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.

Garbage Collection

Memorial Day Recycling and Trash Collection Schedule

On Monday May 27 Municipal Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day. Trash collection will be Saturday May 25. Recycling will be collected Saturday June 1.

Daily Collection Schedule

Collection begins at 5:00 a.m. Please be sure to place carts or bulk waste at the curb by that time.  
Garbage shall be placed for collection no earlier than 5:00 P.M. of the day prior to the scheduled collection.    
Trash receptacles shall be removed from the street within forty-eight (48) hours of garbage collection.    
Pick-up days vary across the township depending on your street address.

Street Listing showing Garbage Collection Day
You can also lookup the zone for your property using online search tool.

Some streets have private service arranged by the responsible housing association. The Township is not responsible for scheduling private services of these associations.

Holiday Collection

Trash Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
When a holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, collection normally scheduled for that weekday 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.  

Bulk Waste Pick-Up

Bulk waste will be picked up on the last Friday of each month. Bulk waste consists of items to be discarded which are too large to fit into your cart. Residents are permitted three bulky items.  Each item shall not weigh more than 50-pounds. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic.  All metal items (including ovens, refrigerators, washers, dryers) are collected by appointment only. Please contact the Public Works Department at 609-587-1894 to make an appointment. Bulky material too large to fit in the "hopper" of any vehicle used for collection will not get picked up. Regulations for Bulky Waste pickup can be found on the attached.

The Cart

The Township purchased and distributed new carts that are specially constructed to be used in an automated or semi-automated collection system. The cart is designed for ease of handling, is durable and has a lid which keeps odors in and moisture out. It is the only container which can be used with this system.  

Each cart has a serial number that corresponds to your address. The cart is property of the Township of Lawrence and remains behind for the new resident should you move from your current location.

Unless you requested something smaller, you received a 95 gallon cart. The capacity of the 95 gallon cart is more than three times greater than the standard residential cart.   

Leased Carts

If you determine that you need more capacity, an additional cart may be leased for a one-time fee based on cart size.  
Payment must be made by check payable to:  Township of Lawrence

The lease fee for a 35-gallon cart is $45.00
The 35-gallon cart will accommodate a weight limit of 100 pounds of waste

The lease fee for a 95-gallon cart is $55.00
The 95-gallon cart will accommodate a weight limit of 300 pounds of waste. 

 A cart filled with standard household waste will not exceed these limits.