It’s been almost three weeks since Hurricane Sandy ripped through the area, and the town’s Department of Public Works is still busy cutting up trees, disposing leaf bags and collecting debris.
Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner released a list of guidelines that residents are being asked to follow in order to facilitate the clean-up. Here’s what he sent out Wednesday from town Commissioner of Public Works Victor Carosi:
- All fall leaves must be placed in paper bags or open containers. Do not mix tree limbs and branches with the leaves. Sanitation crews and highway crews are collecting these leaves every day. It is expected fall leaf collection will continue until the end of December. We are not picking up leaves at the curbs.
- Place limbs and branches curb-side, cut into lengths no longer than 4-feet.
- Greenburgh does not collect debris from private tree contracting operations. We do not collect debris from entire tree take-downs. Your tree contractor must haul away this debris.
- Roadside tree limbs, branches, trunk remaining from ConEd or DPW storm emergency operations will be collected by the Town DPW. Each day work crews collect this debris. We expect to complete this storm clean-up before the end of December.
- Please note that the highway department is continuing to trim or remove damaged Town trees (those that are near the roadway – generally within 5 or 10 feet of the road pavement). This operation continues throughout the year.
- Wires, poles, transformers will be collected by the utility company.