JOHN A. DEL VECCHIO
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
2009 LEAF PICK UP SCHEDULE
**TRUMBULL POLLING LOCATIONS**
Booth Hill School
545 Booth Hill Rd
30 Frenchtown Rd
Jane Ryan School
190 Park Lane
220 Middlebrook Ave
Madison Middle School
4630 Madison Ave
401 Stonehouse Rd
Hillcrest Middle School
530 Daniels Farm Rd
Note that this schedule is consistent with the format for the rotation of the Voting Districts that has been in place for many years. District 2 was second last year, and it is first this year, rotating up the chain of order. Next year District 2 will be last.
THE LEAVES MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 A.M. ON THE MONDAY OF THE WEEK OF COLLECTION. IF THEY ARE PUT OUT AFTER THAT DATE THEY WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
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:
· Your road becomes narrow and cars passing in opposite directions could come dangerously close to each other.
· In the event of rain, the leaves wash in huge quantities down to the nearest storm water inlet, or catch basin, blocking off the top. This makes for even more accumulation of water as the hill of the street proceeds, until it gets to the valley (or low point in the road) where the water is likely to flood over the lawn and into the house or property of your neighbor at the bottom of the hill.
· Leaves on the road under normal fall conditions are slippery; thick leaves are VERY slippery.
· 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 happens quite infrequently. 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.
The Public Works Department appreciates the help and cooperation of the residents in making this year’s effort successful. Due to excellent weather last year, we are pleased to report that the leaf pick up was completed on time, as scheduled.
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.