11/30/2012 - Hurricane Cleanup Update 113012 5:00 pm

Dear Tinton Falls Residents:


The Borough is pleased to have been able to provide an intense storm debris removal campaign for a full month following Hurricane Sandy. Though Tinton Falls fared much better than many communities, it is estimated that more than 10,000 cubic yards of tree and other vegetative debris has been collected thus far. Though this modified brush collection will continue until existing piles of  tree parts are picked up, all storm related debris should  now have been placed at the curb or already collected.


   DPW forces will return to normal Zone Brush Collection schedules shortly. No additional large tree parts or debris should be placed at the curb beyond the Borough’s normal Ordinance requirements after  December 2nd. Normal brush collection throughout the year limits tree branches to 6 inches in diameter and five feet in length.


 Leaves will be collected separately and not mixed with brush beginning Monday, December 3rd as per the normal Zone schedule. Leaves may be placed loose, and not in plastic bags, on your property at the edge of the road and above the curb ONLY.


Remember…No leaves or brush is to be placed onto the street surface at any time!


The Borough is currently preparing its submittal to FEMA in anticipation of reimbursement for a large part of cleanup costs, and will work hard for every dollar we qualify for.


Mayor Skudera, the Borough Council, and every Borough employee wish you well following this difficult time.