First came the news from Bill Dressel, executive director of New Jersey League of Municipalities, that with the coming ripple effect of hikes in landfill fees towns may well ask residents if they want to start hauling their own trash themselves. Now comes word out of Mountainside that public workers have been leaving the branches they cut up and clear stacked on residents' front lawns. Other towns are disposing of them. Word was sent from their borough hall not to. Just leave it for the homeowner to have to clear away themselves even if it meant paying a landscaping company to do the work. Even if the heavy limbs came off trees that were on the public easement. Real nice. Your tax dollars at work.