Main streets and northern Trumbull will see town leaf pick up first this year.
"All main roads will be done first, starting on Monday, 11/5/12. This should take 2 full weeks. On 11/19, we will then start from the north end of town (since that’s when the leaves fall first) and continue south, one crew on each side of the Pequonnock Valley, until finished," according to Public Works Director John Marsilio.
"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," he added.
Leaf pickup progress can be tracked on Trumbull's Website.
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The town also issued several caveats:
- Weather conditions may push the leaf schedule back.
- Pickup is done only once on each street. Do not expect to have the trucks return.
- Be sure to put leaves out by the gutter before the trucks come by.
- Do not put leaves in the roadway. Violations mean a $90 fine.
"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," the release states.
Alternative disposal methods include creating your own compost site, or bringing them into your woods (that belong to you).
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.