The changing of leaves will also bring with it Caldwell's curbside leaf collection program.
Two collection dates are assigned to each street in Caldwell. Residents can rake leaves to the curb up to six days prior to the scheduled pick-up date. All leaves must be curbside by 7 a.m. on the curbside pick up date.
Curbside pickup will begin with Academy Road on Nov. 4 and end with Whitefield Street on Nov. 26.
The complete street-by-street curbside leaf collection schedule can be found in the photo gallery of this article or by clicking here.
Residents who place leaves on roadways before and after the specified dates will be subject to fines.
Biodegradable bags will be available for purchase at Caldwell Borough Hall and Caldwell Community Center during normal operating hours.
The borough also communicated its schedule to registered landscapers so that their trucks will not be on the roadways during borough leaf collections. For those using private contractors, communicate collection dates to minimize complications during scheduled leaf collections.
In addition, for those residents who employ landscapers, Caldwell code requires all leaves,
brush and grass be removed from the property by the landscaper and not put in the street.
Residents living on the following Essex County roads are required to bag their leaves at all times by law.
- Bloomfield Avenue
- Central Avenue
- Lane Avenue
- Mountain Avenue
- Roseland Avenue
- Westville Avenue
- Do not include any branches, grass clippings, cans, bottles, or debris in the leaf piles. Foreign materials damage your town's equipment and risk employee safety.
- Do not place leaves within 10 feet of any storm drain or fire hydrant.
- Arrange leaves in a long row across your property's frontage rather than in large piles. Leaf rows should not extend into the street more than 4 feet for safety.
- Do not park vehicles over leaf piles. This makes leaf collection difficult and it is also a significant fire hazard. Avoid parking vehicles on streets during scheduled pick up days.
Leaf collection guidelines can also be found on the borough's website here: www.caldwell-nj.com. For more information, contact the borough administrator at 973-403-4638.