Borough of Merchantville                  
                          1 West Maple Avenue
                        Merchantville, NJ 08109 

PHONE 856-662-2474 

     FAX 856-662-0461 




"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

all media."


Mayor Ted Brennan



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                       **** 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)


Entire Borough:


                       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

waste/brush week.


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. 





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/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

if you are interested in helping. Even a week would be most helpful!

Thank you

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Merchantville will no longer collect


Computer Monitors

Computer Towers

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.

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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


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Mayor's Corner

edward brennan


 October 1, 2016

As we begin to welcome my

favorite  time of year, with

tempatures cooling and

leaves changing, fall brings

a rush of activity and

community events to