Village of Pelham fall leaf collection begins Oct. 15


Editor’s note: the following press release was provided by the Village of Pelham

The Department of Public Works reminds property owners that Fall Leaf Collection will begin on Monday, October 15th and conclude on December 15th. All loose leaves are to be placed at the curb. The Department of Public Works picks up every day and works their way around the Village picking up a section at a time on a revolving basis. No pick up after December 15th. After December 15th items must be held until loose leaf pick up begins again on March 15th. Do not mix twigs, branches, rubbish or any other materials (including pumpkins) in the leaf piles as it contaminates the piles and they will not be accepted at the organic waste site.

Gas Powered Leaf Blowers: The Village does not allow gas-powered leaf blowers to be used from May 1st to October 14th and from December 16th to March 14th. Violations by a property owner or your lawn maintenance provider can result in enforcement action against the property owner including a $250.00 fine, by Village Police. Please use the attached flyer to distribute to property owners or lawn maintenance providers.

Organic Waste: April 1st through December 15th – All organic must be placed curbside after 7 p.m. on the night before collection date on specified days only. April 1st – October 9th, Area A & B-Wednesday, October 15th – December 15th – Area A & B- Monday through Friday.  Organic defined as all grass clippings, flowers, leaves, brush, small branches and twigs must be put in either a biodegradable paper bag or an open 30-35 gallon container. Garbage cannot be mixed in with organic waste. All bags and containers must be placed at curbside for pick up on specified days only. Branches should be in 3’ lengths bundled and tied.  Christmas trees are picked up by the DPW at the curb from December 26th  to January 31st only (free from all ornaments). No organic pick up between December 15th and March 15th. Items must be held.