Stafford Township

260 East Bay Ave | Manahawkin, NJ 08050

W: | E: | P: (609) 597-1000 | F: (609) 597-4911

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Leaf Collection Notice

Recently it has been brought to our attention that more and more residents are raking their leaves into the street and leaving them in a pile. By doing so, the resident is creating a situation that may lead to on-street flooding. In a rain storm, the leaves travel with the flow of water and either block or slow down the flow of water into the storm drain. A secondary hazard is the possibility of starting a fire when vehicles are parked over the leaves. Stafford Township Code Chapter 166 entitled Recycling, Section 4.1 states that leaves are to be placed at the curb for collection in a manner described by the Township. Stafford requires that leaves be placed at the curb in bags. They may not be placed loosely at the curb.

If you have any questions about leaf collection please call the Department of Public works at 609-597-1000 ext. 8556 or 8609


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