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Woodbridge Starts Free Leaf Bag Distribution Oct. 4

New Collection Rules Aim to Increase Efficiency of Collection, Processing

With Fall around the corner, biodegradable leaf collection bags will be distributed free of charge at several locations in Woodbridge Township during October, Mayor Frank G. Pelzman has announced.

“Our mandatory leaf bagging program has been incredibly successful,” said Mayor Pelzman. “It has enabled us to save taxpayers a substantial amount of money on leaf collection and disposal.”

Leaves will be collected in the biodegradable paper bags only and cannot be mixed with other types of waste. Plastic bags will not be acceptable during the Fall collection program.

Residents may obtain free bags weeknights from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on these dates:

Oct. 4 and 18 Woodbridge Main Library, 2 George Frederick Plaza

Oct. 5 and 19 Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia

Oct. 6 and 20 District 9 Firehouse, 1222 Green Street, Iselin

Oct. 12 and 26 Lafayette Estates School #25, 500 Ford Avenue, Fords

Oct. 13 and 27 Hopelawn Fire House, 127 Loretta Street, Hopelawn

Oct. 14 and 28 Avenel Park Tennis Courts, Tappen Road, Avenel

Oct. 15 and 29 Bowtie Pool, Old Port Reading Road, Port Reading

Two Saturday distributions will occur from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Oct. 23 at Woodbridge Town Hall and Oct. 30 at Woodbridge Main Library. Starting Oct. 4, free bags may be obtained at the Public Works Complex, 225 Smith Street in Keasbey, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

The leaf collection program will begin the week of November 1 and conclude the week of December 10. In order to implement the program, the Township will temporarily replace one weekly trash pickup with a weekly collection of bagged leaves and suspend bulk waste pick-ups for the months of November and December. There will be no special pickups while the leaf collection program is in effect.

Residents who wish to have unbagged leaves collected must schedule a special collection with the Department of Public Works by calling 732-738-1311 ext. 3042. A service fee of $50 per stop will be assessed for the collection of unbagged leaves.

For more information, please call the Recycling Office at:
732-738-1311 ext. 3049.

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