Martucci said even his wife could not get a definitive answer when she called the township to find out when leaves would be picked up. “She knew no more when she hung up than when she called.”

The township manager suggested Salisbury needs to do a better job communicating with residents about when leaves should be picked up in their neighborhoods. He said some residents put leaves at the curb soon after they fall, but they are not picked up for many weeks. Others find leaves were picked up before they had a chance to rake theirs.

Andreas said he is down a half dozen workers, but his crews collect leaves on more than 80 miles of roads.