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Friday July 19th, 2019 :: 12:05 p.m. EDT


Lawrence Township News for the Upcoming Week

Registration for the 2019 Red, White and Bang Kids Triathlon is Now Open!!

Labor Day, September 2, 2019, will be the date for the 10th Annual Red, White and Bang Kids Triathlon.  This is a great way to spend the last summer weekend with your family.  Have fun and help support the 2020 Lawrence Township Fireworks Celebration.  For additional details, see the flyer.  To register for the race click here for the form.

Nature Center Camp Still Available
Please click this link to register for the the Lawrence Nature Center Camp.  For more information on this program please see this flyer.

Save the Date
Community Day is October 6, 2019, from 12 noon until 4:00 pm at Central Park.

The Lawrence Township Recreation Department is now on Facebook. 
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Heat Watch Issued: The National Weather Services has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Mercer County and the surrounding areas from this weekend. Please be careful during this heat wave and check on elderly relatives and neighbors. Here are some links with important information:, National Weather Services and the National Institute on Aging Hot Weather Safety page.

Smoke Alarms Still Available: The Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office through the NJ Division of Fire Safety has Kidde 10-year smoke alarms. These alarms were donated by Kidde through the WABC Operation 7 Save-A-Life Program for distribution to New Jersey residents. These smoke alarms are available for distribution to residents living below the poverty level in the community. If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office 609-844-7018 or email


Route 206 Roadwork to Begin: We have been advised by NJDOT that the maintenance roadway repair project on 206 will begin shortly. Please see Notice to Residents.

Temporary Brush Pick Up: Due to the severe storm that went through the Township, the brush collection requirements for zone pick-ups are being temporarily suspended. Please click here for all the details.

Message from the Department of Public Works:

The Township recently revised the brush collection regulations effective January 1, 2019. (Ordinance No. 2307-18)


Brush will continue to be picked up according to the zone schedule. Please refer to the Zone Map below.

  • Brush should be placed at curbside no earlier than the weekend prior to the scheduled pickup week
  • Yard waste shall be placed along the front yard curb of the property which it has originated for collection.
  • Collection will be limited to brush and tree prunings.
  • Tree trunks and limbs in excess of 6 inch diameter will not be collected.
  • Limbs should be cut in lengths of 3 feet or less.
  • All limbs and brush should be placed at the curb in an orderly manner.
  • The size of the pile 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.
  • No wire, nails or metal should be left in the materials.
  • Diseased material and firewood will not be collected and disposed of by the Township. This material must be disposed of privately.
  • All tree stumps are the homeowner’s responsibility. The Township will not collect tree stumps.


All commercial landscapers shall be registered annually with the
Township of Lawrence by March 31st.

There is no brush collection during November and December, leaf collection only.

If you are unsure about your Zone, check the Zone Map.

The week of July 22 is Zone 4.

If you have any yard waste, you may take it to the Ecological Facility on Princeton Pike between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Ecological Facility is now open on Saturdays.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894.


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Township of Lawrence
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Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

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