HAWTHORNE, NJ - With the advent of spring comes the inevitable need to dispose of yard waste.  The borough of Hawthorne announced that yard waste curbside collection will begin again, starting on Wednesday, April 1, in Wards 2 and 4.  Wards 1 and 3 will have their pickup begin on Tuesday, April 7.

Hawthorne defines yard waste as "grass, brush, branches (less than 4 feet long or 4 inches in diameter) and leaves."  Excluded are "dirt, rocks and very large (greater than 4 feet long or 4 inches in diameter) branches."  The borough further notes that, "Branches may be tied and bundled weighing less than 50 pounds if no bag or barrel is used."

The borough says yard waste to be collected is to be put in "paper bags or trash barrels" at a maximum of 32 gallons.  "Large green landscaper barrels are not acceptable.

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