Collingswood, New Jersey

Public Works/Trash/Leaf collection

General Information
Public Works Department, Superintendent: Carl W. Jubb, Jr.
713 North Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: (856) 858-0533| Fax: (856) 858-2390
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The Public Works Department provides residents services such as paving roads, snow removal, maintenance and repairs of sanitary and storm sewers, buildings and grounds, leaf and brush collection, clean communities program, tree trimming (on Borough property only), street maintenance, grass cutting and general  duties in an effort to keep  Collingswood beautiful and running smooth.

The Borough will pick up old Christmas trees placed at curbside on regular trash days. Call public works at 856-858-0533 for more info. To prepare your Christmas trees for chipping, remove all lights, decorations, nails and tree stands. Do not cover trees with plastic bags.
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The Sewer Department
The Sewer System
The Borough maintains the wastewater collection system, which includes all underground sanitary and storm sewer lines. We also maintain two pumping stations.

Why Two Bills?
One of the most frequently asked questions presented to the Collingswood Sewer Department is, “Why do we get two sewer bills?” Well, to answer that in a nutshell, one of the bills is for local sewer department (Borough of Collingswood) and the other is for the regional county authority. Let us explain a bit. Until the late 1980’s, Collingswood’s wastewater was treated at a local sewage treatment plant operated by the Borough of Collingswood.

After that, Collingswood was required to tie into the newly constructed Camden County regional system, which diverted our wastewater to a main plant in Camden. Our local plant was phased out. However, the task of maintaining our own street mains and pumping stations remained ours - the CCMUA simply treats the sewage. The fee paid to the Borough of Collingswood is utilized for the maintenance of our system and related facilities and upkeep and modernization of equipment. The fee paid to the CCMUA is for the treatment process of the sewage.

The Borough of Collingswood and the CCMUA are two totally different authorities and neither dictates to the other billing amounts or other procedures. We hope we have helped clarify some of the confusion regarding this question.

To report a sewer stoppage during regular hours (Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm), please call (856) 858-0533. During off hours, weekends or holidays, please call (856) 854-1900.

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Highway Department
Brush Collection
Brush should be tied up and bundled or placed in open containers. For large brush over 4 inches in diameter, residents must call (856) 858-0533 for collection.

During the months of April through September, the Borough's trash company, South Jersey Sanitation, collects brush and grass seperately from the trash. All grass and vegetative waste must be placed in open trash containers and placed several feet away from your regular trash. Brush must be tied up during this collection period.

Leaf Collection Dates & Schedule
The Borough's weekly leaf collection begins mid-October and continues through mid-December.

Residents are asked to help by following these guidelines:
* Leaves should be piled at the curb strip between the sidewalk and the curb; Borough crews will rake them into the street.

* No twigs, branches or any other material except grass are allowed in the leaf piles.

* Residents are asked to please have their cars off the street on their scheduled day.

The Borough follows a weekly schedule. If it rains on your collection day, we will make every effort to be back before your next scheduled day, however because of the area we must cover and the volume of leaves we pick up, it is sometimes impossible to do.

The department divides the Borough into five different sections for its leaf collection route. Please see the description below for your street and also click on the link for a map of the town showing each collection day at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please call us at 856-858-0533.

Browning Road to Champion Avenue
Collings Avenue to High Speed-Line
Newton Avenue to Crescent Blvd.
Woodlynne Avenue
300 & 400 Block of Park Avenue

Bellevue Terrace up to and including Garfield Avenue
High Speed-line to Haddon Twp. Border

Penn Avenue up to and including Lincoln Avenue
High Speed-Line to South Park Drive

Crestmont Terrace up to Lincoln Avenue
High Speed-Line to South Park Drive
King Avenue to Lincoln Avenue

South Atlantic Avenue to South Newton Lake Drive
Lakeview Drive to Haddon Twp. Border
Bettlewood Avenue to Browning Road
Collings Avenue to North Newton Lake Drive

To report a pot hole, please call 856-858-0533 or email You can also use

Road Jurisdiction
The Borough maintains approximately 25 miles of local roads. However, the Camden County Highway Department and the State Department of Transportation are responsible for the following roads:

Camden County:
Haddon Avenue
Browning Road
Collings Avenue
Fern Avenue
South Newton Lake Drive
North Newton Lake Drive
South Park Drive
Cuthbert Road
Bettlewood Avenue
Ferry Avenue
Richey Avenue

State of New Jersey:
Route 130
White Horse Pike

To report a pot hole or other problem on any of these roads, please call:
856-566-2980 for Camden County roads
856-486-6630 for State roads

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Solid Waste and Recycling Collection
South Jersey Sanitation is the contractor for solid waste and recycling for our Borough. Call 856-772-9899 for additional information or if your trash or recycling is missed.

Please place solid waste and recyclables curbside after 5 p.m. on the night before pickup, or before 6 a.m. on your collection day. Plastic or metal containers or watertight heavy-duty plastic trash bags may be used for solid waste. DO NOT use special recycling containers for trash. Containers should be no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ and weigh no more than 50 lbs.

Bulk items such as household appliances, furniture, etc., may be discarded with normal trash pickup except during the holiday. Limit of 2 items per week. It is recommended that during the time of purchase, have vendor dispose of old item.

Commercial properties will be picked up, subject to a limitation of six – 50 pound packages per property.

The Borough is pleased to announce the implementation of Single Stream Recycling. Now you can mix all your recycling into one container - glass, paper and plastics can all be mixed together in your blue recycling container. You can recycle rigid plastics #1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 curbside (no bags or caps)! Learn more about recycling everything in your home on the Going Green page!

Mixed recycling will be collected on your scheduled trash pick up day. Please place your container at the curb, 2 to 3 feet from your trash. All types of paper and cardboard are acceptable and may be mixed togehter. (You may still keep paper seperate in brown paper bags if convienient for you).

Cans, glass and plastics should be washed as clean as possible removing all lids and caps. If you need an additional container, please stop by the Public Works Department at 713 N. Atlantic Ave. (next to the water towers) between 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.

The Borough provides weekly collection of solid waste and recycling. There are six holidays that collection will not take place. They are: NEW YEAR’S DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING DAY and CHRISTMAS DAY.

Special Waste Collection Days
To find out where these events are being held and what to bring & what NOT to bring, please go to to County page here.

Stormwater Management Plan
Click and review the information on the Municipal Stormwater Mangagment Plan for the Borough of Collingswood.

Borough of Collingswood Municipal Stormwater Mangagement Plan :: May 2006

Figure 1 :: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle/ Hydrologic Units (coming soon)
Figure 2 – Wellhead Protection Areas/GroundwaterRecharge Areas
Figure 3 – Zoning Districts (coming soon)
Figure 4 – Wetlands
Figure 5 – Soils
Figure 6 – Floodprone Areas
Figure 7 – Aerial Photo of Existing Conditions (coming soon)
Figure 8 – Development Constraints Map

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