DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
NOTICE OF FALL LEAF COLLECTION
October 24, 2011
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 provides only two (2) 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. As an alternate, residents may choose to place leaves in BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS and place them for collection at the curb. NO PLASTIC BAGS OF LEAVES WILL BE COLLECTED.
Twenty four (24) hour Leaf Collection Scheduling Information is available by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline Number: (203) 618-7698. Depending on rapid progress or inclement weather delays, the Leaf Collection Hotline is a dynamic schedule that is updated with data provided by the Foremen daily. We recommend that residents stay ahead by raking early and frequently.
The first collection will begin on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Sections Number 1, 2, 3, and 4. Collection will begin on Monday, November 21, 2011 in Sections Number 11, 13 and 17. Once the first collection is completed, the second and final collection will begin. Street Names with corresponding Section Numbers can be obtained at the Town of Greenwich Website:
The Highway Division requests resident’s cooperation in order to make this desirable program a success.
Joseph P. Roberto