Leaf collection begins Monday in Madison and, weather permitting, will continue through early December, according to the borough website.
Dec. 6 is the last day to move your leaves to the street along the curb for removal.
While the borough is picking up loose leaves, having leaves in bags or containers is the preferred method of pickup.
Here's information about Madison's 3 methods of leaf collection from RoseNet.org:Containers or bags at the curb This is the preferred method. Weekly curbside collection of yard waste in containers will continue until Dec. 18. Free bags are available at the public works garage on John Avenue and in borough hall, 50 Kings Road. (Using containers or bags will increase efficiency and maximize the use of your taxes, the borough says.)
Bring your leaves to the Municipal Garage Residents may bring leaves to the municipal garage on John Avenue weekdays from Oct. 28 through Dec. 6. Commercial dumping is not permitted at the municipal garage.
Rake leaves to the curb This is the least preferred method of preparing your leaves for removal. It is inefficient, labor intensive and can cause problems with traffic and storm water management.
In order to make curbside collection of leaves more efficient, place your leaves in the street. This allows Madison's workforce to use front end loaders when leaves are wet.
For more information call the Department of Public Works at 973-593-3088.