Clarkstown Promotes Yard Waste-Loose Leaf Pick Up

Supervisor Alex Gromack and Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard inspect Highway Crews picking up yard waste from recent snow storm.

Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack and Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard announced this week that the Town of Clarkstown has commenced the yard waste loose leaf pick up program.  As a result of the storm, the normal restrictions for yard waste of being tied and bundled are NO longer in effect. Efforts to separate the brush from leaves is appreciated but not required.  Any debris within ten feet of the curb line will be picked up by the Clarkstown Highway Department. As of now, crews are in the hardest hit areas of town.

Once the hardest hit areas are complete, Highway will be going street by street throughout the town. Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard will have a schedule posted online starting Monday, November 14 as we did in the past with the loose leaf program. Starting Monday, you can check tentative dates of when they’ll be in your neighborhood on the Highway Department website.
Crews are also addressing hanging limbs throughout the Town.  If you see any hanging tree limbs within ten feet of the curb line please contact the Clarkstown Highway Department at 623-7500.As of today, crews have picked up 5,000 cubic yards of brush and leaves. There is an estimated total of 40,000 cubic yards of storm debris in addition to the average 70,000 cubic yards of leaves picked up each year.
SAFETY REMINDER 
Please pile all yard waste and loose leaves on the lawn.  For the safety of our children, school bus drivers and the population at large, do not pile brush in the street (pursuant to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1220), at an intersection, at school bus stops, near fire hydrants or over storm drains.