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Oct 31, 2012 11:10 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Leaf Pick-Up Schedule

Nov 2, 2012 12:42 PM

Residents who wish to have leaves picked up by the Southampton Town Highway Department this fall may start putting bags of leaves on the curbs and street sides today, November 1.

Highway crews will likely not start collecting the leaves for two or three weeks, a schedule that may be pushed back further by the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy.

All leaves must be placed in town-approved biodegradable paper bags. Only senior citizens over the age of 73 or those with approved special needs because of a handicap or medical condition will be able to deposit loose leaves at the curbside near their homes for collection by town crews.

The Highway Department will have free bags for those residents who cannot afford to purchase bags at local hardware stores. The bags may be picked up at Highway Department headquarters. Other residents will be expected to purchase paper leaf bags from local hardware stores, where they range in price from $2.50 to $3.50 for a bundle of five bags.

All residents also will be allowed to dump loose leaves themselves at the town’s transfer stations during the leaf pickup. Residents can get vouchers from the Highway Department to give to hired landscapers that will allow them to dump leaves at the town facilities without charge.

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I heard that the bag requirement has been waived due to Hurricane Sandy.
By Bridget325 (27), Hampton Bays on Nov 1, 12 8:28 AM