It’s that time of year… Pesach Cleaning! With a week to Pesach, I’m sure some residents are feeling the pressure. Don’t worry, the Lakewood Township Public Works has taken steps to ensure the all will go safely, smoothly, and efficiently, so that you can go into Pesach calm and relaxed… or so we hope. In addition to the drop off sites, the resident drop off has extended the hours from 7 am until 11 pm.
Today the drop off sites opened. The hours of operation are from Wednesday from 12 pm to Friday at 12 pm. These locations will be open for 48 hours straight. There will be Eight (8) drop off sites for the Pesach pick up this year. The locations will be:
1– The Lakewood Resident drop off at 1 America Ave.
2 – 9th & Clifton.
3 – 9th & Forest Ave.
4 – Brook Road Park.
5 – Sunset Road Park.
6 – West Gate on Hillside Blvd.
7 – Patrick Park. Located at 1000 Vine St (Baseball field parking lot)
8 – D’Zio Park. Parking lot on Locust Street
Here is a list of what you can bring to the resident drop off sites: Household garbage and recycling. Wood (up to a certain amount within reason) couches, chairs, sofas, doors, tables, all household furniture All household electronics and E-Waste and batteries. All metal, refrigerators, grills, and other household appliances.
Prohibited items that the Resident drop off and the satellite sites cannot accept
Chometz in trash bins
Contrary to popular belief, your garbage cans do not belong to you. They belong to the DPW. We are doing all we can to ensure that the garbage is picked up Erev Pesach, but if your garbage cans are full, just bring your cans to one of the
Lakewood and Toms river are Municipality owned. The recycling bin in Toms River even has a chip in it – so they can locate a missing/stolen bin!
Jackson township does not provide garbage services so it is a bit more complex. The best thing to do would be to burn it all! If you can’t flush it down the toilet and discard it.
If you can’t, do the following:
- Put it in your garbage
- Bring it to the curb
- Make sure no piece is larger than a Kzayis
- Put in some cleaning agent or lighter fluid and you are good to go!
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