The Greenburgh Town Board has passed a law that will require residents to bag leaves for pickup, potentially saying more than $100,000 a year, according to Supervisor Paul Feiner.
The town will no longer use a vacuum truck to remove leaves raked into piles on streets in front of residents’ homes. Residents would be prohibited from making the piles and must instead put leaves in bags and place them curbside for pickup.
Feiner said the new law has several advantages, including cost savings and allowing the town to increase its leaf-pickup schedule to once a week from once every two months.
Feiner said the town would recruit volunteers to help bag leaves for elderly or disabled residents who can’t afford a gardener. The law includes fines for violators, but Feiner said residents would first receive warnings.