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The Department of Public Works is gearing up for leaf season!  Place your leaves in a windrow fashion along the edge of your property. DO NOT PLACE YOUR LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY.  Any leaves plowed off the roadway during a snow event will not be the responsibility of the DPW to clean up. The homeowner is responsible to re-rake the leaves to the proper location for leaf collection.  Please do not mix brush (even small branches) into the leaf piles.  Whenever possible or practicable, DPW will post signs in advance of collection on your street. 

The final week of brush collection will be October 11th-15thBrush collection will be temporarily suspended after Friday, October 15th so that full attention can be dedicated to leaf collection.  In an effort to keep our town tidy throughout the seasons, we ask for cooperation in adhering to this deadline.  Brush pickup will resume in January with the pickup of holiday trees and continue until the fall leaf season.

Interested in saving time and elbow grease while helping your lawn at the same time?  Consider putting down the rake and mulching the leaves back into the grass with your lawnmower.  Landscaping and environmental experts claim leaf mulching aids in reducing pesky dandelion and other weeds the following year, and it helps keep your lawn well fed in the cold winter months.

Additional notes:

Bags of yard debris – small branches, hedge trimmings, grass clippings – may be put out for collection in brown paper bags throughout the year.  Yard waste is collected on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please note that storm damage and other weather-related conditions may alter brush or leaf collection schedules and information will be announced, as needed, should conditions so warrant.

Additional information regarding brush and leaf collection may be found on the Hopewell Borough website at or by calling the Department of Public Works at 609-466-0168.

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