Automated Trash Announcement


Delran Residents Automated Trash Announcement

Residents of Delran will receive a 95 gallon trash cart delivered on or about January 9 weather permitting. 

We recognize that there are a number of people that have indicated that they will need an extra container.  Initially, we ask residents to utilize the one cart. Should you have any additional trash, you can put it out in whatever container you use currently.  The trash company will pick up these containers for a three or four week transition period.  This will assist the residents in determining whether or not they really will need an extra container. It has been the experience of the trash company that, because the cart holds the equivalent of 3 thirty gallon trash cans, it will be sufficient for most people. 

After this initial three week period, if residents wish to purchase an extra container they can do so through the township for $60.00.  If residents are currently utilizing a 65 or 95 gallon trash cart, similar to the carts that will be utilized by Republic trash services, they can continue to use these containers as well. 



Leaf Collection/Chipper Updates

April 27

Updated 4/27/17

Leaf Pickup - The Leaf Vac is in the Riverside Park Section by Norman Avenue.  Please have your leaves out by the April 30th.  This is the final pickup for spring.


Branch Collection

The chipper is in the Cambridge section at Baylor Street. 

FOR MORE INFO CALL 856-461-7737








Planning Board Meeting Cancelled May 4th

April 26

The Planning Board meeting scheduled for 5/4/17 has been cancelled due to no formal applications. 


Automated Trash Collection Message

April 10

Delran Township moves to fully automated trash collection

Delran Township is moving to a fully automated trash collection system for all households. This system will function similarly to the Township’s existing recycling collection program. On or about January 9, 2017, every household in the Township will receive a new, 96-gallon, wheeled cart, to replace existing trash bins. Once your new cart has been provided, only solid waste that has been placed inside the bin will be collected. Trash placed at the curb in any other receptacle will not be collected. Please note that there will be no changes to yard-waste, recycling or “bulk” trash collection. The bins are property of Republic Trash Services; they will be delivered directly to each home. No appointments are necessary, and you do not need to be home to receive your new trash bin. Automation is a faster and more efficient way to collect residential solid waste. In addition to time- and cost-savings typically provided by automation, the program will help keep our neighborhoods neat and clean, improve safety on residential streets, and provide safer working conditions for contractors. The carts are durable and easy to maneuver. Towns across the country have made the move to automated collection and have historically reported both decreased collection costs, as well as an increase in the town’s recycling rate – which in turn can generate additional revenue in the form of recycling grants. For more information, visit the Township website at or contact the Department of Public Works at (856) 461-7737.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why has Delran moved to automated trash?  The five year contract with Republic Services was expiring on September 30, 2016 so a public bid was required pursuant to the New Jersey Public Contracts Law.  Bids were received from two different trash haulers with various options and all of the bids received were significantly higher than the previous expiring contract. 

The Township Council considered the options and chose to go with automated collection service as the contract bid. While this bid was higher than the cost 5 years ago, the addition of automation is $15,933 a year lower than the traditional pick up services for each year of the five year contract.  In addition, those communities that have chosen to go with the automated services have reported significant reductions in the tonnage at the landfill with some communities reporting savings of up to 15%. These savings are a result of increased recycling and the new containers keeping rain from impacting the weight of the loads being delivered to the landfill.  If this reported reduction also happens in Delran, we will save an additional 5% at the landfill resulting in an additional $22,000 a year savings. This would total $110,000 in additional savings over the span of this contract.  Therefore, between the bid contract savings and the potential landfill savings the township would experience a $189,669 dollar savings over the traditional trash collection method.

In a time when communities have to contend with 2% caps on their expenditures and facing a higher cost for trash collection, it was determined this alternative offered the township the best opportunity to provide the service without negatively impacting other services.

What are the benefits of moving to automated trash collection? Automation is a faster and more efficient way to collect residential solid waste. Additionally, other towns that have moved to automated collection have reported an increase in recycling rates and an overall reduction in the amount of trash collected. The hinged lids help to keep rain water out of cans, reducing trash weight, and are as animal-proof as possible. In addition to anticipated time and cost savings, the program will help keep our neighborhoods neat and clean, improve safety on residential streets, and provide safer working conditions for trash collectors. The carts are durable and easy to maneuver.

When will we receive our new carts? Carts will be delivered to every home in the Township on or about January 9, 2017.

When will automated collection begin? You should begin using your new cart as soon as it has been delivered. Automated collection will begin once your new can has been delivered, and trash put at the curb in any other receptacle will not be collected.

What should I do with my old trash cans? Residents may drop off clean, empty trash cans at the Department of Public Works, 900 Chester Avenue, during normal business hours, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday and or on first and third Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Do I have to pay for my new trash cart? No. All households will receive a new, 96-gallon trash cart at no charge.

What do the new carts look like? Delran’s new trash carts are very similar to your blue recycling cart. These uniform carts will help to keep our residential streets neat and clean. All trash carts will have the Republic logo on the side and will be linked to your address via a serial number embedded in the plastic.

How do I prepare my trash cart for weekly set-out? All trash should be bagged before being placed in the cart. The lid to the cart must close tightly, and no material should be sticking out of the cart. Trash carts should be placed at the curb at least 4 feet from obstacles such as mailboxes, telephone poles and any overhead obstructions. Cart handles and wheels should be facing the house and the lid opening should face the street

Are there any items not permitted for collection? Yes, recyclable products. See a complete list of what’s recyclable here at  This will include leaves and brush, hazardous materials such as oil-based paints, solvents, asbestos or commercial medical waste

I already have a rolling cart at home, can I use that one? No. Only those carts provided by the Town will be collected. Carts other than those provided by the Township will not be collected once your new cart has been delivered.

