management will not pick up the above items as part of household waste. Please DO NOT place them curbside.

Camden County facilities will not be accepting older style rear projection and CRT televisions and monitors. The County is joining other NJ counties in asking electronics manufacturers to fulfill their legal obligation under NJ E-Waste Law to provide our residents with free and convenient recycling of CRT and rear projection TVs and computer monitors.

Camden County does hosts several “Special Collection Events” during the year where you can drop-off a variety of "E-Waste" at no cost. Dates and locations can be found on the Camden County web site.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has collection options for the disposal of larger electronic items. However, if the electronic items do not meet the requirements (i.e., console or projection televisions, other electronics that are 50 lbs in weight or heavier or televisions with screens larger than 40 inches measured diagonally), there are still several companies that are part of the manufacturers collection plan:

MRM: (888) 769-0149

AERCCR: (866) 337-1078

3R Network: (888) 728-8194

For additional information on disposal of these unaccepted items, please contact the NJ Department of Environmental Protection at (609) 984-3438.

Flat panel TVs and monitors will continue to be accepted at all electronics recycling facilities.

Magnum Recycling, located at 5070 B Central Highway in Pennsauken, accepts a wide variety of electronic devices, including intact TVs, game consoles, VCRs, and more. Any resident in the tri-state area can drop off their electronic devices – free of charge – at Magnum, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For those dropping off a large quantity of electronic devices, be sure to call them in advance at (856) 333-0991. Residents are also asked not to drop off electronics during off hours or the weekend. Seniors or disabled residents that are physically unable to drop off your TVs, etc., Magnum will pick up your old electronics for a fee. Simply schedule a pick up by calling (856) 333-0991 and place your items outside of your home. For a complete list of what electronic items Magnum accepts, visit ThanksForBeingGreen.com.

Goodwill Industries have formed a partnership with Dell to recycle computers and electronics peripherals (monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, scanners, speakers, software...). The equipment does not have to be Dell brand equipment. For a complete list of the items they accept, click here. You can also use the zip code search on the Reconnect website to find your nearest drop off location. All profits from the resale or recycling of the electronic equipment, or its parts, is given to Goodwill to fund their work in the local community.

All Best Buy locations accept Tube TVs under 32", as well as a variety of other electronic devices, for a $25 fee per item. For more information, click here.

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Hazardous Waste

Every year Camden County sponsors several household and special waste collection days. Items such as antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, car polish, oil base paints, furniture polish, and oven cleaner can not be disposed of in household trash and should be taken to one of the special collection days for proper disposal. For information please call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241. Special waste collection days are also advertised in the "Talking Trash" section of All Around Pennsauken.

2017 Shredding, Hazardous Household & Electronic Waste Collections

Click here for the 2017 Shredding Schedule

Click here for the 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

Click here for the 2017 Electronic Recycling Collection Schedule

 

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Leaf Collection

Leaf collection starts about mid October and finishes at the end of December. Leaves that are in cans or bags less than 50 pounds will be picked up by Waste Management on Wednesdays. Residents are encouraged to bag the leaves so that they will be collected as quickly as possible. Leaves in the street will be picked up less regularly by Public Works.

Please keep leaves in the street one foot away from curb and 15 feet away from storm drains.

 

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Snow Removal

Public Works removes snow from all township roads. Drivers are told to plow from curb to curb wherever possible. It takes eight to nine hours to clean the streets one time depending on the size of the storm it can take as many as three passes to clear the roads. Please wait until plowing is completed to clean sidewalks and driveways. It is best to place discarded snow in your yard. To aid in plowing please keep cars off of the street wherever possible or get together with your neighbors and pick one side of the street to park on, this will let the drivers clean more of your street. This is especially important for dead-end streets.

 

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Street Lights

The maintenance of all street lights in the township is the responsibility of PSE&G.
If a street light is out, is always on or is otherwise damaged please call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) with the location of the street light, the nearest cross street and the pole number , usually located on a metal strip attached to the pole.
Request for repairs may also be made online at PSE&G’s website at www.pseg.com. Once at the home page click on the “Report a Street Light Out” button and complete the form.

