Leaf collection begins November 7

Leaf collection for 2016 is expected to begin November 7. Crews will start in the north end of town in both the east and west corners.

Primary roads will be collected first. This is expected take about two weeks. Secondary streets will follow in the same pattern.

Payloaders will remove larger piles of leaves first, then crews will return to finish clean up with leaf vacuums. Both phases many not occur on the same day.

Residents can track the leaf collection progress at trumbull-ct.gov. The map is updated daily.

Loose leaf collection will be done only once on each street, so it is imperative that leaves are at the curb no later than November 7. Leaves must be placed on the lawn at the edge of the curb, not in the roadway. Putting leaves on the pavement is subject to a $90 fine and creates dangerous conditions for vehicles and pedestrians.

Also do not deposit leaves on someone else’s property on in vacant lots without the owner’s permission.

In the event of an early snowfall, if crews are not able to complete leaf collection, leaves in the gutter may be plowed back partially lawns and may remain snow covered. In the spring, the grass may show temporary signs of stress because it has been covered over, but will remedy itself as the weather warms.

Residents may request bagged leaf pickup at any time throughout the program by calling 203-452- 5070. All leaves must be in paper bags. Plastic bags will not be picked up.