LEAF COLLECTION (Season begins late September/Early October)
Residents are reminded to rake leaves into piles between the sidewalk and the curb, not in the street. We dispose of the leaves at nearby organic farms, so it is very important that leaf piles are not contaminated with grass clippings, litter, garbage or other non-organic materials, including pet waste. Do not park cars near leaf piles; it creates a fire hazard and makes it impossible to pick up the leaves. The new Federal Stormwater regulations, and Borough Code, require all leaf piles to be at least 10 feet from any storm drain. In addition, a day or two before leaf pickup, the crews will put signs on the affected streets to alert residents to put their leaves out and not park on the street. Small amounts of leaves can be put into yard waste bags for pickup.
Reminder: there is no brush pickup during leaf season. Brush pickup will resume in January as conditions permit.
In order to keep our town clean, residents are asked not to put their brush and yard waste out to the street until their schduled pickup dates. Please be sure brush is placed between the curb and the sidewalk. Do not block sidewalks or streets. There is no collection in November and December in order that the department may concentrate on leaf removal.
1. Brush must be neatly stacked on the property between the sidewalk and the curb with all butts facing in the direction of traffic. Do not place in the street or gutter.
2. Limbs must be 8″ or less in diameter. Do not cut limbs into short pieces.
3. Thorny vegetation, vines and brush must be tied with string, not wire, in bundles no more than 12″ in diameter. Remove any roots that are attached.
4. Small twigs, clippings, etc., can be placed in yard waste bags. No plastic bags will be picked up. Yard waste bags are available at the Public Works Department. Call 466-0168 for availability.
5. No lumber, fence, building scraps, wire, nails, metal of any kind, or stones.
Christmas trees will be picked up in January. Please be sure all ornaments, nails, wire and lights have been removed. Wreaths and garlands are to be placed with regular trash pick-up.
The Public Works crews reserve the right to refuse to pick up brush for any reason that could harm the equipment or personnel or if the brush is not stacked properly.
FEDERAL STORMWATER REGULATIONS – Leaf piles must be kept at least 10 feet away from any storm water inlet. We ask residents to please make a conscious effort to help us keep storm water inlets clean and free of obstructions, litter and pollution. Remember, “The Drain is Only for Rain.”