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Posted on: October 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

The Township’s Department of Public Works will begin the 2019 Leaf Collection Season the week of October 21. Curbside collections will run, weather-permitting, through mid-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 tentatively scheduled to start the week of November 25. 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 October 21:

  • 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
  • Carlisle

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of November 25. 

The following areas are scheduled for leaf pick up the week of October 28:

  • 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
  • Signal Hill
  • Somerset
  • Fox Hollow
  • Cherry Run

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of November 25.

Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of November 4:

  • Kenilworth
  • Windsor Park
  • Park Place
  • Kresson Woods
  • Brookfield
  • Haddontowne
  • Old Orchard
  • Wexford Leas
  • Batesville
  • Hunt Tract
  • Wilderness Glen
  • Wilderness Acres
  • Wexford East

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of December 2.

Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of November 11:

  •  Brandywoods
  •  Brookdale
  •  Cherry Valley
  •  Barclay Farm
  •  Apple Hill
  •  Barclay Farm South
  •  Locustwood
  •  Barclay Farm Hamlets
  •  Bowling Green
  •  Downs Farm
  •  Ashland
  •  Sleepy Hollow
  •  Columbia Lake (North of Church Road)

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of December 2.

Areas scheduled for pick-up the week of November 18:

  • Kingston
  • Northwoods
  •  Candlewyck
  •  Cherry Downs
  •  Surrey Place East
  •  Short Hills
  •  Springbrook

 Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of December 9.


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!


Additional Leaf Collection Information 

  1. If you hire a lawn service for a fall leaf cleanup, please note that they cannot rake leaves to the curb for municipal collection. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure their lawn service hauls the leaves away to a disposal facility. Lawn services may haul leaves to the Township’s Kresson Road Ecology Site for disposal; this is a free service. Lawn services should call Public Works at 856 424-4422 for a permit.
  2. Leaves may be bagged for collection by the Township’s waste hauler, (biodegradable paper bags only), or put into open cans. The Department of Public Works encourages this disposal method as leaves are picked up weekly on your regular trash collection day.
  3. Do not place leaves in the street. Leaves must be placed on the park strip- (area behind curb or edge of road) or at the front property line.
  4. Please wait until your neighborhood is posted with leaf collection signs before raking leaves to the curb.
  5. Department of Environmental Protection regulations restrict leaves from being placed within 10 feet of any storm drains.
  6. Residents may take leaves to the Kresson Road Ecology Site for disposal. Please call the Department of Public Works for Ecology Site hours and to receive permission to use the site.
  7. Branches or other debris mixed in with leaf piles will not be collected.

Please note that weather conditions can interfere with the leaf collection schedule and a second collection is not always possible.


Cherry Hill residents have (3) three options for leaf disposal:

  1.  Bag your leaves - *Your best choice*
  2. Township leaf collection
  3. Haul your own

BAGGING YOUR LEAVES is the Recommended Option

Bag your leaves in paper biodegradable bags or place them in open trashcans and place curbside for recycling day. Save money and keep our streets safe.

Leaves get picked up every week on your regular recycling day.

  • Rain won’t delay pick-up.
  • Your neighborhoods will be cleaner without leaf piles blocking traffic or blowing onto neighbor’s yards.
  • It’s safer - No children playing in leaf piles in the street. Cars won’t skid on wet leaves.
  • Fire hazards reduced - Leaves in the street can catch fire, especially if cars are parked in the street.
  • Cost - Bagging reduces the Township’s leaf collection program costs, saving your tax dollars.


The Township uses heavy equipment to collect the leaves at the curb. When you see signs posted in your neighborhood, rake your leaves to the curb. Remember, lawn services must remove leaves. Keep your cars off the street between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Residents may take leaves to the Kresson Road Ecology Site. Call 856 424-4422 for hours of availability.

 NOTE: Due to unpredictable weather conditions (rain), it is difficult to know when leaves will fall. This makes it hard to set a strict leaf collection schedule. We make every attempt to complete this process before snow season (when we need the same trucks ready with snowplow attachments). We try our best, but ask for your patience and understanding.

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