Yard Waste

Curbside Collection


  • Regular Yard Waste Curbside Collection Period: March 14 To December 14, 2016.
  • Place in containers no larger than 30 gallons, or biodegradable paper bags. Please no plastic bags.
  • Limited to grass, weeds, leaves, hedge and tree trimmings.
  • Containers should have handles, not exceed 80 pounds, and materials cannot stick out more than 1 foot from the top of the container.
  • Logs and large branches cannot be left at the curb. Twigs and branches up to 2 inches in diameter, may be tied in 4 foot bundles, or put in reusable containers.
  • If a holiday occurs on your collection day, pickup will occur on Thursday of that week.

Yard Waste - During Non-curbside Collection Period


Yard waste, including Christmas trees, may be brought to the Borough Garage Recycling Center on John Avenue on January 9, 2016 and Saturday, February 6, 2016, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Fall 2016 Leaf Collection


The town offers 3 ways for residents to dispose of their leaves:
  1. Leave containers at the curb*: This is the preferred method.  Weekly curbside collection of yard waste in containers will continue until December 14, 2016.  Free bags are available at the Public Works Garage and other Borough offices beginning October 10, 2016.
  2. Bring to Municipal Garage: Residents can bring leaves to the Municipal Garage on weekdays from October 24 to December 2 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Note, this is weekdays only and no commercial dumping is allowed.
  3. Rake to the curb: This is the least preferred method as it is expensive and causes issues with traffic and storm water management. 
Collection will start on October 24 and weather permitting will continue until early December.  December 2nd is the last day to put your leaves in the street.  This allows our workplace to use front-end loaders for pickup when leaves are wet.

Please call the Department of Public Works at (973) 593-3088 if you need any additional information.  Thank you.

*Note: Using containers or bags will save the Borough money and helps keep your taxes down!