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The Latest on Trumbull Leaf Pickup

A recent press release from First Selectman Tim Herbst

2012 Leaf Pick-up

All main roads will be done first, starting on Monday, 11/19/12. This should take 2 full weeks. On 12/5/12, we will then start from the north end of town and continue south, one crew on each side of the Pequonnock Valley, until finished.

We are asking all residents to put their leaves at the curbline as soon as possible, so the south side of town, which is scheduled at the end of the program, will be ready if scheduling can be accelerated.

You can track the progress daily by going to the Town website, www.trumbull-ct.gov, and clicking on the tab titled “Leaf Pick-up Progress”. To view Street Names, zoom to 300% or more and use the "Hand" tool to pan around the document in order to navigate to your street.

WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY PUSH THE LEAF SCHEDULE BACK.

THE LOOSE LEAF PICK-UP PROGRAM IS DONE ONLY ONCE ON EACH STREET. DO NOT EXPECT TO HAVE THE TRUCKS COME BACK TO YOUR STREET. A COMMON COMPLAINT IS THAT OUR TRUCKS “MISSED” ONE HOUSE ON THE STREET, BUT THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE AS THE TRUCKS MOVE RIGHT ALONG THE GUTTER. IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU PUT YOUR LEAVES OUT AFTER THE TRUCKS HAVE GONE BY!

As in years past, DO NOT PUT THE LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY. ANYONE PUTTING LEAVES IN THE ROADWAY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $90 FINE. Putting leaves on the pavement presents potentially dangerous situations.

In the event of an early snowfall, leaves in the gutter are plowed back onto your lawn…maybe 10 or 15 feet.

While some people think the leaves kill the grass, our experience shows this does not happen frequently. The grass may show signs of stress because it is covered over, but come the spring most residents report no problem. This is particularly true if we are able to keep the program on schedule.

If you want to be EXTRA HELPFUL, please consider the disposal of leaves on your own property. Create your own compost site, or bring them into your woods and disburse them around the trees. Your “forest” will be healthier for your efforts, and you will help your Town by keeping the cost of this program down! PLEASE DON’T DUMP YOUR LEAVES ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY OR THE VACANT LOT ON THE STREET, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE OWNER’S PERMISSION.

Residents in all districts may call for bagged leaf pickup throughout the program period: 452-5070 or 452-5071. All bagged leaves must be in PAPER BAGS or they will not be picked up. Use these same numbers for any questions or comments.

HL November 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I have been seeing this in the leaf pickup press release for years: "While some people think the leaves kill the grass, our experience shows this does not happen frequently. The grass may show signs of stress because it is covered over, but come the spring most residents report no problem" I just want to say, this is entirely untrue from my experience. I followed town advice for several years, and in each case where leaf pickup was delayed, my grass was half killed off in that area. Each Spring I had to deal with planting new grass, and even now you can still see evidence of damage. Meanwhile, most of my neighbors were just putting their leaves on the street all of those years (and are never penalized), and their lawns look great!
Ted November 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Would love to see some fines collected! This service is tremendous perk that most people in town take for granted.
louis November 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Folks, I don't get involved in this town usually but you idiots announced leaf pickup before the hurricane, which resulted in roadways covered in the material. Is there something that offends you people about nature? If you fine somebody, they can bring you to court. I would like to fine dumb public officials. At some point, we'll just start to ignore you folks. Are you all children?
louis November 16, 2012 at 12:57 AM
In other words, mind your place little local pols or we will embarrass you people into knowing how insignificant you peasants are. So stay in your little offices, walk around town like some troubedors, this is your fief, enjoy, but step out of line and prepare to be shoved back into your little holes
tommy d November 16, 2012 at 01:13 AM
lou, for your own well being, please, take your meds!
Jim Flynn November 16, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I guess getting about 10 votes has completely driven you out of your mind.
Ted November 16, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Schedule was done well in advance of the Hurricane.
Archie Bunker November 16, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Just checked (since nobody bothered to print it) - Louis got 90 votes. I wasn't aware that we had that many people on drugs in Trumbull.
louis November 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
I will do everything I can to isolate this town from any real positions of influence, you people are our enemies
louis November 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM
The announcement encouraged people to rake the leaves into pretty efficient piles prior to a hurricane. This is poor leadership and planning from this town. Then the town threatened to arbitrarily fine people 90 dollars if their leaves went into the road. There is something wrong with you folks. Thank god I am not tasked with having to represent you beaten people
louis November 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM
and I am drinking my red wine and enjoying the company of good friends, so, in a way I am taking my meds. Please don't overdose your prescription if that is how you stay normal. Mental illness is not a joke, and do not take medicine to releave you of the pains of this life. If your doctor has you so drugged up you cannot differentiate between real leadership, you may want a second opinion.
Jim Flynn November 18, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Wow you sure are one sore loser. Go back to the hole you climbed out of
Sonny C November 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
DAM SON, I WANT WHAT YOUR ON!!!!

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