DPW provides curbside leaf and lawn debris pick up. Leaves must be containerized and placed at the curb May 15th to September 30th. From September 30 to the first snowfall leaves can be raked to the curb in small piles. Crews will not go on private property to retrieve or clean up leaves. Trucks cover the City in approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting, and then restart the cycle. Small limbs no longer than 3 feet can also be bundled and placed at the curbside. Please be sure to keep containers and limb piles to a weight manageable by one person.
Leaves and limbs are brought to the City compost station and recycled into compost for sale in the Spring. Please no plastic!
To find out more about other options to take care of your fall leaves, go to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website:
Not an Option: Burning
It is illegal to burn leaves anywhere in New York State. Brush of a certain size may be burned. See the burning regulations (https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html) FAQs for details.