Bayonne Leaf Recycling Begins Monday, October 17, Leaf Bags Available TODAY

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 17. The pick-ups will take place citywide on ten Mondays through December 19, 2021.  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 Tuesday, October 11, the ecology-friendly leaf bags can be picked up in Room 11 at City Hall (630 Avenue C), the 4th Street Senior Center (4th Street and Story Court), and the 56th Street Senior Center (56th Street and Avenue B), 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.  

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 17, at 6:00 a.m., so residents should put their leaves out on Sunday evenings to ensure pick-up.  

Mayor Davis stated, “I would like to encourage Bayonne residents to pick up the leaf bags in Room 11 at City Hall or at either of our senior centers.  Thank you for cleaning up around your property, helping our environment, and taking part in our leaf recycling program.”