Sunday, December 5, is the last day leaves can be put at the curb.
Department of Public Works (DPW) trucks will work their way through town by section one final time during the week of December 6-11. Once trucks pick up the leaves on your street, they will not be back.
These dates apply both to leaf piles on local roads and to bagged leaves on state and county roads.
- Disposal of any leaves put out after December 6 and remaining after DPW trucks have completed their final townwide pickups will be the responsibility of the property owner.
- If trucks pick up the leaves on your street on December 6 and you put out more leaves on December 7, those leaves will not be picked up.
Thank you for your help in getting leaves to the curb in time for the final pickup. We understand that leaves fall at different times during the season, which is the reason for the final townwide sweep after the individual sections have been completed.
- ONLY LEAVES should be put out at the curb for pickup.
- Brush, branches, plants, or other types of debris or trash do not belong in leaf piles for pickup.
- Leaf piles containing these items will not be picked up.
- Keep leaves and other debris away from storm drains.
- Heavy rains or melting snow can cause flooding conditions if unable to drain properly through the storm drain system.
- Keeping storm drains clear can help reduce or eliminate flooding and potentially serious damage to roads and private property.
|Week||Put Leaves in Street||Leaves Picked Up||Section|
|1||Oct. 25 - Oct. 31||Nov. 1 - Nov. 7||1|
|2||Nov. 1 - Nov. 7||Nov. 8 - Nov. 21||2|
|3||Nov. 15 - Nov. 21||Nov. 22 - Nov. 28||3|
|4||Nov. 28 - Dec. 5||Nov. 29 - Dec. 11||1, 2, & 3|
- Only leaves are to be put out for pickup at the curb during the Leaf Collection Program; no brush, branches, plants, planters, or any other types of debris will be accepted.
- Once the leaves in your section have been picked up, do not place more leaves in the street until the next scheduled date (week 4 for all sections).
- The last date to put leaves in the street for collection is Sunday, December 5, 2021.
- Make sure your landscaper knows these dates.
Grass & Leaf Disposal Guidelines
Township of Livingston General Ordinance Chapter 178, “Littering” contains the following requirements for disposing of grass clippings and leaves for the leaf collection season. Note: Anyone who does not follow the requirements for disposing of grass clippings and leaves may be subject to a fine as established in Chapter 178, “Littering” of the Township of Livingston General Ordinances.
- Do not dispose of grass clippings by placing or causing them to end up (i.e., through air blowers or other mechanical equipment) on adjacent property.
- Do not dispose of grass clippings by depositing them in any catch basin or sewer or by leaving them along any curb line or gutter.
- Do dispose of grass clippings only by putting them in a container or bag and placing them out for collection with regular garbage pickup.
- Do not dispose of leaves by placing or causing them to end up (I.e., through air blowers or other mechanical equipment) on adjacent property.
- Do not dispose of leaves by depositing them in any catch basin or sewer or by leaving them along any curb line or gutter.
- Do dispose of leaves in containers, except during the scheduled annual leaf collection program.
- Do place leaves at the curb line or in the gutter of that portion of the public street adjacent to the property from which the leaves are being disposed of only during the annual leaf collection program according to the times and dates in the published leaf collection program schedule.
- Do not place leaves closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet or catch basin.
- Do only place leaves in the street gutter only for a maximum period of 7 days before their actual collection.
Basic Leaf Collection Sections
- Section 1: Area north of East / West of Mount Pleasant Avenue.
- Section 2: Area south of East and West Mount Pleasant Avenue and north of East and West Northfield Road.
- Section 3: Area south of East and West Northfield Road and West Mount Pleasant Avenue west of the traffic circle.
Leaf Collection on County and State Roads:
Leaves Must be Bagged
Leaves to be collected along County and State Roads must be bagged in paper leaf bags.
Livingston Township provides free paper leaf bags to property owners on Essex County roads or State Highway Route 10 (Mt. Pleasant Avenue). Find out if you live on an Essex County or NJ State road here (PDF).
Leaf bags can be picked up 8 am - 3 pm from Monday, October 4, 2021 through Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Public Works Garage located at 235 S. Livingston Avenue, between 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on weekdays. List of County & State Roads (PDF). NOTE: Proof of address is required.
Leaf collection on Essex County Roads and State Highway Rt. 10 will occur once per week during the Leaf Collection Season, once leaf collection has begun on November 1 (see chart above). Along those roads, leaves will only be picked up if they are properly bagged.
The final date that paper-bagged leaves may be placed at the curb for collection on Essex County roads and State Highway Rt. 10 is December 5, 2021.