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PUBLIC WORKS 2018-02-26T20:36:28+00:00

PLEASE CALL 856-939-5161 to report a public works related concern.


The Runnemede Department of Public Works is an organization that provides services for the residents of the Borough of Runnemede, the public in general as well as the other Municipal Departments. Most services are characterized as maintenance or support activities.

The Public Works Department, through its employees, provides for the delivery of high quality, cost effective, efficient, safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities to enhance the quality of life in the Borough of Runnemede.

It is our goal to respond quickly to each request, maintain the same quality of service and monitor our completion rate and customer satisfaction.

To Contact Public Works
856-931-5161 or
http://runnemedenj.net/view-all/resident-concernscomments/

Harry G. Wozunk II, Superintendent, CPWM, CPR
hwozunk@runnemedenj.org

Nick Ritz, Assistant Superintendent, CPWM
nritz@runnemedenj.org

Patrick Moriarty, Assistant Superintendent Sewer
pmoriarty@runnemedenj.org

Public Works Complex
Located at 820 Broadway, Runnemede, NJ
Corner of Crescent and Broadway

FAQs

HOW DO I REPORT A SEWER EMERGENCY?

If you are experiencing a sewer emergency please call County Dispatch at 856-939-3354

Homeowner is responsible to know location of clean out and maintain access. The lateral lid and/or plug must be intact to prevent debris and rain water entering into system.

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF BULK TRASH ITEMS?

Two large non-metal bulky items may be placed at curb on trash day.

Construction debris that do not fit in a trash can and more than the two cans per household must be removed by owner and or contractor.

MY TRASH WAS MISSED OR TRASH COLLECTION QUESTIONS

Bellmawr shared service trash collection 856-931-1111

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF AN APPLIANCE?

Have your vendor remove it when new item are delivered.   The Borough does not collect appliances containing Freon.

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF METAL AND ELECTRONICS?

Place at curb and call 856-931-5161

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF MOTOR OIL?

Oil is collected at the Public Works garage.

Please call 856-931-5161 and schedule a drop off time during normal business hours.

HOW DO I REPORT A WATER LEAK OR RUSTY WATER?

Contact New Jersey American Water at 1.800.272.1325

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF PAINT?

Latex and oil base paint needs be dried by filling container with kitty litter and placing in household trash. Public Works does not collect.

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY YARD WASTE, BRANCHES AND/OR LEAVES?

Grass, branches, leaves may be placed in a can or paper bag (NO Plastic Bags) and placed at curb for pick up on Mondays year round.

Large branches or trees must be cut in no longer than four (4) foot sections and stacked at curb for chipper. Please call 856-931-5616 advise chipper will be needed.

Leaves are collected in piles placed at curb November and December. No piles may be within ten (10) feet of any storm inlet.

If you hire a Landscaper or Tree Service all debris must be removed by them. The only exception is leaf and yard waste.

Do not place dirt or stumps in cans or bags for collection the Borough does not except it.

 

HOW DO I REPORT A STREET LIGHT OUT?

Contact PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734.

HOW DO I REPORT THE FOLLOWING?

Missing or faded sign

Pothole

Damage Borough Property

Playground Safety Issue

Clogged Storm Drain

Sinkhole

New Recycle Can

Missed Recycling

Contact Public Works at 856-931-5161 or use http://runnemedenj.net/view-all/resident-concernscomments/

WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS THE CURBSIDE TREE?

All trees and debris from removal of trees located on the property of the homeowner, up to and including the curb, are the responsibility of the homeowner.

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF CONCRETE?

Concrete can be taken to several concrete facilities for free. If you hire a contractor have them remove it.

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF A CHRISTMAS TREE?

Public Works collects trees daily from the week after Xmas to the end of January as scheduling permits with the chipper.

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE?

The Borough does not collect or except at Hazardous Waste. I.e. Gasoline, Chemicals. Visit Camden County Website for Hazardous Waste collection dates and places. http://www.camdencounty.com/event/free-household-hazardous-waste-collection-6/

How do I dispose of a Propane Tank?

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF A PROPANE (BBQ GRILL) TANK?

Take back to a place that exchanges bottles. (Home Depot, Lowes)

More Resources:

Report a problem on a Camden County Road…(click here)

Snow Plowing Tips – The following are some tips and facts to help you better understand the snow removal process:

  • HOW TO SHOVEL A DRIVEWAY APRON: When shoveling, pile the majority of the snow to the left of your driveway, as when facing your house. This helps when the snowplows come by…there is less snow to be plowed in front of your driveway. The shoveling of snow into the road is not permitted. The snow plows will only push the snow back into your driveway. Try to wait until storm has past and plows have plowed curb to curb before opening driveway aprons.
  • WHEN DOES PLOWING START? Snowplows typically start the plowing process after 3 to 4 inches of snow has fallen.
  • While the storm is on going the main purpose of plowing is to assist in response of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service to respond to Emergencies.
  • HOW DOES SALT WORK? After the salt is applied, cars work the salt into the snow to make the salt do its job. Slush created by the salt and traffic can then be pushed off of the roadways. Once solid ice mats are formed it is difficult to remove them with a plow blade. Salt is also applied after plowing to improve driving conditions.
  • HOW DOES BRINE WORK? Brine is a liquid solution of 23% salt and 72% water that is applied to road surface prior to a storm to create a barrier between the snow or ice and road surface. It assists in removal of snow when plowed to reduce ice mats from forming.
  • WHY CAN’T I LEAVE MY CAR IN THE STREET? By removing your car from the street, plowing can be done efficiently and prevents the car from being plowed in. It also protects the car from being splashed with slush and salt.

WHAT ABOUT PORTABLE BASKETBALL HOOPS OR OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY? Just like cars, all personal property should be removed from the street. If they are left in the street you can be summonsed and damage can occur by plows.