The town is ready to begin picking up leaves from across the community, but with piles building instead of bags, organizers have an important message for Berlin residents: bag it or you'll be on your own.
Berlin officials have debated implementation of a system that would allow for leaves to be vacuumed up, but at least for the foreseeable future, residents need to make sure their piles are in appropriate bags.
So bag up those leaves!
Across town, many residents have begun to place their leaves by the road yet in many locations, the leaves haven't been bagged. If left without a bag, the leaf collection will pass by and residents will be responsible for disposing of the leaves themselves said Lecia Carter with the Berlin Public Works Department.
"Leaves must be
placed in bags at the curb prior to your regularly scheduled trash
pick-up day. Residents wishing to have leaves picked up at the curb must
put leaves in biodegradable paper bags and leave them at the curb on
their regular trash day during the specified week," Carter said.
Also worth noting, plastic bags will not be accepted.
The town will start curbside leaf pick-up beginning on Oct. 28 and
extending over three weeks in little more than a month before finally
ending on Dec. 6. During this time, the department will also conduct a
special extended hours on Saturdays at the town's transfer station at 19
Town Farm Lane, Carter said.
three week program will take place from Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, again from
Nov. 11 - Nov. 16 and lastly from Dec. 2 - Dec. 6. These dates are
subject to change in the event of extreme weather.
residents seeking to drop off the bags of leaves themselves may do so
during the extended hours at the transfer station, scheduled from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Saturdays between Oct. 26 and Nov. 30.
For more information, contact the Berlin Public Works Department at (860) 828-7022.
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