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Leaves May Be Placed in Biodegradable Bags or Swept to the Curb



Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Essex County’s 2017 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads. Residents whose properties are on County Roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb.

To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three pickups in each section of the County. DiVincenzo has asked residents on County roads to check the county leaf collection schedule and coordinate their fall cleanup activities with the County. Leaves should be swept to the curb or placed in biodegradable bags at the curb no more than seven days before the scheduled pickup time. In addition, residents are asked to pile leaves at least 10 feet from a storm drain.

The following schedule lists the four sectors, the municipalities included in each section and the collection times when leaves will be picked up in each section.

Section I: (Cedar Grove, Millburn and West Orange) Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th; Monday, November 20th to Friday, November 24th; and Monday, December 18th to Friday, December 22nd.

Section II: (South Orange and Maplewood) Monday, October 30th to Friday, November 3rd; Monday, November 27th to Friday, December 1st; and Tuesday, December 26th to Friday, December 29th.

Section III: (Belleville and East Orange) Monday, November 6th to Friday, November 10th; Monday, December 4th to Friday, December 8th; and Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to Friday, January 5, 2018 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).

Section IV: (Irvington, Newark and Orange) Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th; Monday, December 11th to Friday, December 15th; and Monday, January 8, 2018 to Friday, January 12, 2018 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).

Essex County has entered into shared services agreements with Bloomfield, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona and West Caldwell. In these municipalities, the local Department of Public Works will collect leaves on County roads. If your property is located on a County road in one of these towns, please consult your municipal Public Works Department for more information or to obtain a schedule.

Residents who have questions about the leaf collection schedule may call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 0.


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