Leaves May Be Placed in Biodegradable Bags or Swept to the Curb

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Essex County’s 2016 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads. Residents whose properties are on County Roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. 

To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors.There will be three pickups in each section of the County. DiVincenzo has asked residents on County roads to check the county leaf collection schedule and coordinate their fall cleanup activities with the County. Leaves should be swept to the curb or placed in biodegradable bags at the curb no more than seven days before the scheduled pickup time. In addition, residents are asked to pile leaves at least 10 feet from a storm drain.

  • Section I: (Cedar Grove, Millburn and West Orange) Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th; Monday, November 21st to Friday, November 25th; and Monday, December 19th to Friday, December 23rd.
  • Section II: (South Orange and Maplewood) Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 4th; Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 2nd; and Monday, December 26th to Friday, December 30th. 
  • Section III: (Belleville and East Orange) Monday, November 7th to Friday, November 11th; Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th; and Monday, January 2, 2017 to Friday, January 6, 2017 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).
  • Section IV: (Irvington, Newark and Orange) Monday, November 14th to Friday, November 18th; Monday, December 12th to Friday, December 16th; and Monday, January 9, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).