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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Leaf collection begins Oct. 23 in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill

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The Township’s Department of Public Works will begin the 2017 Leaf Collection Season the week of Oct. 23. Curbside collections will run, weather-permitting, through late December. In the span of about eight weeks, DPW crews will collect more than 90,000 cubic yards of leaves left curbside. It’s an enormous task, but there are several steps residents can take to help expedite the process. • Wait to rake leaves to the curb until the day before the posted pick-up date. Dates will be posted in each neighborhood approximately a week before collection is scheduled.

• Leaves should be raked to the curb, rather than in the street; storm drains should be kept free of leaves and debris.

• Leaf piles can only be collected if they’re free of branches.

• Avoid parking cars on streets scheduled for leaf collection, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. This is safer and will help prevent service interruptions.

• Landscaping services are not permitted to place leaves out for municipal collection. They can deposit leaves – at no cost – at the Kresson Road ecology site by scheduling a drop-off time through Public Works. Crews make every attempt to complete two collections in each neighborhood – which is why we begin this effort so early in the fall. This year, second collections are scheduled to start the week of Nov. 30; however, inclement weather – especially an early snowfall – can delay this process. The easiest way to manage your leaves is still by bagging them. Free, 30-gallon recyclable paper leaf bags are available for interested residents in the Municipal Clerk's Office, Room 107, Town Hall, and at the Public Works Complex and Recycling Center, 1 Perina Blvd.  Bagging reduces the cost of leaf collection, and because bagged leaves are collected on your scheduled trash collection day, it gives residents more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. The following areas are scheduled for leaf pick up the week of Oct. 23:

Colwick

Barlow

Woodland

Ridings of Fox Run

Charleston Woods

Charleston Riding

Brookmead

Woodcrest

Erlton South

Kingsway Village

Cooper Park Village

Erlton North

Hinchman

Lucerne

Sienna

Voken Tract

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 27. The following areas are scheduled for leaf pick up the week of Oct. 30:

Surrey Place

Knollwood

Windsor Park West

Cherry Hill Estates

Chestnut Place

Bunker Hill

Signal Hill

Cropwell Estates

Fox Hollow

Ramsgate

Staffordshire

Willowdale

Eagle Oak

Timber Cove

Point of Woods

Deer Park

Lakeview

Forest Park

Country Walk

Delwood

Somerset

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 27. Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of Nov. 6:

Kenilworth

Windsor Park

Fox Hollow Woods

Kresson Woods

Brookfield

Old Orchard

Wexford Leas

Batesville

Hunt Tract

Wilderness Glen

Wilderness Acres

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of Dec. 4. Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of Nov. 13:

Brandywoods

Brookdale

Cherry Valley

Apple Hill

Locustwood

Barclay Farm

Barclay Farm Hamlets

Bowling Green

Downs Farm

Ashland

Sleepy Hollow

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of Dec. 4. Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of Nov. 20:

Kingston

Northwoods

Cherry Downs

Surrey Place East

Short Hills

Springbrook

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of Dec. 11. Residents should note that the schedule may be adjusted due to inclement weather. Any delays or scheduling changes will be posted on this page as necessary. For more information, call Public Works at (856) 424-4422. Have a happy fall season – and happy leafing!

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