Dear Rye Brook Residents,
Beginning Monday October 3, 2011 and continuing through to the third week of December, the Village’s Highway Department will be collecting curbside leaves. It is our 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 leaf collection program, 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 Village into thirds using the major roadways, while 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 goals. Such information can be found on the village’s website after collection begins.
A successful leaf collection program requires the cooperation of Village residents and the lawn care professionals residents may employ. Branches, sticks, and other lawn debris, including stones, used 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 cause serious injury to the workers and require costly repair to the equipment.
Residents are required 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, plastics and other yard debris.
DO NOT place piles of leaves in the street, it is unsafe for motorists and slows down leaf removal.
Leaf piles with significant amounts of contaminants will not be removed until non organic debris and branches are removed. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be removed.
Residents are urged to review the Village website periodically, which will be updated with new information once leaf season kicks off.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Village staff at (914) 939 – 0753.
Michal J. Nowak Director of Public Works