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Time To Rake the Leaves: Danbury Prepares For Fall Pickup

Are your leaves piling up? Leaf pickup begins Monday in Danbury.
Are your leaves piling up? Leaf pickup begins Monday in Danbury. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury's free Fall Leaf Pickup will start on Monday, Oct. 24, and will run for six weeks through Friday, Dec. 2.

Only leaves bagged in paper leaf bags with no tape should be left at curbside in front of residences for the city’s Highway Department to pick up.

This protocol will be strictly enforced, according to the Highway Department.

Here are the rules:

  • No tape of any kind.
  • No plastic bags.
  • No grass, rocks, dirt, garbage or animal waste.
  • No brush or tree stumps.
  • Branches will be picked up separately. Limbs must be cut into lengths no longer than 4 feet. No limb may be larger than 4 inches in diameter. Branches must be bundled with twine in bundles no heavier than 35 pounds.

The Leaf Pickup Program is divided by I-84: Section A is south of I-84 (zip code 06810), and Section B is north of I-84 (zip code 06811).

Section A will be picked up on the week of Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. Residents in this zip code are asked to place their bags curbside Sunday evenings.

Section B will be collected the next week. Residents in this zip code are asked to place their bags curbside Sunday evenings.

This cycle will be repeated through Friday, Dec. 2. Pickup dates are subject to change throughout the program depending on weather and the Highway Department’s work schedule.

The Highway Department tries to get to as many streets during a week as possible; however, there are times when pickup will be held over until the following scheduled visit to a particular zip code.

Ferris Mulch Products at 6 Plumtrees Road is open for Danbury residents who wish to drop off their own bags or tree and yard debris throughout the year for free.

The hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 am to noon. It's closed on Sundays. The phone number is (203)-790-1155, or guests can visit the website at www.ferrismulchproducts.com.

Dates for the 2016 Fall Leaf Pick-up Program:

  • Oct.24 – 28: Section A (zip code 06810)
  • Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: Section B (zip code 06811)
  • Nov. 7 –  11: Section A
  • Nov. 14 - 18: Section B
  • Nov.  21 – 25: Section A
  • Nov. 28 – Dec. 2: Section B

For any questions regarding yard debris pickup, contact CityLine 311 at (203)-744-4311.

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