May Newsletter

Welcome to the May edition of the Bordentown Township Banner!
Our goal is to keep residents, friends and neighbors informed
about the latest Township news and events.

Shredder Day - Saturday, May 4

Don't miss the upcoming Shredder Day on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Township's Recycling Center, 266 Crosswicks, next to the Derby Firehouse. Enjoy a FREE cup of Starbucks coffee while having your personal documents shredded. Hard drives, CD's, and DVD's are also accepted but will be taken to an off-site destruction facility. Please note, there's a 10-box limit, and no commercial business documents will be accepted.

Shredder Day

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12

Wishing all a Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day

Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday, May 27

Please join us at the Township Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Bordentown Township Veterans Monument, 1 Municipal Drive. Local Dignitaries and Bordentown Township Police Department Representatives will present the ceremony of events.

Preview the ceremony program here.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27

Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27.

Trash Pick-up: Please be advised, there will be no garbage and recycling pick-ups on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28, and garbage on Thursday, May 30. After Memorial Day, garbage pick-ups will continue on Monday and Thursday for the months of June, July and August.


Bordentown Township was recently awarded a NJDOT grant in the amount of $252,000 for road improvements on Ward Avenue. The grant will cover road resurfacing and pedestrian safety measures, including crosswalks and sidewalks in the area of Bordentown Regional High School and the Peter Muschal School.

Road Repaving

In addition to the road repavements already completed this year, Dunns Mill Road will also be repaved in 2019. Over 10 local roads have been paved this year, along with several other infrastructure projects such as drainage improvements and storm water upgrades.

Town Hall Summer Hours

Summer Hours for Town Hall will take effect
Monday, May 27 through Friday, August 30.

Hours of operation will be:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - noon.

Current Town Hall hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Garden Plots Available - First Come, First Served
(limited number)

Looking for garden space? Organic garden plots will be available for use by residents beginning on Sunday, May 12, rain date Saturday, May 18. The garden plots are located at 26 West Constitution Drive in Bordentown Township. Each plot is $25 for residents. Potential users may begin to reserve now by contacting the Environmental Commission.

Community Garden Opening

Join us for the Community Garden Opening on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at 26 West Constitution Drive in Bordentown Township. The rain date for this event is the following Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Community Garden Plot Volunteers Needed

Do you have a passion for gardening? Volunteers are needed to assist in taking care of the community garden plots. Volunteer duties include planting, weeding and harvesting. If interested, please contact the Environmental Commission.

Community Garden

April Recap

Northern Community Park Cleanup – April 14

Girl Scout Cadet of troops 23817 and 24129 assisted in cleaning up Northern Community Park in preparation for the Township Easter Egg Hunt that took place on April 20. Special thanks to the Troops and Chairman Roger Plew and Bill Grayson of the Bordentown Township Environmental Commission for organizing the cleanup.

Northern Community Park Cleanup – April 14

Bordentown Residents Against Drugs (B.R.A.D.)
Meeting – April 16

Bordentown Township Police highlighted their various initiatives to address the drug and alcohol issues in our community at the Bordentown Residents Against Drugs (B.R.A.D.) Town Hall event. For more information on the programs, please visit


6th Annual Green Fair - April 27

Thank you to all who attended Bordentown Township and Chesterfield’s 6th Annual Green Fair on April 27th. The Bordentown Township and Chesterfield Environmental Commissions educated residents on green policies and initiatives while giving out free trees. Residents and attendees also learned about animal control, composting, tree planting and how to build a rain barrel. Pollination Station representatives talked about various unusual pollinators and how animals, that are not traditionally considered to be pollinators, help our trees and flowers reproduce. The representatives also brought a live screech owl to educate attendees on their importance in the wild.

Thank you to Blind Lemon Pie, who played music during the event and the various vendors including local farms, plant nurseries, students who educated people on proper recycling, portable wooden tables, a local moms of twins group, a solar vendor and others.

Congratulations to the Green Fair photo contest winner, Jessica Harris in entering her image of the Delaware River. Bordentown Township and Chesterfield would like to thank all those who took the time to enter over a dozen photographs and the residents that voted.

Green Fair Photo


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