Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

New information is continually becoming available regarding the status/spread of the coronavirus and what actions we should be taking. Below are Federal, State and Municipal phone numbers and websites that you can use to find out the most current information.

Town Hall (856) 429-7757
New Jersey Department of Health Hotline (800) 222-1222
Voorhees Township Emergency Medical Service (856) 783-6630
Voorhees Township Fire Department (856) 783-6630
Voorhees Township Police (856) 428-5400
Camden County Office of Emergency Management (856) 309-2106

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Through this challenging time, Voorhees Township is continuing to provide essential services as our Police Department, Fire Department, EMS and Public Works Departments have remained fully staffed. As we continue to strive to maintain a “normal” schedule, our Public Works Department will conduct our annual spring leaf pickup beginning the first week in April. As many of us are home and the weather now promotes outside yard work, the Public Works Department will work to keep our township clean by collecting leaves curbside. We will also continue our regular vegetation and yard waste removal.

Curbside spring leaf collection is offered with two options.  Option One – place leaves in trash cans or biodegradable bags and set curbside Sundays after 4 p.m. and prior to 6 a.m. on Mondays for pick up Township wide.  Leaves cannot be placed in plastic bags as these bags are not biodegradable and will not be accepted at the County compost site. Option Two – place loose leaves curbside the weekend before your scheduled collection week below.  Please keep your leaf piles free of branches and twigs as these items clog the machine.

Spring leaf collection will occur from April 6 through April 10 for all residents who have a Tuesday trash day.
Spring leaf collection will occur from April 13 through April 17 for all residents who have a Wednesday trash day.
Spring leaf collection will occur from April 20 through April 24 for all residents who have a Thursday trash day.
Spring leaf collection will occur from April 27 through May 1 for all residents who have a Friday trash day.


Vegetation and yard waste removal will occur every Monday.  Branches should be a maximum of four feet long.  Smaller twigs, plants and grass can be placed in biodegradable bags or trash cans.  Please place these materials curbside by 6 a.m. Monday.  Keep all yard waste separated from loose leaves.  Collection will be within one to three business days.

For larger-than-normal amounts of non-hazardous household trash being discarded from attics, garages, etc., Voorhees Township offers bulk trash pick up on the third full week of the month on your scheduled trash day.  This Spring the bulk trash weeks occur April 20 through April 24 and May 18 through May 22.  Construction debris will not be collected.  State law prohibits the Township from collecting hazardous materials or electronics such as televisions or computers.

For questions or additional information, please call (856) 428-5499.

Stay home. Wash your hands. Stay safe. Check on your neighbors. We will get through this together.