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Thursday March 28th, 2019 :: 06:00 p.m. EDT


Lawrence Township News for the Upcoming Week

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Renew Your Dog License Without Being Assessed a Late Fee -  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.

This Saturday is 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.

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.

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.


Memorial Day Parade - Join us for the Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 25th! Please click here to view the event flyer. If you would like to participate in this year's parade, please click here to fill out a registration form.

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.

Trenton Water Works Public Education Forums - TWW is holding several Public Education Forums in the area. The Lawrence Township Forum is scheduled for April 24th at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Lawrence Senior Center. If you cannot attend the event on the 24th, click here for a listing of other dates and locations and an overview of the event.

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.

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.
  • Brush and leaves must be in separate piles. Leaves must not be placed closer than 10 feet from a storm drain.


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 April 1 is Zone 1.

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 will open on Saturdays again beginning April 6.

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


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