No loose leaf pickup: bagged only this spring

03/24/2011 7:33 PM |

Leaf pickup, paper bags only

Now that spring is officially here, you may be wondering if the town is going to pick up leaves in the spring.

The answer is that the highway department will not pick up leaves at the curbside this spring, as it did in the fall, according to Highway Superintendent George Woodson.

He said the department hasn’t done curbside pickup in the spring in many years.

However, the town’s garbage carting company will pick up bagged leaves on Thursdays, as long as they are in a biodegradable paper bag, according to deputy supervisor Jill Lewis. Plastic bags will no longer be accepted, she said.

The town distributed several hundred paper bags to residents last fall and the bags also are available at some stores. Residents also can dump loose leaves at the town’s yard waste facility on Youngs Avenue.

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