From mid-October to late December, the Highway Department devotes most of its operations to collect leaves piled onto the Town streets by residents and property owners. During this seasonal task, the department collects an average of approximately 4,000 tons of leaves. Heavy equipment and hard labor is used to load trucks with leaves to be hauled to the leaf pen at the Hommocks School. In addition, the Town utilizes one leaf vacuum truck to supplement its collection operations. Residents can expect leaves to be collected from their street two to three
times during this period.
To Have Your Leaves Collected...
Please note that property owners must:
Place leaves at the curb, not in the street.
Leaves left in the streets can create road hazards and clog storm drains.
Make certain the leaves are free of branches, logs, grass clippings, and other organic waste and garbage.
Leaf piles contaminated with any of the above debris will not be collected until the property owner removes contaminates.
Curbside collection for metal items takes place on Wednesdays by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact the Highway Department office at 914-381-7825 before 2 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the intended pickup date. Items must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the appointment, and set out no earlier than the night before (after dusk).
There may be an occasion when metal collection is postponed so the department may tend to other tasks such as leaf collection, snow removal and other operations. In addition, should the metal list be full, your appointment will be scheduled for the next available Wednesday.
Please note that metal items placed at the curb when not confirmed by appointment is a violation of town code.
Annual Holiday Tree Collection
Curbside pickup of holiday trees is available from the last week in December until mid-January. Holiday wreaths will be collected by the Sanitation Department as "rubbish" on the second pick-up day of the week.