LEAF COLLECTION (Season is Mid-October through December, weather permitting)
Residents are reminded to rake leaves into piles between the sidewalk and the curb, not in the street. We dispose of the leaves at nearby organic farms, so it is very important that leaf piles are not contaminated with grass clippings, litter, garbage or other non-organic materials, including pet waste. Do not park cars near leaf piles; it creates a fire hazard and makes it impossible to pick up the leaves. The Federal Stormwater regulations, and Borough Code, require all leaf piles to be at least 10 feet from any storm drain. 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 should 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.
Mondays, January until 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 WEST of Greenwood Avenue). On the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month, brush on Greenwood Avenue and EAST of Greenwood Avenue will be picked up. There is no brush pickup during the 5th week of the months that have them.
In order to keep our town clean, residents are asked not to put their brush and yard waste 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. There is no collection in November and December in order that the department may concentrate on leaf removal.
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 arrangement with a private hauler for pickup of these items.
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.
The Public Works crews reserve the right to refuse to pick up brush/leaves/yard waste bags for any reason that could harm the equipment or personnel.
FEDERAL STORMWATER REGULATIONS – Leaf piles must be kept at least 10 feet away from any storm water inlet. We ask residents to please make a conscious effort to help us keep storm water inlets clean and free of obstructions, litter and pollution. Remember, “The Drain is Only for Rain.”