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Fall 2017 Leaf Pickup Information

Release date: 10/24/2017

Information for Residents

Beginning Oct 30th, the Township’s Public Works Department will begin Fall Leaf Pickup.  Leaves may be bagged or loose, and placed at the curb.   

Curbside pickup

Ewing is divided into 4 leaf collection zones for curbside pick-up (schedule).  On or about October 30, 2017, weather permitting, collection will begin. 

  • Leaves only are permitted in piled at the curb or in paper leaf bags for 2 weeks before the scheduled pickup.
  • NJDEP Storm Water Regulations require that leaves be raked to the curb line (not in the road).  They also do not permit leaves to be in the road or 10 feet from a storm drain.
  • Only leaves are collected during the Leaf Collection Program.  Under NO circumstances will the Township accept or pick-up leaves that are contaminated with grass, branches, stones or other debris during this season.
  • You may not put your loose leaves out to the curb prior to October 23rd.  However, you may bag your leaves and put out at the curb or take the bags to the Convenience Center on Jack Stephen Way. 
  • Whenever possible, do not park on the street when the collection crews are in your zone.

Bagged Leaves

Residents may bag their leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags and place them at the curb for pickup. The pickup for bagged leaves will follow the same schedule as the regular curbside pickup.

  • Follow the applicable “Curbside pickup” guidelines (above).
  • Only use biodegradable paper bags specifically made to hold leaves.  No exceptions will be made to this requirement.  NO PLASTIC BAGS will be collected.  Residents may obtain Biodegradable PAPER leaf bags from the Department of Public Works (DPW) facility at 136 Scotch Road as available.   (Call (609) 883-3382 to check availability.)
  • If not available at DPW, you may purchase leaf bags from home center stores.

Staging Center

A staging area for resident drop off of loose leaves only will be available beginning November 6th at the Navy Center.  You must show proof of residency.


M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm
The Center will be closed on Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (November 23), and the day after Thanksgiving (November 24);

Important Reminders

  • Do not mix twigs, tree branches, grass clippings, hedge trimmings or other organic debris, including mums and potting soil, in your leaf piles.
  • Please be considerate of your neighbors and cognizant of the State’s storm water regulations as well as Ewing’s Town Code regarding the collection of leaves and the placement of debris in the roadway.
  • We will post a notice about Christmas tree disposal after the holidays. 
  • As per the Ewing Fire Department, please do NOT park your vehicle on a pile of leaves, even if they are wet.   They may easily be ignited by the hot metal parts of your undercarriage.

Sustainable Fall Landscape Care

Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission recommend that all residents consider the ecological benefits of sustainable fall landscape care.  Please see their flyer that suggests a variety of sustainable fall landscaping tips. 

Anticipated Schedule

The scheduled pick up period is weather and volume dependent and will run from Oct 30, 2017 through Jan 12, 2018. 

The Township will be separated into 4 zones with 4 separate crews to start leaf pick up in all sections of Ewing. Upon completion of the first round, the second round will immediately begin.

During the months of November and December, the Public Works will continue to pick up all bagged leaves every day.  Regular garbage pickup will continue as scheduled. 

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC

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