Leaf Collection

Leaf collection

There are four ways the Town of Westfield assists residents in disposing of leaves:

  • Provides curbside pickup of leaf piles
  • Provides curbside pickup of bagged leaves
  • Enables residents to bring leaves to the Conservation Center without a permit during leaf season
  • Permits your lawn care company to transport leaves to the Conservation Center
  1. Curbside pickup
  2. Bagged Leaves
  3. Conservation Center
  4. Lawn Care Companies
  5. Leaf Mulching
  6. Adopt a Drain


November 6: First of two full leaf collection passes to begin in Zone 1 and Zone 6 (weather permitting)

December 8: Last day leaves can be placed curbside

December 16: Anticipated last day for curbside collection


  • Weekday pick-up schedule supplemented by six Saturdays of collection
  • Daily Nixle alerts to notify residents of pick-up locations (subscribe by texting 07090 to 888-777)

For curbside pick-up, the town is divided into ten leaf collection zones, which are now consistent with the curbside recycling zones. 

On November 6, weather permitting, collection will begin simultaneously in Zone 1 on the north side and Zone 6 on the south side. Once a zone is completed, collection will move to the next zone in numerical sequence. As always, two full passes of leaf collection are planned.

Collection Guidelines

  • Place leaves in narrow rows alongside the curb but leaving a space along the gutter to allow for drainage.
  • Do not place leaves any closer than ten feet from any stormwater inlet.
  • Do not place twigs, tree branches, pumpkins, grass, or other plant debris, including discarded mums, in the leaf pile. Note that the Town will not pick up leaves with mixed debris, as only leaves are accepted at the Union County compost facilities where the leaves are deposited.
  • Before raking leaves to the street, check your daily Nixle alerts to determine in which areas the leaf collection crews are working.
  • Whenever possible, do not park on the street when the collection crews are in your zone.
  • Do not place leaves in the street after Friday, December 8.

The Westfield Fire Department warns residents to never park a vehicle on a pile of leaves, even if the pile is wet. Hot metal parts in the undercarriage may ignite the leaves and cause a potentially serious fire.