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Important Notice on Ridgewood Leaf Removal

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photo by ArtChick


Last year, in our ongoing effort to simplify the leaf schedule, we invited residents to share their thoughts on how to improve this service. We gathered your comments and have prepared a timeframe in which leaves are to be placed in the street, see below. Once leaves are placed in the street, Village crews will be collecting these leaves AFTER the dates listed for each area. If you employ the services of a landscaper please communicate these dates to them.   Leaves can also be placed in paper biodegradable bags. Bags will be available at the Recycling Center on a first come, first serve basis. When using bags please place them on the curb area and they will be collected separately. You may continue to bring leaves as well as branches/brush to the Recycling Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Please note no branches/brush will be collected in the street during leaf season.


Area A                                Area B                                Area C                                 Area D

Oct. 18 – 23                       Oct. 19 – 25                        Oct. 20 – 27                       Oct. 25 – 31

Nov. 1 – 6                          Nov. 7 – 13                          Nov. 7 – 13                         Nov. 10 – 17

Nov. 21 – 27                      Nov. 23 – 29                       Nov. 28 – Dec. 4               Dec. 5 – 11

Dec. 12 – 18                       Dec. 12 – 18

Leaves can only be placed in the street, fronting your property, on the dates listed above. Once leaves are removed from your street, no additional leaves may be placed until the next scheduled date for your area. Enforcement will continue this year to insure the Village’s success of this service. An enforcement agent will issue a summons to those who violate these guidelines. Fines for first offenders begin at $85.

Residents in Yardwaste Area B will remain the same with the exception of the following streets which will now be considered “Area D” for leaf season only.

Beechwood Rd.                                                                                                          Unadilla Rd.

Carlton Terr.                                                                                                                Valley View Ave.

Elm Ct.                                                                                                                          Waiku Rd.

Kemah Rd.                                                                                                                   Wastena Terr.

N. Monroe St. (house #108 – 412)                                                                       Windsor Terr.

Palmer Ct.                                                                                                                  Woodland Ave. (house #116 – #223)

Sheridan Terr.

As weather is a key component to this operation, if changes become necessary it will be posted on the Village of Ridgewood website. You are encouraged to sign up for e-mail notifications via the Village website and to share this information with your neighbors. As a reminder, use caution when our leaf removal crews are on your street. When possible, please take an alternate route to ensure the safety of all. Should you have any questions, please call the Street Division at (201) 670-5585.

Our motto is“Turning over a new leaf!”

Thank you for your continued cooperation.