CLEANING UP

Atlantic County Utilities Authority spokeswoman Amy Menzel said the authority planned to continue its regular pickup schedules but said the collections staff may need to return to the same street several times to complete pickups.

Residents need to cut large pieces of debris down to no larger than 4 feet long and 8 inches wide. ACUA serves Absecon, Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Hamilton Township, Linwood, Northfield, Ocean City, Ventnor and Weymouth. Waste must be in containers or disposable bags, she said.

The authority will also keep its waste site open until 8 p.m. this week and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July Fourth so people can drop off materials at the site at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. Menzel also said local municipalities, including Absecon and Buena Vista Township, have requested Dumpsters so residents could drop off debris.

Egg Harbor Township Public Works yard is open to residents for drop-offs of tree limbs and brush The drop-off is open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 6120 Mill Road.

Galloway Township will make its compost plant on Galloway Road in the Leeds Point section of the township open for people to drop off waste, Mayor Don Purdy said he hoped municipal trucks would be able to go out either late this week or next week and first collect all the large items. They would pick up the smaller collections later, he said.

“It really just depends on manpower,” he said.

Check with www.acua.com or your municipality for more information.