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Township of Lawrence
Thursday October 3rd, 2019 :: 06:00 p.m. EDT


Lawrence Township News for the Upcoming Week

Come out this Weekend!!!
2019 Community Day and Let's Move Lawrence Bike Ride!
Lawrence Township's annual Community Day event is this Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Central Park. Earlier in the day (10:30 am) Sustainable Lawrence will hold the Let's Move Lawrence Ralph Copleman Neighborhood Bike Ride. The attached contains more details about the ride.

Trunk or Treat: The Lawrence Township Police Department will sponsor their annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Lawrence High School Parking Lot. Please click here for more information.

Shredding Event: The Lawrence Township Public Works Department will be sponsoring a Shredding Event on November 9, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. at our facility on Bakers Basin Road. See flyer for more details.

Registration for Fall and Winter Recreation Programs is Now Open!  The Lawrence Recreation Fall and Winter programs are now open for registration! Please click here to register.


Youth Basketball:  Register now for Youth Basketball by clicking here. See this flyer for more information. If you are interested in coaching this season, sign up to do so by clicking this link. Please note that leagues have maximum capacity levels and will close if the max enrollment is reached.

The Lawrence Township Recreation Department is now on Facebook. 
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Second Half Sewer Bills: Due by October 25, 2019, with no further grace period.

2019 Flu Clinics: The Health Department is holding three flu clinics this year. Two at the Municipal Building and one at the Senior Center. Please click here for more information.

Solar Construction at Municipal Complex - Over the next three months, there will be on-going construction at the Municipal Complex to install solar carports.  We will try to limit any disruption and inconvenience, but there may be times when certain sections of the parking areas are temporarily closed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Upon completion, it is anticipated that 90% of our electrical needs at the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Complex will be generated by solar power.


Growth and Redevelopment Awards
Each year the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee conducts an awards program to recognize businesses, individuals and civic groups that have contributed to the economic vitality of Lawrence Township. The Mayor's Award will be presented to the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. This year's other award winners are: Hilton Garden Inn receiving the New Large Business award, CafĂ© DuPain will be recognized as the New Small Business, Amerikick will receive the Business Service award, Gary Hullfish is recipient of the Residential Award, the Lawrence Shopping Center will be recognized with the New Building/ Renovation award,  The Bridge Academy is receiving the Podmore/Dwyer Historic Award and Zagster Bikes is this year's winner of the Ralph Copleman Environmental Award.  The program will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, beginning at 8:00 am at the The Venue at Cobblestone, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, New Jersey 08648.

The keynote speaker for this year's event will be Hee Young Kim an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Rider University since 2004. She earned her PhD from the Stern School of Business, New York University and has worked in the investment banking field for Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and MBK Partners. 

If you are interested in attending the awards ceremony, tickets may be purchased through Facebook or using this link.

Cat License Renewal Month: September is cat license renewal. Any cat over the age of 7 months old is required by law to be licensed. Cat licenses are renewed in the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Proof of current rabies certification and proof of spaying or neutering (if applicable) must be presented when a license is purchased by mail or in person. The fee is $11.00 if spayed or neutered and $14.00 if not spayed or neutered. Click here for the application. Should you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Clerk at 844-7000 during business hour of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Health Alert - Vaping: The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating multiple reports from healthcare facilities of severe lung illness in people who report vaping. Cases in New Jersey have been primarily reported among persons between the ages of 16 to 45 with no significant past medical history. The Department has sent a statewide health alert to health care providers and local health departments following recent reports of severe lung disease in people who have used vaping products. You may also go the the Department of Health website for more details.

Road Work:
  • Franklin Corner Road: Mercer County will begin a milling and resurfacing project on Franklin Corner Road between Route #1 and Princeton Pike. Click here for full details.

Message from the Department of Public Works:

2019 Leaf Collection: All residents should be aware of the leaf collection program that will begin on November 4, 2019. Please click here for further details.


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 October 7 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 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
2211 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

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