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Important Leaf and Brush Collection Information


The Fall 2016 Brush collection is complete. No additional brush will be collected until March of 2017. The next brush collection schedule will be posted on our website in early 2017. Residents who need to dispose of brush may bring them to the DPW yard located at 2 Commonwealth Drive any Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every third Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents must show proof of residency.

Please note that contractors are not permitted to dispose of any material at the yard. Contractors who are hired to cut trees on private property are responsible for the removal of any tree debris.

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The Township reminds residents that placing brush at the street for collection outside of scheduled collection times is a violation of Township Ordinance. Township Ordinance states “All brush shall be stored on a resident’s property and shall not be placed at the roadside earlier than 10 days preceding the Monday of the scheduled collection week.” This ordinance is strictly enforced.

We appreciate your cooperation in this regard as it helps to maintain a clean and attractive community.

Leaf Collection: Township crews are preparing for leaf collection to commence on Monday, October 24th. Leaves will not be collected after January 2, 2017. Residents are encouraged to create enclosures made from four foot orange vinyl construction fencing available at your local home improvement stores.

The collection schedule for curbside collection is as follows:

Zone 1: Weeks of 10/24 and 11/28/2016
Zone 2: Weeks of 10/31 and 12/5/2016
Zone 3: Weeks of 11/7 and 12/12/2016
Zone 4: Weeks of 11/14 and 12/19/2016
Zone 5: Weeks of 11/21 and 12/26/2016

Leaves should be placed beside the street by 7:00 am on the first scheduled collection day of each Zone. The Township will collect each street once during the collection week. Delays may be experienced due to large volumes of leave in any given Zone or due to extreme weather conditions. Every attempt will be made to alert residents of delays as they happen. Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves at the curb is only permitted seven days prior to a scheduled collection. Leaves should be placed no further than ten feet from the edge of the roadway. Crews will not drive off the roadway to collect leaves.

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. 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 least ten feet from storm drains and should be kept at least one foot from the edge of the road to allow runoff from rain to flow freely. Please do not park vehicles close to piles; if a car is close to the pile we will not risk any type of impact and the pile will be skipped.

Any leaves generated by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them. In the past, the Township has encountered delays with leaf collection due to non-compliance with Township requirements, which impacts the Department’s ability to deliver prompt and efficient service. Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above will not be collected.

Please check the Neighborhood Services Dept. page on the Township website (www.MedfordTownship.com) for more info,, including a neighborhood listing and map for the Zones. You may also call Neighborhood Services at (609) 654–6791.


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