Curbside Leaf Program

2023 Leaf Bag Distribution

The Borough of South River has stopped curbside pick up of leaves in plastic bags - a move intended to keep thousands of tons of the bags and leaves out of landfills.

Beginning October 10th and lasting through November, biodegradable leaf bags will be available for pick up during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM at the Department of Public Works office

Please note the following:

  • You must be a South River resident and show proof of residency.
  • There is a limit of 20 bags per household
Pick Up Location
South River DPW
9 Ivan Way
South River, NJ 08882

2023 Curbside Leaf Program

To accommodate increased leaf refuse from the change of seasons, beginning on October 16th, the Department of Public Works will begin its Curbside Leaf Program. No grass, brush, or other debris should be mixed in with the leaves. Biodegradable paper bags or open containers must be used. Leaves placed in plastic bags will NOT be accepted. Please call South River DPW at 732-257-9051 with any questions.

2023 Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Southside of BoroughNorthside of Borough
10/16 to 10/2010/23 to 10/27
10/30 to 11/311/6 to 11/10 *
11/13 to 11/1711/20 to 11/24 *
11/27 to 12/112/4 to 12/8
12/11 to 12/1512/18 to 12/22


As required by Stormwater Tier A Regulations, sweeping, raking, blowing, or otherwise placing leaves that are not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed seven days prior to your scheduled collection and only during the course of the Curbside Leaf Program. The same regulations require that leaves shall not be placed closer than 10 feet to any storm drain inlet.