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Township to Pick-up Storm Damaged Tree Branches

Will begin cleaning debris placed on roadsides Nov. 14.

After touring the tree damage throughout Warren Township and listening to the concerns of residents, the Warren Township Committee has authorized the Warren Township Department of Public Works to remove and chip trees placed in the Right-of-Way beginning on Monday, Nov. 14. 

The following restrictions will apply:

  • All trees must be placed along the curb line on the lawn.  No trees may be placed in the street.
  • Public Works will only pick up trees that are 4 inches in diameter and cut no longer than 10 foot lengths.
  • Each street will be picked up only once beginning on Nov. 14th through the end of November.  Trees must be placed at the curb prior to Nov. 14 as a precise schedule cannot be provided.
    In order to ensure the safety of the residents, trees should not be placed in the roadway in order to allow emergency vehicles to access all homes. 

Warren Township has 120 miles of roads and 323 municipal streets.  Your patience during this removal process is greatly appreciated. 

Please be advised that the Township has been made aware that some insurance companies provide coverage for the removal of trees and loss of food.  Please contact your individual carrier or agent relative to your homeowner’s insurance. 

For additional information regarding the tree removal, please contact the Warren Township Department of Public Works at (908) 753-1223.

Karen November 08, 2011 at 11:35 PM
They should have notified the community sooner about this, as it would have saved a lot of people a lot of money.
Judy November 09, 2011 at 03:31 AM
Thankfully something is being done by the town. It took a long time to get a clear answer but I'm glad the town will be helping out the residents.
JCP November 09, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Well, I hope this doesn't insult anybody but I dont see why the Warren tax payer should be paying for someones trees that fell in their own back yard. Start doing something for yourself. EVERYONE needs to open thier eyes, this storm was not that bad folks, you need to stop complaining about everything and maybe take a look around you and be thankful no one in your family was hur., I for one, would like to thank the Warren Fire Dept., who I saw cutting trees, the Warren D.P.W, who put in a ton of work, the Police Dept., O.E.M., and anybody and everybody else that helped out. I even heard that Warren TWP. employees were answering phone calls for O.E.M because the Municipal building was out of power..... instead of staying home from work! LIFE REALLY IS TO SHORT. Think about it....think about what the people in the Mid-West go through, when they lose EVERYTHING!
Judy November 10, 2011 at 01:17 AM
@JCP The Warren taxpayers also shouldn't be paying 2.5million for a lawsuit against a judge for sexual harassment but we are. We pay for garbage pickup, we pay for water, we have a volunteer fire department, we haven't given our teachers raises in 2 years. The BOE gave the town back 380,000 that should have gone to the schools. There are some things that the town should help the taxpayers with. Maybe your yard wasn't too bad but mine was a mess. I am grateful to all the police & fire & public officials that worked hard through the storm. We should see something for our tax dollars- other towns are doing the same thing.
JCP November 11, 2011 at 01:33 AM
@Judy, I agree 100 % percent with you on the law suit, that was human error that could have been prevented. This is mother nature, nobodys fault. If the storm was all rain and the power still went out and basements flooded, should the town be expected to clean them up? I'm not big on politics but Warren has one of the lowest tax rates in the county and we can thank our past, present and hopefully future Commiteefor that low tax rate. A paid Sanitation Dept., Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad would cost us big bucks and raise our taxes...big time! Becareful what you wish for.

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