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The Department of Public Works reminds property owners that Fall Leaf Collection is underway, concluding the end of December. All leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or open containers weighing no more than 75 lbs. for collection. Loose leaves will not be picked up.
Bags and containers can be placed at the curb anytime, but must be placed at curb by 7AM on the following days for pickup:
Monday: North side of Quaker Ridge Road to Scarsdale border.
Tuesday: North side of Eastchester Road, Beechmont Drive and Barnard Road, to the south side of Quaker Ridge Road.
Wednesday: North side of Metro North Railroad to the south side of Eastchester Road, Beechmont Drive and Barnard Road
Thursday: South of Metro North Railroad
If a holiday occurs on any of the scheduled pickup days, Friday is the alternate pickup day. There will be no collection Thanksgiving week.
Why not try mulch mowing? Rather than raking, bagging, or transporting fall leaves off site, mulch mowing is a sustainable alternative that actually benefits lawns and gardens! Information and tutorials are available. The benefits of mulch mowing include:
• A healthy property: Mulching recycles nutrients into the soil to feed lawns and plants, provides a free natural fertilizer, and helps retain moisture.
• Savings of time and effort: Mulching in place is easier and faster than raking or blowing leaves.
• Helping the environment: Leaf piles block streets and traffic, clog storm drains, and result in excess nutrient runoff (phosphorus & nitrogen), polluting our waterways. Transporting and disposing of grass and leaves as yard waste wastes energy and contributes to pollution, too.
For information on Fall Leaf Collection visit newrochelleny.com/leaf or call the Department of Public Works Bureau of Streets and Highways at (914) 235-4029.