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Mayor Schedules Extra Week for Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup

If you still have leftovers from Sandy, you can put them at the curb with the trash next week.

Do you have debris still littering your yard in Hurricane Sandy's wake?

The city has scheduled an extra collection week for leaves and yard waste pickup with trash hauler JRM. During the week of Nov. 5, residents can leave their yard waste at the curb in paper bags or barrels on their regular trash pickup day.

This is in addition to the previously scheduled weeks of Oct. 29, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 3 for leaf and yard waste collection.

“In light of the recent storm, we felt we should provide residents with an additional opportunity to dispose of their yard waste curbside at no charge,” said Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

Take note: yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and all yard waste should be picked up no later than 3 p.m. Bettencourt's office says JRM might collect regular trash first and return later in the day for yard waste.

There is no charge for curbside leaf collection.

Additionally, residents can haul their own yard waste over to the Department of Public Services at 50 Farm Ave. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Erin Maguire November 02, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Did the JRM say anything about large tree branches and how they should be left out? Thanks,
John Castelluccio November 02, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Erin, no information has been sent out yet on that, but we'll see what we can find out about that.

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