Town’s leaf pick-up now under way

The town of Fairfield began its fall leaf collection Nov. 10, and has scheduled three additional pick-ups during the weeks of Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 for all residents except those in the Greenfield Hill leaf collection area, north of Hulls Farm Road and west of Burr Street, and the area east of Burr Street and north of Congress Street.

There will be no pick-up during Thanksgiving week. There is no specific daily pick-up schedule. Bags must be curbside on Mondays by 6 a.m. to assure pick-up during that week.

Residents in the Greenfield Hill leaf collection area should call the town garage at 203-256-3177 before Monday, Nov. 24 to arrange for leaf pick-up before Thanksgiving and may call during the week following Thanksgiving for an additional pickup.

Leaves must be in unsealed, biodegradable paper bags.

The town will not pick up plastic bags, loose leaves, brush, branches, wood, grass or bags placed outside the town right-of-way.

In order to avoid blocking catch basins, residents are reminded to not rake leaves into the gutter or street. Residents are also asked to make an effort to keep the catch basin grates in the vicinity of their homes clear of leaves and debris to prevent local flooding.

Leaves will also be accepted at the Harvest New England facility on Richard White Way (One Rod Highway) through Dec. 15. The facility will be open with expanded hours Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Nov. 1. All other normal Harvest New England rules and policies remain in effect.

Residents with a valid beach/ dump sticker on their vehicle may drop off less than 500 pounds of yard waste for no fee. Vehicles with loads greater than 500 pounds or vehicles with no stickers will be charged the applicable commercial rate.

Harvest New England hours from Dec. 16 through Feb. 28 are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Harvest New England will be open on Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17 for Christmas tree and other yard waste disposal from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call the town garage at 203-256-3176.

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