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Ewing, NJ 08628
Ewing Township Ordinance 21-08 enacted unanimously in mid-April 2021 and effective June 13, 2021, mandates that leaves and other yard debris (including grass) must be bagged in biodegradable paper bags but also allows, as an alternative, residents the ability to put leaves or brush in containers for pickup by the Township.
The changes, long required by the State, and reinforced by recent changes in State Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Rules, make the Township and its residents, compliant with existing State storm water rules.
While we highly recommend Option 1, mulching your leaves with your mower, Ewing Township will pick up leaves or grass clippings when collected in biodegradable paper bags or in containers.
A note about Brush* Brush may also be placed at the curb for collection in lengths no longer than four (4) feet. It may be loose or containerized. No trees, tree trunks, or branches exceeding six (6) inches in diameter may be placed at the curb for collection. Materials must be placed curbside and not in the roadway.
Property owners who wish can continue to transport and dispose of leaves, grass clippings, and yard waste collected on their properties at the Ewing Township Brush Drop Off Convenience Center on Jack Stephan Way.
Follow Mother Nature
Shredding your leaves where they are on the lawn, using shredded leaves as a winter mulch on landscape beds, collecting shredded leaves into compost piles, or simply leaving your leaves under the trees in wooded areas are all examples of using Mother Nature's own time-tested method of turning old leaves into new soil.
Westchester County, NY
The Communities of Westchester County, New York have implemented a successful Leaves: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em program that saves both time and money for property owners every fall since 2012.
There are also neighborhood- and community-wide environmental and cost benefits of Love 'Em and Leave 'Em: