Leaf pickup expected to begin Nov. 9

The brisk fall winds have almost completed their seasonal routine of knocking leaves off of trees, which means it’s times for the town’s annual leaf pickup program.

According to a press release from the town’s highway department, crews will begin collecting the fallen foliage Monday, Nov. 9 as long as the weather holds up.

“Crews will start at the four corners of the town,” the release said. “Two crews in the northern sections (near the Monroe border), and two crews in the southern sections (near Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford borders), and will work their way towards the center of town until completed.”

Primary roads will be collected first, and that job is expected take approximately two weeks, the highway department said. A list of the main roads can be found on the town’s website — trumbull-ct.gov — which will have feature that will allow residents to track the leaf collection progress.

“Secondary streets will follow in the same pattern as above,” the release said. “Pay loaders will remove larger piles of leaves first, then crews will return to finish clean up with leaf vacuums.”  Residents be warned: both phases many not occur on the same day.

Loose leaf collection will be done only once on each street.

“It is imperative that your leaves are the curb no later than Nov. 9,” the release said.

Residents are being asked to place leaves on their 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,” the release said.

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.
Residents may request bagged leaf pickup at any time throughout the program by calling 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071. All leaves must be in paper bags. Plastic bags will not be picked up.

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