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South Orange to Residents: 'Please Do Not Put Your Branches in the Street'

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - As branch collection from previous storms continues just as another one is approaching, South Orange officials are asking residents to please keep branches out of the streets.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum posted to her Facebook page on Tuesday, in response to a question about branches in the streets, that "people should have branches on their property and not on the roads. DPW will advise everyone when it's time to put them out. The last storm was awful and circling the entire town takes a lot of time. So for now, if anyone already put them out, it's best to bring them back onto their private property."

An update to the South Orange website on Sunday, March 18, provided the following information about branch collection:

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With the expected snow this week we are asking all residents to not put branches into the streets.

The Village is working hard to clean up from the past Nor'easter and we need your help. We know most homes in South Orange have branches scattered about on their properties and would like to clean them up. Unfortunately, our Department of Public Works (DPW) is still working on cleaning up and taking down trees which were badly damaged and are unsafe and have not had the opportunity to pick up branches throughout the Village. 

At this time we are asking all resident to not put branches into the streets. With the expected snow storm this Wednesday, if there are branches left in the streets our trucks will not be able to plow. Please keep your branch bundles on your property at this time until we can give you dates for pickup. These bundles need to be with branches no more than 4 inches in diameter and no more than 4 feet long. If you would like to dispose of them sooner you are welcome to bring them down to the DPW yard at 300 Walton Avenue, Tuesday and Thursday from 8AM to 4PM and Saturday from 8AM to 12 Noon.

We appreciate your patience and your assistance with this. 

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