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TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County will begin its annual fall leaf pickup program the week of October 29. This program covers County-owned roadways only.

Through early December, the County’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will visit each of Mercer’s 13 municipalities to sweep leaf piles from curbsides.

Residents are reminded to rake leaves from their property into piles between the sidewalk and curb. Crews will not pick up leaves mixed with twigs, branches, stones or brush. Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles because crews will be unable to reach the piles. Do not bag leaves; bagged leaves will not be picked up.

To see a complete schedule of leaf pickup dates in your municipality, please visit http://www.nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/transportation/highways/leafpickup.html. (The schedule is posted on the Mercer County website under the DOT section.)

In addition, for convenience, the County will post street signs a day or two in advance of a scheduled pickup on that street to alert residents to pile their leaves and not to park on the street.