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10/22/2018 - LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE AS OF 12/26/18

Leaf Collection Update – 12/12/18

The Township continues to collect leaves as part of our annual Leaf Collection Program.  Due to the volume of leaves in the Zones and because of weather delays, crews are running a week behind.  Residents should still prepare their leaves for collection based on the following schedule:

Zone 4:  Week of November 26 – COMPLETE 12/11/18
Zone 1:  Week of December 3 – currently collecting in this Zone
Zone 2:  Week of December 3 – currently collecting in this Zone
Zone 3:  Week of December 10 – will begin on December 17th
Zone 5:  Week of December 17 – will begin when Zone 3 is complete

Any leaves placed curbside outside of the times specified by the Township will be the responsibility of the homeowner to have removed.  Leaves should be placed at the street by 7:00 am on the Monday of the scheduled collection week.  Leaves placed at the street after our crews have collected that street will not be collected.

Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves at the curb is only permitted seven (7) days prior to a scheduled collection.  Leaf piles should be placed no further than ten (10) feet from the edge of the roadway.  Collection vehicles will not leave the roadway to collect piles of leaves.

Leaves should not be placed in the travel lane of any roadway and should be placed at least ten (10) feet from storm drains.  Leaves should be kept at least one foot from the curb to allow runoff from rain to flow freely.  Please do not park vehicles close to piles.  Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above will not be collected.  Leaves placed at the street by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them. 

Residents who still have leaves once the final pass is completed may bring their leaves to the DPW yard any Monday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm and every third Saturday of the month from 8 am to 1 pm.  Residents must show proof of residency at the DPW yard.  Contractors are not permitted to dispose of any waste at the DPW yard.

Township crews make every effort to adhere to the collection schedule above.  However, future inclement weather, breakdowns, or the volume of leaves in any given Zone may impact the Leaf Collection Schedule.  We appreciate your patience and consideration. 


 

FALL LEAF COLLECTION

The Township will begin Leaf Collection operations on Monday, October 29th. Leaves will be collected based on the following schedule:

Zone 4: Weeks of October 29 and November 26
Zone 1: Weeks of November 5 and December 3
Zone 2: Weeks of November 5 and December 3
Zone 3: Weeks of November 12 and December 10
Zone 5: Weeks of November 19 and December 17

Placement of leaves at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of Township Ordinance 82. To ensure prompt collection, please make sure your leaves are at the street before the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Crews may only make one pass during your scheduled collection week. Any leaves placed curbside outside of the times specified by the Township will be the responsibility of the homeowner to have removed.

Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves at the curb is only permitted seven (7) days prior to a scheduled collection. Leaf piles should be placed no further than ten (10) feet from the edge of the roadway. Collection vehicles will not leave the roadway to collect piles of leaves. Please make sure your leaves do not contain sticks, branches, tree limbs, or other debris.

Leaves should be placed at least ten (10) feet from storm drains. Leaves should be kept at least one foot from the curb to allow runoff from rain to flow freely. Please do not park vehicles close to piles. Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above will not be collected. Leaves placed at the street by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them.

Township crews make every effort to adhere to the collection schedule above. However, inclement weather, breakdowns, or the volume of leaves in any given Zone may impact the Leaf Collection Schedule.

Questions should be directed to the Neighborhood Services Dept. at 609-654-6791, extensions 316 or 322.

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