As village crews continue to remove limbs, brush, and debris from the historic October snow storm - which generated approximately 50% more debris than Hurricane Irene - we want residents to know how the work is progressing and what they can do to help.
What the Village is doing:
- As of November 7, the Village has ten trucks dedicated to hauling brush and waste from the storm, including those operated by private contractors
- DPW is operating on a 14x7 schedule until recovery work is complete
- DPW has dedicated a crew to specifically examine public property for dangerous or hanging branches and remove them immediately
- The Village is in contact with the County to clear debris and branches from County roads.
What you need to know:
- Brush and debris clearing is expected to be completed by this weekend, at which point leaf collection, which is being delayed currently, will be resumed.
- Green toter recycling is suspended this month, though residents can still bring recyclables to DPW during normal recycling hours (excluding election day, which is a holiday)
- The Village is asking residents to inspect branches and trees on their own property, and make private arrangements to remove anything potentially hazardous - this will significantly mitigate potential for damage or power outage next storm.
- The Village is asking for residents’ full cooperation to only bring small branches (approx. less than 4 inches thick) to the curb and, as always, making private arrangements for anything larger. Do not leave debris in the street where it can be block traffic or emergency vehicles.
- If there is a tree or branch on your property hanging on a wire, report it to PSE&G immediately at 1-800-436-7734
If you see a hanging branch or tree on public property please report it to DPW immediately at (973) 378-7741.
Visit southorange.org for the latest updates and don’t hesitate to contact us at (973) 378-7715, extension 7719 if you have any questions.