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Post-Holiday Christmas Tree Pickup

12/21/2017
Begins January 2nd
 

Township staff will begin Christmas Tree pickup at curbside beginning January 2nd and continue through the month.  Please double check to make sure that all ornaments, lights and tinsel have been removed as the Township practices tree recycling.   Residents are also welcome to drop their tree off at the Jack Stephan Way Convenience Center.  All trees collected by Township staff are brought to the Jack Stephan Way site to be chipped and shredded.  They are then used throughout the Township parks as mulch. 

The Ewing Green Team offers the following tips for environmentally- and taxpayer-friendly ways that you can use you tree on your own property.

  • Winter mulch
    Evergreens provide winter insulation for tender plants in your yard and reduce frost heaving.  Cut the boughs from the tree and place them over any delicate plants for the winter.   They also help alleviate the weight of snow on branches that might otherwise break from the added load.
  • Mulch with the needles
    Needles from your tree dry out quickly and decompose slowly.  They make an excellent mulch for the garden.  Pine needles are full of nutrients that can enhance the PH of your soil if its more alkaline.  Many on a branch fall off the boughs placed in the beds during the winter.
  • Brush Pile for Wildlife Habitat
    Wildlife need snug hiding places and protection from winter weather.  Create a small brush pile from the boughs in a back corner of your yard and make a safe place to support our threatened vanishing wildlife.  Or leave your tree intact and place it in its stand outdoors.  Fill it with bird feeders hung from the boughs.  Again, this makes a wonderful addition to wintertime habitat for a variety of small animals such as birds, rabbits, and squirrels…
  • Firewood
    You can use your tree as firewood, but not right away. The wood is wet and can pose a fire hazard.  Cut your tree up and let it dry out and then use in an outdoor fire pit.  It’s not good with an inside fireplace, but works well outside. 
  • Fresheners
    Make a sachet from the tree’s pine needles to keep that Christmas scent in your home throughout the New Year. 

Convenience Centers Notice

The Bulk Waste Convenience Center at Public Works on Scotch Road will be closed for the month of January and will reopen on February 1st.  (The Jack Stephan Way Brush Drop Off will remain open.) 

The hours of the Bulk Waste Convenience Center will be also changing beginning February 1, 2018.    It will only be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Scotch Road (Public Works):
Bulk and Electronic Items
Th & F: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off):
Th & F: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC 
phvfc.org/Weather.html
 


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