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Fall Leaves Piling Up? Danbury Begins Pickup Program

Are your leaves piling up like these on Danbury's CityCenter Green? Leaf pickup begins Monday in the city.
Are your leaves piling up like these on Danbury's CityCenter Green? Leaf pickup begins Monday in the city. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio

DANBURY, Conn. -- As residents turn to the fall task of raking leaves, the city is ready to help. Danbury’s free fall leaf pickup program will begin on Monday, Oct. 27, and will run for six weeks through Friday, Dec. 5.

Residents are asked to bag their leaves in paper bags -- no tape! -- and leave them on the curb in front of their home. Workers form the city’s Highway Department will make trips throughout the city to pick up the bags.

Here are the rules:

  • No tape of any kind
  • No plastic bags
  • No large debris
  • 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, or ZIP code 06810, and Section B is north of I-84, or ZIP code 06811.

Section A will be picked up the week of Oct. 27 through Oct. 31. 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 Dec. 5.

Pickup dates are subject to change throughout the program depending on weather and the Highway Department’s work schedule. The workers try 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 your ZIP code.

If you want to dump your leaves yourself, Ferris Mulch Products at 6 Plumtrees Road is open for Danbury residents. You may drop off their own bags or tree and yard debris throughout the year for free. The hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Closed on Sundays. The phone number is 203-790-1155, or you can visit their website at .

Dates for fall leaf pickup program:

  • October 27 – October 31: Section A (ZIP code 06810)
  • November 3 – November 7: Section B (ZIP code 06811)
  • November 10 – November 14: Section A
  • November 17 – November 21: Section B
  • November 24 – November 28: Section A
  • December 1 – December 5: Section B

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

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