VEGETATIVE COLLECTION FOR TREE DEBRIS
Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools
Dear Woolwich Residents,
Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.
Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.
I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.
How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.
Woolwich Township, NJ
To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here
Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Mark F. Fruits
(856) 467-1445 ext. 3114
TOWNSHIP TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND E-WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM
Woolwich Township Office of Recycling is announcing the suspension of the Township E-waste Program effective April 1, 2016. The Township will no longer provide curbside collection on a monthly basis. The temporary suspension is mainly due to the increased economic impact placed on the Township from the current E-Waste Law.
In 2010 a New Jersey E-Waste law was passed banning Covered Electronic Devices or CED’s from the landfills and incinerators within the State of New Jersey. The ban of CED units put the primary responsibility on the electronic manufactures to provide a free and convenient recycling program for the communities in the state. Unfortunately the current bill does not provide financial freedom to the towns as stated in the current bill. A new bill A-4763 was proposed to make various changes to the electronic waste recycling laws in New Jersey. The substitute bill required each manufacturer of CED’s to provide for the free collection, transportation, and recycling of its market share in weight of all covered electronic devices collected in a program year. The existing law mandates the manufactures to provide for a return share in weight as estimated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP determination of the manufacturers’ obligations under the current law has underestimated the actual amount collected. This underestimation has caused the current expense the local municipalities have incurred.
The Assembly bill A-4763 was approved by the Assembly on December 17, 2015 and the Senate version S-2973 was passed January 11, 2016. Unfortunately the Governor chose to pocket veto the bill reverting back to the previous law and all the issues. When new legislation is passed that places the cost where it rightly belongs, Woolwich plans on restarting the program of curbside collection of these items.
Township residents may contact the product manufacture for recycling instructions, (please refer to the manufactures list attached). You may also contact Best Buy Store in Deptford at 856-374-0404, the Good Will Store in Woodbury Hts. at 856-848-9834 or Magnum Computer Recycling in Pennsauken at 856-333-0991. Please call for recycling instructions and if any fees are charged prior to drop off. Televisions and computers may not go out in the regular trash they are required to be recycled. You may also contact Frank Piliere or Dana Lawson at NJDEP at 609-984-3438 or the Governor’s Office at 609-292-6000 for more details and explanations. Click HERE for a list of Manufacturers.
2017 VEGETATIVE RECYCLING COLLECTION DATES
MONTH WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5
February no scheduled dates
April 3rd 17th
May 1st 8th 15th 22nd 30th*
June 5th 12th 19th 26th
July 3rd 10th 17th 24th 31st
August 7th 14th 21st 28th
September 5th* 18th
October 2nd 16th
November 6th 20st
January 2018 8th
Collections are on Mondays unless the date falls on a Holiday
*May 30th and September 5th are Tuesday collections due to the Holiday
VEGETATIVE YARD WASTE GUIDELINES
To dispose of your yard waste, place your grass clippings, old mulch, weed material, plant waste and the like in bio-degradable paper bags or a dedicated 32 gallon type container weighing no more than 50 pounds. Plastic bags are not acceptable and will not be collected. Tree branches need to be in lengths no more than 4 feet either tied in bundles or placed in container weighting less than 50 pounds. Wood waste need be free from paint, stain, creosote and or chemical treated compounds either tied in bundles of 4 foot lengths or containerized weighting less than 50 pounds. Tree trunks and stumps nor dirt is accepted.