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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Middletown Fall Leaf Collection

fall leaves

Middletown
Commences Leaf Collection Program

 

The City of Middletown will begin its fall leaf collectionprogram on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.     Leaves
will be collected from the curb and brought to a central location forcomposting.

Residents may rake their leaves to the curb or bag their leaves in biodegradable paper bags and leave them at the curb for collection. Do not use plastic bags.  Leaves must be kept separate from brush, grass and rubbish. Only leaves are acceptable with the leaf collection.  Public Works crews will be operating during the next two months to pick up the leaves in vacuum trucks.  

 Guidelines for Middletown Leaf Collection

  •  Leaves can be raked to the curb and left loose at the curb for collection with vacuum trucks.
  • ·Leaves can be placed in biodegradable paper bags and placed at the curb for collection 
  • ·For safety reasons, leaves should not be placed on the road.
  • ·Leaves must not be mixed with other yard waste, such as brush or garbage.

It is very important that residents make sure leaves do not
get raked onto the street.  It isextremely dangerous if children decide to play in leaf piles or if cars park on
top of the piles.  Also, leaves in thestreet can clog catch basins, causing flooding and other difficulties. 

There is no daily or weekly schedule for the leaf collection
in Middletown.  Crews will circulatethroughout the City at least twice.   If
they miss you the first time, they will be back.  We recommend you rake them to the curb assoon as possible.   

If you do not want leaves sitting on your lawn, leaves can also be brought directly to the Recycling Center on the corner of North Main Street and Johnson Street.  If leaves are bagged, they must be emptied out of the bags at the Center.   The Recycling Center is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Saturday through the month of November from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Beginning December 1, the Recycling Center will be open on the first and third Saturday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 

Residents can also choose to compost their own leaves in their backyard.  Backyard composting is an easy way to recycle leaves and make valuable compost that can be used in gardens, flowerbeds and houseplants.  For information on backyard composting, contact the City Recycling Coordinator, Kim O’Rourke, at 860-638-4855 or kim.orourke@middletownct.gov.

 

 

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