 

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Storm Sewers

As part of the township’s Storm Water Discharge permit all storm drain basins are inspected each year. Those that require cleaning are also addressed. Please refrain from placing yard waste in the streets. Do not throw trash and debris (liter) into the street. Storm drains all lead to our waterways (the Cooper River, Pennsauken Creek or the Delaware River). Ultimately anything you place in the street will be carried to one of these waterways and pollute it.

Related Links:

NJDEP's stormwater web site

 

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Streets

Pennsauken Public Works maintains Township-owned roads and will repair potholes on township owned roads. To report a problem with a street, contact the Public Works Department at 856.663.0178.

Streets should be swept about once a month starting in March and continues until October. Residents are asked to park off the street if possible.

 

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Trash and Recycling

Trash and recyclables are picked up once a week in Pennsauken. Residents' trash collection day will be the day on which your recyclables were collected prior to January 1, 2010. You may place six bags or cans of trash not exceed 50 pounds each. Cans should not to exceed 32 gallons in capacity. In addition to the six items you may place one bulk item (couch, chair, dresser, etc…) per trash day. Plywood, wood fencing, and like items must be cut into two-foot by four-foot width and length. Nails must be flattened. This will count as one bulk item. Household lumber i.e. old 2 x 4’s or 2 x 3’s must be cut into four foot lengths and tied in bundles weighing less then 50 pounds. One car tire off of the rim may be place out per trash day. Latex paint will be taken only if the lids are removed and the paint is dried out or solid.

**DO NOT place yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, branches, etc.) in the yellow recycling cans. The yellow recycling cans are ONLY for cans, bottles, cardboard, paper, and other approved comingled recyclables.**

Specific types of waste can be dropped off directly at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill, 9600 River Rd., Pennsauken - Drop off is allowed during normal operating hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a small charge of "pennies per pound," based on the weight of your items, For additional details, contact them directly at (856) 665-8787.

 

Trash Holidays

Per Waste Management’s contract with the Township of Pennsauken, there are only six holidays which change the trash and recycling collection schedule:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

When a holiday falls on a Monday, collections are pushed forward one day. Monday’s trash collection is done on Tuesday, etc. If one of these holidays occur later during the week, the schedule remains the same for the days preceding the holiday and the schedule is pushed forward one day for the remainder of the week. If any of these holidays fall on a weekend, the collection schedule does not change for the following week.

 

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White Goods

Appliances, metal cabinets, and all other metal items are picked up by our waste removal contractor on Wednesdays. Lawn mowers and other gas powered items must have gas and oil removed prior to pickup. Please remove the doors from refrigerators prior to placing them at the curb. Items must be on the curb by 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Please call by noon on Tuesday for a Wednesday pickup.


The number to call to be placed on the list for a pick up is 856 663-0178 or you can email your request to publicworks@twp.pennsauken.nj.us. Please be sure to include your address, what the item is and a contact phone number. Requests received after 12 noon on Tuesday will be placed on the following week’s list.

 

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Yard Waste

All yard debris is collected every Wednesday by Waste Management throughout the township.

Grass clippings, leaves and small branches may be put out in cans or bags. Container must weigh less than 50 pounds. There is no limit on the number of bags or containers you may put out each week. Larger limbs must be cut to four feet or less in length and tied securely in bundles of less than 50 pounds.

**DO NOT place yard waste in the yellow recycling cans. The yellow recycling cans are ONLY for cans, bottles, cardboard, paper, and other approved comingled recyclables.**

Grass clippings should not to be blown into the street.

In the fall residents are encouraged to put their leaves in bags for collection on Wednesdays.

Limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter and tree trunks will be picked up by Public Works. These items need to be cut into pieces 2 feet to 3 feet in length. Items must be placed at the curb. We are not permitted to go onto private property.

The number to call to be placed on the list for a pick up is (856) 663-0178 or you can email your request to publicworks@twp.pennsauken.nj.us. Please be sure to include your address, what the item is and a contact phone number.

Yard Waste Collection Of Christmas Trees

 

After the holidays, Waste Management will collect live Christmas trees on Wednesdays as part of yard waste collection. Please be sure to remove all decorations, lights, hooks, etc. before placing your tree curbside.

If for any reason, your tree does not get collected on Wednesday's yard waste pickup, please contact Pennsauken Township's Department of Public Works at (856) 663-0178.

 

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