FINAL PASS - A final pass will be made throughout the Township beginning Monday, December 16th and concluding Friday, December 27th weather permitting. The final pass will cover both areas through December 27th or until the first significant snowfall. In prior years additional passes were made thru both areas due to a very successful program and very cooperative weather conditions. Public Works will strive to continue making extra passes in 2013. Leaves may not be put out after December 15th to allow crews time to finish the final pass by December 27.
The Township leaf collection program uses "leaf
vacuums" pulled by trucks housing large volume boxes for
collection. The leaf vacuum will come by each house at least one time
within each scheduled pass. As seen from the above schedule, each Area
is scheduled for four (4) passes. PLEASE be reminded that once the
leaf vacuum has passed your house, in order to keep to the schedule the
cannot accommodate requests for returns until the next scheduled pass.
Cooperation from every resident is essential for
the program's success.
Please follow these other guidelines, suggestions
and tips to help us provide the best service possible:
Place your leaves in wind rows (long, narrow, neat piles) curbside by the starting dates for your Area. This is the preferred way of placing your leaves for collection. Residents may place leaves curbside in open bags, but this is not preferred. Bagged leaves will be collected at the same time and schedule as vacuum collection. No separate collection will be done for bagged leaves.
No twigs, branches, trash, or other debris are to be in leaf wind rows. These items must be removed from your leaves prior to our vacuum arrival. These materials damage our vacuums creating equipment downtime which hampers our ability to keep to the schedule. If we find these materials in your leaves, your wind rows will be left and we will not return until the next pass. At the next pass, your wind rows will still need to be clear of these materials.
Do not park vehicles in front of leaf wind rows. If we cannot reach your leaves we cannot vacuum them!
If you use a contractor they need to be instructed on these guidelines or to take the leaves with them.
Once the final scheduled pass has been completed on your street, residents must bag all remaining leaves and place them curbside in open bags. If you are unsure if the final pass has been completed on your street B please call Public Works at 609-371 7152 for information.
After December 27, 2013 remaining leaves may be bagged and placed at curbside for collection on regular trash days or on your bulk day. Leaves will be collected in this manner throughout the year 2014 until vacuuming resumes.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP
16 LANNING BOULEVARD
EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520