To clarify the process for trash pick-up: You can use the cans that are either provided or purchased from the Township or your own can, as long as they are the type and size of can that is able to be picked up by the automated arm.
However, if your can is damaged, you will be provided with a can either from the township or Republic. It will be the style of can that was received by you, or purchased by you if you purchased an extra can. It will not be replaced with the same type or brand of can that was damaged.
The township-provided cans are high quality and designed for the type of automated pick-up used by Republic. If you wish to have a second trash can, we suggest that you purchase the can from the township. It is $60.00 and will be delivered to your home. Please contact Linda in the Public Works department at [email protected]
Please leave your trash cans at the curb until your trash is collected.
If your trash collection is ever missed on your scheduled day you should:
Leave your cans out at the curb if they are not emptied.
Please be aware that Public Works closely monitors the situation and reports all issues to Republic and the township administration. Not only are we holding the trash company accountable for missed collections, but we have also been diligent in assessing fines to the trash company when they do not meet the contracted obligations.
NOTE: Posting on Facebook is not reporting to the township. To report a missed collection, email [email protected] at Public Works.
Please visit here often for additional information regarding the ongoing Municipal Solid Waste collection issues.
The American Red Cross, Burlington County, and Delran Township have set up a free distribution of clean-up kits for the Riverside Park section residents on Monday from 10am until 2pm (while supplies last). Once the supplies have been exhausted, we will take names and addresses to provide supplies to assist in flood cleanup. This is limited to Delran residents who were impacted by the flooding this week in the Riverside Park section of Delran.
We had a great time with more than two dozen residents from all areas of Delran. Councilwoman Nikki Apeadu, Councilman Lynn Jeney, and I answered many questions from the residents. I want to thank Berk & Berk and the management of Hunters Glen for being such great hosts. Also, thank you to some of the Outreach staff from County Clerk Joanne Schwartz’s office for helping many of the residents that night.
We will post on social media and here on our website with the time and date of our next Town Hall meeting in 2024.
Attention Delran Residents: We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
We are pleased to announce that this Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 7pm; Mayor Gary Catrambone, Ward 1 Councilwoman Nikki Apeadu, and Councilman-at-Large Lynn Jeney will be at A Touch of Class Catering (located in Hunters Glen Apartments) to host our second informal Town Hall meeting.
All Delran residents are invited to attend if they have questions about Ward 1 issues or other questions regarding Delran Township.
Additionally, a representative from County Clerk Joanne Schwartz’s office will be available to assist anyone with questions regarding voter registration, Vote-by-Mail or other voting related questions. Hablamos Espanol!
Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Note: This is not a Township Council meeting as there will not be a quorum. No minutes will be kept and no votes or decisions will be made at this meeting.
Residents on Drew Court, Randle Court, and Pine Valley Road and surrounding streets: Paving will begin on or about 10-09-23 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (M-F) It will last approximately 2 days. CLICK HERE for detail
Residents on Red Stone Ridge and surrounding streets: Paving will begin on or about 10-11-23 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (M-F) It will last 3-4 days. CLICK HERE for detail
I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to the incredible township staff for their continued clean-up in the aftermath of the tornado. When people reach out to request that the “township” should clear branches, leaves, or parks; most people are unaware that the task falls squarely on the shoulders of our unsung heroes; the Delran Public Works Department.
After the Delran Police Department, the Delran Fire Department, and Delran EMS are finished addressing our emergency needs due to any weather or other significant event; it is the hard work of the Public Works Department that takes over and brings Delran back to the beautiful community that we are all accustomed to enjoying.
They do this while continuing to prep the athletic fields, maintaining township properties and vehicles, and they never stop overseeing the contractors that collect the trash and recycling as well as third-party contractors assisting with routine and one-off maintenance.
I realize that between the natural disaster of last weekend and the road work that was already scheduled, some folks may have been inconvenienced by road closures and school transportation delays. I appreciate the patience of our Delran family as Delran Public Works and others conduct the necessary work to ensure safety and cleanup efforts are completed.
Additionally, we are expecting another severe storm tomorrow; Thursday, April 6th. Please be vigilant as you navigate the possible debris and storm issues that may occur.
