Last Call For Storm Branches

By on March 27, 2018

If you’ve been slow to clear your yard of the tree debris created by this month’s nor’easters, you’re going to need to pick up the pace: Township officials announced yesterday that it will be collecting and cleaning up the branches and logs only until this Thursday, March 29. All storm-related tree debris must be out at the curb by 7 a.m. that morning. If you miss that deadline, you’ll need to follow the regular collection schedule and requirements for vegetative waste and make your own arrangements getting rid of the larger mess.

Here are the rules to follow:

  • Branches – Branches are defined as any tree, bush or shrub parts less than one (1) inch in diameter. Branches must be cut in manageable lengths of 3 to 10 feet and must be stacked neatly to facilitate disposal. Branches may also be set out in biodegradable paper bags.
  • Wood chips/chunks, Tree Bark, Acorns, Misc., Nuts, Tree Droppings, Etc., These items must be placed at the curb in biodegradable paper bags or rigid containers not weighing more than 50 pounds each.
  • Logs- Logs are defined as any tree part one (1) inch or larger in diameter. Logs are not normally collected as vegetative waste however logs up to six (6) inches in diameter will be collected during this special storm cleanup only. Residents must make their own arrangements for disposal of logs larger than 6 inches in diameter. To facilitate collection please keep log piles separate from branch piles. Different crews and equipment will be collecting the different debris.
  • Stumps – Stumps are not collected. Residents must make their own arrangements for disposal.
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The Township says all tree debris must be placed at the curb but not in the street to avoid impeding traffic or causing safety concerns. Prior to curbside collection any tree debris which spills into the street must be returned to the curb immediately by the property owner. Violators will be subject to fine by Code Enforcement for impeding traffic.

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