On Saturday night, a strong storm came through Cherry Hill, during which a “downburst” of very strong winds hit certain neighborhoods on the west side of town. Specifically, neighborhoods west of Kings Highway experienced wind speeds of up to 50-60 MPH, which resulted in significant damage and debris, including downed trees, poles, and wires. As a result, Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Department of Public Works have announced special expanded services to help those residents affected by the storm dispose of the higher volume of storm-related debris.
Starting today, September 30 through Friday, October 11, residents in the neighborhoods to the West of Kings Highway can call the Department of Public Works to schedule a special storm-related yard-waste collection. During this period, normal weight and bundling restrictions will be relaxed, and Township personnel will collect any yard debris residents can move to the curb.
Please note: We cannot accommodate requests to move trees or large limbs from private property. We will only collect debris that has been placed at the curb, and cut to a size that can be handled by one person.
Residents must call (856) 424-4422 to schedule a collection. Pickups will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis; due to the possibility of high call volume, crews may take several days to respond to your request. No requests will be considered after October 11. Please note that yard-waste that meets our standard weight and bundling guidelines (cut to 4-foot lengths and placed in bundles no more than 50 lbs. each) may still be placed curbside for standard weekly collection.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we attempt to help ease clean-up efforts. For questions or concerns, or to schedule a pickup, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.