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PRESS RELEASE

Office of the Mayor – West Windsor Township

June 5, 2009

Contacts:         M. Patricia Ward, Community Development Coordinator
West Windsor Township
(609) 799-9396

West Windsor Initiates Landscape Contractor Registration

West Windsor Township announced that effective immediately, all Landscape Contractors doing business in West Windsor Township must register with the Department of Community Development, Division of Engineering.  Landscape Contractors will be charged $10.00 per year to register prior to May 1 of each year following 2009.  Each Landscape Contractor will be provided with provisions of the West Windsor Township Yard Waste – Leaf and Brush ordinances and will certify that they will comply with these ordinances.  Registration will also include a map of collection zones in the Township and a schedule of yard waste collection by the Township in each zone.  Landscape Contractors will only be permitted to put out residential yard waste from the West Windsor homes at which they are working, for collection.  In accordance with the ordinance, this is only allowed seven days prior to a scheduled collection established for the zone. 

Landscape Contractors will be provided with a Vehicle Identification for each vehicle that they use so that the Police Department, Public Works, and residents can see that the business is properly registered with the Township.  Initial implementation of this registration policy will be to reach out to known Landscape Contractors in the area to advise them of this requirement in West Windsor Township.  In addition, Landscape Contractors using vehicles which do not display the Vehicle Registration and who are not registered will be asked to report to the Township to register immediately.  Landscape Contractors who fail to register will be subject to fines and other penalties.  Should a Landscape Contractor be registered but fail to comply with the provisions of the Yard Waste – Leaf and Brush ordinances, an issuance of complaint will be sent to the responsible property owner.

Any questions on this registration should be directed to the Engineering Division of the West Windsor Township Community Development Department at (609) 799-9396.


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