Mayor Madden: Free Leaf Collection Bags Available for Residents

Mayor Madden: Free Leaf Collection Bags Available for Residents

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Mayor Madden: City Offering Free Leaf Collection Bags to Residents

TROY, NY – Mayor Madden today announced the City of Troy will offer free leaf collection bags for Troy residents during the fall season. Leaf bags will be available for pick-up at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink, located at 191 103rd Street, from Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Bags will also be available at the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, located at 433 River Street, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Madden said “We are pleased to once again provide complimentary leaf bags for Collar City residents this October. The availability of complimentary leaf bags will assist families and neighborhoods collect and remove unwanted leaves from their property, helping keep our streets and sewer drains clear throughout the fall season.”

Troy residents will be required to provide proof of residency (ex. state-issued I.D., utility bill, property tax bill) to obtain leaf collection bags. Bags are limited to two (2) packages – containing five leaf bags each – per household, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. . Residents should place all bagged leaves curbside for collection. Brush and hedge-trimmings must be cut to 5-foot lengths or less and be neatly stacked for city trucks to pick up.

Reminder: the City will not collect yard waste/leaf bags contaminated with non-organic materials (metals, plastics, cardboard/paper, animal waste, etc.). Additionally, yard waste placed in plastic bags will also not be collected. More info, visit http://www.troyny.gov/departments/public-works/yard-waste-collection/

Residents are reminded to not sweep leaves into the street. Leaves, grass clippings and other organic debris can clog sewer basins which can cause flooding in neighborhoods and possible sewer overflows into the Hudson River. Troy residents can help improve the effectiveness of the sewer system by clearing catch basins and drains located on streets near their home.

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