Spring cleanup starts late March and ends early May. This event helps residents dispose of many wood items. Acceptable items include:
Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) raked loose to curbside, placed in biodegradable paper bags or in reusable containers
Brush and branches under 4 feet in length stacked neatly
Waste wood or lumber
Wood bed frames (no mattresses or box springs)
Wood lawn furniture (no cushions)
Wood storm windows
Unacceptable items include garbage or trash, clearing of vacant lots, any metal or plastic objects, appliances, televisions, upholstered furniture, mattresses, rugs, tires, batteries, motor oil, fuels, propane tanks, barrels, drums, stumps, sod, paints, pesticides, wood preservatives, and debris left by private contractors.
Yard waste must be placed in reusable containers or paper bags* or piled neatly along the sides of the road, not so high or so wide as to obstruct roadways or line of sight and not in the roadway itself. Placing debris in the roadway constitutes a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law as well as creates a hazardous situation for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic. Please make sure that storm sewer inlets are also kept clean of leaves and branches to ensure proper drainage.
The Town no longer sells paper yard waste bags; they are available for comparable prices at many local businesses including Phillips Hardware, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Curtis Lumber, Stewarts, Lowes, Walmart and more.