Essex County, NJ – 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 for Cedar Grove. 

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.

Leaves will be collected in Cedar Grove on Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28t Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25; and Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23.

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Essex County has entered into shared services agreements with some towns and Verona is one of these towns. In Verona, the local Department of Public Works will collect leaves on County roads. However, Verona does not allow rake out of leaves at all in town.  In Verona, leaves must be placed into biodegradable bags and are collected on Wednesdays.  If you have additional questions about leaf pick up in Verona, please call the Department of Public Works in Verona.

Residents who have questions about the leaf collection schedule may call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 0.