Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Leaf collection

Leaf collection occurs from October 15th to December 1st. Residents may put their leaves and grass loosely at the curb and the Borough will remove them. According to N.J. Stormwater regulations, leaves must be placed at the curb no closer than ten (10) feet from a storm drain inlet.

Please do not put brush, twigs or any other foreign matter in these piles. It not only makes the job more difficult, but also contributes to the breakdown of our leaf collection equipment.


If you choose to bag your leaves, they must be put in biodegradable, paper bags. Plastic bags will not be collected. Please call 201-568-4134 and we will come and remove the bags.


BRANCH AND TWIG COLLECTION will only be collected by Waste Industries under the following conditions:

  • Branches – maximum of 3 foot lengths in containers or tied in bundles (all less than 30 pounds) to be stacked neatly at curbside on your garbage collection day.
  • Twigs – placed in reusable container with lid at curbside on your garbage collection day.

After leaf season, our main priority is keeping the streets clear of ice and snow. As residents, you can help us by not throwing snow onto the streets. It is against Borough Code to shovel or plow snow into the streets. It is prohibited because as the snow melts and refreezes, it causes icy spots that are hazardous and can cause accidents. Residents are responsible to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of the storm.