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GRASS CLIPPINGS, BRANCHES and LEAVES


Under a new "Cut It and Leave It" program, the Township now encourages  you to cut your grass and leave it on the lawn to help fertilize it and retain moisture. This process is also known as "Grasscycling", meaning a natural recycling of grass clippings. Grasscycling saves time and money, as you no longer have to purchase and fill biodegradable bags for grass, the lawn stays healthier, it lowers your need to fertilize by up to 30%, and it reduces the trucking and resulting fuel use and pollution for collecting the bags. For more information, see our Grasscycling page. Landscapers are also encouraged to grasscycle properly.

Township regulations require that brush, branches, yard rakings and other vegetative matter be placed in biodegradable bags only for collection by the Township. Pickups will be made on the same day as recycling pickups.

Leaves shall be placed in biodegradable bags only for curbside pickup by the Township during the periods of October 15 through December 31 and April 1 through May 15  of each year.

Biodegradable bags with leaves will not be picked up during the Winter months (Jan. 1 - Mar.31). Instead, Christmas trees will be picked up (in January) and the repair of potholes and other work will be performed during this period.

Soft vegetative waste collection will resume in the Spring.


Landscapers are required to conform to these regulations.


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