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Township of Lawrence
Thursday March 21st, 2019 :: 06:00 p.m. EDT


Lawrence Township News for the Upcoming Week

It Is Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Summer - Registration is now Open for Spring and Summer Programs.  Please see the attached flyer for details on dates and locations. Please click here to register.

MCIA Recycling Event - Mercer County Improvement Authority is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Event on March 30, 2019, between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Dempster Fire School. Click here for full details.

Annual Egg Hunt - Come out and celebrate spring at the Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Police Department. The event will be held on April 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine at Central Park. Click here for the flyer.

April Health Programs. Please check out the programs the Lawrence Township Health Department is sponsoring in April. See flyer for more details.

2019 Safety Town Program
Attention Parents of Fall 2019 Kindergartners! The Lawrence Township Recreation and Police Department are pleased to announce registration for the 2019 Safety Town Program. This year's program will be held at Ben Franklin Elementary School beginning Monday, June 24 and will run through Wednesday, July 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Safety Town is available to the fall 2019 incoming kindergartners. There will be trips to the police and fire departments, visits by other professionals and different fun-filled experiences for the students. The staff will instruct the students about safety around the home, school bus, fire safety, how to make a 911 emergency telephone call and many other important safety lessons. Registration is limited to 65 students.  Please Click here to register online.  If you have any questions, please call the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067.

Annual Stream Cleanup. Join your neighbors and our Public Works Department to help clean up Colonial Lake Park on April 6, 2019, between 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. See flyer for more details.

Aqua New Jersey Annual Flushing: Aqua NJ will begin their annual flushing in Lawrence Twp. They will be flushing this area over the course of the next two weeks, March 11 to March 22, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, weather dependent. Residents in this area will be notified Sunday night with an auto call. The water is safe to consume during the flushing period. You might notice a slight decrease in pressure and/or a slight discoloration to the water. If you need additional information or have questions, please visit their website.

Trenton Water Works Biannual Flushing Program - On Monday, March 25, Trenton Water Works will begin flushing water mains in their five-municipality water-distribution system. To minimize inconvenience to the customers and residents, the flushing will be conducted in the evening, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Trenton Water Works biannually conducts unidirectional flushing, a proactive maintenance procedure to preserve high water quality—removing sediment, eliminating stagnant water, and improving the flow of water throughout the TWW system. Customers may experience some temporary water discoloration immediately after the flushing procedure, which is remedied by opening the tap to allow the water to flow until it is clear, a process that takes up to five minutes. Lawrence is scheduled to be completed April 1 to April 4.

Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water. For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.

Dog License Renewals - All dogs seven months and older should have been licensed in January.  Please stop by the Clerk's Office to renew your license.  Late fees will be assessed beginning April 1.  Click here for license application. If you have any questions or need additional information about licensing, please call the Clerk's Office at 609-844-7000.


Road Work
  • US Route #1 Road Widening - NJDOT continues the Route #1 road widening project. Delays are expected as there will be lane shifts and closures in the southbound lanes between Nassau Park Blvd. and Quakerbridge Mall.  Please use caution in the construction area.

Message from the Department of Public Works:

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

The week of March 25 is Zone 4.  Only those residents in Zone 4 should be placing brush in the roadway this week.  If you are unsure of your designated zone for your property, you may check the On-Line Property search on the Township website at Material should be placed in an area on the street not greater than four feet (4’) from the edge of the pavement.  Tree trunks and stumps are prohibited.  Trees, or segments of trees and branches greater than six inches (6") in diameter may not be disposed of through the municipal curbside collection.  Vegetative materials shall not be piled greater than three (3’) in height and twelve feet (12') in length .  Once the truck has collected your street, they will not return until the next month’s collection.


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 closed 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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