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Leaf Collections Begins Monday In Rye Brook

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – It’s time to rake up those falling leaves in Rye Brook. The village’s highway department will begin collecting leaves Monday and will continue through the third week of December.

The village said its goal is to provide leaf collection service with no more than three weeks between collections at peak periods, according to a letter by Michael Nowak, superintendent of public works for the Village of Rye Brook. During the season, highway department employees will collect leaves placed curbside according to a route system dividing the village into thirds.

The village tracks the daily leaf collection street-by-street and monitors progress against the program goal. This information will be available to the public on the village website soon.

Here’s what you need to know about leaf pickup:

• Branches, sticks and other lawn debris, including stones, used planting pots, toys, broken lawn furniture, fence posts and other non-leafy material must be kept out of the piles.

• Leaves must be placed in a tight row, a maximum of 4 feet wide, along the center of the curb line.  Rows should not extend farther than 2 feet into any roadway.

• Leaf rows must be free of branches, logs, rocks, grass, plastics and other yard debris.

• Do not place piles of leaves in the street. Violations and or summonses will be issued as a result.

• Leaf piles with significant amounts of contaminants will not be removed until non-organic debris and branches are removed.

• Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be removed.

Any questions or comments should be directed to village staff at 914 – 939 – 0753

City of Rye

Rye residents should call the village to find their neighborhood’s autumn leaf collection schedule at 914-967-4246. All leaves must be placed in recyclable paper bags and set at curb on Wednesdays. No plastic bags or free piles of leaves will be accepted. Leaves may not be burned or mixed with regular trash.

Village of Port Chester

Leaf collections are already in effect in Port Chester and will continue until Dec. 15. Rake loose leaves into piles at the edge of your property next to the street, but do not pile leaves in the street. Department of Public Works crews will vacuum leaves on a neighborhood basis, weather permitting.

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