Borough of Merchantville                  
                          1 West Maple Avenue
                        Merchantville, NJ 08109 




        Court sides with Merchantville in eminent domain dispute




Plymouth / Hinchman Main Replacement Project


Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission paving

on Plymouth Place will begin on or about

October 1st 2014 at 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m




NJ DOT Municipal Aid Project


will begin on Linden and West Chestnut Avenue's on Wednesday,

September 24th. See the map listing phase I and phase II.

Work is expected to be completed within 45 days of the project.


Contact Borough Hall with questions, 856-662-2474 extr. 303





NJ TRANSIT Bus Route No. 404 will operate on a detour 


Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 6 p.m., there is a closure in Pennsauken along Cove Road and Park Avenue
between Cove Road and Union Avenue due to road work


Buses traveling toward Camden/Philadelphia from Park Avenue and Union

Avenue will turn right on Union Avenue, turn left on Route-130 South, turn right

on Cove Road and then will continue the regular route.


Buses traveling toward Cherry Hill Mall from Cove Road and Route-130 North

will turn left on Route-130 North, turn right on Union Avenue, turn left on

Park Avenue and then will continue the regular route. 



     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.




The last opportunity this year to drop off Household Hazardous Waste will be on FRIDAY, OCT 17th



        Merchantville Borough Council presented proclamations

           to the American Legion Post #68 on Monday August 11, 2014

in celebration of their 95th anniversary.







August 7, 2014

Dear Resident:

   As you may be aware, PSE&G has begun construction along Browning Road in Pennsauken Township.

This work is progressing towards Merchantville and is expected to be in the Borough on or about Monday

August 11, 2014.

     Merchantville Police Officers will be using several side streets to detour traffic during construction.

The busiest times will be when construction crosses Maple Avenue.

     The following streets will be used to detour traffic: Volan Street, Lexington Avenue,

Springfield Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Linden Avenue, Morris Street and Chestnut Avenues.

Detour signs will also be posted along the routes.

     We will be doing everything possible to lessen the inconvenience to all resident’s along the

detour routes.   If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the

officers working the traffic detail or you can contact me at


Thank You,

Chief of Police



Updated Recycling Rules


Web Site 


recommunity acceptable materials resedential print


reccommunity dirtydozen1 

recommunity dirtydozen2 


Merchantville Garden Club 

Hello Everyone,
     The Merchantville Garden Club is organizing again and we would love for more people to be involved! Would you like to help?  Or do you know someone who would?  Every year we plant and maintain at various spots around town... Ever notice the planters throughout the down town, planters at town hall, the garden at the corner there, the boxes at the ends of the bike path, the Merchantville Circle garden, and in past years Morrissesy Park, (which I understand was planted this season by a gentleman named Steven Gillis and other volunteers... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!) Or perhaps you remember some spots where planting used to occur, like at the Community Center for which, so far, we don’t have the volunteers to continue.  We would love to hear from people who are willing to help throughout the season... for initial planting and continued weeding and watering.  The more people that help, the more enjoyable the process... And the finer our town.
     Please respond back to me, or contact Agnes Madden at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you or someone you know is interested!

 Please feel free to forward this on, as I can think of many other friends in town but don’t have the e-mail addresses.

 Thank you!!  ...and Happy Spring!   Rich Buckwalter



Pickup Schedule

Brush and yard waste

East side is Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue First and Third Tuesdays only.

West side is Centre Street thru West End Avenue Second and Fourth Tuesdays only.

Centre Street both sides will be picked up with the West side.

No pick up will occur on the Fifth Tuesday.

Please have items ready for curbside pickup by 7 AM.




Mayor's Corner

north 2

October 28, 2013


Each day as I drive along Chestnut Avenue on my way to and from work, it is so pleasing to see residents both young and old walking, jogging, riding bikes, pushing strollers and even using exercise equipment.

Read more .......

10-28-13 - Mayor's Letter

Dear Property Owners and Residents
Enclosed please find your annual sewer bill for the calendar year 2011. The first portion
is due Monday, April 1, 2011 rather than June 1st. The second half is due October 1,
The change in billing dates from June to April and December to October has been
necessitated due to our obligation to make payments for the upgrading and relining of the
Borough’s antiquated sewer mains.