Grass clippings are no longer collected at the curb.
Tenafly Department of Public Works utilizes the Cut It and Leave It Program for cutting grass in all Borough Parks and Property, and this program is also recommended for all residents. Grass clippings are a major part of New Jersey’s municipal solid waste stream. Like other highly recyclable materials – such as newspapers, plastics, glass and aluminum, recycling grass clippings can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. As a New Jersey resident, you are already helping to reduce the amount of waste by recycling newspapers, plastics, cans and glass. But you can easily recycle the clippings you generate each time you mow your lawn – and save time and money while doing it. Disposing of grass clippings is very costly and wasteful. Grass clippings make up thousands of tons of New Jersey’s solid waste. They represent a waste management cost that you pay either directly to your trash hauler or indirectly in taxes. You can help by just leaving your clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grass clippings provide a natural and healthy fertilizer for a growing lawn. You’ll save time because you won’t have to stop to empty your lawnmower bag, and you’ll avoid trips to the garbage can. You can spend less on fertilizer as clippings provide nutrients such as nitrogen back into the soil.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CUT IT AND LEAVE IT PROCEDURES, SEE THE "GRASS CUT IT AND LEAVE IT" BROCHURE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE.
If you cut your grass and need to dispose of clippings, you may take this material to Tenafly Recycling & Convenience Center for disposal. Grass should be transported in your own container or bio-degradable paper bags. No plastic bags or blue borough recycling bins should be used. Resident decal is required for use of Tenafly Recycling & Convenience Center.