FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Statement by Mayor Madden on City’s Leaf Bag Distribution Program
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued the following statement regarding the city’s recently-announced leaf bag program which offered free collection bags to Collar City residents this fall:
“We are very pleased with the level of public participation in this year’s leaf bag program. During the previous week, the City provided over 2,000 collection bags at no cost to Troy residents as part of our year-round effort to assist families and neighbors spruce up their homes and lawns across the city.
“The use of leaf bags provides a number of benefits for our community, including more efficient curbside collection, better utilization of staff resources while helping reduce sewer overflows by preventing leaves & brush from blocking drains and catch basins. With the assistance of our residents and small businesses, we can work together to ensure our diverse and vibrant neighborhoods continue to thrive. Thank you to the dedicated Department of Public Works and Parks & Recreation staff for their efforts to organize this important community-focused project.”
Additional leaf bags are still available for pick-up (on a first-come, first-serve basis) at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink, Department of Public Works Garage, and the Mayor’s Office at Troy City Hall. More information on the city’s 2017 leaf bag program is available at www.troyny.gov.
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131