The City of Bayonne will conduct curbside pick-up of autumn leaves on Mondays in the fall, beginning Monday, October 13. The pick-ups will take place citywide on Mondays only through Monday, December 8, 2014. Residents may place leaves in special eco-friendly leaf bags, in barrels, or in paper bags. Plastic bags are unacceptable and will be rejected for pick-up.
Effective immediately, the eco-friendly leaf bags can be picked up at four locations. They will be available at Bayonne’s three senior citizen centers: the 4th Street Senior Community Center (4th Street and Story Court), the 27th Street Senior Community Center (27th Street and Broadway), and the 56th Street Senior Community Center (56th Street and Avenue B). The bags can be picked up at any of these three locations from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. You can also obtain the leaf bags from the Public Works Department at City Hall in Room 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Public Works employees will issue one packet of five bags per household at a time.
As a result of state law, it is now illegal to dispose of leaves with regular garbage. Bayonne residents can comply with this law by either backyard composting or by putting their leaves out for collection on the designated Mondays. The term “leaves” means foliage only. Specifically excluded from this definition are grass clippings, hedge clippings, tree parts, shrubbery and other types of vegetative waste.
Leaf collection will start early on designated Mondays, at 6:00 a.m., so residents should put their leaves out on Sunday evenings to ensure pick-up.