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2019 Brush & Leaf Pickup

posted Aug 29, 2019, 4:30 AM by Town of Ithaca   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 8:05 AM ]

The 2019 FALL BRUSH PICK-UP event is complete.


Leaf collection will start at 7:00AM on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will continue throughout the week until finished. Leaves should be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the first day of collection.  Leaves may be raked to the shoulder of the road or bagged in biodegradable paper leaf bags (30 gallon bags are available at many stores in the area).  Other debris such as pine needles, dead flowers, garden waste, grass clippings, etc., cannot be vacuumed and should be placed in bags.  Please fill bags and place on road shoulder, folding over openings of bags to close—do not staple or tape.  No plastic bags will be picked up.  

The Town’s crews will go around the entire Town once with the leaf vacuum.  For the rest of the month of November, the crews will begin picking up paper-bagged leaves each Monday, which could extend through early week to encompass the entire Town.

(Please note that we may send out leaf crews earlier than November 4th to test our equipment and to pick up paper bagged leaves before they get wet.)

For questions, please call 273-1656 between 6:30 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday or e-mail us at publicworks@town.ithaca.ny.us.