The town’s leaf pick-up program is expected to begin on Monday, Nov. 6. Weather conditions may delay collections. Primary roads will be collected first, with crews starting in the north end of town, working south, in both the east and west corners. This is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Secondary streets will follow in the same pattern as above. 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 by viewing the 2017 leaf pickup progress map which will be updated daily. (The link to be added soon).

Loose leaf collection will be done only once on each street. It is imperative that your leaves are at the curb no later than Nov. 6.

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. Do not deposit your leaves on someone else’s property or vacant lot unless you have 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 onto your lawn 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.

Bagged leaf collection: 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.

Call the above numbers for any questions, comments, or additional information.