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2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

2021 Fall Leaf & Brush Collection Schedule

Collection methods have changed, so please read carefully.

2021 Leaf and Brush Collection ScheduleEffective Monday, October 25th, the Public Works staff will begin leaf collection throughout the town.  The Township of Ewing will no longer pick up loose leaves!

As per updated regulations from the NJDEP, Ewing Township Ordinance §319 Article V: Leaves, Brush and Yard Waste has been updated to remain in compliance with the NJDEP stormwater rules and regulations.   The following collection guidelines are now in effect:

  • All leaves and other yard debris (including grass) must be placed in biodegradable PAPER bags. Containers may be used as an alternative.  No plastic bags are allowed.  Again, no loose leaves are allowed in the street at curbside. 
  • Leaves will be collected the day after your garbage day.

The Department of Public Works will strive to keep up with the scheduled pickup as noted above, however, if you notice that your garbage day has come and gone without pickup, please be patient.  The Township Public Works Department is currently operating with an employee shortage.  There are also situations when equipment will break down.  These may result in setbacks in keeping up with the leaf/brush pickup schedule.  If that happens, we ask for your patience.  We will service all homes.   

Brush/Tree Parts

Brush and tree parts must not be longer than 4’ and a maximum diameter of 6 “.  You may containerize your brush or use rope/twine to tie it into bundles.

No containers: leaf bags, cans, or bundles should exceed 50 lbs.

No materials should be placed in the street.  This causes additional clean-up problems on the street surface and in storm sewers.  It may also obstruct visibility or cause traffic flow problems.


Does this apply to lawn care, tree work, or landscaping services?

The removal of debris resulting from landscaping services is the responsibility of the landscaper and no debris shall be placed, swept, or deposited into the street.

Is the Brush Drop Off Site available?

Residents also have the ability to drop off bagged or ‘containered’ leaves and brush at the brush drop off site located off of Jack Stephan Way. 

Is there a limit to the number of bags/containers that can be put out?

You can put out as many bags/containers at one time as you need.  This collection is a part of our recycling program.

Can I put leaves in plastic bags?

Plastic bags, regardless of whether the manufacturer has designated them as biodegradable, are not permitted.

Does the Township still distribute paper leaf bags?

The Township distributes paper leaf bags to residents free of charge at the Department of Public Works located at 136 Scotch Road, although quantities are limited.   Please call the Department at 609-882-3382 for availability.

Why can leaves no longer be raked into the stree4t?

Environmental protection guidelines restrict the placement of leaves in the street.  Unbagged leaves in the street also pose additional hazards such as flooding and sewer issues, impact water quality, and can cause motor vehicle accidents.

Questions? Call the Department of Public Works at 609-882-3382