LEAVES, BRUSH & YARD WASTE

Pick up:

All brush and yard waste shall be placed at curb side by 5:00 am of the day designated for collection. No brush or yard waste shall be placed at the curb side more than 72 hours prior to any scheduled collection. The Public Works Department begins collection on the designated Monday and it may take a few days to complete the town. If the Monday falls on a holiday pick-up will be the next working day.

Brush and shrubs, not more than eight inches in diameter and not in excess of 10 feet in length, may be placed between the curb and sidewalk for collection by the Borough only on days specified for brush collection. All brush placed at any curb must have originated at the property adjacent to the curb at which same is placed for collection. Brush will be collected on the Second and Fourth Monday in April and the second Monday in March, May, June, September, October and November.  There will be no brush collection in the months of January, February, July, August and December. The Public Works Department will collect brush as a result of a severe storm through out the year.  

Leaves may be placed, loose or in biodegradable leafs bags at curb side from April 1 through May 31 and from September 15 through December 1 (possible extension see website for update).
Leaves shall not be closer than 10 feet to drain inlet. Leaves may be placed for collection only in authorized biodegradable leaf bags.

All leaves, brush & yard waste placed at any curb must have originated at the property adjacent to the curb at which same are placed for collection.

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GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED 

 and SHALL NOT be placed at the curb at any time.

The Borough encourages you to participate in the Grass – Cut it and Leave it Program. By doing this you will:

Save time – You don’t have to empty your mower’s bag, no raking, no bagging, and no taking clippings to the street.

Use less water – lawn clippings contain water and leaving those clippings on the lawn retains moisture, therefore you water less, or not at all.

Use less fertilizer – lawn clippings contain nutrients. Leaving them on the lawn fertilizes your lawn, therefore you use less fertilizer or none at all.

We advise that you mow High! 2.5” – 3.5” is ideal for NJ. It saves moisture and shades out weeds.
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