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Trash, Recycling, And Yard Debris Collection Issues

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Many of us have the weekly ritual of placing trash and recycling at our curb the evening before collection day and on Tuesday evenings for yard debris. I’m fairly certain that the

Celebrating National Public Works Week In Pennsauken

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works The week of May 21 is dedicated as “National Public Works Week.” To kick off this article, I’d like to quote the American Public Works Association (APWA). “This year, National Public Works

Spring Cleaning In Pennsauken: Not Looking Too Bad For 125

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works As 2017 pushes onward, ushering my fellow residents and I along our town’s 125th anniversary or “quasquicentennial,” I step back to take a look at our big picture. As with most weighing

Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet… We’re Hunting Potholes!

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works As we look forward to the sunny days and warmer weather of spring, Old Man Winter leaves us a few reminders of his stay here in Pennsauken. Unfortunately, the groundhog saw its

Ushering In The New Year With Hopes For A Mild Winter

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works We awoke on December 15, 2016 to a dusting of snow and some black ice in spots of town. Although plowing operations won’t begin until three to four inches of accumulation, your

Looking Back At 2016, Looking Ahead To Serving You Better

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works On behalf of the crew of your Public Works Department, I want to begin this article by extending our warmest wishes to our residents, businesses, and their families during this holiday season.

Communicating With Public Works Using Technology

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works There have been great strides in technology over the past 15 years that have impacted how we communicate. In the late 1990’s, I recall my sister having her own phone line in

Spring Cleaning In Pennsauken: Hazardous Waste Collection, Shredding, And More

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Each year, the County sponsors numerous waste collection events to help its residents properly dispose of various items around our homes, garages, and sheds to protect the environment. It may sound like

Valentine’s Day At Public Works: Hold The Snow… Take The Chocolates

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works We’ve seen a lot of weather changes in the past two months: 70 degrees on Christmas to frigid days the third week of January. With the looming winter weather bringing us painfully

Falling Leaves: To Bag Or Not To Bag?

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works At the end of my October article, I asked if the dry weather of summer and September would continue into a dry fall, causing leaves to fall early. Hurricane Joaquin answered that

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