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Spring Rake Out (Garden Debris)

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The Spring Rake Out Program presents residents of Maplewood Township the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted branches, leaves, and other raked items from their lawns.

Please Read the Following Before Participating in This Program:

Sustainable gardening practices provide an opportunity for residents to reduce emissions and noise pollution while nourishing their property with no additional expense. Rather than blowing leaves, please consider mulch-mowing, simply mowing the leaves and allowing the shredded leaves and grass clippings to fall back into the lawn. The shredded material will decompose to organically nourish the soil and turf for stronger growth. Leaves may also be placed around shrubs, trees, garden beds and backyard compost piles. These widely accepted practices, already embraced by many residents and landscaping professionals, are in keeping with Maplewood’s Environmental Advisory Committees mission and Maplewood is Green initiatives which are dedicated to helping residents achieve safe, sustainable and appealing properties.

Reminder: Use of gas leaf blowers are illegal in Maplewood in May, June, July, August, and September. Violations are subject to fine.

- Maplewood Township Environmental Advisory Committee and Department of Public Works


Materials to be picked up are limited to branches, leaves, and garden rakings when packaged as follows:

  1. Branches must not be more than four feet in length and must be tied in bundles that can be handled by one person.
  2. Leaves and garden rakings must be placed in reusable containers (e.g. garbage pales/buckets) or paper bags that can be handled by one person.
  3. Rocks and soil are not permitted.

Containers will be left behind if unapproved materials are found in them, or if they can not be lifted by one person.

Spring Rake Out Schedule 2022

Section 1

  • April 4th
  • April 12th 
  • April 21st 
  • April 29th 
  • May 9th 

Section 2

  • April 5th 
  • April 13th 
  • April 22nd
  • May 2nd
  • May 10th

Section 3

  • April 6th 
  • April 14th 
  • April 25th 
  • May 3rd
  • May 11th

Section 4

  • April 7th 
  • April 18th
  • April 26th 
  • May 4th 
  • May 12th

Section 5

  • April 8th
  • April 19th 
  • April 27th
  • May 5th
  • May 13th

Section 6

  • April 11th
  • April 20th
  • April 28th
  • May 6th
  • May 16th

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