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Happy New Year
On behalf of the Township Council, have a very Happy New Year!

Township News

Holiday Closing, Trash will be collected on Tuesday, January 2

Municipal Offices will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29 in celebration of the New Year and will remain closed on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1. 

There will be no trash, recycling, or yard-waste collection on January 1. Monday's routes will be collected Tuesday; the rest of the week will be collected as scheduled. For more information on trash or recycling, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.

On behalf of myself and the members of Township Council, we wish everyone a very safe, happy and healthy New Year!
Holiday Recylcing
Christmas trees can be recycled through the end of January, along with cardboard, lights and other common holiday-related items

Christmas trees, other holiday items can be recycled through January

As you clean up from your family's holiday festivities, remember that a number of items can be recycled either curbside in your big blue can, or by dropping them off at the Department of Public Works (DPW) at 1 Perina Blvd.
  • Christmas trees can be recycled curbside as part of your weekly yard-waste pickup, or taken to designated tree-drop locations that will be set up in the Public Works yard on Perina Blvd. and at the Municipal Building through the end of January. DPW has an orange fenced in area specifically for them.Please remember that trees with tinsel/lights, and those that are wrapped in plastic bags will not be collected curbside.
  • Artificial Christmas trees are considered bulk and are to be placed near the green carts - not inside of them.
  • Old electronics and broken/unused Christmas lights are considered e-waste, and can't be recycled at the curb or in your blue can. However, they can be dropped off, 24/7, at the e-waste shed in the Public Works yard.
  • Cardboard, wrapping paper and cards can be recycled in your big blue recycling can on your regular trash day. Cardboard must be broken down and placed in your can. Excess cardboard can be dropped off in any of the three designated dumpsters to the rear of the Public Works yard.
  • All trash bags must go inside the green carts.
These are just a few of the common holiday items that can be recycled in Cherry Hill.
For more information, visit the Public Works page on the Township website, or call DPW directly at (856) 424-4422.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Cherry Hill Police cracking down on impaired driving through the New Year. 

Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving From Now Through the New Year

Cherry Hill Police Officers will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Now through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. During the last five years, New Jersey has experienced nearly 40,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 750 fatalities. This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent. 

Winter 2018 Recreation Programs

Registration is open for winter programs and classes offered through the Cherry Hill Recreation Department.

A full list of programs and classes can be found inside the Winter 2018 Community Magazine, along with important community news and photos of recent events around town.

Click here to download the magazine if you have not received yours; click here for our online registration page. For questions or concerns, or if you have not received your copy of the magazine, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868,
or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com.

MLK Food Drive
Donate to those in need by January 11

Upcoming Events

'Help us, help others' by donating to
the 2017 MLK Day collection drive

Please help us help others in our community, as we approach the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 15. The Township is hosting a special collection drive through Thursday, January 11, to benefit local charities: the Cherry Hill Food Pantry, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Little Hands, Little Feet, Cherry Hill Public Library, and Cathedral Kitchen. 

A variety of items have been requested by these organizations. Click here for a complete list. Donations can be dropped off through the end of the day on Thursday, January 11, at the Township Municipal Building and the Cherry Hill Public Library. 

Senior Citizens

Cherry Hill residents enjoy the finest nearby health care facilities. It is beneficial to have information ready before there is a need to see a doctor. For emergencies call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  For non-emergency medical treatment you may want to visit one of the many urgent care centers in Cherry Hill.  Take time to identify a center you would use if you have need of medical care; contact the center, learn of their hours and policies and if they accept your insurance or what their charges may be. If the urgent care center is connected with your regular doctor, they may have your medical information available which could be helpful and save time. 

For any questions, problems, suggestions or general information on Seniors, contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator for Cherry Hill. Gaye is happy to answer questions, find information, listen to suggestions and help in any way through programs available to the Senior Residents of Cherry Hill. Gaye can be reached at gpino@chtownship.com or by phone 856-661-4800.

Senior Luncheon

Starting Friday, January 19, our popular senior luncheons will resume at Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road. Each event includes a movie screening and lunch for only $5 per person in advance ($8 per person at the door). *Please be advised that events have sold out prior to event. 

Be sure to visit the Recreation Department to reserve your tickets early so you don’t miss the fun. A complete schedule is listed in the current Community Magazine along with our list of classes offerings.

Friday, January 19 from 10:30am-1pm will be Senior Luncheon with the Arts: Songs of Sinatra and Friends with Lenny King.

Vial of Life

Vial of Life Project

Among the several services offered to the residents of Cherry Hill is the Vial for Life Project, provided by the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

The Vial of Life Project (Life-saving Information for Emergencies) is free and easy. The program provides you with a system to store your medical history and have it accessible for emergency personnel, particularly if you are unconscious or unable to communicate. 

It is crucial for first responders and hospital staff to be aware of your medical history, medications and allergies BEFORE they can properly and safely begin treatment. Please remember that is important to keep the information in the packet accurate and up-to-date.
You can print the form and decals from the website or pick up a packet at Central Command: 1100 Marlkress Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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