CG FALL LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM BEGINS
Cedar Grove’s Fall Leaf Collection Program to begin with loose leaf curbside pick-up October 17th, 2016 thru December 16, 2016 depending on weather conditions. Paper leaf bag collection will start October 24th, 2016.
Residents may rake leaves to the curb and piled in gutter for collection by municipality’s leaf vacuum and leaf loader. The program also includes a paper leaf bag collection service every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (recycling days). Leaf bags must contain leaves only - no grass, branches, stones, debris, etc. If so, they will not be picked up. The collection schedule provides for the collection of leaves piled at the curb line using an approximate 7-10 day cycle, depending upon the volume of leaves on the individual streets, weather conditions and equipment maintenance. Leaves cannot be piled on Pompton Ave. Piles of leaves must not be placed in the roadway in such a manner as to cause pedestrian or vehicular safety hazards.
Leaf piles must not include debris such as branches, grass, stones, wood, trash, etc. which may damage the municipality’s collection equipment. Also, leaves must not be piled near or upon drainage catch basins or around fire hydrants, or within 10 feet of street intersections. Residents are cautioned not to park a vehicle over leaf piles.
Only biodegradable paper leaf bags will be accepted, no plastic bags. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be collected. Residents may purchase biodegradable paper leaf bags from the Municipality at a cost of $0.25 per bag, 5 bags for a $1.25, or a bundle of 60 bags for $15.00.
Paper bags may be purchased at the Department of Public Works Yard located at 340 Little Falls Road from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except holidays. Bags may also be purchased at the Department of Puclic works on the following Saturdays; October 22 and November 12, 2016 from 9:00am-Noon.
Biodegradable paper leaf bags must be placed at the curb of any public road the night before your scheduled pick- up day. Bags will be picked up according to zone each week during the leaf collection period, and follows the recycling schedule. Zone 1 will be picked up on Monday, Zone 2 picked up on Tuesdays and Zone 3 picked up on Wednesdays.
Leaves collected by the municipality are transported to a leaf transfer site where the leaves are stockpiled and transported to an approved leaf composting facility.