Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 97-11 (§ 19-2 of the 2001 Code)]
This article sets forth the procedures for residents desiring to dispose of plants, leaves, bushes, twigs, branches, and other plant materials with the exception of grass clippings.
[Amended 2-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6]
A. 
The Township will collect vegetative material between April and November of each year. Leaf collection shall occur during November and December of each year.
[Amended 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-8]
B. 
Residents may place vegetative materials at the curbside by the time and date designated by the Director of Public Works.
C. 
There shall be no collection of vegetative materials for condominiums and townhouses.
D. 
Brush may be dropped off all year round at the Public Works facility located at 56 Robbinsville Allentown Road, during such hours as designated by the Director of Public Works.
[Amended 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-8]
In order to allow for safe and efficient collection, the following regulations must be followed:
A. 
Collection shall be limited to brush and tree prunings.
B. 
Tree trunks and limbs in excess of six inches in diameter shall not be collected.
C. 
Limbs should be no longer than six feet in length.
D. 
All limbs and brush shall be placed in an orderly manner with all busts (six inches in diameter maximum) facing the roadside. The size of the pile may not be larger than four feet high by 15 feet wide and is limited to one pile per property.
E. 
All small brush must be tied with twine in bundles not to exceed six inches in diameter.
F. 
All forsythia, willow vines, firethorns, tall grasses and briars must be tied in bundles not to exceed six inches in diameter.
[Amended 2-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6]
G. 
No vegetative material shall be placed in bags. Vegetative materials such as hedge trimmings and small sticks shall be placed in open buckets or containers and placed near the pile of larger brush for removal. These open buckets or containers must be free of dirt, stone, and other nonvegetative materials.
[Amended 2-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6]
H. 
Brush and trimmings created by a private company such as a commercial landscaper or tree removal service working on a residential property shall not be eligible for municipal collection or dropoff. The company who provides the service shall be responsible for disposal of the brush and trimmings.
[Added 2-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6; amended 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-8]
I. 
Brush and trimmings from commercial businesses in town are not eligible for municipal collection or dropoff.
[Added 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-8]
For the purpose of collecting leaves and other plant materials, the Township is divided in two zones, with Route 130 being the dividing line. Materials will be collected in Zone 1 (west of Route 130) during the week containing the first Monday of the month and Zone 2 (east of Route 130) during the week containing the second Monday of the month. Materials should be placed at curbside the Saturday or Sunday immediately preceding the week in which the zone is to have collection.
Failure to follow the above procedures will result in the Township refusing to remove vegetative materials from a property. Additionally, any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.