Public Works News
Fall 2013 season ushers in street milling and paving, leaf collections as well as additional street sweepings to ready the city for the onslaught of winter. Read how you can help:
Streets to be paved-next
STREET MILLING & PAVING: Beginning Wednesday, October 2 during day time hours, numerous streets throughout the city will be milled and paved. DPW will post "No Parking-TAG & TOW" paper signs on streets scheduled to be milled and paved each day. Since cars will be towed, please pay attention to the paper postings and make arrangements for your car to be off the street during the time of milling and paving.
Since schedules may change, depending on weather or other unplanned circumstances, PAPER POSTING OF TAG-TOW MUST BE FOLLOWED. Milling work will be done first and after all streets have been milled, work crews will return to pave the same streets. Milling and paving will occur throughout the month of October on following streets:
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 contain ONLY leaves-no sticks, rocks or other materials which can't be composted. Bags will be picked up and delivered to the Transfer Station where they will be composted.
COMPOST BINS: Residents can also compost at home by picking up a free compost bin with instructions at DPW office at 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
LEAF BLOWING: Residents can incur fines for blowing, raking or placing leaves into the streets and blocking Street Sweeping operations.
ADDITIONAL STREET SWEEPING: Heavy duty street sweeping begins in earnest after October 30. Though TAG & TOW is not in effect, residents are encouraged to move cars off the street while sweeping occurs in order to ensure that your street will receive optimum sweeping. Residents are also reminded not to blow or place leaves in the street hampering street sweeping operations. If residents do blow or pile leaves in the street, they can incur fines for doing so.
Streets will be posted 24 hours prior to sweeping so residents will know to park accordingly. Weather permitting, sweeping will continue to December 17th. Please click here for the additional November-December Street Sweeping Routes.
If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.