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Stamford Collects 11,500 Tons Of Leaves, Heads Out For More

Mayor David Martin announces end of leaf pick up.
Mayor David Martin announces end of leaf pick up. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The city has collected 11,500 tons of leaves this fall as officials announced the annual fall ritual in Stamford was completed last week.

“Our guys did a great, thorough job and I want to thank Thomas Turk and his team for getting this all done before the snow starts,” said Mayor David Martin. “It is important for us to get as many leaves off the street and out of the storm drains as possible to prevent flooding and contamination issues this winter. Because of this, and the unseasonable weather, I have asked for a second quick sweep of the city for people’s houses that still have leaves at the curb.”

The leaf pickup began in North Stamford and worked its way south.

Weather-permitting, the second sweep will consist of residents contacting the City’s Citizen’s Service Bureau to alert the Highways Department about the location of leaves by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. Residents can do this by going to www.stamfordct.gov/servicecenter, calling 203-977-4140, or downloading the Stamford app and putting in a request. The Highways Department has already received over 100 requests for leaf pickup.

To expedite the process leaf trucks will only be collecting leaves that do not have debris mixed in with them.

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