Mayor Edward Bettencourt has announced the dates for fall curbside leaf collection. The curbside pickup of leaves is scheduled for the weeks of Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. During these designated weeks only, residents may leave their leaf waste curbside in paper bags or barrels on their normal trash pickup day. No yard waste in plastic bags will be accepted. There is no charge for curbside leaf collection.
Residents should note that haulers may pick up regular trash first and return later in the day for yard waste. Residents should also note they can take yard waste to the Department of Public Services (50 Farm Ave.) any weekday during regular business hours. The Department of Public Services is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.