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St. John Public Works





2017 ANNUAL SPRING LEAF & BRANCH COLLECTION BEGINS IN APRIL

Leaf Collection Program

Leaves must be out Monday by 7 AM of the collection week. Leaf pick up continues every day during that week (weather permitting) until we complete one full sweep of the Town. The Town can only set aside an allotted amount of time for collection due to the many other duties of Public Works. Therefore, it is IMPERATIVE that all residents adhere to our guidelines for leaf and branch collection.
The dates for Leaf pick up are as follows:
April 10th - 14th
April 24th - April 28th
October 16th and continues until November 22nd
Residents whose streets HAVE CURBS - please place leaves in a pile or row between the sidewalk and curb. Leaves in bags WILL NOT be picked up. Please DO NOT rake leaves into the street.
Residents whose streets DO NOT HAVE CURBS - please place leaves along the edge of the pavement. Leaves in bags WILL NOT be picked up. Please DO NOT rake leaves into the street.
DO NOT park vehicles on the street where the leaves are placed as they will be passed by.
DO NOT place leaves on the street, behind mailboxes, or around street signs.
It is very important that other organic materials such as grass, small sticks and especially nonorganic materials are not placed in the leaf piles. Leaf piles that contain prohibited materials WILL NOT be picked up.

Branch Collection Program

Branches must be out Monday by 7 AM of the collection week. Branch pick up continues every day during that week (weather permitting) until we complete one full sweep of the Town. The Town can only set aside an allotted amount of time for collection due to the many other duties of Public Works. Therefore, it is IMPERATIVE that all residents adhere to our guidelines for leaf and branch collection.
The dates for branch pick up are as follows:
April 3rd - 7th
April 17th - 21st
May 15th - 19th
June 12th - 16th
July 10th - 14th
August 7th - 11th
September 4th - 8th
October 2nd - 6th
October 23rd - 27th
COLLECTION GUIDELINES
For safety reasons, branches must be at least 48 inches in length. Anything shorter is considered yard waste and should be cut up and deposited in the regular weekly trash collection.
The Town's chipping equipment can safely process branches up to 12 inches in diameter. Grass, bricks, stones, metal objects or stumps should not be placed in branch piles. These materials can damage the chipping equipment, which could result in injury to a Town employee. Branch piles will be bypassed if any improper items are noticed. Also please do not bundle branches or place them in containers or bags.