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Fall Leaf and Branch Collection


The zone listing can be accessed anytime, by calling (732) 968-1023 x 6689. 

Section of Township Branches Leaves ONLY Leaves ONLY
South of Route 22             October 17       October 31 November 21
Side of the Mountain         October 24 November 7 December 5
Top of the Mountain October 31 November 14 December 12


The program is for routine maintenance, not for lot clearing.  Excessive piles will not be collected.  Leaves may be bagged or raked to the curb line, but may not be placed in the street.  Placing leaves in the street is not only prohibited per the state and local regulations governing stormwater (leaves in the street allow debris to filter into the storm sewers) but also can cause hazardous travel on roads for cars and pedestrians. Grass clippings are not collected.  Branches should be stacked for easy chipping, all facing one direction.  Stickers should be stacked separately.

The dates listed above are when residents should have their branches/leaves out by.  It does not mean that the debris will be collected on that date, it means that DPW will be starting in that zone on that date.  If DPW has come through your zone (your street) already, please refrain from repiling leaves until closer to the next pick-up date for your zone. 

Guidelines for Branches

  • Limbs over 6” in diameter will not be collected        
  • Small branches-bundle with brush 
  • Sticker bushes in a separate pile       
  • Do not mix leaves with the branches & brush
  • Keep debris away from fire hydrants
  • Place branches curbside, not in the street 


Guidelines for Leaves

  • Pile leaves curbside for pick-up by the leaf vacuum – Do not place in street
  • Place bagged leaves curbside – Do not place in street
  • Bags available from local hardware store or from Town Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00, while supplies last (limit of 15 per household)