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Public Works

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Councilwoman Paula Bonamassa
Director of Public Works and Technology

(856)783-1520 x 154

e-mail: pbonamassa@magnolia-nj.org

Mr. Joseph Miles, Jr.

Phone: (856) 784-6162

e-mail: jmiles@magnolia-nj.org

Public Works Summer Hours during June, July and August

6:30 AM until 2:30 PM


In Magnolia, we work hard to keep our neighborhoods looking great!


Help our community stay clean and green on trash collection day and throughout the week.  Trash and recyclable materials should be placed at the curb between 7:00 PM the night before collections and 6:00 AM on the collection day.  Please respect your neighbors by removing the empty containers by 7:00 PM that day.



Trash & Recycling in Magnolia


  • Trash, recycling and newspapers should be placed curbside between 7:00 PM the night prior collection and 6:00 AM the day of collection.

  • Empty cans should be removed from curbside by 7:00 PM on collection day.

  • Carpet should be cut and tied into 4-foot bundles not exceeding 50 pounds each.

  • Discarded wood should be cut and tied into 6-foot bundles not exceeding 50 pounds each.  Nails should be removed or flattened against the surface to prevent injury to collection personnel.

  • Railroad ties need to be cut under 6-feet in length and must weight less than 50 pounds.

  • Private contractors must independently dispose of any construction waste or demolition debris that their business generates.

  • Trash should be placed in plastic or metal containers to prevent animals from tearing through plastic bags.


  • Glass, aluminum, tin and plastics #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 plastic food and beverage containers (caps removed), newspapers, office paper, magazines and corrugated cardboard (small enough to fit in container) should be placed in the designated blue recycling containers provided by the Borough.  Paper and cardboard no longer need to be separated from glass, aluminum and plastic.

  • Acceptable single stream materials included:  aluminum food and beverage containers; clear, brown and green glass containers; ferrous cans (i.e., soup, coffee, etc.); #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 plastic food and beverage containers (caps removed) (i.e., milk, water jugs, detergent and shampoo containers); old newspaper (including Sunday inserts), craft paper bags, corrugated containers, soda/beer wrappers, six-pack containers, cereal boxes, pizza boxes and magazines.

  • Unacceptable commingled materials include coat hangers, plastic bags, pots and pans, metal household items, #3 and above plastics, ceramics, light bulbs, dishes, drinking glasses, mirrors, window glass, antifreeze bottles, used oil containers, syringes, buckets, laundry baskets and 5-gallon containers.


  • Electronic devices, including,  computers, keyboards, VCRs, scanners, DVD players, tape players, monitors, stereo equipment, typewriters, printers, TVs, laptops, modems, telecommunication equipment, fax machines, mouses, radios, answering machines, and telephones can be placed curb-side on trash day and will be collected seperately.


  • Appliances and bulk metal are picked up with your regular trash.  Place items curbside.  Doors from appliances (i.e., refrigerators) should be removed prior to placing the item curbside.


  • Yard waste is collected with trash.

  • Place curbside in open containers or tied bundles (weighing less than 50-pounds).  Blue recycling buckets can be used for leaves and grass only.  Cut and tie brush into bundles no longer than 6-foot and no heavier than 50 pounds.  Place bundles neatly on the park strip with your trash.


  • Rake leaves to the area between the curb and sidewalk.

  • Leaves should be raked into one or two large piles rather than several small piles

  • Please do not bag leaves.  We cannot vacuum bagged leaves.

  • Please do not mix brush or vines with leaves.  During leaf collection season, the Public Works Department does not chip brush.  Brush and vegetative matter will be picked up with regular trash pick-up.  Cut and tie into bundles no longer than 4-foot and no heavier than 50-pounds.  Place bundles neatly curbside with your trash.


During a snow storm, the Public Works employee’s are working hard to make your streets safe. Township trucks may plow your street several times and as the snow rolls off the plows it sometimes accumulates in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it does become the homeowner’s responsibility to clear it. Here are some helpful hints to make “snow” removal less frustrating:

  • Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.

  • If possible, wait until the township trucks have made at least three passes on your street before cleaning your driveway.

  • DO NOT PARK cars on the street from one hour after snow have continuously fallen until 12 hours after snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.


Call the Sewer Department at (609) 868-2552 when you have a sewer blockage before calling your plumber.

By following the rules listed below, you can save yourself a call to the plumber.

  • Do not deposit coffee grounds or grease drippings into your sink or toilet.

  • Do not deposit anything other than bathroom tissue into your toilet bowl.


Residents who encounter potholes on borough streets, should call Public Works at (856) 784-6162 to report the location.

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