Leaf Pickup Schedule in Lakewood Township – Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on October 26, 2017 By

They are wonderful when they are on the trees, but a problem when they are not! The Lakewood Department of Public Works (DPW) will help pick up all those fallen leaves but there are some rules and regulations dictated by the Northern Ocean County Recycling Center that Lakewood Township has to follow. Here are five simple rules to help everyone.

Rule #1:  Do not call for leaf pickup.  (The schedule for leaf pickup in your zone is at the end of this article.)

Rule #2: Do NOT put leaves in bags! Also do not put leaf piles near your bulk pickup items.

Rule #3: As a safety precaution, rake the leaves in a neat pile away from storm drains and curb corners.

Rule #4:  Divide your pick up into three separate categories – leaves, brush, logs— because separate trucks pick up different items.

Rule #5: Be sure no branches are attached to those leaves. Brush is another term for branches. To get rid of brush, cut the branches into four-foot lengths and place them separate from the leaves. Branches that are larger than four feet in length and/or four inches in diameter are considered logs. The township does not and cannot pick up logs…sorry.

Leaf season officially starts October 30 and ends December 29. All of Lakewood is divided into two leaf pickup zones with Route 9 as the dividing line. Zone 1 for leaf pickup is the west of Route 9 from the Howell border to Route 70. Zone 2 for leaf pickup is east of Route 9 from Route 70 to the Howell border.

Leaf pickup begins on the west side of Route 9 on Monday, October 30 through Sunday, November 12; and again Monday, November 27 through Sunday, December 10.

Leaf pickup on the East side of Route 9 runs from Monday, November 13 through Saturday, November 25; and Monday, December 11 through Saturday, December 23, 2017.

For more information, call the Department of Public works at 732-905-3405.