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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Leaf Season

Bagged Leaves

Leaf Season will commence on October 22nd, 2018 and continue through December 5th, 2018.

Residents must use the South Orange Leaf Map located at southorange.org under SO Community Map, selecting Leaf Map from the left column. Please follow the map to determine when it is appropriate to rake leaves out at your address.  Zones are authorized to rake leaves out when they are shown in green on the Leaf Map, when they are red in color do not rake out until the zone reflects green again.  

Residents on County Roadways must contact Essex County for their leaf pickup schedule at (973) 239-3366.


Regulations Regarding Leaf Season:

  1. Leaves should be piled no more than four feet from the curb, and must not extend into traffic lanes.  Do not place leaves within 10 feet of storm catch basins.  Leaves left in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  2. Leaves can be raked into gutters during leaf season only. Any rake out after the time frame listed will be in violation of municipal ordinances and the leaves will not be picked up.
  3. During leaf pick-up season, no debris other than leaves are permitted in the streets and will not be picked up. 
  4. Leaf pick-up cycles in South Orange are estimated at eleven days, depending upon the rake-out volume. To reduce clutter between collections, residents are asked to approximate upcoming pick-up days by using the Leaf Map and rake out their leaves when the map shows their neighborhood in green.  The Leaf Map can be found under "Community Map" on the Village website- southorange.org

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