The Village of Rye Brook Highway Department began picking up leaves curbside on October 7th and will continue until through December 15th.It is the Village’s goal to provide leaf collection service with a maximum of three (3) weeks between collections at peak periods (weather depending). During the 12 to 13 week program season, highway department employees travel each street of the Village and collect leaves placed curbside.
The Village highway department methodically collects leaves according to a route system that essentially divides the Villages into thirds using the major roadways and balancing the historic leaf volume between neighborhoods.
Each route is covered with a team, consisting of three to four employees and the leaf collection equipment. The Village tracks the daily leaf collection street by street and monitors progress against the program goal. Such information can be found on the village's website at a later date.
A successful leaf collection program depends upon the cooperation of Village residents and lawn care professionals.
Branches, sticks, and other lawn debris, including stones, planting pots, toys, broken lawn furniture, fence posts, and other non-leafy material must be kept out of the piles.
These materials can be drawn into the leaf equipment and can result in serious injuries to the employees and require costly repairs to the equipment. The Village website will be updated regularly with a list of dates when leaves have been picked up and estimated return times.
Residents are strongly encouraged to comply with the following:
· Leaves must be placed in a tight row, a maximum of 4 feet wide, along the center of the curb line. Rows shall not extend further than 2 feet into any roadway.
· Leaf rows must be free of branches, logs, rocks, grass & other yard debris.
· Please do not place piles of leaves where they will create a hazard in the street or where they would block a storm drain.