Our Public Works Director has observed leaves piled on residential streets.
Now that snow plow season has arrived, this is especially problematic, because keeping storm drains clear is a public safety matter.
Although town crews clear storm drains of debris, including the small quantity of leaves that may blow into the drain area, we ask that residents do their part to prevent leaves and brush from their properties from settling in the street and near storm drains.
The Town of Old Lyme does not provide residential leaf pick up.
Some property owners contract with local landscapers for leaf removal.
Others compost the leaves on their properties.
Many rake & bag their leaves, and bring them to the Transfer Station on Four Mile River Road. The minimum charge for disposal is $5 and residents must empty and remove leaf bags.
We appreciate the cooperation of all our residents.