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Holiday Clean Up
Christmas trees can be recycled through the end of January, along with cardboard, lights and other common holiday-related items

Township News

Holiday Clean Up 

As you clean up from 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.
Weather
Weather conditions may impact trash and recycling collection in Cherry Hill Township.

Weather Conditions Impact Trash Collection

Effective Thursday January 4, 2018 through Saturday January 6, 2018


Due to the inclement weather if your trash, recycling or yard waste is not collected on your regularly scheduled day, please be assured that collection will take place the following day as early as possible. 

Please keep containers curbside until collection is
complete. Cherry Hill Township thanks you for your
understanding and cooperation on this matter.


Code Blue

Due to extremely cold temperatures, a Cold Blue is now effect until Monday.

Code Blue Issued Through Monday, January 8

The Camden County Health Officer has issued a Code Blue advisory effective at 7:00 p.m. on January 5, 6 and 7 until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. In addition, the Code Blue will remain in place during the daytime hours of both January 5 and 6 due to excessively cold temperatures.


Please be sure to check on relatives and neighbors who are elderly, disabled or who live alone, to ensure their safety. Pets are family too. Please make sure your dogs and cats are safe by bringing them inside. 

In Cherry Hill, individuals seeking shelter in a warming center can visit:

  • The Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St. 
  • The Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38.
  • The Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North.

Anyone with questions or concerns, or who may need assistance during this stretch of extreme cold, can contact Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Seta at (856) 432-8836, or by e-mail. After hours, call Police Dispatch at (856) 665-1200.

Please remember these extremely cold temperatures can be dangerous. If you plan on leaving your home, please dress accordingly. 

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

With less than a week to donate, 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.

Cherry Hill Public School

School News

Latest News from Cherry Hill Public Schools

The district's weekly e-newsletter is back! Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. 

Not a subscriber? Sign up from the portal on the district's website, or click here.

Essay Contest

Essay, Poster, Video Contest

Cherry Hill African American Civic Association is sponsoring an Essay, Poster, Video Contest for Black History Month 2018. The contest is open to public school students in Cherry Hill in grades K through 12th.

The essay, poster or video must depict an African American in Sports – as an athlete, coach, management or some other capacity. A list of recognized sports is included in the link below. The essay, poster or video should emphasis the contributions the athlete, coach or manager made before, during and after playing a particular sport; obstacles overcome to play, coach or manage the sport; or if they were the first African American in that sport. There will be three winners in six categories. Contest ends on February 2, 2018.

For more information on the contest, click here

Stay in Touch

Stay in Touch

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For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878 or visit our municipal website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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