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RULES FORLEAVES, BRUSH & YARD WASTE

Definitions:
Yard Waste – Hedge/yard trimmings and vegetation from flowers and gardens.  NO GRASS CLIPPINGS.
Authorized Leaf Bag – Biodegradable leaf bag
Authorized Yard Waste Container – Trash or garbage container with approved label and drain holes to allow the water to drain.The container shall not exceed 50 lbs with contents
 
Pick up:
All brush and yard waste shall be placed at curbside by 7:00 am of the day designated for collection. No brush or yard waste shall be placed at the curb side more than 72 hours prior to any scheduled collection. The Public Works Department starts picking up on the designated Monday and can take a couple days to complete the town. If the Monday falls on a holiday pick-up will be the next working day.
 
Brush and shrubs not more than 8 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length may be placed between the curb and sidewalk for collection. Brush will be collected from March through November. Brush will be collected on the second and fourth Mondays in the months of April and October. Brush will be collected on the second Monday in the months of March, May, June, July, August, September, and November of each month. There will be NO brush collection from December 1 through February 28.
 
Yard Waste will be collected on the brush collection dates. Yard waste materials to be collected by the Borough of Bradley Beach shall be drained of all liquid and then placed at curbside in an authorized yard waste container ONLY. No yard waste loose at the curb will be collected.
 
Leaves may be placed, loose or bagged, at curbside from April 1 through May 31and from September 15 through December 1.Leaves shall not be closer than 10 feet to any storm drain inlet. If bagged, leaves may be placed for collection only in authorized biodegradable leaf bags.
 
All leaves, brush and yard waste placed at any curb must have originated at the property adjacent to the curb at which same are placed for collection. Brush/yard waste and leaves shall be in separate piles
 
GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL NOT be collected by the Borough and SHALL NOT be placed at the curb at any time. The Borough encourages you to participate in the Grass - Cut it and Leave it Program. By doing this you will:
  • Save Time - You don't have to empty your mower's bag, no raking, no bagging, no taking clippings to the street.
  • Use less water - Lawn clippings contain water and leaving those clippings on the lawn retains moisture, therefore you water less, or not al all.
  • Use less fertilizer - Lawn clippings contain nutrients. Leaving them on the lawn fertilizes your lawn, therefore you use less fertilizer or none at all.
We advise that you MOW HIGH! Leaving the grass slightly taller saves moisture and shades out weeds. A height of 2.5 to 3.5 inches is ideal for NJ. Shorter grass will require more water and more fertilizer.

What about thatch? Thatch is not dead cut grass. Thatch is dead roots and dead grass stems. Watering and fertilizing causes the growth that accumulates thatch.

More information

Further information please review, Borough Ordinance Chapter 286 Article IV.
 ADOPTED 9/13/11


BOROUGH OF BRADLEY BEACH
701 MAIN STREET BRADLEY BEACH, NJ 07720-1089
PHONE: 732-776-2999 FAX: 732-775-1782

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