Starting next week, Mahwah residents will know when the township is going to pick up leaves in front of their houses.
According to a release Wednesday from Mayor Bill Laforet, the township is planning to release its leaf pick-up schedule one week at a time, letting residents know about a week in advance where DPW crews will be.
Residents, “asked to be informed about the Leaf Program and the schedule as to when they can expect to see their leaves picked up,” Laforet said.
“This could give residents a chance to get the leaves to curbside, making the collection more efficient and convenient.”
According to township officials, this fall will mark the first year for the leaf schedule release. Laforet asked residents be patient with the new program.
Leaf pick-up is “completely dependent on the amount of leaves that fall, and weather,” Laforet said. “Picking up leaves…is a huge undertaking with a community the size of Mahwah. We are asking residents to be informed and be flexible.”
Leaf pick-up is scheduled to start next week, in two areas of town:
- Scotch Hills and Masonicus
- East of Wyckoff Avenue starting with Birch Road
DPW Director Keith Hallissey did not respond to a request for comment on the new notification system Wednesday.