Greenwich Department of Public Works crews are getting ready to start the annual fall leaf collection program.
The Greenwich Leaf Collection is provided to all properties on public streets in building zones R-20 (half-acre) and smaller. The Leaf Collection Program is scheduled to begin mid-November and last for 6 to 8 weeks—until mid-December, depending upon weather conditions.
Weather permitting, the town plans to provide two collections per neighborhood section. Each year, the town picks up more than 30,000 cubic yards of leaves.
Residents in the collection areas can rake leaves only into piles at the shoulder, off the pavement of the road. Residents are requested to avoid raking leaves onto the pavement, sidewalks, catch basin grates and open channels, which cause drainage and flooding problems during periods of rain, according to a DPW press release. Sticks, branches and garden refuse will not be collected. As an alternate, residents can use biodegradable paper bags for their leaves and place them for collection at the curb. Town crews will not collect plastic bags of leaves.
The Leaf Collection Schedule is available around-the-clock by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline Number: (203) 618-7698. Depending on rapid progress or inclement weather delays, the Leaf Collection Hotline schedule is updated daily with data provided by DPW foremen.
The first collection will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4. Collection will begin on Monday, Nov. 19, in Sections 11, 13 and 17. Once the first collection is completed, a second and final collection will begin.
Street Names with corresponding Section Numbers can be found here.
And a breakdown of the town neighborhoods with the assigned section number can be found in the PDF at right.
When a section has received its second collection, all material placed at the roadside is considered highway nuisance for which residents could be issued an infraction, according to state statutes.
And for those residents in zones of more than a half-acre, leaves can be dumped at the Holly Hill Transfer Station, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.