Finally, I would like to ask all residents that the next time you see those big yellow trucks doing anything on your street, or a DPW employee tending to our parks, playgrounds, or fields; please give them a wave of thanks. They deserve it.
Don’t forget: Please continue to check in on your neighbors and friends and do what you can to help them. If you are aware of a specific resident experiencing hardship due to the tornado, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] so that I can help direct them to available resources.
By now, you have probably heard that the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado, which started in Cinnaminson, crossed over Haines Mill road in Delran on Saturday evening, April 1st. The damage was widespread from Brown Street to Haines Mill Road, the river to the Cinnaminson border and the edge of Moorestown and locations in between. I witnessed more basketball backboards that had snapped than I could count, trampolines in neighbors’ yards, street lights dropped while still lit, and a multitude of damaged siding. What struck me most were the cars buried under trees in several driveways and the downed tree branches stacked as high and wide as one could imagine.
But, the most amazing story I heard today while visiting many of our neighbors was from the man who ran across the street to help his senior citizen neighbor immediately after her tree had fallen into her home. She was home alone as her husband was in the hospital. Her neighbor, one of his children, and another neighbor’s child found her in tears, stunned and just sitting in her family room. They helped her out of her home and stayed with her until her son came to take her to safety at the home of one of her family members. Today, one of the many tree crews all over Delran was skillfully removing two huge tree trunks that had impaled themselves into her roof.
Another Delran resident who is new to town said that after fixing his own damaged fence last night, he realized that his neighbor’s fence was also damaged. He and that neighbor’s son fixed the fence last night just after the storm passed. He said that the one good thing that came from the storm last night was that after moving in several months ago, he finally got to meet so many of his new neighbors.
There were many more stories but the last of the many amazing stories that I would like to share here came from an unlikely person. She was a resident of Moorestown who, on her way home from a quick trip to Target, was returning home on Haines Mill Road and was trapped between the downed trees at Conrow Road, the transformer downed near Fox Chase Drive, and the home on Waterford Drive from the story above. On a frantic call to her husband, he said, “Try to find someone who will let you in their house!” With all the lights in that area of Tenby Chase out, she ran to the door of an unknown resident, knocked, and asked if she could ride out the storm in the safety of their home. They welcomed her in and she was shaken but safe.
I met her today, back on Haines Mill Road, climbing up onto what we all call “Sign Hill” to take pictures of the incredible sight of all the downed trees next to the water tower. I said to her, “This is an unbelievable sight, isn’t it?” She replied, “I had to return to the scene after the most terrifying night I had last night!”
There were dozens of other stories that our neighbors shared with me today that made me so proud of our town. This terrible storm allowed all of us to be the kind of person we often see when our Delran neighbors, friends, and family need our help. I was overwhelmed by reminders today of why I love this town.
Outside of Delran, Cinnaminson encountered its own similar damage, including Lakeview Cemetery, experiencing closure on Palm Sunday for what might be the first time in its existence. So many in our Delran family felt the magnitude of what happened last night by that closure. The next few days will be difficult for residents as we approach Passover and Easter and work to repair and rebuild from this natural disaster. Some residents have been displaced from their homes, and some are still awaiting the restoration of power from PSEG.
I have begun the process of authorizing overtime for our Public Works employees and Delran Police Department to continue cleanup efforts and maintain safety due to downed power lines and other concerns. I will be working alongside our township administrator, Joseph Bellina, to ensure that the State of NJ Office of Emergency Management, FEMA, and other necessary departments are actively engaged and all resources will be made available to assist our residents with repairs, and that those who were displaced from their homes due to extreme damage will have all available resources and help available.
I would like to thank the many tree services, including Nelson Tree Service who were on Haines Mill road for 12 hours, Delran Fire Department, Delran EMS, the Delran Police Department, and most especially all Delran neighbors, friends, and family who have spent the last two days demonstrating what it means to be a part of our Delran family, working around the clock to assist one another.
Please continue to check in on your neighbors and friends and do what you can to help them. If you are aware of a specific resident experiencing hardship as a result of this natural disaster, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] so that I can help direct them to available resources.