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Helpful Resources for New Residents

Welcome to Pennsville! We're excited to have you be a part of our community! Please use this site to find out more about the township.

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General Info

  • Pennsville is governed by a five-person township committee. The committee, in addition to adopting the laws and regulations that affect the community, sit as members of several boards, councils and authorities that are charged with carrying out specific governmental functions.

  • There are five public school buildings: three elementary, a middle school and a high school. Almost 75 acres of land in the Township are devoted to school-related activities.

  • The Township is served by a public water system and a sanitary sewer system.

  • Pennsville offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities for citizens of all ages through its Recreation Department. Much of the land owned by the Township is used for recreation purposes, especially the area known as Riverview Beach Park, extensive land along the river is used for boating, playgrounds, picnics and other passive recreational activities.

  • The Pennsville Public Library has a membership of well over 10,000 and is funded in part by the Township.

  • Two volunteer Fire Companies serve the Township and they are located in Pennsville and Deepwater along with one emergency rescue squad. These fire companies are funded from Township appropriations.

  • The Highway Department picks up brush, leaves, snow, and is responsible for all Township streets and property.

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Trash will be picked up curbside every week. Trash Containers should be metal or plastic, watertight, have handles, not to exceed 32 gallons, and weigh no more than 20 pounds when filled. Plastic bags may be used in place of containers, but must not be overloaded or ruptured.  Metal drums not originally designed to contain trash are NOT acceptable.  Please secure trash from animals.

All trash must be placed at the curb before 6am on trash day, but not before 6pm on the day prior to collection. 

After collection, any empty containers shall be removed from the curbside promptly. Do not block access to your trash on trash day. 

Bulk Trash Pick-up is the first Tuesday of each month. Items must be placed at the curbside with the proper amount of stickers attached.

Household trash and bulk items need trash stickers placed on them. Stickers cost $1.50 and may be purchased at the Township Tax Office, Acme, Community Hardware & Rachel's Deli.

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