Change of season typically leads to yard work. The changing leaves lead to beautiful scenery. However, the falling of these
leaves soon follows.
Unlike many municipalities, Voorhees does not pay to dispose of its leaves. Our leaves are composted at JDM Tri-Boro in
Gibbsboro and eventually used for earth stabilization work in Voorhees and the surrounding area.
Voorhees Public Works Department offers two options for leaf collection. The first option allows leaves to be put in
trash cans or biodegradable bags to be placed curbside on Sunday after 4 p.m. and by 6 a.m. on Monday for pick-up
Township wide. Leaves should not be mixed with regular trash as the leaves will be recycled separately.
The second option allows loose leaves to be left at curbside, but only during the designated dates listed
below. Residents can find the scheduled pick-up dates on the Township's website (www.voorheesnj.com
) and on
Channel 19 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 38 for Verizon subscribers. Also, signs will be posted at the
entrance of each development prior to your scheduled week. Leaves should be raked to the curb line in front
of your home the weekend prior to the scheduled week for your neighborhood's pick-up. Leaf piles should be
free of branches and twigs since such items clog the vacuum chute. Residents should also continue to place
their grass in cans or biodegradable bags, do not use plastic bags as they will not be accepted at our recycle facility.
Please refrain from putting tree trimmings or branches at curbside during leaf season. The chipper service
will not be available. Please do not put leaves, grass or vegetative waste in blue trash carts.
Leaf collection for the second option is scheduled for the week of Oct.27 to Oct. 31, and the week of
Nov. 17 to Nov. 21 includes Acorn Hill, Ashland Terrace, Brian's Run, Carriagebrook Farm, Country Lane, Golfview,
Franklin Square, Greenridge, Kirkwood, Lost Tree, Mews, Old Ashland, Osage, Ridgeview Ct., Rygate, Stafford's Wo1d,
Staffordshire Estates, Staffordshire Farms, Sunnyfield, Three Pond, Traditions, Turbridge, White Horse Road and Woodcrest Acres.
Neighborhoods scheduled for pick-up from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7 and Nov. 24 to Nov.28 include Alluvium Woods, Avian,
Birch Hill Estates, Cherry Brook Farms, Christopher Tract, Colony, Hearth Stone, High Point, Huntington Ridge,
Kress Acres, Lake Villa Dr., Las Brisas, Partridge Run, Rainwood, Ridgewood, Sturbridge Estates, Sturbridge
Heights, Sturbridge Lakes, Sturbridge Woods, Terra Verde, Wilderness Lakes, Willow Oaks, Winfield Estate,
Wilderness Lakes, Willow Oaks, Winfield Estates, Woodglen, the right side of Gibbs/Kresson Road from
Kresson Rd. to Cooper and Cooper to Centennial, the right side of Cooper from Rt. 73 to Kresson/Gibbs Rd. and
the right side of Gibbs/Kresson to Kresson Rd.
Neighborhoods scheduled for pick-up from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 include Alluvium, Alluvium
Lakes, Beagle Club, Braddockâ€™s Woods, Centennial Mill, Chateau Woods, Devonshire, Dutchtown Road, Elm Tree,
Fairway Estates, Jillian's Way Kresson Road, Lafayette Ave, Lafayette Hills, Lake Villa, Lippincott Ave, Old
Egg Harbor Rd., Reserves, Royal Ct., Woodbrook, the right side of Gibbs/Kresson Rd. from Rt. 561to Cooper and
the right side of Cooper to Rt. 73.
As we have in the past we will return to all areas of the Township for additional leaf collection as weather allows.
**Trick or Treating will be from the hours of 2:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be an 8:00 p.m. curfew for anyone
17 and younger October 30th and October 31st. Everyone participating in giving out treats on Halloween should
leave on their porch light.
**The Menâ€™s Group at Hope Church will be hosting their Annual Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Nearly 100 vendors will be selling a host of items from jewelry to art to baked goods. For more
information, contact Dennis Kessler at
or call 856-278-3802.
**The next production of the Voorhees Theatre Company will be The Music Man. This timeless classic
follows the fast talking traveling salesman, Professor Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa
into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plan to skip town with
the cash fails when he falls for the town librarian. The Music Man will be presented at the Voorhees Middle
School Theater on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For
more information visit www.voorheestheatre.org
or call (856) 206-3554.
**Sunday, November 2nd is Daylight Saving Times and the clocks need to be turned back one hour. This is also a
good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, Nov. 14 from
6:30 p.m. until midnight at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, the Foundation furnishes Teen Lounges in hospitals to
enhance the quality of life for teens with cancer and other life- threatening illnesses. Tickets are $130. For
more information, call 856-784-0615 or visit