Borough of Merchantville
1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109
"Residents and visitors,
As many of you know, Camden County is in the process of re-paving Maple Avenue.
As a result, traffic conditions this morning were incredibly congested and at times a
complete standstill. Unfortunately the contractor for the project had inadvertently
closed certain roadways which did not allow for appropriate rerouting of traffic that
would have allowed better traffic circulation in and through the borough. We are
aware of the problem and we have taken corrective action to hopefully avoid future
congestion related to this project. Early indicators from the repaving show that the
contractor may be able to complete the project earlier than anticipated. Should
additional information or warnings become available, we will certainly advise through
Mayor Ted Brennan
MPWC Responds to Chromium-6 Reports
**** CONSTRUCTION NOTICE RE-PAVING MAPLE AVE ****
The re-paving of Maple Avenue between the area of Poplar Avenue
and Centre Street is due to begin on or about Monday, September 26, 2016.
It is anticipated that the roadway will remain open during the construction.
Expect some areas being posted for No Parking.
Any questions please contact Denise Brouse @ 856-662-2474 x 303
Merchantville Department of Public Works
2016 Leaf Collection Procedures and Schedule
East of Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue:
Week of: October 17, November 7, November 21,
December 5, December 19
West of Centre Street thru West End Avenue:
(And ALL of Centre Street)
Week of: October 24, November 14, November 28,
December 12, December 27* *(Tuesday because of holiday)
Week of October 31
Containerized and Bagged Leaves (Biodegradable bags preferred)
Beginning the week of October 17, 2016 the Department of Public Works
will only accept leaves that are either in a container or bagged.
You can bag your leaves in open paper bags or place them in open trash
cans at curbside on the week of your Yard Waste/Brush collection day.
Residents must comply with the following guidelines:
Landscape/lawn services must remove leaves from site.
Leaves loosely raked into the roadway or parkstrip area will not be collected.
Collections will be made the morning of your regularly scheduled yard
If you live east of Centre, your leaf collection will be the
week of the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month beginning at 7 AM.
If you live west of Centre, your leaf collection will be the
week of the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning at 7 AM.
NOTE: Leaves should be placed curbside and must not be mixed with
Friday trash and recyclables.
This schedule works in concert with the existing Yard Waste/Brush
collection days. Once the leaf collection schedule is complete, leaves
may be collected during the regular Yard Waste/Brush collection days.
Check the Borough website homepage “News and Information” for
any leaf collection updates.
Bi-weekly collections mean more timely collections and less inconvenience.
In the past, inclement weather would prevent leaf collection crews from picking
up leaves during a designated week and creating a backlog and an incomplete schedule.
This schedule and procedure alleviates those issues.
Cleaner, neater neighborhoods with less on-street parking concerns.
A safer condition would exist. There would be less potential for leaves to catch on fire and
there would be fewer wet leaves on which cars could skid.
Bagging of leaves reduces the workload of the Borough's fall leaf collection program,
with cost savings to taxpayers.
***** Coming Soon *****
The Annual Merchantville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
December 2, 2016
Parade participates Registration Form
Parade Rules and Guidelines
**** CONSTRUCTION NOTICE GAS MAIN REPLACEMENT GLENWOOD AVE ****
Fletcher Creamer Construction will be installing a new gas main and individual services on
Glenwood Ave from Holly to Grant Avenue starting on Friday 08/26/16.
They have also scheduled a gas main replacement on Rogers Avenue from Centre St
to Cove Road, after the Glenwood project is completed.
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The Merchantville Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help with watering during the summer
months. Please call or email Agnes Madden @ 856-663-0599/
if you are interested in helping. Even a week would be most helpful!
MERCHANTVILLE REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Downtown Redevelopment Area Adopted Plan
Committee Meeting Minutes
Gazebo walkway repairs
Mayor Edward Brennen
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2016 ELECTRONICS COLLECTION IN THE BORO OF MERCHANTVILLE
Merchantville will no longer collect
Rear Projection TV’S
Residents may take these items to the local Good Will Store or
Magnum Recycling at 5070 B. Central Highway, Pennsauken NJ 08109
CAT and DOG licensing beginning in 2016
Cat and Dog licensing is a yearly requirement . An animal census will be conducted
later this year and Cats will now require licensing beginning January of 2016.
The cost for spayed/neutered dogs and cats is $18.20 and for non-spayed/neutered
dogs and cats is $23.00. details
Borough Clerk's page - CAT and DOG LICENSE INFORMATION
PSE&G warns customers about increase in scams
(Newark, N.J. – Dec. 14, 2015) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest
utility, is urging its customers to be alert to scams this season. Customers should be cautious of callers who
demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their
door to “check a problem.” “We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of scams being reported to us by
customers,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “The only way to
protect against these scams is for customers to be cautious when contacted by someone seeking access
to their home or demanding immediate payment. Even one customer being cheated is one too many.”
Phone scammers use scare tactics -- threatening service termination if they do not receive immediate
payment with a pre-paid credit card. PSE&G offers a number of payment options, and would never
require a customer to use one specific type of payment. Door-to-door scammers use trickery
-- showing up at someone’s house dressed like a utility worker and say they need to “check a problem.”
Often, after they gain access they burglarize the home. Always ask for I.D. When in doubt or if
suspicious in any way, PSE&G urges customers to call the number listed on their bill:
1-800-436-PSEG (7734) and report scamming activity to their local police department.
PSE&G Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated
gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the
winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.
Visit PSEG at :
PSEG on Facebook
PSEG on Twitter
PSEG on LinkedIn
PSEG blog, Energize!
Pickup Schedule - Brush and Yard waste
East side: is Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue First and Third Mondays only.
West side: is Centre Street thru West End Avenue Second and Fourth Mondays only.
Centre Street both sides will be picked up with the West side.
No pick up will occur on the Fifth Monday.
Please have items ready for curbside pickup by 7 AM.
NOTE: When your Monday Yard Waste/Brush collection day falls on a Holiday
(Jan 19, Feb 16, May 25, or Sept 7)
the collection day will be Tuesday
Currently, we are participating with the County Office of Emergency
Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The original
plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain
eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working
together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards to the extent
possible. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please
visit the project website at :
The website includes current information and also will allow
you to submit any comments or questions
Hazard Mitigation Plan for New Jersey Counties
The Merchantville Police Department is pleased to announce that
we now have a permanent pill collection container located in
Borough Hall. In the past we collected old or unused drugs twice per
Old drugs can now be turned in during normal business hours which
are Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The container is located in the main
hallway next to the drinking fountain.
If resident’s have any questions, please feel free to contact the police
department at 856-662-0507.
Updated Recycling Rules