Chatham Borough scheduled a curbside brush pick-up for branches and other yard debris left behind by Hurricane Irene to begin Sept. 6.
A release dated Tuesday said, "with the anticipation of a heavy volume of brush the [Department of] Public Works plans this collection between 6 and 10 working days."
Residents should cut any large limbs to under 4 feet in diameter and leave the limbs on the curb without wrapping them in plastic.
The borough also authorized its mulch site on Duchamp Place to remain open this week and next week from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said the township will not hold a curbside mulch pickup, but the town's Tanglewood Lane mulch facility will be open all week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents to bring in their yard debris from the hurricane. They will not accept trees with roots and dirt still attached.
Trees continued to collapse Monday in the Chathams, and tree companies and the borough and township Departments of Public Works went about clearing streets wherever possible. Many trees, though, have utility wires down as well.
The Snake Hill neighborhood along Southern Boulevard from Fairmount Avenue to River Road is "completely closed," according to Mayor Nicole Hagner. Fairmount Avenue is also closed heading north from the township into the borough.
"There are other side streets with trees down as well, but it's pretty easy to get around them," Hagner said.
sent an alert Monday afternoon that is closed until further notice. Hagner said there was at least one large tree down at the pool.