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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Leaf Season

Leaves

Leaf Season will begin for South Orange on Monday, October 26th.

Residents must refer to the Leaf Map to ensure leaves are being placed out only when their zone shows "open" in green.  When the map reflects red in a zone residents are not permitted to place leaves out and will be subject to a penalty for violation of Township ordinances.  Residents are responsible to notify their landscapers/contractors to place leaves out according to Township guidelines.  

Leaf Season- Monday, October 26th - Wednesday, December 9th

To view the current South Orange Leaf Map select "Community Map" and select Leaf Map from the left column. LEAF MAP
For County Roadways please contact Essex County for their leaf pickup schedule at (973) 239-3366. 


  1. Leaves should be piled no more than four feet from the curb, and must not extend into traffic lanes. Leaves left in plastic bags will not be collected.
  2. Leaves can be raked into gutters during leaf season only. Any rake out after this time will be in violation of municipal ordinances and the leaves will not be collected.
  3. During Leaf Season, no debris other than leaves are permitted in the streets.


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