General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609-584-0220
Emergencies: Dial 911
240 Bakers Basin Road
Lawrence Township,

Office Hours M - F
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Public Works

The responsibilities of the Department of Public Works include maintaining municipal roadways and drainage systems, the issuance of road opening permits, snow removal, garbage collection, brush and yard waste collection, maintaining the township's recreational facilities and the care of the municipal buildings.

Gregory Whitehead, Director of Public Works 
Telephone: (609) 587-1894

The Lawrence Township Department of Public Works strives to afford residents and visitors with the highest quality of services in the care of our public infrastructure and facilities.  The Public Works Department employees serve with professionalism, dedication, and teamwork.

This work is accomplished by utilizing cost effective practices, technology, shared services, and innovation.  Responding to the routine services or public emergencies, the employees of the Public Works Department are dedicated to serving the public needs.  Through special projects, capital improvements, and supporting special events, the Public Works staff is focused on maintaining our community assets.  

The Township's Public Works Department manages a 22 square mile municipality in Mercer County with approximately 33,000 residents.  The Department has several Divisions with 35 full time employees.  

  • Streets/Roads
  • Facilities
  • Motor Pool
  • Sanitation/Recycling
  • Parks/Open Space

The Public Works Department coordinates emergency snow/ice removal for 200 lane miles of municipal roads.  We coordinate and repair roadways, drainage, traffic signs, road markings, and emergency storm response.  Our staff manages all municipal facilities located in the Township (Police/Court, Firehouses, EMS, Public Works, Town Hall, Senior Center, etc).  Our responsibility also includes the management of 2,000 acres of property and open space.  

Budget Presentation

Public Works Director Gregory Whitehead presented the 2024 Budget at the Township Council meeting on February 20, 2024

Roadwork Updates

Location/Description Start Date


The Township will be milling and repaving the Babe Ruth Parking lot in Central Park beginning Friday, July 12. July 12 July 15
The Township will be completing sidewalk improvements at various locations starting on Monday, July 15th.  The work includes the removal and replacement of sidewalks for residents that are participating in the yearly program. July 15 October 15
Smithfield Road, Devon Avenue and Irwin Place project includes drainage pipe replacement (due to deteriorated pipes), concrete curb replacement (as necessary) and roadway re-paving. July 1 October 1
Sturwood Way, Pembroke Court, Wexford Drive and Little Circle project includes concrete curb replacement (as necessary), handicap ramp upgrades and roadway re-paving.  July 1 October 1

Public Works Department Calendar


Electronics Recycling Site 
Lawrence residents may dispose of electronics at the Joseph Maher Ecological site - 3701 Princeton Pike. See the attached for more details including hours of operation and restrictions.

Truck-Mounted Mosquito Larviciding
The Mercer County Mosquito Control will conduct Truck-Mounted larviciding  throughout the County, which includes the use of target-specific, biorational granules applied to standing water to help prevent larval mosquitoes from developing into biting adult mosquitoes. View this link for upcoming spraying.

Office Sustainability
Here are some suggestions from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainability as to how to make your office more sustainable.

How refrigerants are warming the planet.

Food Waste Reduction
Tips from the NJDEP on how you can reduce the amount of wasted food your family generates.

Township Tree Maintenance Program
The Township will be removing trees, on Township owned property, that have been impacted by the ash borer as part of it's ongoing Tree Maintenance program.

Mercer County Improvement Authority  -  Recycling Guidelines
Think Beyond the Bucket! You can recycle so much more than just paper and plastic. Please take some time to go to the Mercer County website for recycling information and to see their new "Beyond the Bucket" resource guide.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YARD WASTE  (Suspended during November and December for Leaf Collection)
COLLECTION RULES:  Brush will be picked up according to the zone schedule. Please refer to the Zone Map. Brush (one pile no longer than 12 feet in length) should be placed at curbside no earlier than the weekend prior to scheduled week of pickup. Click here for details.

Landscaper Registration Policy
Ordinance no. 375 requires all landscaping contractors, who perform work within Lawrence Township, to complete a registration form. Please click here for additional details and form.

Ecological Facility
701 Princeton Pike (south of Fackler Road) - Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 7:30am - 2:30pm - Saturday Hours: April 1 thru November 30 - 7:30am - 2:30pm

While single use batteries can be put in the trash, rechargeable batteries cannot and must be recycled. For more details including where to properly dispose of them see the attached.


Township Property Information

Property Search Tool - Find property data such as Yard Waste and Garbage Collection zones for your residence. This search tool retrieves basic information about property located in Lawrence Township.

Public Works News