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New and long-time residents alike are reminded of the Town contract for bulk leaf removal each autumn. The contractor, Green Earth, Inc., will make regular but unscheduled pickups of leaves raked or blown into windrows within 6 feet of any roadway or walkway, excluding Railroad Street, 2nd Ave., 3rd Ave., 4th Ave., 5th Ave., and Boundary Street. This service began October 31, 2017 and ends January 4, 2018, or as soon thereafter as we agree the work is complete. This is the only time to have leaves removed without bagging for recycling.

What is a Windrow?
“A long line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind.” In our case, it’s a long line of raked leaves laid out to be collected by our contractor Green Earth, Inc. It is far easier and more efficient to vacuum leaves from a windrow than from a large pile. Large piles of leaves deposited in the middle of the walkway by you or your landscaper make it very difficult to collect. A windrow allows for the truck, the vacuum and crew to work in concert to remove leaves. Leaves deposited in the roadway pose a traffic/safety problem. Please keep this in mind when raking your leaves. Also, don’t forget to tell your landscapers about the rules for collection.

Green Earth will not remove leaf piles that contain branches, brush, pruned limbs, and cut ornamental grasses. Please do not add these to leaf piles. They foul the vacuum and sometimes cripple the collection process.

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