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JUST A REMINDER…that the Hopewell/ Greenwich Convenience Center is for Hopewell and Greenwich township residents only. Hours are a.m.-5 p.m. and the center is located at 539 Trench Road, Bridgeton.
Residential household trash/recyclables only. No commercial vehicles and waste are allowed.
Passes are required and can be obtained for free from the township offices. Proof of residency and vehicle registration is needed to be issued a pass.
Trash bags should be closed, all truck beds should be covered.
Only one load of trash is allowed per day. Recycling is single stream. Containers are available for free at the township offices. Remove all caps and lids. Rinse all containers of food residue.
All loads must go over the ramp for inspection except brush/leaves/grass. Brush should be no more than 3 inches in diameter and no more than 6 feet in length.
Shredded paper is trash. Don’t place in recyclables as it jams the sorting machine.
Latex paint is accepted if dry/solidified and the lid is removed for visual inspection.
Items not accepted: construction debris, tires, batteries, shingles, chemicals, oil-based paints or solvents, logs, trees or root balls.
Furniture/cabinets must be broken down. Appliances can be placed near the RED dumpster, and electronics can be placed near the shed to the right of the entry ramp, or as directed. Oil/antifreeze can be placed in the containers to the right of the exit ramp.

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP SCHOOL will host a Back-to-School and Community Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Students, families, and community members are invited to help launch the new school year. Day will feature backpack giveaways, school and community resource presentations. There will also be treats for all ages and a DJ. Call 451-9284 for more information.

FREE PRIVATE WELL TESTING program is available for Hopewell Township residents. The program is limited to 100 families. Well testing is $300 in value and will test for gross alpha and lead. Register online at
More than half of all wells tested in Hopewell Township have high levels of gross alpha. Gross alpha (radio activity from naturally occurring radium) is associated with an increased risk of cancer from chronic exposure.
Lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Low pH water (acidic water) may increase the amount of lead dissovled in water. There is no safe level of lead. For more information call (609) 913-5123.

THE FIRST DAY of school for students at Hopewell Crest School is Thursday, Sept. 1.

FREE RABIES CLINIC will be held by the Cumberland County Health Department from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Fairfield Township Municipal Complex, 70 Fairton-Gouldtown Road, Fairton. Facemasks must be worn at all times and maintain 6 feet of social distancing. County residents may attend any clinic. They don’t have to live in the same township in which the clinic is held. Pets must be on a leash and/or in a carrier with ventilation. Muzzles, when necessary, are also suggested. Owners must bring proof of prior rabies vaccine to receive a three-year certificate.

SAVE THE DATE…celebrate the historic Underground Railroad Station from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Bethel Othello A.M.E. Church, 1092 Sheppard’s Mill Road, Greenwich Township. Limited copies of the book “Springtown Joins the Making of History,” by Geraldine Viola Ross are available. The Rev. Jeffrey M. Johnson is pastor. Worship service is 11 a.m. Sundays.

THE 50TH ANNUAL Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at 960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich Township. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Members with membership card are $3. Parking is free. Joining the festivities this year are the Wheaton Arts Glass Blowers, and Antique Bicycles. Guests will also enjoy vendors, artisans, crafts people and historical displays. For more information call 455-8580 or e-mail [email protected]

SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, Oct. 1. That’s when Hopewell Township Day will be held. Rain date is Oct. 8. Vendors and crafters are being sought. For more information call Jeannette at 455-1230 ext. 118 or e-mail [email protected]