Fall leaf collection program begins in November

Leaf collection is to be provided to all properties on public streets only in building zones R-20 (half-acre) and below. The Leaf Collection Program is conducted for a 6 to 8 week period from mid-November to mid-December, and may be adjusted, at the discretion of the Town, in the event of adverse weather conditions. Weather permitting, the Town will provide two collections per numeric section during the Leaf Collection Program. When a section has received its second collection, all material placed thereafter is in violation of State of Connecticut, General Statutes, Chapter 368m, Sec. 19a-335, Nuisances on Highways and it will be incumbent upon the residents to remove all residual leaf piles. On average, the Town removes in excess of 30,000 cubic yards of leaves each year.

Residents in the collection areas are to rake LEAVES ONLY into piles at the shoulder, off the pavement of the road. Residents are requested to avoid raking leaves onto the pavement, sidewalks, catch basin grates and open channels, which cause drainage and flooding problems during periods of rain. Sticks, branches and garden refuse will not be collected.

To help keep leaves under control, we encourage residents to place leaves in biodegradable paper bags and place them for collection at the curb. No plastic bags of leaves will be collected. We also encourage residents to mulch their leaves and leave them in place, where appropriate. Residents have reported this has improved their lawns and it reduces the environmental footprint associated with collection, hauling, and composting elsewhere. Much helpful information is available on this approach may be found at leleny.org/p/homeowners.html

Twenty four hour Leaf Collection Scheduling Information is available by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline Number, 203-618-7698. Depending on rapid progress in a given section or inclement weather delays, the Leaf Collection Hotline provides dynamic scheduling that is updated with work progress data provided by the Foremen daily. We recommend that residents stay ahead by raking early and frequently.

Following is the targeted sequence of collection:

First Collection:

Will begin on Monday, Nov. 9, in Sections:

• 1, 2, 3, 4, Old Greenwich/Riverside

• 9 North Mianus

Will begin on Monday, Nov. 16, in Sections:

• 5, 6, Old Greenwich/Riverside

• 11 Cos Cob

• 13 Central Greenwich, north of the Post Road

• 17 Glenville

• 18 Western Pemberwick

First Collection – Targeted sequence of subsequent sections:

• Old Greenwich/Riverside: Sections 7, 8

• Cos Cob: Sections 10, 12

• Central Greenwich) : Sections 14, 15, 16

• Byram: Sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Second Collection – Targeted sequence of collection:

• Old Greenwich/Riverside: Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

• Cos Cob: Sections 9, 10, 11, 12

• Boro (Central Greenwich): Sections 13, 14, 15, 16

• Byram: Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

(Collection Monday-Saturday. No collection on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day or the Day after Thanksgiving)

Once the first collection is completed, the second and final collection will begin. street names with corresponding section numbers may be obtained at greenwichct.org/public_documents/greenwichct_dpw/greenwichct_highway/leaf_collection/

The Highway Division requests residents’ cooperation in order to make this desirable program a success.

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