By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
The city’s leaf bag pickup has ended for 2022.
The curbside service will resume the week of April 15 on residents’ weekly collection days.
Until then, residents are required to bring all leaf bags — paper, no plastic — to the compost site, 1 Kimberly Ave., from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proof of residence is required.
Residents are asked to put leaves and grass clippings in separate biodegradable paper bags. Plastic bags are prohibited.
The 2023 pickup schedule for leaf bags is April 15-June 1 and Oct. 1-Dec. 15.
Also, mattress drop-off at the city garage, 1 Collis St., has been suspended until April 3 because of safety concerns during the colder months.
Mattress bags for curbside pickup are available for $25 by calling the Department of Public Works at 203-937-3585 or visiting the department on the third floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. The bags are picked up on residents’ weekly collection days.