City Providing Free Leaf Collection Bags to Residents

City Providing Free Leaf Collection Bags to Residents

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2018

Mayor Madden: City Providing Free Leaf Collection Bags to Residents

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TROY, NY – Mayor Madden today announced the City of Troy will provide free leaf collection bags to Troy residents this fall. Beginning, Monday, October 22, bags will be available for pick-up at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink – located at 191 103rd Street – and the Department of Public Works Garage – located at 40 Orr Street – from Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Bags will also be available for pick-up at the Mayor’s Office at Troy 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 provide complimentary leaf bags for our residents this fall. By offering these fall cleanup bags we can assist local families and neighborhoods remove unwanted leaves, brush and branches from their property while helping keep our streets and sewer drains clear of obstructions throughout remainder of the 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. Residents are asked to place all bagged leaves curbside for collection during their normally scheduled household garbage & recycling collection day. Bagged leaves will be collected during weekly pickup between Monday, October 22 and November 16, 2018.

Additionally, 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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Press Contact:
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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