Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Way You Can Beautify Plainfield

Most residents know that city trucks come through our neighborhoods each month to take away leaves, branches and lawn cuttings.  What many don't know is that there is a state law requiring yard waste to be put on the street within 24 hours of the scheduled pick up dates.  Not earlier.

                               This should go on the street the day before pick-up

There are two good reasons for this law.  The first is to help improve the appearance of our streets. Be respectful of your neighbors.  We all have a stake in keeping our streets and properties looking good.  And if you have a yard maintenance service, make sure your contractor complies with the law.

The second reason is an environmental one.  Sediment and yard waste on the streets can wash into our storm drains.  This can cause clogging and back ups.  Eventually sediment silts up streams and rivers.  This is especially true in high population areas like Plainfield and a lot of New Jersey.

                     This is what happens when yard waste gets put out too soon

 So your adherence to the law is good for you, your neighbors and the environment.

Check the city's website or see below for the summer pick-up schedule and zone map.  It also is mailed to each household.