Leaves collected are composted, and the compost is made available to the public in the spring for use on lawns and in gardens.
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SUMMIT, NJ - The Department of Community Services is offering curbside pickup of leaves and large items such as appliances now through December 4 and 18, respectively.
The Division of Public Works will collect bagged leaves will be collected curbside -- on regularly scheduled garbage pickup days -- through December 4, or the first major snowfall.
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable brown bags and placed at the curb. Residents may also bring leaves to the Transfer Station, located at 40 New Providence Rd. The collected leaves are then composted and the compost is made available to the public in the spring for use on lawns and in gardens.
Residents are asked to refrain from piling leaves in streets, as prohibited by a city ordinance. Though the Division of Public Works operates street sweepers and leaf vacuums to clear streets of leaves and other natural debris, piling leaves in the street is a driving hazard. Doing so narrows driving lanes and creates traffic problems, especially during wet weather when leaves become slippery.
For the next few weeks, pumpkins are also being composted at the Transfer Station with a “catapult your pumpkin” launch on November 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Bulk Item Pickup
The City is also providing scheduled pick up of bulky items, such as furniture and appliances on December 4 and 18. Please contact the Department of Community Services at 908-273-6404 to arrange a pickup for those scheduled dates.
Transfer Station Schedule
The Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, reopening with regular operating hours on November 27 and 28. The Transfer Station will also be closed on Christmas Day, reopening December 26 with regular operating hours.