What do I do with my cart if I move? Carts are issued and owned by Republic Trash Services and must remain at the property/address to which they are assigned.

The new carts look big. Are they easy to wheel to and from the curb? As with your blue recycling bin, the new trash carts are easier to maneuver.

Will grass still be collected? Yes. Grass will still be collected according to existing guidelines on your normal trash day.  However, we recommend that grass be mulched back into the lawn in order to save on the costs of landfilling grass and for the benefit of the environment.

Are the new carts animal proof? The new carts are the most animal proof available. If you store your cart outside and encounter a problem with animals, you can use a bungee cord to secure the lid to the lift bar, but please remember to remove the bungee cord on your collection day or your cart will not be emptied.

Will the new carts take up more space? The footprints of the carts are not very different than those of the blue recycle bins or a typical trash barrel.

Will my collection day remain the same? Yes. Your trash will continue to be collected weekly, and on the same collection day. Place all trash after 5:30 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. All emptied containers must be removed from curbside within 12 hours after the end of the collection day.

What if my cart is damaged? Contact the Department of Public Works at (856) 461-7737 to report a damaged cart.

What should I do with overflow trash that does not fit into my cart? Your new trash cart can accommodate as much volume as 3 to 4 standard-sized trash cans. We expect these carts to be sufficient for your household. If you have a one-time overflow of trash, please hold it until your next regular collection day. However, if you feel that you would need a second cart, you may purchase up to two additional carts from Republic. The price will be less than $65.00 per cart.

Will collection of bulk items (sofas, mattresses, other furniture) change? Bulk items that do not fit inside the trash cart will continue to be collected according to our existing guidelines. Click here for guidelines: .

How will I get rid of large appliances known as White Goods? Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and other white goods are collected every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Please call the Township Clerks Office at (856 461-7734 x 100) to schedule a pickup. Remember to remove the doors from refrigerators and freezers.




Statement regarding 2017 Sewer Bills

April 05

Recently, the Township discovered an issue with the sewer bills that were sent to the residents.  The sewer bills are based upon water consumption data files that are provided by the NJ water company and sent to the software company that prepares our bills.  

Each year, the Tax Collector requests the billings from January, February, and March of the previous year as the basis for the billing provided to the software company to generate the bills. 

In the past, the water consumption readings included several weeks in December and ended in mid -March.  However, this year the water consumption figures that were sent to the Township started in mid-January and ended in mid-April.  

Some residents saw a noticeable difference in their bill from the previous year and brought this to our attention. We have requested the water usage data from the same dates as has been done in previous years that ran from the end of December to the end of March. 

Once received, we will discuss and review this information at the next Council work session and we will isolate any sewer accounts that were negatively affected by the billing period and adjust the bills appropriately.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has created.    


STEAM Summer Camp 2017

April 04

STEAM Up Summer Camp Returns to Delran for Summer, 2017!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DEADLINE APRIL 13, Registrations accepted until June 2

The Delran Public Schools are pleased to continue a summer enrichment opportunity first offered last year. This summer camp-style program will be open to students entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in September 2017.  Designed to inspire our next generation’s great thinkers, students will be solving fun engineering design challenges  connected to real world problems, while incorporating the arts.  Four individually themed camp weeks will be geared around engineering design tasks.  Daily lab experiences will include designing, building, and testing designs, while using state-of-the-art science lab facilities at Delran High School.   Students will also participate in Robotics and Coding activities, all under the supportive instruction and guidance of certified teachers and high school volunteers.     

  • 4 Weeks of Camp: Monday - Thursday, July 10-August 3
  • Extended hours this year- 9am until 3 pm
  • Grade Levels: Incoming 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade (New this year are 3rd and 7th grade)
  • Engineering Design Challenges, plus new activities this year, Coding and Robotics!
  • New this year: Busing available for Delran students
  • $225 per week - discounts are available for early bird registration, multiple weeks, or siblings and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  

Registration forms are being sent home with all students currently in grades 2-6. Additional information can be found on the district website, at this link:


District Supervisors Mrs. Hutchinson & Mrs. DeMichele by emailing


TV Recycling

March 30

Starting immediately the Public Works Department will be accepting televisions for recycling.  Residents may drop them off at the Municipal Building Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  The Public Works Yard is also open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m.-Noon.  Please be aware that this program is for Delran residents only.  Any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (865) 461-7737. 


Slam Dunk the Junk

March 27

Delran residents are invited to Slam Dunk the Junk event at the Public Works Yard on Friday, April 21st from 7:00am - 7:00pm and Saturday, April 22nd from 7:00am - 5:00pm.  This program is sponsored by the NJ Clean Communities Program. For additional information - CLICK HERE


Red Cross Blood Drive

February 07

Thank you to all that came out to donate.

We had our most successful drive yet.

The next drive will be held on Tuesday, May 9th from 1:30-6:30 PM





2017 Shredding Events

February 02

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be sponsoring shredding events on the following dates:

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Burlington County Landfill
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Rowan College at Burlington County
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Burlington County Landfill

CLICK HERE for additional information.


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