Bayonne Announces Leaf Recycling

Bayonne Leaf Recycling Begins Monday, October 19,

Leaf Bags Available Monday, October 5 

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced the City of Bayonne will conduct curbside pick-up of autumn leaves on ten Mondays in the fall, beginning Monday, October 19. The pick-ups will take place citywide on ten Mondays through December 21, 2020.  Residents may place leaves in special ecology-friendly leaf bags, in barrels, or in paper bags.  Plastic bags are unacceptable and will be rejected for pick-up. Effective Monday, October 5, the ecology-friendly leaf bags can be picked up at the front doors of City Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.  City employees will issue one packet of five bags per household at a time.  Due to the Coronavirus emergency, there will be no other locations for leaf bag distribution this year.

Mayor Davis stated, “I would like to encourage Bayonne residents to pick up the leaf bags at the front doors of City Hall.  Thank you for cleaning up around your property, helping our environment, and taking part in our leaf recycling program.”

The term “leaves” means foliage only.  Specifically excluded from this definition are grass clippings, hedge clippings, tree parts, shrubbery and other types of vegetative waste.

Leaf collection will start early on designated Mondays, beginning October 19, at 6:00 a.m., so residents should put their leaves out on Sunday evenings to ensure pick-up.