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Fall Leaf & Yard Debris Collection

Each year beginning in October and ending in December, the Town of Pittsford provides a valuable recycling service to residents – the collection of leaves along with our ongoing collection of yard debris from May to December. In the fall, a postcard containing program guidelines, service dates and descriptions is mailed to homeowners. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please call the Town of Pittsford Highway Department at (585) 248-6270.

Paul Schenkel, Public Works Commissioner

Message from the Supervisor, Program Guidelines and Collection Schedule


YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION


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Yard Debris Collection Street Map
Yard Debris is collected by quadrant (NW, NE, SE, SW). Crews move clockwise throughout the town.
Weekly, on your scheduled pickup day (see map)

EARLY SPRING CLEANUP

Ongoing pickup, no set schedule

Beginning March 29 and continuing through May 21

  • Loose piles of leaves, thatch, brush, branches and yard debris will be collected.
    Please note: crews will pick up both loose debris and/or containerized debris during this time.

REGULAR COLLECTION

Collection dates:

2021 Loose Brush/Branches: May 24 – Oct. 7(weekly pickup by quadrant)

2021 Bagged/Containerized: Mar. 29 – Dec. 2 (weekly pickup by quadrant)

2021 Loose Brush/Branches: Oct. 18 – Dec. 10(ongoing pickup, no set pickup day)

  • Weekly loose brush & branch pickup on your scheduled day goes through October 7.
    October 7 - December 2 pickup is not on a set schedule.
  • Please use paper bags or reusable containers.
    Composting sites do not accept plastic bags.
  • Grass clippings, weeds and small yard debris must be placed in a container or paper bag.
  • We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass, fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  • Container weight, including yard debris, must not exceed 50 lbs.
  • Cuttings must be less than 3 feet in length and tied into bundles.
  • Brush and branches may be put in loose piles through October 7 (for weekly collection) and must be in bags or containers thereafter (no set schedule collection).
    Brush/branches must be less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter.
  • It is important to keep leaves and yard debris separated, as yard debris can damage our leaf vacuum.

LEAF COLLECTION


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Location from October 18 through December 10

2021 Collection dates: October 18 – December 10

  • Our crews will be in your neighborhood approximately every two weeks to collect loose leaf piles. Consolidating small piles of leaves into larger piles will help expedite leaf pick up. During this time, crews will continue to pick up yard debris every week if it is placed in a bag/container and separated from your leaf piles. It is important to keep leaves and yard debris separated, as yard debris can damage our leaf vacuum or cause injury to crew staff.  PLEASE NOTE that loose brush will be picked up on an ongoing basis (no set schedule) during this time and containerized debris will be picked up on the regular weekly schedule (see Yard Debris section below for information). Please note residential burning of brush and leaves is prohibited in Pittsford.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • There will be no collection on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. Schedules will shift by one day following the holiday.
  • We encourage residents to place yard debris behind the curb or gutter to avoid blocking drainage pathways or impeding traffic flow in your neighborhood.
  • Yard debris must be out by 6 AM on your scheduled day to ensure proper collection.
  • If you live on a private drive, please take materials to the nearest public street.
  • We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass, fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  • Our schedule may vary slightly due to weather conditions and volume of debris. We appreciate your patience.
  • Yard debris generated by anyone other than the homeowner (including hired contractors) must be removed as part of their service.
    This material may be taken to Pittsford's Highway Department, 60 Golf Avenue, weekdays from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • Please note residential burning of brush and leaves is prohibited in Pittsford.
  • In the event of wind storms or delayed collection due to snowfall, yard debris and leaf crews will continue to pickups beyond the noted dates as weather allows (no set schedule).

FREE MULCH

  • Wood and leaf mulch generated by the Town’s yard debris recycling program are available FREE of charge to residents who visit the East Street storage bins (enter at 34 East Street) located just before the gate to the Town Parks Department office building.