The Voorhees Police
Department would like to send out this Safety Message for the
residents and business owners in town.
We are approaching that time of year
when people break away from the confines of their home, to enjoy the
warmer temperatures. As we do this, some may choose to mulch garden
beds around our property, add topsoil, or brick walkway to our
yards. Some people do this work themselves and others hire
landscapers to complete the job. Either way,
Voorhees Residents must be
informed that it is against the law to dump or have dumped
anything onto the street in Voorhees.
This is in violation of Township Ordinance 98.16 and Interference
with Transportation 2C: 33-14.
Every year at this time, the Voorhees
Township Police Department gets numerous calls about piles of
topsoil, mulch, and even piles of landscaping bricks or block that
have been left in the street. Even if the pile is not blocking
traffic, its still against the law. The homeowner is responsible
to remove it immediately. If you hired a contractor to do the work
and they left any debris in the street, the homeowner and the
contractors supplier is responsible to remove the debris from the
Simply stated, the streets in Voorhees
are designed for the purpose of moving traffic, which includes cars,
trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and the like. Voorhees Police
officers have a right to issue citations for these violations that
occur on any street in town.
considerate when having this type of work done on your property and
Please do not allow anyone to dump anything on the street in front
of your home.