Leaf pickup will begin on Monday, 11/4/13. We will start at the north end of Town (near the Monroe border), and work our way south, completing the main roads first. We will then return to the north end of Town, and work our way south, on either side of the Pequonnock River Valley, until we are finished.
More manpower will be picking up the leaves this year, thereby completing the leaf pickup sooner. Please put your leaves out in front of your residence, down by the curb, as soon as they’ve fallen.
You can track the progress daily via the 2013 Leaf Pick-up Progress Map.
WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY PUSH THE LEAF SCHEDULE BACK.
THE LOOSE LEAF PICK-UP PROGRAM IS DONE ONLY ONCE ON EACH STREET. DO NOT EXPECT TO HAVE THE TRUCKS COME BACK TO YOUR STREET. A COMMON COMPLAINT IS THAT OUR TRUCKS “MISSED” ONE HOUSE ON THE STREET, BUT THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE AS THE TRUCKS MOVE RIGHT ALONG THE GUTTER. IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU PUT YOUR LEAVES OUT AFTER THE TRUCKS HAVE GONE BY!
As in years past, DO NOT PUT THE LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY. ANYONE PUTTING LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $90 FINE. Putting leaves on the pavement presents potentially dangerous situations.
In the event of an early snowfall, leaves in the gutter are plowed back onto your lawn…maybe 10 or 15 feet.
While some people think the leaves kill the grass, our experience shows this does not happen frequently. The grass may show signs of stress because it is covered over, but come the spring most residents report no problem. This is particularly true if we are able to keep the program on schedule.
If you want to be EXTRA HELPFUL, please consider the disposal of leaves on your own property. Create your own compost site, or bring them into your woods and disburse them around the trees. Your “forest” will be healthier for your efforts, and you will help your Town by keeping the cost of this program down! PLEASE DON’T DUMP YOUR LEAVES ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY OR THE VACANT LOT ON THE STREET, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE OWNER’S PERMISSION.
Residents in all districts may call for bagged leaf pickup throughout the program period: 452-5070 or 452-5071. All bagged leaves must be in PAPER BAGS or they will not be picked up. Use these same numbers for any questions or comments.