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Madison Tax Dollars at Work; Fall Leaf Collection

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MADISON, NJ - What's Fall without leaves?

Madison Department of Public Works play a major role in the maintenance of Madison.

“We maintain the roads, parks, sewer lines, water lines, and resolve complaints. You name it, we do it,” David Maines, Madison Department of Public Works superintendent, who has been with the department for 41 years, said.

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A major job the Department of Public Works handles during this season is the Fall leaf pickup.

The leaf pickup started the last week of October. The Department of Public Works maintains 53 miles of road.

“Between weather, man power, and break downs it takes about two to two and a half weeks. We keep going around Madison until we're all done,” Maines said.

The leaf pickup is a service provided to Madison taxpayers by the city of Madison.

“We do a lot of services to keep this town looking beautiful,” Maines said.

When preparing leaves for collection residents should pile leaves loose at the street edge, keep them separate from brush, and avoid piling them around or next to mail boxes, trees and utility poles.

You may cover your leaf piles with tarps of plastic sheeting to prevent them from blowing away.

"If you decide to bag your leaves leave bags open, and use compostable paper leaf bags if possible. This will help the Department of Public Works to identify what is in the bags and will speed collection," added Maines.

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