Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket and the Department of Public Works leaf pickup program for leaf collection will be extended by two weeks from Friday, November 30 to Friday, December 14. Residents are asked to place leaf bags out on their normal trash pickup day. The extension to the leaf program will give residents more time to dispose of any remaining leaves before the winter weather sets in.
“We all want to keep our neighborhoods clean and beautiful,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City has taken advantage of this recent mild weather on order to provide the opportunity to for our residents to dispose of their leaves over the next two weeks.
Leaf bags should not be mixed in with regular household trash after the collection season ends as the mixed waste bags will not be picked up. Leaves and other yard waste, when mixed with household trash, add significantly to the City’s cost of disposal. No Plastic Bags are allowed.
After December 14, residents are still able to dispose of filled leaf bags at no cost, by bringing them to the Grotto Avenue Transfer Facility with a capacity of up to three bags per day. Yard waste and leaf collection will begin again in April of 2019.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2018
Contact: Wilder Arboleda
401-728-0500 ext. 358
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien