Berlin DPW issues fall leaf collection information

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:51
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BERLIN - The Berlin Public Works Department wishes to inform residents of the following curbside leaf collection dates.

Leaves will be picked up on scheduled trash day during the weeks of Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, Nov. 13 to Nov. 17, and Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

Residents wishing to have leaves picked up at the curb must put them in biodegradable brown paper bags and leave them at the curb on their regular trash day during the specified week. Trash barrels or other containers may also be used. Plastic bags are not permitted.

The containers will be emptied and put back at the curb. Purchased leaf bags and alternate leaf containers (no automated containers) must be clearly marked “leaves.”

Keep all leaf bags and leaf containers well away from your automated trash container. Grass clippings, yard waste and twigs cannot be mixed with leaves.

Do not rake leaves into the gutter. This is a violation of the anti-litter ordinance, and subject to a fine.

Those who wish to dispose of leaves on their own may bring them to the drop-off area at the Transfer Station, 19 Town Farm Lane, off Massirio drive, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.; on Saturdays through Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and extended Saturday hours Oct. 21st through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Transfer Station is for Berlin residents only. Please see the town’s website for Saturday hours throughout the winter.

All bags and containers must be emptied and removed from the drop-off area inside the Transfer Station, 19 Town Farm Lane. The Transfer Station will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23and Friday, Nov. 24.

The Public Works Department can be reached at 860-828-7022.

- Town of Berlin Department of Public Works

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:51. Updated: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:54.