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    December 2016 Happenings

    DPW has announced several seasonal alerts for our public:

    Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm the Grand Avenue Bridge will be closed to traffic in order so routine maintenance can be performed. We ask the public to plan alternative routes while the bridge is closed. Alternative routes for crossing the river include; Ferry Street Bridge, Route 80 or Forbes Avenue.  In case of inclement weather, maintenance will be moved to the following Saturday, December 17.

    Saturday, December 10- Citywide Brown Leaf Bag Collection. Place all brown bags out at the curb prior to the 10th and they will be collected.

    Monday, December 26- Regular Refuse and Recycling Collections will be held. Though an official city holiday, our Refuse and Recycling Crews will be working.

    Monday, January 2, 2017- Regular Refuse and Recycling Collections will be held.

    CITY WIDE "SPECIAL PRESNOW STREET SWEEPING" SCHEDULE: DPW will sweep the city one last time in preparation for the winter season. This additional city wide Presnow Street Sweeping will take place, weather permitting, November 1 - December 13, 2016.

    In order to maximize the benefits of a final citywide sweep before snow season, Public Works relies on residents moving their cars off the street on their specially scheduled street sweeping day. Additionally, residents are reminded that blowing leaves into the street will not only incur fines but also hamper presnow street sweeping as well as plowing operations. Though Public Works will make all efforts to paper post each route, residents are encouraged to follow this link and download the special pre snow schedule: http://cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/sweep/index.asp or call the Department of Public Works at 203-946-7700.

    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

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

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