LEAF COLLECTION Mid-October through December, weather permitting
Residents are reminded to rake leaves into piles between the sidewalk and the curb. Do not place leaves within 10 feet of any storm drain inlet. Do not park cars on or in front of leaf piles; it creates a fire hazard and makes it impossible to pick up the leaves. Public Works crews will NOT pick up leaves mixed with twigs, sticks, stones or brush. After December, leaves must be put in yard waste bags for collection.
YARD WASTE BAG COLLECTION
Yard waste bags are picked up year round on Mondays weather permitting. Small twigs, clippings, etc. can be placed in yard waste bags. The weight of the bags must not exceed 50 pounds. Bags with trash, stones or dirt in them will not be picked up. Yard waste bags are available at the Public Works Department – call 466-0168 for availability.
BRUSH COLLECTION Mondays, January through mid-October, weather permitting
Brush is collected in the western half of the Borough on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month; this is the area of the Borough WEST of Greenwood Avenue. On the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month, areas on Greenwood and EAST of Greenwood will be picked up. (There is no brush pickup during the 5th week in the months that have them.)
1. Brush must be neatly stacked on the property between the sidewalk and the curb with all cut ends facing in the direction of traffic.
2. Limbs must be 8″ or less in diameter. Do not cut limbs into short pieces.
3. Thorny vegetation, vines and brush must be tied with string, not wire, in bundles no more than 12″ in diameter. Remove any roots that are attached.
4. Lumber, fencing, building scraps, wire, nails, metal of any kind, or stones will not be picked up by the DPW. Please make arrangements with a private hauler for pickup of these items.
In order to keep our town clean, residents are asked not to put their brush out to the street until their scheduled pickup dates. Please be sure brush is placed between the curb and the sidewalk. Do not block sidewalks or streets. If you use a lawn service, please advise them of our policies and procedures.
Christmas trees will be picked up in January. Please be sure all ornaments, nails, wire and lights have been removed. Wreaths and garlands are to be placed in your regular trash pick-up.
The Public Works crews reserve the right to refuse to pick up brush for any reason that could harm the equipment or personnel.
The Public Works Department will NOT remove trees. Please make arrangements with an independent tree service for complete removal.