Original Release: 9/4/2021
The City of Lyndhurst Service Department will be vacuuming piles of leaves from tree lawns. Leaf pick up will not be on a set schedule, but, instead will be on an "as needed" basis. Projection on leaf fall, at this time, indicates that vacuum pick up will start middle to late October.
All leaves that are collected from tree lawns will be composted, and made into leaf humus and other soil amendments. Therefore, it is extremely important that you place only leaves on your tree lawn near the curb in piles for vacuum pick up. LEAVES MIXED WITH BRANCHES OR OTHER MATERIAL WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!!! At the end of the season, if you should have small quantities of leaves, please bag them in paper yard waste bags or place them in your designated yard waste container and put out for your normal collection day. Leaves and yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.
Because it is a safety hazard, leaves are not to be piled in the street or gutter. Leaves piled in this area will not be picked up, and the resident will be notified to remove the leaves or be cited (C.O. 660.03).
Our curbside vacuum program will end on or around December 1st, do not place any loose leaves at the curb after December 1st as we cannot guarantee the ability to collect these loose leaves. Once the weather dictates a switch over to snow and ice control equipment all leaves must be placed into brown paper lawn and leaf bags or designated yard waste containers. Leaves can and will kill grass if not removed in a timely matter.
Brown paper lawn and leaf bags and designated containers will be picked up by a separate yard waste truck. Please do not place any yard waste bag or container and/or refuse on your tree lawn before 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled refuse collection day. We respectfully request your assistance and cooperation to ensure a successful program that, hopefully, will satisfy all of our residents.
Instead, place them in a yard waste bag for pick up.