Please Keep Leaves Off Streets and Out of Storm Drains
In order to comply with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Storm Water Regulations, during the curbside leaf collection period (Oct to Mid- December), leaves/ grass clipping/plant waste are to be placed in neat piles at the curb(edge of your property), not on the pavement/street nor less 10 ft. from a storm drain (catch basin) for collection.
Photos & message below courtesy of the Morris Township Environmental Commission 
INCORRECT: Leaves in street. Blocks traffic and clogs storm drains.
CORRECT: Leaves on edge of property. Harmless to lawn and safer for traffic.
This drain is clogged with leaves and cannot perform it's vital function in storm water management.