Farmington’s supplemental leaf collection program will start a little later this year, on November 5.
The city has, for years, offered a service that vacuums up leaves at the curb, as an addition to regular yard waste collection offered spring through fall.
Department of Public Works Superintendent Chuck Eudy said the calendar move came at the request of residents and city officials, and may come with a drawback.
“Starting later places the second pick-up in jeopardy of being canceled if a large early snow event occurs,” he said in an email.
Eudy encouraged residents to place leaves to the curb no earlier than 48 hours before their scheduled collection date. “Please do not rake leaves into the street,” he added, “this will cause road flooding when it rains.”
Residents can continue to bag leaves and yard waste for weekly collection through the last full week of November. It should be placed separate from regular trash, in cans (up to 32 gallon) with a yard waste decal facing the street (decals available at DPW Offices or at City Hall), or a kraft paper landscape bag.
Containers cannot weigh more than 60 pounds. Plastic bags are no longer acceptable for yard waste of any kind.
Learn more at farmgov.com/City-Services/Public-Services.aspx