Chester NJ 1 Parker Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100
Fax: (908) 879-8281
Upcoming Events
April 17
Municipal Court
April 18
Municipal Offices closed. Recycling will be collected.
April 21
Parks Committee Meeting
April 22
Council Meeting
Planning Board meeting
April 26
Operation Take Back

Operation Take Back- -Medication Disposal 4/26

April 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10am-2pm, the Chester Township Police Department will be partaking in the Drug Enforcement Administration- National Take-Back Initiative. During last October’s Operation Take-Back Day citizens turned in 647,211 pounds (324 tons) of expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,683 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. This is the second-largest collection of medications in seven Take-Back Days. When the results of the seven events to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of medication from circulation. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.  Read More...

MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED

March 31, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Municipal offices will be closed on Friday, April 18th for Good Friday.  Recycling will be collected.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING SCHEDULED IN MAY

March 29, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Electronic Recycling is scheduled for Monday, May 12th through Friday, May 16th from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm and on Saturday, May 17th from 8:00 am until 12 noon at the DPW Garage located at 65 Furnace Road in Chester.  This is free.  All electronic devices including cell phones - anything that plugs into an outlet except refrigeration devices such as air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators & dehumidifiers.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Jane Noll at 908-879-5100 x823 or sjnoll@chestertownship.org.

NATIVE PLANT SALE ... ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 5TH

January 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The Chester Township Environmental Commission is once again sponsoring a Native Plant Sale. This is our 13th consecutive year for the sale and, as has always been the case, it is not a fund-raiser. The sole purposes of the sale are to help reintroduce native plants into our environment and to help educate our citizens about the importance and beauty of native plants. Please take a look at the PDF that describes this year’s selections, cultivation, and ordering information.  Please click on Environmental Commission (located on the left) to view photos & order form. Orders must be received by May 5th and plants must be picked up on Saturday, May 10th at the Chester Township Municipal Building.

TESTING OF PRIVATE WELLS

January 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Most private drinking water is drawn from wells.  Consumers are responsible for maintaining the quality of their private water supply by conducting their own testing and reducing potential pollution sources. These potential pollutants can be from bacteria entering into your well, acidic water corroding household piping, or household chemicals that contaminate groundwater after improper disposal to residential septic systems. Never dispose of harmful chemicals by dumping them into your sink or toilet.  Regular water quality testing can help you determine whether levels of tested substances exceed standards and help you identify steps to be taken to correct any problems.  You generally do not need to test water from a public water system unless you experience gastrointestinal illness, are concerned about the presence of lead in pipes or other suspect contamination.  Testing of a private well is recommended on an annual basis to ensure that your water is safe for drinking.  Testing can be provided from water testing professionals or your local health department, by contacting Washington Township Board of Health at 908-876-3650. Read More...