Medford Township’s leaf collection will begin on Oct. 26. The schedule for the 2020 curbside collection is as follows:
- Zone 1: Weeks of Oct. 26 and Nov. 23
- Zone 2: Weeks of Oct. 26 and Nov. 23
- Zone 4: Weeks of Nov. 2 and Nov. 30
- Zone 5: Weeks of Nov. 9 and Dec. 7
- Zone 3: Weeks of Nov. 16 and Dec. 14
The township’s goal is to complete collections by the end of the year. Leaves will not be collected after Jan. 31. Residents are encouraged to create enclosures made from 4-foot vinyl construction fencing available at your local home improvement stores. Leaves should be free of sticks, branches, trash and other debris. Each street will be collected once during the scheduled week.
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.
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves at the curb is only permitted seven days prior to a scheduled collection. Leaf piles should be placed no further than 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 around trees, bushes, utility poles, signs, or other obstructions.
Leaves should not be placed in the street or block any vehicle traffic lanes. Leaves should be placed at least 10 feet from storm drains. Leaves should be kept at least one foot from the curb to allow runoff from rain to flow freely. Do not park vehicles close to piles. Leaves placed curbside that do not meet the strict guidelines above will not be collected.
Residents who cannot wait for a roadside collection can bring their leaves to the DPW yard on Commonwealth Drive during regular business hours. Any leaves placed at the street by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by them.
Winter weather may delay leaf collection if a snowfall is experienced during leaf collection timelines. Schedule changes and updates will be posted as needed at www.medfordtownship.com/brushandleaf and on the township’s official Facebook page.
Residents with questions should contact the Department of Neighborhood Services at (609) 654-6791.