WEST ORANGE, NJ The Essex County 2015 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads has been announced. Residents whose properties are located on county roads are advised to place their leaves in biodegradable bags or to sweep the loose leaves into piles 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.

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. Residents on county roads are asked to check the county leaf collection schedule and coordinate their fall cleanup activities with the county.

West Orange is included in Section I. Collection times are: Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 30; Monday, Nov. 23 to Friday, Nov. 27; and Monday, Dec. 21 to Thursday, Dec. 24.

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Essex County has entered into shared services agreements with Bloomfield, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona and West Caldwell. In these municipalities, the local Department of Public Works will collect leaves on county roads. If one’s property is located on a county road in West Orange, they are advised to consult the municipal Public Works Department for more information or to obtain a schedule.

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