Longmeadow residents will have three options for leaf disposal this fall: 1) use the Town Pay As You Throw (PAYT) curbside leaf collection program; 2) hire a private contractor for leaf removal; or 3) purchase a Recycling Center sticker (if you haven’t already) and transport leaves directly to the Meadows leaf composting site on West Road.
The Town of Longmeadow will provide a curbside-bagged leaf collection program again this fall. Curbside collection of the Town PAYT leaf bags will be held on Saturday, November 4th, Saturday, November 18th, and Saturday, December 2nd. Residents who are putting leaf bags out for collection are advised to have them to the curb by 7:00 A.M. on those Saturday mornings. These collections are weather dependent.
Town of Longmeadow PAYT leaf bags are available for purchase at four locations:
Longmeadow Big Y, Carr-Brightwood Hardware in Enfield, the Council on Aging, and the DPW office on Pondside Road during normal business hours. The cost for the bags is $5 for a roll of 10. Bags will go on sale Monday, October 2nd.
The drop off area in the Meadows off of West Road will open for the season on Monday, October 23rd and will remain open to residents and contractors through Sunday, December 10th, weather permitting. The hours of operation will be from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. - seven days per week with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. A current Recycling and Yard Waste Center sticker is required for residents to use the West Road leaf drop-off site. Contractors must purchase prepaid permits at the Town Clerk’s office.
The Recycling and Yard Waste Center will begin winter hours on Saturday, October 28th. The Recycling Center will only be open on Saturdays only from 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 PM October 28th through December. The hours will change to Saturdays only 9:00 A.M. - 12 noon January-March 2018. Exact dates will be announced.
Be sure to check the Town’s Facebook page, our local cable TV station, and the media for more information about this program. Please call the DPW office (567-3400) for any questions or concerns.