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    FALL 2015 SEASON

    CITY WIDE NO TAG-NO TOW SPECIAL STREET SWEEPING: DPW will sweep the city streets one last time in preparation for the winter season beginning November 2 through December 10 weather permitting. Although this special Street Sweeping schedule is NOT a Tag-Tow operation, it is important for you to pay attention to the paper postings and move your car out of the street sweeper's path when it is scheduled to be in your neighborhood.  This is the final time sweepers will be in your neighborhood so Public Works needs your cooperation to make sure the sweepers have a clear path in order to effectively clean the streets for winter. You can find this special additional street sweeping schedule on the city website here: http://cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/sweep/index.asp

    LEAVES: DPW will collect brown paper leaf bags left out at the curb on your usually scheduled trash and recycling day. The bags must be paper not plastic and must ONLY contain leaves-no sticks, rocks or other materials that can't be easily composted. Bags will be picked up and delivered to the Transfer Station where they will be composted. Residents will incur fines for blowing, raking or placing leaves into the streets and blocking Street Sweeping operations.

    COMPOST BINS: Residents can also compost at home by picking up a free compost bin with instructions at DPW, 34 Middletown Avenue.

    BRANCHES: Branches and sticks will also be picked up at the curb ONLY if they are tied into bundles less than 4 feet in length and 1 foot in diameter. All other yard waste can be disposed of at the Transfer Station with free coupons from DPW. Follow this link for further information-http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/Trash/ResidentialWaste.asp

    SNOW INFO: Major preparations have been in the works to prepare for this winter season. We will add plans to website as soon as they are completed

    If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.

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