Please feel free to contact the Lawrence Department of Public Works for assistance at (609) 587-1894.
Please contact the Public Works Department for a special collection at 609.587.1894.
The township collects metal and white goods by appointment every Wednesday.
When a holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, collection will be the Saturday before the holiday.
When a holiday falls on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, collection will be on the Saturday following the holiday.
Recycling is a service provided by the County through the Mercer County Improvement Authority. For a guide to recyclables, contact the MCIA at 609-278-8086.
All recyclables must be placed in official buckets and at the curb by 7:00am. No items in plastic bags will be collected.
Recycling is picked up every other Monday. If a Monday falls on a holiday, the pickup is the following Saturday. If recycling is missed or additional yellow cans are needed, please call the Public Works Department at 609-587-1894.
Certain household electronic devices can be brought to the recycling center located at Public Works, 240 Bakers Basin Road between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, every Wednesday.
The following items are accepted:
Ink, toner and paper must be removed.
Vegetative waste and yard debris should be placed along the front yard curb no earlier than the weekend prior to the scheduled pickup week.
Collection will be limited to brush and tree prunings.
Pile size may not be larger than 3-feet high and must be placed not greater than 4-feet from the edge of the pavement. The pile shall not exceed 12-feet in length.
Diseased material and firewood will not be collected and disposed of by the Township. This material must be disposed of privately.
There is no brush collection during November and December - Leaf collection only.
Leaves are collected during the months of November and December. Brush collection will be suspended. Leaves should be placed loose at the curb, but no closer than ten feet and downhill from any storm drains.
The Township will assign one leaf collection crew to each brush zone. Because of the volume of leaves, each crew will work their designated zone continuously until all streets have been collected. The collection crews will continue their collection efforts within their zone throughout November and December.
Residents may also drop off leaves at the Ecological Facility located at 3701 Princeton Pike.
Each household has a limit of no more than 200 gallons of cart capacity.
A 95-gallon trash cart has been issued to each household at no cost. The carts are Township property and have been assigned by address using a serial number which is hot stamped on each cart.
A 35-gallon trash cart is available if you would prefer a smaller size. You can exchange your 95-gallon for a 35-gallon by contacting the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894.
If you determine that you need more capacity, additional carts may be leased for a one-time lease fee based on cart size.
Lease fee: 95-gallon Trash cart = $55.00, 35-gallon Trash cart = $45.00
Payment method: Checks made payable to Township of Lawrence
Call Public Works if you have additional questions. 609.587.1894
Broken carts must be reported to the Public Works Department at 609.587.1894
Carts will be repaired or replaced.
The township will begin to apply rock salt during winter precipitation to the main roads. Once there is enough snow that has accumulated (3"), the township will dispatch additional trucks and commence plowing efforts on the main township roadways. Keeping the main roads passable is essential for emergency vehicles and motorists. Once the snow fall ends, the main roads will be plowed curb to curb. Once the main roads are completed, crews will turn their attention to secondary roads and developments.
Potholes are to be reported to the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894
Damaged street signs are to be reported to the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894
The Department of Public Works maintains catch basins. If debris is to be removed or a repair made, please call 609-587-1894
Yes. Township residents may drop off used vehicle tires at the Department of Public Works, Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 3:00pm. Rims must be removed.
Yes, the Ecology facility is open every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from the first Saturday in April until the last Saturday in November.
3701 Princeton Pike (just south of Fackler Road.)
No, please place all recyclables loose in your yellow recycling cans.
The plastic bags slow down the sorting process and damages equipment.
No, grass shall be bagged and placed in your cart for trash collection. Cut it and leave it - Lawn care experts say the best way to handle grass clippings is to leave them on your lawn. Grass clippings provide a natural and healthy fertilizer.
No, the Township collects all garbage at the curb per regulations. See this website for trash regulations.
Your total pile size can be 12' long, 3' high and 4' from the edge of curb. Please do not obstruct traffic. Any pile exceeding 12' in length will not be collected.
Your total pile size can be 12’ long, 3’ high and 4’ from the edge of the curb; please do not obstruct traffic. Any pile exceeding 12’ in length will not be collected.
Brush will be collected according to your zone schedule. Do not place brush at the curb until the weekend before your zone collection week.
Tree trunks and limbs in excess of 6” in diameter will not be collected.
Limbs shall be cut in lengths of 3’ or less.
No, tree stumps are the homeowner’s responsibility.
No, grass shall be bagged and placed in your blue cart for collection. Cutting it and leaving it on your lawn is always the best option. Residents may drop off grass clippings at the Ecological Facility, 3701 Princeton Pike, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Landscapers shall be registered with Lawrence Township. This will allow them to understand the rules and regulations. Landscapers must follow all the same rules for collection when working for the homeowner. Landscapers can only place yard waste at the curb for collection the Saturday or Sunday before the proper zone collection.
The Ecological Facility is open to Township residents only. Landscapers and commercial vehicles are prohibited.
Your landscaper must be registered and follow the same rules for disposal.
No, your tree service is responsible for disposal. This program is designed for yard waste and trimmings.
No, place your pile in front of your home for collection. Each resident is entitled to (1) one 12’ pile and we need to easily identify which property belongs to the yard waste pile.
The crews are working hard to collect the entire zone during the collection week. Unfortunately, we do not have time to go back to the properties that did not conform to the regulations. The yard waste can be dropped off at the Ecological Facility or removed from the curb until the next zone collection for your area.
No, the Township is not allowed to collect soil, stones, concrete, bricks, mulch, diseased firewood or construction debris from the roadway.
No, please follow rules for trash collection for these items.
The collection program rules are generally the same. This municipal program is very popular, and the total amount of material has been rising, creating clogged streets in the Township with large amounts of yard waste debris. The changes are designed to preserve the program for years to come and make the streets of Lawrence safe and beautiful. Please DO NOT place yard waste in the street until the weekend before your zone collection.
You will need to contact the Ewing-Lawrence Sewer Authority (ELSA) at 609-587-4061