The Department of Public Works is gearing up for leaf season! Collection is scheduled to resume the week of October 17th.
The final week of brush collection for 2022 will be October 10th-14th. After that, brush collection will be suspended until January with the collection of holiday trees and will continue until the next leaf season in fall 2023.
Tips for successful and tidy leaf season:
· Place leaves in piles in the area between the curb and sidewalk.
· DO NOT PLACE YOUR LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY. If you contract for leaf removal, please remind your contractor of this mandate. Leaves strewn into the street clog storm drains and create hazardous conditions, including for vehicles and cyclists. This is an ongoing issue in town that we need your cooperation to correct!
· Please do not mix brush (even small branches) into the leaf piles. Branches hidden in leaves can and will damage the collection hoses.
· Whenever possible, DPW will post signs in advance of collection on your street and will post updates on the Hopewell Borough website (www.hopewellboro-nj.us). If you have questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 609-466-0168.
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.
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.
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.