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Leaf Pick-Up Resumes, Storm Debris Drop-Off Spot Chosen

Danbury residents can dispose of their leaves curbside, and they can deliver their storm damaged trees and shrubs to a drop-off spot on Kennedy Avenue starting Friday. The following information was provided by the Danbury Mayor's Office.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton asked city residents to resume their leaf disposal efforts, which the city suspended as Hurricane Sandy approached and snow fell.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, city crews will pick up leaves in the 06811 zip codes. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the crews will pick up leaves in the 06810 zip code. Leaf pick-up will continue from November 26 to November 30 in the 06811 zip code.

These are the city's rules for leaf pickup. Only leaves bagged in paper leaf bags will be picked up. They must be in front of residences for the city’s Highway Department to pick-up. No bag can be taped. No plastic bags are allowed, and people can't dispose of large debris, grass, rocks, dirt, garbage or animal waste. No trees, branches or shrubs can be picked up curb side.

Pick up dates are subject to change throughout the program depending on weather and the Highway Department’s work schedule. Please remember: the Highway Department tries to get to as many streets during a week as possible, however, there are times when pick-up will be held over until the following scheduled visit to your zip code.

Boughton then reported the city has a plan for dealing with brush and trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy.

Danbury residents only, with proof of identity and residency, may bring tree and brush debris from the storm to the city's one collection point on Kennedy Avenue beginning on Friday.  The city will collect brush and branches for 6 days only on the specific dates listed below.  Hours on each day will be 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The program starts Friday, and continues Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, Nov. 24.

If Danbury residents hire contractors to remove the debris, the resident must accompany the contractor to the drop off location to prove identity and residency.

If you have any questions regarding yard debris pick-up please contact CityLine 311 at 203-744-4311.

Maureen November 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I work full time, how am I going to be able to drop off my fallen trees (17 of them fell during the hurricane) during those times...
Ken November 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I wonder what BRT is getting out of this deal!

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