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Trumbull Starts Leaf Collection Next Week

It's time to rake your leaves and move them to the curb; pick-up in Trumbull begins Nov. 9.
It's time to rake your leaves and move them to the curb; pick-up in Trumbull begins Nov. 9. Photo Credit: Caroline Hall

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Grab your rakes and get those leaves to the curb before the Town of Trumbull begins its annual leaf collection Monday.

Crews will begin pickup at the four corners of the town, with two crews in the northern sections (near the Monroe border), and two crews in the southern sections (near Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford borders), and will work their way toward the center of town until completed. 

Primary roads will be collected first; the work is expected to take two weeks depending on the weather. A list of the main road can be found here.

Secondary streets will follow in the same pattern as above. 

Pay loaders will remove larger piles of leaves first, then crews will return to finish clean up with leaf vacuums. Residents can track the collection by clicking here to view the progress map, which will be updated daily. 

It's important to remember to place your leaves on the lawn at the edge of the curb, not in the road. Putting leaves on the pavement is subject to a $90 fine and creates dangerous conditions for vehicles and pedestrians. Do not deposit your leaves on someone else’s property or vacant lot -- unless you have the owner’s permission. 

In the event of an early snow, if crews are not able to complete leaf collection, leaves in the gutter may be plowed back partially onto your lawn and may remain snow covered. In the spring, the grass may show temporary signs of stress because it has been covered over, but will remedy itself as the weather warms. 

Residents may request bagged leaf pickup at any time throughout the program by calling 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071. All leaves must be in paper bags. Plastic bags will not be picked up. 

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