At this point, it's hard to imagine a road in Monmouth County that is completely clear of tree trunks and massive piles of sticks.
In Marlboro Township, nine crews are working around the clock to make sure that image becomes a reality. Mayor Jon Hornik said in an email to residents that each pile of debris in front of each home takes an average of four hours to complete.
"As of today, 28,300 cubic yards of debris have been cleared, the equivalent of a football field stacked over 13-feet high," Hornik said.
Crews are now working in five zones, and three zones have had a first pick-up. Crews will make a second round where necessary once every zone has been picked up once.
"This is a huge undertaking and I appreciate your patience as we continue the storm clean-up," Hornik said.
Leaves are being picked up along with brush as crews clear the roads, but storm debris is the first priority, according to a township email. Remaining leaves will be picked up after storm debris is cleared, weather permitting.
The recycling yard is open for bulk drop-off, no permit needed, until Dec. 8. The yard is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Must show proof of residency.
Please call Public Works at (732) 536-0188 for more information.