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379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Leaf Collection Schedule Week of November 8th

The annual leaf program is underway….. 

To participate in the leaf collection program, residents must rake leaves to the curb or street right-of-way before the beginning of their scheduled week of collection. A tentative schedule will be posted in the Mayor's eNews and on the Township website.  Please keep in mind this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change with weather conditions, equipment breakage, and manpower.  

Bagged leaves are not accepted and will not be collected. Homemade collection bins with stakes and wire fences help keep leaves contained and are encouraged to help residents get their leaves out early and contain them from blowing around.  Bins should not be taller than 36 inches and should be located near the curb or ditch line.

Residents should keep leaves away from gutters, drainpipes, drop inlets, drainage structures, and catch basins, as to not block the free flow of water.  Rocks, sticks, brush, and other objects must be kept out of leaf piles, as they can damage equipment and delay the program.  No attempt will be made to collect leaf piles that contain damaging items. 

Please note leaves should not block traffic, nor should they be piled near intersection corners which causes sight issues for motorists/bicyclists and pedestrians.  In addition, Ordinance #2005-42: Yard Waste in Roadway has penalties that include fines up to $1250.

Residents also have the option to take their leaves to the Auten Road facility on select Saturdays from 7 am - 3 pm.  The schedule is as follows: 13th, 19th (11a-3p), 20th, 27th; December 4th, 11th, 17th (11a-3p), 18th. Proof of residency is required. Only leaves will be accepted. No brush, yard waste or debris.  Bagged leaves should be dumped and bags taken with you.

More information on both the leaf pick-up and drop-off programs can be found on the Township website under Public Works or by calling 908-369-4313, prompt 6. 

Hillsborough Township 2021 Leaf Pick Up Program

Tentative Schedule for the Week of November 8-13, 2021 (Mon-Sat)

There will be 2 crews in the Belle Mead Section, 2 crews in the Center of Town and 2 crews in the Mountain Area.

  • Crew in Claremont Drive Area, Flanders Drive Area and Roycebrook Road Area
  • Crew in Green Hills Area, Dickerson Rd Area, Brooks Blvd Area, Valley Road Area and Banor Park Area
  • Crew in Riverview Terrace Area, Stagecoach Way Area
  • Crew in White Meadow Area, Willows Edge Area, Fox Chase Area and Valinor Road Area
  • Crew in Brook Drive Area, Arthur Road Area, Oxford Place Area, Pierson Drive Area and Polhemus Drive Area and Woodfield Estates Area
  • Crew in Chamberlain Drive Area, Orchard Drive Area, Wagner Lane Area, Deer Path Area and Flagtown Area 

Schedule is dependent on weather, manpower, equipment breakage and any other unforeseen issues. Please be patient. A crew will be in your area as soon as possible. You are able to take leaves to the Auten Road Site every Saturday during the month of November between 7am - 3pm, and the first 3 Saturdays in December. Grass and leaves ONLY. The Auten Road Site does not accept brush or bulk items at these events. The Auten Road Site is also open the 3rd Friday of each month between 11am - 3pm for Grass and Leaf Drop off ONLY.


Our Annual Clean Up Program concluded in October and will resume again in April, with tickets being available on Community Pass sometime in February/March