Procedure for Leaf Collection





An Amendment to Lacey Township Code Section 289-2C Entitled “Designated Recyclable Materials” Item (9) -  Leaves:  Must be bagged in environmentally friendly biodegradable paper bags with bags left open or in containers no larger than 32 gallons and placed at curbside during leaf pickup program weeks”.  Ordinance No. 2020-19, Signed October 8, 2020.

This Amendment was necessary to help alleviate several problems:  Bagged leaves can now be placed directly into wind-rows at the Lacey Compost Site, keeping the Town in Compliance with NJDEP Permit Regulations; Eliminates the need for Public Works employees to have to “unbag” the leaves from plastic bags and then dispose of those bags; and also aids in keeping our storm drains cleaner, therefore helping the Township to stay in compliance with NJDEP Stormwater Rules and Regulations.

There will be 3 Curbside Leaf Collection Cycles this Fall...

* 1st Collection Cycle begins Monday, November 9th

* 2nd Collection Cycle begins Monday, November 23th

*3rd & Final Collection Cycle begins Monday, December 7th

  • Place your leaves at curbside PRIOR to the FIRST DAY OF EACH CYCLE
  • Leaves must be bagged in environmentally friendly biodegradable paper bags or containers no larger than 32 gallons.
  • NO tree branches, acorns or other debris - LEAVES only (Pine Needles are Leaves)
  • If we come to your street & your leaves were not out on the first collection cycle, we will not be back until the Next Collection begins.
  • It takes the Public Works Department about 2 weeks to complete each cycle.
  • Do Not Rake Leaves into a pile at curbside & Do Not Rake them into the Street
  • After the 3rd Collection, Residents are required to bring their leaves into the Recycling Center during normal operating hours.


The Leaf Collection Schedule is printed in your current Recycling Calendar.  Residents can bring leaves to the Recycling Center throughout the year during normal hours of operation, Monday thru Friday 7:00 am – 3:15 pm and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 3:45 pm.