Monday, October 28, 2019

Story Time and Crafts

Story Time and Crafts will be held on November 16th and December 21st at Riverside Public Library for kids ages 5-9!

Annual Trunk or Treat participants

Thank you to all of our participants from our Annual Trunk or Treat held on Saturday October 26th!
Paramount Drug, Historical Society,
REA,and all of the Riverside Families. We really appreciate you all for helping us put together another successful Trunk or Treat!

Annual Trunk or Treat Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Our Annual Trunk or Treat held on Saturday October 26th!

First Place Winner - Dayna Wargo - Stranger Things

Second Place Winner - American Legion - Sons of American Legion

Third Place Winner - Vicki Lynch - Wrestling

Thank you to all of the participants and Riverside Families who helped us bring another successful Annual Trunk or Treat together!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Draft Agenda

The draft agenda for the Township Meeting of October 21, 2019 has been posted to the Township website at the following link:

Friday, October 11, 2019

Planning Board Meeting

The Riverside Township Planning Board will meet on Monday October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor. At that time, the application of Kaplan Companies for Camelot at Riverside will be heard. The applicant is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval.

Did You Know? Recycling Edition

Here are 50 Interesting Recycling Facts:

Also, please visit the Burlington County Recycling website to receive the most current information on the recycling program.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Solid Waste Update

The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the move to automation of the solid waste collection will begin the week of December 9, 2019.  During that week, 96-gallon carts will be delivered to each residence and are to be utilized beginning with the December 17, 2019 collection week.  Residents will be required to place all solid waste within the cart for collection and will be permitted to put one bulk item out next to the cart for collection each week.  All current regulations prohibiting the placement of recyclable, construction and hazardous materials, as well as yard debris, in the solid waste collection will continue. 

If residents are in need of a second cart, they can be purchased through the Township.  Details will follow in a separate announcement on how to request a second cart, what the cost will be, etc.  If any resident chooses to use their own cart as a second container, neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any damage to that cart, as it will not meet the industry standard for automated collection services and will likely be damaged.  If you are using multiple carts at your residence, please take the time to view this video from Waste Management regarding proper container placement:

If residents would like to throw away any old can(s), please put a note/sign on the can(s) stating “Throw Out/Please Take.”  Neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any lost or damaged containers at the curb that are not the designated carts. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to provide all residents with the following reminders:

The Holiday schedule for the remainder of 2019 will be as follows:

Thanksgiving: there will be no collection on Thursday November 28, 2019 so the Thursday route will be collected on Friday November 29, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday November 30, 2019.

Christmas: there will be no collection on Wednesday December 25, 2019 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday December 26, 2019, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday December 27, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday December 28, 2019.

New Year’s: there will be no collection on Wednesday January 1, 2020 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday January 2, 2020, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday January 3, 2020 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday January 4, 2020.

Bulk Items regulations are as follows:

Bulk items shall be defined as furniture, box springs, mattresses, and items of a similar nature. Bulk items shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. No item shall be such length or width as to measure more than six (6) feet by four (4) feet.  Any bulk item may be disassembled, broken or cut up as much as practicable and placed on the curb with the designated containers. All disassembled bulk items shall be securely tied and shall be of such size that the longest dimension thereof, shall not exceed four (4) feet and the total weight thereof shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.  Mattresses must be covered in order to be eligible for collection.
White Goods/Freon Collection regulations are as follows:

White goods and appliances with freon shall be collected on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.  Arrangements for the collection must be made by contacting our offices at 856-461-1460 x8 no later than noon the day prior to the collection. 

Should you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Township Administrator Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4 or

Monday, October 7, 2019

EMS Update

As member of the Governing Body and Chiefs of the various Emergency Services, the number one priority is the care and safety of our residents.  Over the course of this year, there have been several instances in which the coverage and response times of the emergency squad caused great concern to the Governing Body, Police and Fire Departments and the residents of Riverside Township.  After conversations with the Delran Emergency Squad Administrators and careful review, consultation and consideration, the Township Committee decided that it was in the best interest of both the residents of Riverside and the Delran Emergency Squad to terminate the service agreement.  It is imperative to note, however, that this decision is in no way a reflection of the care provided or the capabilities of the Delran Emergency Squad staff.  Rather it is the belief that the Delran Emergency Squad is best equipped, at this time, to service Riverside Township and its residents in a Mutual Aid capacity. 

As a result, the Township Committee has entered into an agreement with the Palmyra Ambulance Association (PAA) to provide Emergency Medical Services, a copy of which can be found on the Township website.  We understand that residents may have questions regarding the agreement, so below are pertinent facts:

1)    The PAA shall at a minimum provide staffing for one (1) primary Basic Life Support licensed units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. This unit shall respond to all calls for service within the Township of Riverside and mutual aid calls pursuant to mutual aid agreements, when available.  DES will remain a mutual aid partner.

2)  The PAA shall supply a licensed ambulance unit that meets all federal, state and local standards for licensure.  Additionally, PAA shall be permitted to use, at the authorization and direction of the Township, the following vehicles owned by the Township: a 2011 Mercedes Ambulance (identified as vehicle #2392) and will be re-numbered as Ambulance #8096. This Ambulance will respond when in service from the Riverside Fire Department, located at 4 W. Scott Street in Riverside.

3)  The PAA shall comply with all State and Federal Laws related to billing, including any regulation imposed by the Department of Health or related Medicare/Medicaid. Uninsured consumers shall be provided charity or compassionate care or similar options to offset costs associated with services provided. All billing and collection efforts, expenses and liabilities associated therewith are the responsibility of the PAA. The Township is not responsible for any deficiencies suffered by the PAA for uncollected amounts from billing.  Furthermore, it is the intent of the PAA, to seek service reimbursement, only from insurance revenues collected, for Township "Residents".  This means that "Qualified Residents" would not be personally billed for insurance co-payments, deductibles, rejected claims, for unpaid balances and if they are uninsured. Non-Township Residents' insurance providers will also be billed, but unlike Township "Resident's", nonresidents may be personally responsible for EMS service reimbursement balances not paid for by their insurance carriers.  In other words, the PAA will continue its “soft billing” practices.

4)  It is its goal of the PAA to have an ambulance on scene to priority one calls within 8 minutes and 59 seconds 90% of the time as per national standard. These times are a guideline and the PAA will continuously work to improve or exceed the standard call response times in accordance with industry safety standards and agency operating guidelines. The PAA shall maintain documentation reflecting call response time exceeding eight (8) minutes 59 seconds for all priority one calls. All such data shall be included in the monthly report to the Township. Call response times shall be in accordance with industry safety standards and agency operating guidelines.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns regarding the matter, please contact either Meghan Jack, Township Administrator at 856-461-1460 x4 / or Chief William Eliason at 856-461-8820 x1 /

Thank you.

Riverside Township Committee
Chief William Eliason
Chief Dan Norman

Friday, October 4, 2019

Fall PW Schedule

The 2019 Fall Leaf Collection will begin on Monday, November 4, 2019.  The schedule is as follows:

Reeder Tract & Swamppoodle - Week of November 4th

Lower Avenues - Week of November 11th

Upper Avenues - Week of November 18th

Middle Section - Week of November 25th

East End - Week of December 2nd

We will begin the rotation again the week of December 9th.  

Please place your leaves between the sidewalk and the curb, not in the roadway, and do not place any branches, trash or debris on top of the leaves.

The Street Sweeper will be in operation in each of the sections behind the leaf collection.  

Please also note that the last day for branch collection and the Friday morning sweep will be November 1st.