Mayor's Message on Township Master Plan

In 2017, the Township began a re-examination of our Master Plan, in accordance with New Jersey statute and best practices.  Two public sessions were held, and we collected significant community input regarding zoning, areas of needed redevelopment, traffic issues, and others.  The Township Planner also met with our Economic Development Advisory Committee and received significant input from them as well.

This year, both the Township Committee and the Township Planning Board will be working diligently with our professionals and staff on completing this re-examination.  As you are all aware, the Township has seen significant growth in the past few years, and we anticipate interest in our community will continue to increase.  The Master Plan is the presiding document that will guide us toward successful future development and ensure the quality of life for all residents will be improved. 

Many of you have heard me promote “Bordentown Township- Crossroads of the Heart of New Jersey”.  As this has become more prominent, the importance of having a solid plan has grown.  Residents can be confident that the process by which we are re-examining and adopting the Township Master Plan is thorough and professional, and will set the stage for success in 2018 and beyond.

Respectfully, your Mayor,  Stephen Benowitz


Notice Regarding Trash & Recycling

Please be reminded that state law mandates recycling.  If you see the following notice on your trash, please remove the recycling materials from your trash and place in the correct bin:

mandatory-recycling-service.pngSee below for a description of the items that should and should not be placed in recycling:



Report Vacant/Abandoned Properties

Please Help the Township with Vacant or Abandoned Properties.  Fill out the attached form or call the number on the form and report any property maintenance issues.  Don’t assume someone else will call.  The fastest way to see action on these properties is to let us know HERE so we can take action.


Bulky Plastic Program Suspended



Safe Care Cam


An Initiative to Protect Your Loved Ones Receiving Care

On December 22, 2016, Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a new program designed to ensure that New Jersey residents who suspect their loved ones are being abused, mistreated, or neglected by unscrupulous home health care providers can have access to micro-surveillance cameras that can be easily hidden to detect abuse and protect patients. The "Safe Care Cam"  Program makes these cameras available for free 30-day loans. To participate in the program, please follow these simple steps:

1.  Call the Division of Consumer Affairs at either (973) 504-6375  or (800) 242-5846. Follow voice prompts to a "Safe Care Cam"  Program voicemail box and leave a message with your name and contact information.

2.  A staff member will contact anyone who leaves a voicemail with further information about the program and to schedule an appointment to pick-up a camera at either the Division's Newark or Cherry Hill office, depending on what is more convenient to the program participant.

3.  At this appointment, the program participant will be required to do the following:

*                Provide a copy of a driver's license or other official identification.

*                Provide contact information, including phone number, cell phone number, and address.

*                Sign a program contract, which sets forth the rules and obligations under the "Safe Care Cam"  Program.

4.  Additionally, at this appointment, a staff member will provide the program participant with a camera and an accompanying memory card. A brief training will be provided on how the camera works and how footage can be recorded, viewed, and saved.

5.  The camera and memory card will be on loan for 30 days. Upon request, this loan can be extended for a longer period of time.



Trash Collection Update

Please tell your Friends and Neighbors:
Standard trash collection contracts use 32 gallon containers as the standard.  Please consider this when buying new garbage containers.  From our website:

Do's and Don'ts of Solid Waste Collection:

  • Household trash is collected once per week. The collection schedule consists of one collection route on Mondays September through May, and Monday and Thursday for June, July, and August.
  • Residents should use metal or plastic containers with lids. Plastic containers with locking lids are preferable to prevent blowing litter and animals from getting into the refuse.
  • The containers should be no larger than 32 gallons and weigh no more than 40 pounds to avoid injury to the sanitation workers.
  • Containers should be at the curbside prior to 6:00am each collection day.



NJDEP Petition Procedure

Please click here for information on how to make your voice heard with the NJDEP. 


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How to Fight The Pipeline

What you can do to stop the NJNG SRL pipeline and Transco-Williams compressor station:



Letters can be mailed or brought to Municipal Building and will be mailed by the Township on the resident's behalf. 


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Take Action, Compressor Station Pipeline


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