The goal of the Washington Township Municipal Services is to accommodate all residents with regards to services. Whether it’s a pot hole, trash not getting picked up, or a question about signing up for an activity or sport, our staff is here to answer any and all questions or concerns. For an events schedule or information on our recycling program, this is the place to call. For snow and leaf removal or information on discounted tickets for surrounding amusement and water parks, this is the place to call.
When it comes to snow removal, our mission is to service every street, court and dead end within an 8 to 10 hour period upon completion of the storm. Our mission when it comes to leaf removal is to service every street, court and dead-end within a timely fashion of the leaves falling. The Washington Township Municipal Services staff works for you, the residents of this great town
Click here for the ONLY way to dispose of latex paint. Latex (also called “water based”) paint is NOT a hazardous waste and should be disposed of at the curb with the rest of your household trash. Here’s how to properly dispose of latex paint:
- Make sure the paint can is ½ full or less (If the can is more than ½ full, pour the excess into another container, like a milk jug, coffee can or trash bag).
- Add a clay-based kitty litter or speedy dry so that the can is ¾ full.
- Stir paint/kitty litter or speedy dry mixture.
- If liquid paint remains, add more kitty litter or speedy dry.
- Allow paint/kitty litter or speedy dry mixture to dry until it is no longer pourable.
- Dispose of can in the garbage.
DO NOT PUT THE LID BACK ON THE PAINT CAN! Paint cans will NOT be picked up by your trash hauler if he/she can’t see that the paint is dry. Oil-based paint is a flammable material. It must be disposed of at one of the Gloucester County Household Special Waste Collection Events. Please call (856) 478-6045, ext. 14 for more information or visit their website: www.gcianj.com
Trees on the planning strip are residents' responsibility. They must be trimmed up to seven feet from the ground to allow unobstructed use by vehicles and pedestrians.
In order to allow the most thorough removal of snow during a storm residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the roadways.
Report a Street Light Out
To report a street light out please have the pole number and location available and contact Public Works at 856-589-0523. You may also contact Atlantic City Electric Customer Care directly at 800-642-3780 or submit outages directly on their website by clicking here. The pole number begins with a P or G and is located on a small plate at eye level on the pole.
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns, please complete an online Citizen Service Request or call the Public Works Department at 856-589-0523.
Stormwater Management in Washington Township is handled by the Public Works Department. For complete Stormwater pollution prevention plan please click here.
For complete stormwater management plan please click here.
For viewing the Township out fall map please click here.
Respecting and protecting our water is everyone's responsibility. The New Jersey DEP has educational resources available for all to learn what you can do to protect our water and prevent stormwater run off pollution. Please see the link here: www.cleanwaternj.org/ed.html.
For understanding water monitoring standards, it is important to know the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL's) information for streams, lakes and shellfish directly relevant to Washington Township. Please click here for information available from the NJDEP Division of Water Quality.
Please familiarize yourself with the Township Code and Ordinances relevant to stormwater management and control.
- Ordinance O005-2021: Amending Chapter 214 of the Code of the Township of Washington entitled "Stormwater Management"
- Chapter 213: Stormwater Control
- Chapter 214: Stormwater Management
- Chapter 137: Littering
- Chapter 76: Dumpsters & Other Refuse Containers
What Is Stormwater Pollution?
Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local water bodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.
Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you. What is a Watershed? (PDF)
523 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Director of Municipal Services
Phone:856-589-0520 ext. 2400
Hours: (Excluding Holidays)
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Memorial Day - Labor Day