2013 Leaf Collection Program
Posted: September 13, 2013
December 11, 2013:
Town crews suspended leaf collection for several days in order to contend with snow and ice removal. Leaf collection is resuming in District 3 Thursday, December 12. District 4 is scheduled for collection next week. Homeowners in District 4 must have leaves curbside by the end of the day, Sunday, December 15.
The public works department will begin the township’s annual leaf collection program at the end of October.
Residents are urged to dispose of leaves on their own properties whenever possible. Blowing leaves into wooded areas, placing leaves on acid loving plants such as pachysandra, or creating backyard compost piles will have the effect of minimizing costs associated with the curbside collection of leaves.
Please note: Only residents will be permitted to place leaves at the street. Landscapers and other contractors are prohibited from placing leaves at the curbside at any time.
Residents may place loose leaves at the curb (not in the road or gutter) no earlier than seven days prior to their scheduled collection date. Leaves need to be placed curb side by the Saturday before the week in which your district is scheduled for pickup.
The township will be enforcing its yard waste ordinance with written warnings and summonses. The ordinance prohibits all yard waste from being placed at the curb or along the street more than seven days prior to scheduled collections. The ordinance also prohibits the placing of yard waste closer than 10 feet from any storm sewer inlet along the street. It is important that only leaves be placed in the gutter and that brush, grass, rocks or any other materials are removed to avoid damage to the leaf collection equipment.
Please try to coordinate your yard raking with the schedule which follows to avoid having leaves in the gutter for extended periods of time.
Anticipated Collection Schedule:
- District 1
South of Pleasant Hill Rd., Calais Rd. & Sussex Tpke., Calais Rd. to Morris Twp. border
When: Weeks of 10/26 and 11/23
- District 2
North of Route 10
When: Weeks of 11/2 and 11/30
- District 3
Between Pleasant Hill Rd. & Calais Rd. south of Route 10 and west of Millbrook Ave.
When: Weeks of 11/9 and 12/7
- District 4
East of Millbrook Ave., south of Route 10 and north of Sussex Turnpike
When: Weeks of 11/16 and 12/14
Need more information or have questions? Contact the DPW at 973.989.7066.