Glen Ridge

Leaf Disposal Notice

New Jersey State Law prohibits disposal of leaves this fall with other garbage at the resource recovery facility. The Borough is mandated to provide pick-up and removal to an approved, designated compost area.

The Borough of Glen Ridge has contracted a truck to specifically pick-up bagged leaves at curbside, beginning the week of November 6, 2017 and terminating December 20, 2017. Residents must use biodegradable bags or CLEAR plastic bags. No black bags will be accepted for pick up.

These curbside pick-ups will be made on your FIRST regular scheduled garbage collection each week.

  • If your garbage is picked-up on Mondays and Thursdays, Monday will be your leaf collection day, beginning November 6, and terminating with a final pick up date of December 18, 2017.
  • If your garbage is picked-up on Tuesdays and Fridays, Tuesday will be your leaf collection day, beginning November 7, and terminating with a final pick up date of December 19, 2017.
  • If your garbage is picked-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Wednesday will be your leaf collection day beginning November 8, and terminating with a final pick up date of on December 20, 2017.

Leaves may not be placed at curbside on your second collection day of the week; Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

  • Bags must ONLY contain leaves
  • Leaf bags will not be picked up if they exceed a 50-pound weight limit.
  • NO garden debris mixed with leaves
  • NO grass clippings mixed with leaves
  • NO sticks or branches mixed with leaves
  • Garden and yard debris is picked up at the curb on your FIRST scheduled collection day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) and must be packaged separately from leaves.

Leaves may NOT be raked onto any streets or gutters in the Borough - INCLUDING COUNTY ROADS.

Bags may NOT be placed into any streets or gutters in the Borough - INCLUDING COUNTY ROADS.

New Jersey Laws and Borough of Glen Ridge Ordinance provide for penalties for residents who do not follow this program.

For the convenience of residents, sturdy 55-gallon plastic bags are available at the Municipal Building at a minimal cost.

YOUR REGULAR REAR YARD COLLECTION OF GARBAGE WILL CONTINUE TO BE PICKED-UP TWICE A WEEK.

For additional information, please call our Public Works Department at 973-748-8400 ext. 223

Your cooperation is appreciated!