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Author: Gary Catrambone

Water Notice – UPDATE

This is an update notification from New Jersey American Water. The conservation notice for your area has been lifted as of Tuesday, March 28. Treated water from our Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant is not impacted by the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning in Bristol, Pa. 

We continue to monitor the source water and perform water quality tests at various points in the treatment process and throughout the distribution system.For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to and click on ‘Alerts’. We appreciate your cooperation during this time.

Esto es un aviso importante sobre su servicio de agua y/o alcantarilla. Para asistencia en Español, por favor llame New Jersey American Water al 1-800-272-1325.

Turkish Earthquake

Delran enjoys the many diverse contributions to our community that our Turkish residents provide. Many people have asked how they could help the victims of this natural disaster. You can make a donation by scanning the QR Code below to support the victims in Turkey.

Trash Update February 2023

Update for Feb. 10, 2023— trash service for Delran has been better for most areas in town. However, there have been some occasional issues time to time. Any known immediate problems will be posted here.

We advise you to leave your cans out at the curb if they are not emptied and Republic will attempt to complete the missed collections as soon as possible.

Please visit for additional information regarding the ongoing Municipal Solid Waste collection issues.

Trash Updates

Update for October 26, 2022— We are experiencing intermittent pick-up issues with trash collection. We are in contact with the trash company frequently to help expedite issues. Any known immediate issues will be posted here.

We advise you to please leave your cans out at the curb if they are not emptied and Republic will attempt to complete the missed collections as soon as possible.

We are having temporary issues with the phone system. You may not be able to leave a message or the messages are delayed in being sent to the departments. Please contact us via our contact form with any issues.

Continued updates will be found here as well as on social media. Please continue to check back.

Please visit for additional information regarding the ongoing Municipal Solid Waste collection issues.

Fall Leaf and Branch Collection

Leaf Collection is in full swing!

Unlike branch collection, we have 3 leaf trucks out at the same time. Please place your leaves out and allow some time for the trucks to reach your neighborhood. They will be out collecting until leaf season is over.

Please be conscious of leaves that are on or near stormwater inlets. Public Works will do its best to clear these inlets. However, If you feel inclined to clear leaves from the area near your stormwater inlet, it would help with any clogged inlets.

Residents can drop off branches and tree limbs year-round Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours: 6:00am to 1:30pm) in or next to the wood dumpster at the Public Works yard behind the municipal building.

Attention Delran Residents: Please review the following information regarding collection schedules, requirements, and specifications:

All leaves should be placed in the street next to the curb. Leaf piles should ONLY contain leaves. Other yard debris cannot be picked up by the Leaf Vacuum Truck.

Please do not put leaves in your trash bins. BAGGED leaves may also be dropped off at the Public Works yard year-round Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours 6:00am to 1:30pm) and every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Branch Collection: Branch pickup occurs from April 1st to October 2nd. All branches must be curbside by October 1st for the final collection October 2nd. (Curbside refers to branches being in the area between the curb and the sidewalk.)

Branch Collection follows the same route as the leaf collection map provided above, however takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to run a full cycle for branch collection. Once your branches are collected, you should not put out another pile for at least 3 weeks.

The specifications for branch collection are as follows:

Branch or limb sizes are limited to a maximum of 8’ long and 4” in diameter and should be stacked in the same direction. No pile of yard trimmings bigger than 4 Cubic Yards or 12’ Long x 3’ High x 3’ Wide will be picked up.

Yard trimmings must be:

  • Uncut and left at full length and stacked with ends facing the same direction.
  • Free of leaves or vines mixed in the pile.
  • Piled in a neat and manageable condition.
  • Placed between sidewalk and curb. Yard trimmings may not be left in the street due to the State’s Stormwater Management rules. 

Tree Stumps will not be collected. Stumps and old firewood can be brought to Public Works from 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours: 6:00am to 1:30pm). Residents can also request to have stumps picked up by Public Works for a fee of $25. Please call Public Works at 856-461-7737 to schedule a stump pick up.

Trash Update 8.4.2022

Delran Residents,

The nationwide trash collection issue has impacted Delran and virtually every neighboring town as well as many towns across the country. Our administrator, Delran Public works, and I have been in constant contact with Republic Services demanding they improve. However, their level of service continues to fail to meet their contractual obligation.

We have already fined them over $65,000 this year for not meeting their obligation and we will continue to fine them if their level of service continues to fall short.

This week our attorneys took the first step forward to demand that they meet their contract requirements by serving Republic with a letter putting them “on notice to cure” this situation.

I will keep you updated as we move through this process.

Preventing Rodent Infestations

As the summer months bring additional concerns over pests and related health issues, please see the attached information provided from the Burlington County Health Department

Preventing Rodent Infestations

Rodent pest control in New Jersey is important because these pests can spread over 35 different diseases through direct contact, droppings, and food contamination. Even in cases where rats don’t directly transmit bacteria or viruses to people, they can infect ticks, fleas, and other rodents that can make people and pets sick. 

Seal up holes inside and outside the home to prevent entry by rodents. Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, and rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. Prevent rodents from entering the home by checking inside and outside the house for gaps or holes.

Where to look for gaps/holes inside the home:

  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, and stoves.
  • Inside closets near the floor corners.
  • Around the fireplace.
  • Around doors.
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines.
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces.
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents.
  • Inside the attic.
  • In the basement or crawl space.
  • In the basement and laundry room floor drains.
  • Between the floor and wall juncture.

Where to look for gasps/holes outside your home:

  • ln the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
  • Around windows.
  • Around doors.
  • Around the foundation.
  • Attic vents and crawlspace vents.
  • Under doors.
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.

Clean Up Rodent Food Sources and Nesting Sites:

  • Keep food in thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids
  • Clean up spilled food right away and wash dishes and cooking utensils soon after use
  • Keep outside cooking areas and grills clean
  • Always put pet food away after use and do not leave pet food or water bowls out overnight
  • Keep bird feeders away from the how and utilize squirrel guards to limit access to the feeder by squirrels and other rodents
  • Use thick plastic or metal garbage cans with tight lids
  • Keep compost bins as far away from the house as possible (100 feet or more is best).
  • Keep grains and animal feed in thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids. In the evening, uneaten animal feed should be returned to containers with lids.

Eliminate Possible Nesting Sites Outside the Home:

  • Elevate hay, woodpiles, and garbage cans at least 1 foot off the ground
  • Move woodpiles far away from the house (100 feet or more is best).
  • Get rid of old trucks, cars, and old tires that mice and rats could use as homes.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery within 100 feet of the home well-trimmed.

For more information call 609-265-5516