Mayor’s Column

Spring has arrived and so has warmer weather
which typically leads to outside yardwork.  The Voorhees Township Public Works Department is assisting in this chore by offering spring leaf collection, vegetation and yard waste removal. Signs will be posted at the entrance of each development prior to the scheduled leaf collection week.

Curbside spring leaf collection is offered with two options:

Option OnePlace 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 4 through April 8 for all residents who have a Tuesday trash day.

            Spring leaf collection will occur from April 11 through April 15 for all residents who have a Wednesday trash day.

            Spring leaf collection will occur from April 18 through April 22 for all residents who have a Thursday trash day.

            Spring leaf collection will occur from April 25 through April 29 for all residents who have a Friday trash day.

Option TwoPlace leaves in cans or brown biodegradable bags and set curbside Sundays after 4 p.m. and prior to 6 a.m. on Mondays for pick up Township wide within one to three business days.  Leaves cannot be placed in plastic bags as theyare not biodegradable and will not be accepted at the County compost site.


Vegetation and yard waste removal will occur starting Monday and continue during the course of the week.  Branches should be a maximum of four feet long.  Smaller twigs, plants and grass can be placed in biodegradable bags or 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 pickup on the third full week of the month on your scheduled trash day.  This Spring, the bulk trash weeks occur April 21 through April 25 and May 18 through May 22.  Construction debris will not be collected.  For questions or additional information, please call (856) 428-5499.

State law prohibits the Township from collecting hazardous materials. Camden County provides routine hazardous waste collection events. The next collection event is April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, at the Collingswood Public Works Complex, 713 N. Atlantic Ave. For more information,visit or call (856) 858-5241. 

*The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club is hosting the Annual Spring Egg Hunt on April 9, 2022 (rain date April 16) from 11am to 12:30pm at Lions Lake.  Contact Nicholas Colanzi at for more information.

**The 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk 4 Family & Friends with Cancer will be on Sunday, April 24 at Voorhees Middle School beginning at 8am. The event benefits The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients Program. I have been honored to be part of this event every year since its inception and invite you to join me this year for a wonderful cause. For more information, visit  

***The Voorhees Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) is hosting its free Annual Small Business Forum on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30-8pm in the Township Courtroom. Light refreshments will be served. The featured guest speaker is Bill Green, the new owner of the historic Stafford Farm and author of several books. Among other small business support services will be representatives from the Chamber of Commerce of Southern NJ, Rutgers Camden Small Business Development Center and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. For more information, call the Office of Economic Development (856)882-5211.